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Thursday, 7 May 2020

Lavender notes

Hello crafting friends!

The sun is back out and I've been back out in the garden, surrounded by flowers, so naturally it's a floral card kind of a day today! Come and see:


The lavender certainly isn't out yet in my garden but I was feeling a bit of purple so I went with these flowers from Stampin' Up's Soft Spring, which I turned into lavender sprigs by leaving out the leaves. (I don't know what flowers they're supposed to be but those leaves are definitely not lavender!)


It's a layering stamp set, so I inked up the flower part of the outline stamp with a purple marker and stamped it, adding the infill stamp over the top using a stamping platform. I drew the stems with a green marker and then cut the sprigs out.


For the background I went for a bit of grey weathered wood, using Stampin' Up's Hardwood, stamped off the edge of a card panel. Above that, I attached a snippet of card stock stamped with Kaisercraft's Gingham in purple ink. The lavender was arranged in a little bunch and I added a die cut bow from MFT's Birthday Cocktail set. The sentiment is from Simply Said by Clearly Besotted and I added three tiny little white hearts underneath.

EDITED TO ADD AN AWARD
So pleased this card was a Top 3 Pick at Double D!



CHALLENGES
I was totally inspired by Double D's wonderful mood board and the theme of Lavenders, Lilac, Purple. I'm also linking up with Stamping Sensations, where the theme this month is Say It With Flowers.



AND IN OTHER NEWS
My youngest son is staying with us during lockdown but spends most of his time working on his university work and his portfolio. He does his exercising in the afternoon, taking Eva with him for extra walkies :) On his return today, he had a look at today's card. "You probably won't like that one," I said. "It's not really your thing!" But he is always encouraging. "I love the purple!" he said. "And I like the picnic cloth pattern!" It took me a moment but, bless him, that's his way of saying gingham!

I hope you are keeping safe and well.

Hugs,

24 comments:

  1. Wow, a totally stunning card, I LOVE it!! Thank you for joininng our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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    1. Couldn't resist those gorgeous colours and that wonderful mood board you provided for us Diane!

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  2. A really super creation, great choice of colours and the use of the picnic paper.

    Kath x

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    1. It will always be 'Picnic Cloth Pattern' to me now LOL! x

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  3. Really lovely lavender card with gingham and wood.

    Have a great weekend.

    Hug xxx

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  4. Just a lovely lavender card design Vicky.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane! It was fun to make the lavender!

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  5. Another stunning CAS creation and I can almost smell the Lavender, although like yours ours is a long way off still. Many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Say it with Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    The sunshine returned here as well this week, so glorious and as I have a Sainsbury's delivery this morning with some essentials like flour (I hope) I decided we would have afternoon tea in the garden. Just looked at the weather forecast and storms forecast for this afternoon!! Maybe tomorrow.

    B x

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    1. I tend to follow challenges by email but there isn't the option with Stamping Sensations so I have to get my poor old brain to remember! Afternoon tea is one of life's little pleasures isn't it - Have a scone for me! x

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  6. So happy the sun is out for you, we have had quite a chilly Spring here, across the pond! What a beautiful sprig of lavender! So delicate and beautiful. Picnic Cloth....he's not wrong! That sentiment is so perfect for these times! Be safe! Be well! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Lavender, Lilac and Purple Challenge, Donna DT Member.

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    1. Thanks for the Blog visit! hahaha we'll always have 'picnic cloth' BTW Love your country we were able to visit in 2009. So magical! xo~

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    2. It's been a glorious spring here after a horrible wet winter. It has helped people to stay positive I think. Glad you were able to visit here in 2009 - it might be a while before we all get the travelling bug again :/ Take care Donna! x

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  7. Just BEAUTIFUL! Love the simplicity of your design and how fun that your son encourages you in your art ... even if he doesn't know the word 'gingham' lol. Still very sweet!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Lavenders~Lilacs~Purples’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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    1. Thanks Darlene. I loved that wonderful mood board! My lovely son has always taken an interest in my crafting and IS very encouraging :) He also has a history of making me laugh when he gets the names of things wrong!

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  8. I love the lavender and the "gingham too Vicky, your son has good taste :)
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

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    1. Of course he has good taste - he is his mother's son! LOL!!
      x

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  9. Sweet lavender and a wonderful way to say a note!

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    1. It's a sweet sentiment isn't it and just right for now.

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  10. So creative to use the stamp as lavender, which it certainly looks like now! That quite the fussy cutting, but worth it! Perfect for the challenges!

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    1. I'm a bit of a fussy cutter! Thanks Greta!

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  11. Beautifully simple and simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us for our floral challenge at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  12. Super well done. Love lavender flowers and scent.

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  13. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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