Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Card - love

Today was the most glorious autumn day - you'd never think that only 3 hours away towns are flooded and an island off the coast of a town only 4 hours away in the other direction is in shambles thanks to Cyclone Ita last weekend. But here, it was gorgeous sunny weather, with a cool breeze. Such a shame to be working hard inside my office all day!

Tonight I finally decided to bite the bullet and. Make a pink card for the current challenge at Mo's DP blog which is Perfectly Pinkalicious with a Mo image.  I always struggle with pink and flowers and pink and busy and pink (!!!) - must be from living so long in a home dominated by muddy foot and paw prints, fur, laundry and lego! Surely! I swear I thought I was a girly girl but I definitely feel much more comfortable with splatters, distressing, paint, ink and masculine tones!  One of the criteria for the Sketch N Stash challenge is to use "new or neglected" stash items, and for me I have used flowers (severely neglected!) and the spring border die that I had forgotten I had, not sure if I'd ever used it before now! Potentially purchased c.2011 so we will also call it a neglected item! :)

I've tried to give a bit of a 3d effect with the grass that this little one is playing in.

Card recipe:
Card stock/paper: assorted unknown off cuts (white, pink, green, floral)
Stamp: Birthday Fairy Lee (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Dies: circles (SU!), spring border (Memory Box)
Embossing folder: honeycomb (SU!)
Colouring medium: copics, twinkling H2Os, stickles
Other: stickers (Papercraft Australia), old olive ribbon (SU!), pearls, flowers (Prima)

Mo's DP challenges: perfectly Pinkalicious
Sweet stamps: anything goes + embossing (dry or heat)
Sketch & stash: #137 sketch

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Your pink creation is surely lovely! What a great way to start my Tuesday. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stamps . com and I hope you are able to get out and enjoy some of your nice weather very soon. ~Donna K

  2. Such an adorable Mo's card!
    For someone who isn't comfortable with pink you've made an outstanding job of this little creation.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    Chrissie xx

  3. Adorable! I love the way you've matched the flower to the DP! thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge.

  4. OOH this is so sweet! Love the image and all your pretty die cuts! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash, good luck. Juliexx

  5. Pretty card :) Lovely arrangement of all the collectables :)