Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Washi, crochet, buttons and twine... :)

Hi folks!! :)

Just thought I'd pop in for a flying visit to share the card I made for my Gran for Mother's Day... it was made pretty much entirely in bed while I was struggling even to sit upright for a few minutes so it had to be kept nice and simple but, given the restraints, I was relatively happy with the result and know however it had turned out my Gran would think it far more special than anything shop bought, which was the main thing!! :)

I used some washi tapes- my first time using washi and I love the look and ease- though I was a bit disappointed that I had to use my glue pen under the edges as it kept peeling back up... the same thing has happened when I have tried to use it since... do other people have the same issues??!! :S 

I stamped a couple of flourishes on the base card, added the washi and then used a few die cuts- the large heart I cut (okay, my mum cut!) from some Spring Drop paper and the others were a gift from a lovely friend and very fortuitously happened to match the colours in the washi perfectly... which saved me a huge amount of energy!! :) I was aiming for a cluster effect again and I think this is the first time I have been happy with the balance I've got!! :)

I added the crochet flower at the last minute when I remembered I had some already made in a pot on my desk from when I was practising last year... it looked okay just with the button but I think the flower really made all the difference so I'm glad I remembered it in the end!!lol

{The List}

White top-fold A6 card blank
Heidi Grace flourish stamps 
Memento ink in Summer Sky
Washi tapes- Docrafts Spots & Stripes Pastels collection
Spring Drop paper pad
X-cut Nesting Hearts die
Die cut hearts from my lovely friend- thanks hon!! :)
Sentiment from Woodware Clear Magic 'Tiny Phrases' stamp set
Crocheted flower - made by me from embriodery thread :)
Button from a The Ribbon Girl selection
Twine- Docrafts Spots & Stripes Pastels
Crystal Stickles

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes :) ; A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes :)

Thanks for stopping by today and for your comments on my last cards!! :) I hope you all had a lovely Esater and saw some of the sunshine we had here in Manchester over the weekend... it makes such a difference to see sunshine and blue skies... even if it is still freezing!!lol


MagsB said...

Your Gran would be absolutely right, this is 100% better than anything shop-bought! It's totally beautiful!

love Mags B x

Creative Chaos Art said...

That is so beautiful, I love it! :)
Helen x

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Rachel! Love the colours and all the elements.

coops said...

so stunning rachel.i really love your design and gorgeous crochet flower :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

So beautiful, love the design...Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty with our first challenge of Anything Goes and good luck.
Wendy xx


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