Saturday, 12 July 2014

Just because

Hi friends.
Thanks for your lovely comments about my stress head yesterday.
Everything is hunky dory again thankfully.
Families eh! Who'd have 'em! LOL 

Had a bit of an urge to craft this morning after seeing a video by France Martin HERE.

This is my take on it.....

 I used some CS that I THINK is Pink Petticoat, but not 100% sure.
Gotta tell ya about those flower stamps, coloured with TH Distress marker 'Evergreen Bough'.
(Matches the CS perfectly)!
The sentiment is from a Verve set.
I used the marker to make the polka dots on the bottom flowers 
and to shade the petals on the top flower.

 Here's the stamp set!
You can see that the stamps are a good size

and on the reverse....
Ten mother of pearl buttons.
I got this set when I went to the Happy Stamper Show in May.
Not from Happy Stampers, but a little church hall across from the venue!!
It cost me £1.50!! BARGAIN!!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend in this glorious sunshine!

Back soon with another project!



Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Viv! Different from what I normally see from you but this is a great style for you as well. That colour is soooo pretty and I love your design.

Beth Norman said...

You keep getting better and better. Love the design of this. Obviously your stress from yesterday didn't hinder your mojo. Pretty colour too. I have some Verve sets and love their sentiments too.

Sassy Raggedy said...

This card is so lovely. I adore the color. Have never made a card like this but I think it's time to try. Such wonderful inspiration. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Marisa said...

Flowers and polka dots - I'm happy :)

quilt4fun2 said...

Beautiful the design! The inking and coloring matches the card stock perfectly. Sweet job!
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Jackie said...

Very pretty card Viv, and I see you used some of your new linen card.
Love the colour combo.
Hopefully I'll be with you on Wednesday :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

Wowwwwww that stamp and button set was a BARGAIN... those mother of pearl buttons are so expensive in the shops - and you got the stamps too! Love it! And of course, I love what you've done with the stamps.. that turquoise is just perfect for this card... and as you know, I'm dotty mad, so it suits me perfectly! I love the curve too.. don't tell me.. it was your cameo??

Big hugs
Christine x
PS,,, am not going to read your yesterday's post which somehow I missed!

Kat W said...

Wow to the fantastic bargain you got with that stamp/button set and wow to the lovely elegant card design!
I really love that shade of soft green :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Christine L said...

Hmmmmf yes I did read the top of your post.... but I didn't click on the link - which must explain why I didn't see the 'curve' bit! LOL! And I just noticed that I typed NOT going to read... in stead of NOW going to read.... and in any case, I HAD!! OMG did you follow that?? I thought I'd missed something, and you know me for not liking to do that... but it turned out I hadn't! LOL! IRISH i KNOW! x

Christine x

Jackie said...

me again Viv, Mmmmmmmmmmmm, you know I love your curry, I can taste it now :o)
Love, Jackie xx

Diane said...

Wonderful design Viv.

Hugs Diane

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Viv!
I'm so sorry to hear you had a "stress head" yesterday! I didn't even come by to cheer you up! I'll have to keep a closer eye on you! :o) said...

HeeHee I recognize that stamp and button set (mine is still in the packet):oops:
Your card is lovely Viv, and just like everyone has commented, the color tone is bootiful :D I watched the Youtube video - very good!
As you can tell, I'm now back in blogland after sorting out my password problems, what a bloomin' pa-lava!!!!!

Kim H said...

Viv ~ First of all I LOVE the stamps! I have never seen such a pretty stamp set with flower and buttons! WOW! Then the design and colors! BEAUTIFUL! What a bargain too!!! I cracked up at your post ~ family! LOL