Monday, 5 May 2014

Flower shop - 'Just because' ...

hi all and Happy Bank holiday

again - I find myself not working this bank holiday - so what do I do, spend all Saturday working in the garden and all Sunday cleaning windows and paintwork.

uhm  on reflection - I might have preferred going to work!

but that's the reason behind my card - after all my endeavours outside I think I justifiably deserved a play with cards and inks inside once I had finished.!
...hence the sentiment..  'Just because'  - and I thought very apt in the circumstances.

Am going to link it to the current ColourQ challenge #239 of Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral,  Pretty in Pink (I substituted Blushing Bride) and Old Olive as this was the inspiration behind  my colour choices.

I also thought I would link it  to the current challenge over at Less is More where they want to see us use either Three Colours   or  Three Shades of One Colour

It's a mix of  stamped and punched flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set, the punched one I popped up on dimensionals, a bit of sponging and corner cutting for emphasis,  and a few candy dots to finish and ended up with this.

I  hand cut the label for my sentiment,and 'just because' really sums up how I felt after all my hard work - no real reason for a card - i just wanted to - my way of relaxing !

 What do you all think?

Although it is quite a departure from my more usual fussy style, couldn't quite leave it it at that - so just had to put something inside as well -


Stampin' Up! supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets:Flower Shop, A Dozen Thoughts
Inks: Pumpkin pie, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride,
Card stock: Old Olive and Whisper White
Punches: Pansy Punch, Corner rounder
Other Essentials: Stampin' Up! dimensionals,  sponge daubers, candy dots

 I can order Stampin' Up! Products for you, shipped straight to your address and am happy to answer any questions you may have - if you would like to find out more or would like to place an order you can email me or contact me on 01438 820829

or why not visit my on line store  

well with it Bank holiday Monday - and my being such a busy lady (well certainly in my book anyway!)  over the weekend, am flatly refusing to do anything - but looking forward to just chilling as they say.

whatever you have in store - hope you have a lovely day, all!

Til next time


  1. Jan what a sweet card, love that flower!
    Thank you for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    LIM Designer

  2. How lovely! I love the simplicity of the three flowers and the sentiment together. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  3. I think Jan and you definitely deserved a bit of crafting time after all your labours Jan! Love the flowers in those pretty shades and the way you carried on the motif inside the card. Vicky x

  4. This is lovely Jan. I love the 3 flowers and the contrast of the green :)
    Lizy xx

  5. This is a real sweetie Jan, it's hard to know when to stop isn't it...but you did it!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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