Saturday, 20 May 2017

Sending smiles

Hi All,
It's been a couple of weeks since I've blogged. We've had a visitor and things have just been a bit busy round here.
Also, it is now winter ... there was snow on the hills on Saturday morning. It's gone for now, but I know it will be back again.

This week's Muse challenge really appealed to me. Jenni's card is really clean and simple. I love the shadows created by her white on white  that contrast with her simple and colourful string of flowers and little hearts.

I kept Jenni's flower theme, the colours she's used and the white on white. I used an old Craft Stamper stamp  that has little heart shaped leaves and had fun colouring it with my copics. I left it on the table, uncut last night & had a bit more inspiration in the early hours. I decided to find my old roller-ball embossing tool and try doing straight lines using the runner on my paper trimmer.

Sometimes I have ideas in the night that turn out to be totally impractical in the cold light of day so I was fully prepared to start again after the failure of my experiment ... but it didn't fail ... don't know why I didn't think to try this years ago.

So, anyway, my flowers were framed by a subtle, embossed line and popped onto a white card blank with 3D tape ... then I decided to add a touch of sparkle with a teeny spot of stickles on each of the stamen. Again I was worried that I would stuff it up, but it looks nice with just a little sparkle, so I'm pleased and relieved.

I will add this to the Muse challenge this week, and the AAA blog where the challenge is to use embossing.  
Then I'm off to light the wood burner 😊


  1. Lovely card Dianne, love that floral stamp

  2. Gorgeous and beautifully CAS, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Gorgeous card and the embossed frame just finish it beautifully..thank you for joining in with us this week at Muse x

  4. Beautiful card, your coloring is perfect :)

  5. Love this - it's like a breath of fresh, spring air! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

  6. Beautiful CAS! thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  7. So pretty and I love the embossing it looks great!

  8. Lovely colouring and lovely design. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!