Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Sweet Pea Card and Daffodils

Hello Everyone

Hope you are all having a lovely day. It's a showery one here but still has the feel of spring about it.

I have a quickly made card to share with you ... using some pretty Kaisercraft paper and chipboard shapes that came free with a copy of Quick Cards Made Easy magazine.
As you can see the images are roses and yet the collection is called Sweet Pea ... I wonder why? The layout is a favourite ... and perhaps I use it too often but the finished look is always very nice. The base is covered with one floral patterned sheet and the belly band is made with a strip of another coordinating paper from the same pack. A rake about in stash produced the trims - pearl bead trim, cotton lace and seam binding. I never throw leftovers away ... it's surprising just how far a scrap of trim will go!

For the inside and back I just layered up some leftover strips of the paper.

Materials used:

  • Base - square white card
  • Paper - Kaisercraft Sweet Pea Paper Collection from Quick Cards Made Easy with matching chipboard die-cuts
  • Ink - Memento Black Tuxedo
  • Stamp - greeting from Stampin' Up So Happy For You stamp set
  • Trims - scraps of cream cotton lace, pearl bead trim; green seam binding

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:

Hazel's Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge - anything goes as long as the card is covered with patterned paper.

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 116 - anything goes as long as snippets have been included ... I'm hoping the scraps of lace and pearl bead trim qualify me for entry to the playground.

I began this post by saying that despite the showers it still feels like spring and I thought I'd close by leaving you with this photo as evidence ...
... the first daffs the EM picked from the garden. They were still in bud yesterday but opened up overnight - just lovely :)

Enjoy your day and happy crafting,


Sarn said...

Morning Elizabeth. Love what you've made with the mag freebies. Very pretty.

Nice to get some cheerful daffs inside isn't it!? I'm looking forward to my Columbines later!!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Lovely paper collection. Great layout.
A vase of daffodils always seem to brighten a home. Their color is so vibrant.
Have wonderful day.

Laura said...

Hmm, they clearly are not sweet peas! Anyway, whatever the paper is called, you have certainly made a wonderful card.
Love the daffs too

Di said...

Hi Elizabeth!

Love your card made with that paper pad. I've got it too and you're right - not a sweet pea in sight. BUT the pad IS sweet pea scented - I wonder if you just checked that fib out :)

Of course the pearl trim and ribbon count as snippets - they do go so well with your card. Love it!

Ahem, thought you're meant to be resting?



Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Eliabeth sooo colourful which is what we are short of at the moment wet here too! but and a little cold xx

Sue said...

What a lovely card Elizabeth and yes the daffs are bloomin in our garden too its so nice to see :) huggles Sue xx

Hazel said...

Your daffodils are lovely. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with another lovely creation - hope to see you again soon. x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth and such pretty paper. You always finish your cards so well.

Gorgeous daffodils.

Jackie said...

A beautiful card, lovely colours, and so lovely to see the daffodils. I love your sweing projects too :o)
Jackie xx

scrappymo! said...

My goodness...you are so far ahead of us. My snowdrops in the main front garden are still blooming and the second lot on the side front are just budding. I have crocus in full bloom, but everything else is only just putting up the green stalks!

Your card looks great. It does seem funny the would call it sweet pea...but it sure is pretty!

Mrs A. said...

Pretty indeed. I love that backing paper sweet pea or no.
Hugs Mrs A.