Wednesday 23 June 2021

For a berry good friend

Hello, crafting friends!

It's coming up to that time of year when berries are overflowing in the shops and markets. I adore a berry and could eat them at every meal, but I also like them on cards! Like this one:

I took the strawberry image from Clearly Besotted's Sweet Berries and stamped it on opposite corners of a card panel. The images were watercoloured with diluted inks and left to dry.

When everything was well and truly dry, I added detail with coloured pencils and added seeds in the strawberries with a Posca white acrylic paint pen.

The panel was trimmed to a size just smaller than my card front and I added a sentiment from my new favourite sentiment set Perfect Sentiments by Pinkfresh Studio. A simple card but hopefully one that a lovely friend will enjoy.

I'm joining in with Joanne's CAS challenge at The Paper Players where her theme is Fruit and/or Berries; I took my sketch from Inspire Create where we are CASEing Verity's gorgeous card; I'm also linking up with Happy Little Stampers' Watercolour challenge where Anything Goes.

The sunshine has popped her happy little face back out today and Madame La Floof was delighted!

"If you need me I'll just be getting on with things in the garden...!"

Sending hugs,


  1. This is one of the prettiest CAS cards ever Vicky! Your soft coloring is so fabulous! I am with you when it comes to any type of berries …I can’t get enough! Thanks for sharing your enormous talents with us at The Paper Players.

  2. I’m absolutely positive your friend will love that wonderfully summery card - it’s simply delightful.

    Eva look’s like she’s enjoying the garden!!!

    Hug xxx

  3. Scrumptious card, delicious layout, beautifully coloured, definitely good enough to eat with clotted cream :) xxx

  4. Sheer summer on a card Vicky, if anything says summer to me it's Strawberries, takes me back to my childhood as Dad had a few acres of them and I never tired of eating them fresh from the field. Shop bought ones just never taste the same.

    B x

  5. Summer fruits have to be my favourites especially blueberries and strawberries ,a beautiful layout and sentiment.Eva looks really contented lying on the grass

  6. Gorgeosu images and coloring, Vicky. It's peak strawberry season where I am right now. These look delicious!

  7. We have been enjoying our strawberries everyday for 2+ weeks:-) Your watercolored berries with the seed dots are beautiful and make my mouth water! TFS my friend. Eva looks so cozy in the garden, enjoying a bit of sunshine. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  8. Your water coloring is mouth watering!! Love the pretty berries. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players, so happy you joined us!

  9. So glad you took a break form the garden to play my challenge, although I can't blame you for making the most of a break in the weather to want to get back to it Vicky! Love this layout - those berries frame that fab sentiment beautifully! Thanks for playing along with my CAS Fruit & Berries challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


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.)