Monday, 26 April 2010

Eastern Blooms

My apologies for being so slack of late, work got a little crazy and I really didn't have much time at all to get crafty! That said, I finished early on Friday (5:30pm I was out the door, woo hoo!) and made up for lost time - making 8 cards!

I did start off by making another wedding card for a family friend Angie who got married yesterday. I made a card for my parents to give to her. Like a muppet however, I gave it to mum without remembering to tak a pic of it, so if I remember what I did, I'll make it again. There seem to be no shortage of weddings lately!

One of the new stamp sets I bought recently seems to be an old favourtite for most, the SU Eastern Blooms set. I really love the cherry blossom in particular... So my first card was using that with some of the fabulous choc chip DSP paper I won in a previous StampAMemory challenge...

I used SU Kraft CS (although I suppose I should start getting used to calling it crumb cake) and then mounted the choc chip DSP onto choc chip cardstock on the top third. I used Kraft tafetta ribbon to cover the join.

I stamped the cherry blossom onto whisper white using my choc chip and ruby red markers, and mounted on ruby red cardstock. I must admit this is one of my favourtite SU colour combinations. I'm going to really miss ruby red when it is discontinued soon. I used dimensionals to mount the image which i think gives it a little oomph as it otherwise quite simple.

As you can see, I used an offcut of the dsp together with a portion of the stamped punched with the smaller square punch, mounted using a larger square-punched piece of Choc Chip CS for the envelope. I think matching envelopes make it that little bit extra special.

I have also found a new spot to take some pics, as my blinds and fridge were perhaps not the greatest of backdrops for my photos come to think of it!

Hope you like this one, and keep an eye out over the next few days as I upload more (regularly) this time!

Take care, and enjoy what's left of the long weekend!


  1. What a pretty card. I love the matching envelope too. It's something I really should do more of!

  2. Love the new spot for the card pics! You do such lovely cards and the matching envelope really adds a great finishing touch.