Saturday, 19 July 2014

Stippled Blossoms thank you

hi all

well how is every one faring in this lovely bout of warm weather - will desist from mentioning the thunder and lighting storm a few nights ago - and with Mummie's recent lightning strike and the damage that caused, to say we were a little bit on edge was probably an understatement... though must admit the storm was one quite spectacular show!

but back to my card. I took the current CAS - Colours and sketches challenge #83

CAS challenge #83

as my inspiration for the choice of colours.. though I guess it maybe does not quite fit the guidelines re: creating a 'clean and simple' styled card,  with its wealth of fussy cutting!  but much to my partner's delight kept me quiet for some time whilst I perfected the art of careful snipping!

Like lots of us am sure, some stamp sets you just gravitate back to,  despite all the lovely new goodies just launched.. and this one hasn't had an outing in my crafting square for quite some time.  Seeing one of the fabulous  Design Team's  cards made me look it out again.
.and  here is the result.... a bit of practice in 2-step stamping with all the lovely stamps in the 'Stippled Blossom' stamp set.. and I just love the result.

Thank you

humm.. am sorry for my photography though - certainly cannot attest to any skill here! Why 'Perfect Plum'  looks anything but, I have yet to fathom!

but what do you think - sort of old fashioned tea time with doily meets rambling roses.!

I stamped 3 sets of the large flower, used my trusty Stamp-a-Majig to help  me place the darker details stamp exactly where I wanted it, cut them all out with my Stampin' Up! super snips and layered them up on the tea lace paper doily. I finished by interleaving a few of the smaller flowers and the larger leaves from the set, which I just tucked in, here and there.

thank you

My sentiment is from the brand new 'Something to Say' stamp set and I carried on the process of yet more layering using the punched ovals, popped up on dimensionals on the scallop ribbon border.

and for the inside? well... I just stamped a piece of white cardstock with very faint stamped off images, using the detailed stamp for the largest flower,  just to tie it all in together.

thank you

I did like how it all turned out in the end, despite my colour mal-function!

Stampin' Up! supplies for this card:
Other Essentials: Stampin' Up! dimensionals, Tea Lace paper doilies
Stamp-a-Majig, Stampin' Up! Paper snips

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Well am now off to watch the pre-start of the Commonwealth Games, Concert to be broadcast from Edinburgh Castle..  am sure it will be a stunning show.

and no doubt shall be glued to the television over the next couple of weeks once it all starts..

have a nice week, all, until next time

best wishes
Jan x


  1. Lovely card - the inside stamping is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

    1. Dear Karen - thanks so much - those colours really were the inspiration behind it all!
      best wishes Jan x

  2. This is a beautiful car Jan! I have a problem with photos and getting true colour sometimes...try setting your white balance manually if you can on your camera...I find it helps :)
    Lizy xx

    1. Dear LIzy - thanks as always for taking the time to comment - I really appreciate it and the suggestion re:manually setting the white balance. Must admit me and photography are not best buddies -so all suggestions most gratefully received. thanks you again

  3. A beautiful card, thanks so much for joining in our 'Colour' challenge this week at CC&S - Jacqueline xx

    1. Dear Jacqueline - many many thanks for taking the time to comment - I enjoyed the colour challenge and thanks ladies for the inspiration this generated for me. and PS congratulations on winning a ticket to Convention!.

  4. Lots of lovely flowers here! I especially like the way you decorated the inside of the card. Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours & Sketches!
    P.S. I hear you about the colors looking off. Elegant Eggplant always looks more like black when I use it. Oh well!

    1. Dear Patricia - many thanks for the lovely comments. and inspiration re: the challenge. ..
      As to my 'colour casting' - well, am off to try a manual setting as suggested by Lizy - something has to give,, I have much to learrn. thank you again.

  5. This is absolutely stunning Jan and although the plum does look bluer than usual it still looks fabulous! Glad you made it through the storms and yes, I can certainly understand how nervy you must have been after your mother's shocking experience. Thank you so much for your congrats Jan - I am still walking on air! Vicky x

  6. Dear Vicky - thanks so much for the lovely comments and taking the time.
    and as to your news - could not be happier for you! so richly deserved - you really are a constant source of inspiration.
    Jan. x

  7. Beautiful stamping, glad you looked out your Stippled Blossoms set, it had sat on my shelf for too long too! This is such a pretty card, the colour palette suits your flowers so well. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S, hope you come back again soon

    Louise xx

    1. many thanks Louise for the lovely comment, and have to say again, just loved what you did with the stamp set, and that got me thinking about the challenge as well..!
      very best wishes
      Jan x


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

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