Friday, 11 April 2014

It's A Good Day

Afternoon Folks

It's Friday, almost the weekend. Let's hope it's a good one.

I've been out in the garden doing a few jobs that needed to be attended to ... potting up the lavender plants, scrubbing out the bird bath, a bit of weeding and a bit of planting. It's all go in the garden at this time of the year. So it's one I made earlier that I have for you this afternoon.
This card was made to make use of some scrap card I'd earlier mopped up some Rangers Peacock Feathers ink from the craft mat leftover from another project. All I did was stamp over it with a leaf stamp and black ink then trimmed it up to create a band to place over the front of the card. Before adhering this band to the front the glittery black ribbon was wrapped round and secured to the back. A faux bow was glue gelled to the front later. The topper was fussy cut from a 12"x12" sheet of American Crafts Dear Lizzy patterned paper.
The inside and back were decorated with the off-cuts from the inky card.

Materials used:

  • black square card base
  • the inky card made as described
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
  • stamp from We R Memory Keepers Botanicals Cotton Tail set
  • a length of Anita's black glitter satin ribbon from stash
  • the topper decorated with Anita's gems in 2 sizes
  • Teresa Collins Summer Stories enamel dots

I'm still using up stash and snippets and yet I have to admit that there's still loads of pretty patterned paper in the craft room. However, I'm enjoying this personal challenge and intend to keep going even if it does mean that I'm sitting on my hands when I see all the gorgeous new paper ranges being launched on TV this weekend :)

Of course, having used that inky card made from some white card leftover from another project, I'm submitting this to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 119. I'm hoping the sun is out in the playground because it's overcast and cool here.

Once that's done  I plan to fit in an hour or so of crafting before it's time to join the EM to watch Pointless ... we are both addicted :)

Wishing you all a lovely evening and happy crafting,


  1. A lovely card Elizabeth, I love the blue background and it just goes to show how good a background can be with left over paint. It looks really good with the black background and that pretty topper, and the inside looks as good as the outside too. Sorry to hear you have been laid low but hope that you are better now. x

  2. Hi Elizabeth it's lovely to be able to get out and do things in the garden and not before time that the weather was good enough to be able to do it too l love your card and hope your feeling better now x

  3. This is stunning, Elizabeth! The black card is perfect to show off the patterns and topper!

  4. Lovely card, Elizabeth!

    We too are finally working in the garden. Got the front gardens weeded and tidied this week and now hope to start dividing perennials and removing another perennial flower bed tomorrow.

    This will finally allow us to water with our timer system and reach every area in the back garden. Yay!

  5. It is hard to say no to pretty paper! Good going on your goal to use up some of your stash. This is a very pretty and simple card. Great colors.


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