Friday, 29 April 2016

Beautiful, Flirty Birthday Blossoms FMS239

Today is a good day. I finally had a soothing treatment on my 'bad' hip that has been giving me grief all week, two of my sons have called for a cheery chat, and I managed to sit/stand long enough to make a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I've been lying down with ideas whirling through my mind, because I had a few items from the new catalogue, like in Color card and ink and the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack sitting in my craft room.

I'm loving the way Blushing Bride goes with the NEW Flirty Flamingo. Taking a cue from the DSP down the side, I've applied speckles and splatters in Flirty Flamingo. diagonally across the card. The Layering Squares Framelits are great for cutting both plain and scalloped squares.

I tried to use one of the new stamp sets, but Birthday Blossoms seemed to be calling. The group of small blooms stamps so beautifully, with the right amount of detail. There is a matching punch for the large flower, Pansy Punch (#130698) but the leaves are easy enough to fussy-cut with snips.

I've added a little Wink Of Stella clear to all the flowers. I was sure you could see it in the close-up (without flash) but I'm not seeing it here on my screen. This is a particularly picture-heavy post, I guess it's because I'm so delighted to get back to crafting!

The inside has been decorated too, with another of the lovely group of blossoms, and the lovely 'happy birthday' sentiment included with this stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, you're bound to get some crafting inspiration there too.
Cheers, Rachel


  1. Very pretty! I am so glad you were able to get this beauty onto paper. Hope you continue to feel better. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  2. Beautiful card! Those pinks look fabulous together! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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