Saturday 28 August 2021

Celebrate in nature

Hello, crafting friends!

Happy Saturday and welcome to another fun challenge at Addicted to CAS! Toni is our host for the next two weeks and I love the code word she has chosen - and I think you will too :)

Yes, it's another excuse to get our nature themed stamps and dies out, as if we need any encouragement!

I masked the bottom and edges of a nice thick card base and stamped a gorgeous Queen Anne's Lace image from Funky Fossil off the bottom edge. I added some watercolour detail for the background and allowed it to dry.

When it was completely dry, I removed the masks, stamped a birthday sentiment from Pinkfresh Studios and added flowers to the plants with a Posca white acrylic paint pen. I finished the card with three blue butterflies from Butterfly Kisses by Mama Elephant and added a little shading with coloured pencils.

Right, now it's your turn! There's heaps of inspiration from my team mates on the Addicted to CAS blog and you'll find the Linky Tool there too so that you can link up your own creation. Remember that we are a clean and simple challenge won't you, so don't forget to leave that all-important clear space.

I’m linking this card up at Just Add Ink where the theme is 'Just Add N' and my N is for Nature; also Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge where Anything Goes using watercolouring techniques.

I love Queen Anne’s lace, although you never know what you might find lurking in there...

Aargh! It’s the Beige Beast!!!

Sending hugs,


  1. So pretty Vicky, your use of the Posca is very effective giving the impression if glitter. Here in the Fens we call it Kecksie.

    B x

  2. Love the picture of Eva you used as inspiration for your card,the florals and butterflies are gorgeous

  3. That's a beautiful card Vicky.
    Have a peaceful weekend!

    Hug xxx

  4. Simply beautiful Vicky… so great to see you still crafting…

  5. Hi Vicky! I've missed you and Eva ~ Hoping to rejoin the blogging world and craft again!! I adore the softness of queen Anne's lace and how it can transform an arrangement with a sprig or two. Beautiful card and photo ~ Love, Karen

  6. Beautiful meadow scene, Vicky! Love the soft watercoloring behind that beautiful Queen Anne's Lace!

  7. Love your Queen Anne's Lace and Eva hiding out in the field of beautiful wild flowers. One of my favorite wild flowers. We have it thick on the edges of our forest. TFS Hugs...Nancy

  8. A detailed look into a meadow, great effect!!

  9. I love your beige beast! She's so adorable.
    My goodness your card is divine, Vicky. The colours are perfect, & I really love the masked area you created - it makes the image really stand out. So lovely to see you at Just Add Ink again. x

  10. Stunning card Vicky, Beautiful image and wonderful water colouring. Chantell Just Add Ink

  11. This is a beautiful card Vicky. I love the yellowy/green against the white. These colours really pop off your card. The added touches like using the Posca pen really make for a stunning creation. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  12. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your simple design. I will be pinning this card!!


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