Tuesday 1 June 2021

Playing with pansies

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to another fun challenge with CAS Colours and Sketches! It's a new month and it's Shannon's turn to take over hosting duties. What beautiful colours she's chosen this week!

I thought some pansies would look soft and feminine in these colours so I reached for Pretty Pansies by Clearly Besotted, stamped the separate clusters in opposite corners and coloured them with coloured pencils.

The card panel was trimmed to size with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle. I chose a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Simply Said and stamped it in Memento black ink before mounting the panel onto a card base.

And now it's over to you! I hope you enjoy using these colours as much as I did! Do check out all the inspiration over at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge blog won't you, including our special guest Deborah Wheeler, and please, don't forget to keep your card nice and clean and simple with plenty of lovely clear white space!

I'm linking this card up at Less is More where we are challenged to use our favourite technique - and at the moment mine is a very simple stamping and colouring with coloured pencils. I'm also playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More where it's a Make Your Mark challenge.

Summer has arrived just in time for some very happy birthday celebrations here. How wonderful to have the family together for feasting, walking and swimming in the case of my daughter and Eva the pup! Sadly I don't have photos but they are both water babies and it was a joy to watch them swim together!

Sending hugs,


  1. The soft pastel colours and your layout are beautiful,pansies are a favourite flower of mine

  2. A really super card Vicky, love the flowers and the super colours, great design too.

    Kath x

  3. Super card and colours - a great idea to combine these challenges


  4. Pansies are the perfect foil for these colours Vicky and your card is stunning. Happy Birthday to your daughter and Eva of course :)
    Faith x

  5. What a pretty card, Vicky. I love pansies and you have pencil coloured them beautifully. Love the soft colour palette too.
    Take care.
    Carol xx

  6. I'm all behind this week so late visit, but great creation as always.

    B x

  7. Love your card and your colouring! Really wonderful!


  8. These pansies are lovely Vicky and I love the corner design. You are a whizz with pencils - my attempts never look as professional!

  9. Love what you can do with colored pencils. Very pretty!

  10. As usual, simple soft and beautiful! Well done! Your coloring is beautiful!

  11. How beautiful! Your pencil colouring is perfect on these pansies. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!


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