Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Peonies and Friends

Here is another of the cards from my weekly paper crafting days with my neighbour. It was her turn to make the page kits and I think she aced it with this card!

The week before when we had lunch and crafted at my house, she asked to use my Big Shot and some Memory box Dies. I did not pay too much attention to what she was doing, as she is a scrapbooker and a card maker and I just though she was cutting some items for herself. I was busy working on my cards and didn't even glance over to see what she was cutting.

Well, it was the dies for this card! Didn't she surprise me! This was a quick and fun card to make. It was just a matter of grab, cut, punch, glue and done...loved it. I am one of those people that takes forever to make a card. I am one of those people sho take forever to make a card. I often overthink and overwork elements on my card. She is a great card making foil, as she is quick, decisive and glues and moves on!
The only thing we did that took an extra minute, was inking the background of the peony with some pink chalk ink. We then went over it with a clear Wink of Stella pen...two minutes tops!
Perhaps you can see a bit of that shimmer here...

When we started our card kits and lunch sessions, we agreed that the cards we made would be quick and easy. Both of us agree that it has been such fun thinking of cards to create, and then making up the kits. This endeavor is really helping me to fill up my finished card boxes and for that I am so grateful.

Card and Envelope - from Lisa's stash
DP - Graphic 45 paper pad
Card Stock - snippets of textured cream card for the flowers
Dies Memory Box, Lovely Peony Outline and Background; Memory Box Lavish Branch
Bling - from Lisa's stash
Stamp - from Lisa's stash
Punch - from Lisa's stasht

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper


Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty flower and the shimmer is gorgeous. I recognise G45 paper I think and the quick card is very effective. How lovely to share card making with your neighbour xx

brenda said...

It's a beautiful Mo, your friend made great use of your BS and dies for your get together.

B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen a gorgeous card and I can't believe it was so quick to make. Beautiful papers but then they would be - Graphic 45 oh my can't believe you cut into it!! Love the peony I can see the shimmer and it looks beautiful. You are so lucky to have a crafty friend. Hugs Susan xx

Hettie said...

What a gorgeous card Mo. Love the background "stamp" paper.

Di said...

Fabulous card Mo! I'm a slow crafter mostly - like you I often seem to hit a point where I overthink things. Sounds like your friend will be some wind beneath your wings when crafting :)



Princess Judy Palmer said...

How fun to have a weekly "date" to get together and play. I'll bet you two have created lots of wonderful things together. This card is quite lovely. I chuckled that Lisa used your dies to make up the card kit this week. Have you looked at these dies in a new light yet? I know sometimes when people use my stuff it makes me look at it differently.

Pia S said...

It sounds like we're two of a kind, I'm really slow too, moving bits and pops around for ages, reflecting hard on what papers to use etc. and I'm also quite a messy crafter, lol. This is beautiful, lovely flower die cut and floral DP!

Carol said...

This is so pretty Maureen, lovely design. Carol x

Susan (rainy) said...

This is a beautiful design... Love the color combo and that G45 paper. Wonderful shimmer on the flower, too.

jimlynn said...

GREAT job and so very pretty! Love that beautiful flower and the colors. Fantastic!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, Love how you have used the flower and the added the wink of Stella,
I have this die and I love it, have made a few cards with it but not blogged them yet, must get round to it.

Kath x

Sassy Raggedy said...

I think it is wonderful that you have a friend who loves to craft as much as you do. The best thing is the fact that you have such a good friendship and are able to get together with each other. Your card is just lovely. You and her both did such a great job putting together items for this card. Again how lucky you are my friend...Hugs, joann

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mo! really pretty lots of huggles to you all Sue xxxxxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
you sound just like me I over think my cards too, and sometimes overdo them too.
I am also a slow crafter the majority of the time too.
Love this beautiful creation, and that flower is superb.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
just read your comment on my blog.
Would you like me to buy the magazine for you and send it to you. That's if I can still get it.
Just let me know, and I will try.
My email is on the top of my blog where it says contact me.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

A very pretty floral card Mo. Lovely to craft with friends.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

Oh, Oh, Oh! I have this die and this paper! Do you see why I'm going into fits? This is so lovely, and what a fantastic design. As I read through your 'take forever to make a card' I was chuckling. I'm the same way. Very slow. After I get the idea, takes me forever to get it done. Difficult to be in classes, cause I'm always last to finish, etc. This does not look like a fast card at all. Lucky you that she made such a pretty for you. TFS it with us, and those stellas are fantastic. Hugs & Happy wkend.

Greta said...

Love that you & your friend do card kits! This one is beautiful--love the papers & that gorgeous flower!

Bonnie said...

Pretty paper and a gorgeous peony!

Carol L said...

What a lovely flower you have gracing that postage stamp background! SO SO pretty!

Planetsusie said...

Hi Maureen - you know we were out of the same pod when it comes to card making ie we both take ages and ages and I am with you when it comes to overthinking. This card is simply gorgeous and I am so amazed at how quickly it was accomplished. I think your neighbour should move next door to me!!!! I love the peony die too - and the shimmer from the pen. Just beautiful.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Jules said...

Hi Mo

It must be lovely to craft with your neighbour.

I love how you both work on projects to make alongside each other. It must be a good way to get to try something new or possibly something you might never have thought of making for yourself.

This card here is lovely. Especially that stunning peony.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Mrs A. said...

Love that design paper and the flower is gorgeous. Sounds like you have a lot of fun at your card making days. Hugs Mrs A.

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Maureen, I love your gorgeous peony and lovely soft colours.

Tracy said...

This is such a pretty card.
I love that layer die, so so pretty.