I think I have mentioned before how I am not much of a fan of purple, lavender, mauve etc. While I love those shades in the garden...especially the deep almost black colour of purple, I really can't say I like those colours in any other venue...card making included!
A few weeks ago saw me finishing up the dreaded purple Xmas card...It only took 5 or 6 years to get it done. The card is now finished and I survived. Time to tackle another purple one. lol
I was working on my gardening themed cards and thought why not use up some of the lavender that comes in the 6x6 cardstock paper pads. As the cards are being donated, it is a good way to use up the paper and there are after all, some lovely bits of what looks like lavender liatris in the wheelbarrow full of blooms.
So here is my latest gardening card. Another one "done and dusted" as they say on our favourite British TV show.
Luckily, I have not cello'd up the card packets to donate. The garden shop we pass enroute to DD's, sent an email for 10 free daffodil bulbs. I stopped in and picked them up and I am going to put 3 daffodil bulbs in with each card and tie them up in a cello bag. I can do up 3 packages this way. DD gets those emails from my nursery as well...hmmm...perhaps she is too busy with the kids to be planting daffodils..Ii would be able to make up more packets if I helped her out and took hers off her hands!!!
In the meantime, here is the lavender card.Another one "done and dusted" as they say on our favourite British TV show.Wow, I'm softening...I didn't even flinch when I typed lavender!!!.
Base card - Michaels Recollections kraft corrugated card and envelope
Cardstock - kraft, and pink from my snippets stash, lavender and green from my precut diecuts stash
Dies - Spellbinders circles; Spellbinders lacey circles; Memory Box Macarena Corner; Memory Box breezy wearth; Spellbinders Nested Pennants for the sentiment tag
- the corners are a Martha Stewart border cut up into corner shape
DP - snippets from my stash
Ink - Chestnut Roan Chalk ink for shading the edges
Punch - teensy butterfly punch from the dollar store
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - lots of snippets on this card!
2. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything goes
3. Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
4. Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations - #25 Use a sentiment, anything goes
5. Divas by Design - Anything goes
6. Stampotique - # 80 Out with the old In with the new - most iems used are from my snippets stash
7. Lady Anne's Challenges - Vicky's Challenge - Anything goes.