Saturday 5 September 2020

A leafy thank you

Hello, crafting friends!

I've had a card simmering away in the back of my mind for a couple of days and managed to transfer it into actual card stock and ink this afternoon!

I had brought my Reverse Confetti Fall foliage set out ready for some autumnal crafting but since we appear to have the summer back here, I brought the green ink out.

It's a very simple card: Two leaf stamps were stamped directly onto a thick card base above and below a central line, and coloured with water-based markers. I stamped a banner (from Winnie & Walter's Sugar Rush) in grey ink, added a bold 'thanks' (from MFT's All Occasion Sentiments) and snipped it out. To finish the card, I glued the banner over the leaves and added a few gems.

So pleased this card was chosen as a Weeklyy Winner at CAS Colours and Sketches!

And it was picked as a Favourite at CAS(E) This Sketch - yay!!!

Those beautifully understated colours are from this week's colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and I'm also linking up with As You See It because this my new favourite colour duo! The sketch is another beauty from CASE This Sketch.

Eva has had a great day! She got all excited playing with various dogs in the park and then (showing off!) headed for a grubby part of the river. I called "Not there!" but she became strangely afflicted with deafness and plunged in. She emerged dripping with muddy water so I took her straight home, enduring the pitying looks/smirks of the other dog owners. At home I rinsed her off while she cowered and gave me reproachful eyes. She wriggled like an eel while being towelled dry and then disappeared upstairs to collect up a selection of garments for the garden. After that she pretty well needed a snoozzle!

Here she is looking clean and wholesome in the afternoon sun. She is a minx but I love her dearly!

Sending hugs,


  1. I love that elegant, understated look! Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge again.

  2. Stunning CAS card,love the stamped layout and your colours

  3. Well, that is a CAS beauty. Super looking card with all that wonderful white space.

    Hug xxx

  4. A Gorgeous card Vicky, I love the leaves and the lovley shape of your sentiment. Gorgeous use of the colour combo. Isn't it fun being a dog owner LOL
    Faith x

  5. A lovely elegant card Vicky, thank you.

  6. Lovely, Vicky! Almost a folk-art look to it, but the subtle green tones turn it into something more sophisticated! Thanks for sharing your favourite colour duo with us at As You See It Challenges!

  7. Beautiful take on the challenge ~ Nice color combination and placement of bling. Oh Eva is trouble isn't she, but she cleans up nice!

  8. Just gorgeous! Awesome use of the colors and wonderful interpretation of the sketch.
    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  9. Awesome card for both challenges!!! Love the banner. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

  10. What a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CC&S.

  11. Lovely card in all its beauty and simplicity! The colors are soft and subtle and oh so soothing! Thanks for sharing your color favs at As You See It this week!

  12. Absolutely CAS! I love this card, as always! Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge. Have a great week!

  13. This is so effective Vicky - and I will admit to being beaten by this colour combo when I saw it, so looking forward to being inspired as you use it more in your crafting! Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!

  14. Love how you answered both challenges so beautifully. The custom banner is perfect. As with all children, baths are exhausting, the perfect sun spot makes them oh so relaxing! Love to hear about Eva's (and her mom's) adventures. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CC&S


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

(In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) you comment in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.)