Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Birthday blues (and greens)

Hello, crafting friends!

It's Tuesday and time for another fun challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches! It's all about colour this week - come and look at the pretty palette Jenny has come up with for you:

Blues and greens work so beautifully together don't they! Here's my take on the colours:

This card started with a little watercolouring on a stitched rectangle panel. I added a pretty flower from Clearly Besotted's Fresh Flowers, stamped in a neutral ink, coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut.

To finish the card, I used a coordinating stitched strip of card stock to ground the flower, and added a popped up sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Simply Said.

Are you inspired to give these colours a whirl? Just hop over to the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge site to admire the rest of the team's samples and to share your own creation via the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post.  We can't wait to see what you come up with - but please don't forget to keep your card clean and simple with plenty of nice clear space!

I used the sketch at CAS on Friday for this card, swapping the circle for a rectangle to suit the shape of my flower (hope that's ok!); I'm also joining in with Seize The Birthday where Barbara has chosen the Topping of Faux or Real Stitching; I'm also playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More where they are celebrating Any Occasion.

After a disappointing summer, we're having the most beautiful autumn sunshine. It's warm enough for snoozles in the garden...

... although there are constant interruptions from the papparazzi! But wait, maybe she's bringing a snack!!

Sending hugs,


  1. A brilliant floral stamped image,love the colours and your layout.Eva does look sleepy

  2. Really nice floral card in those pretty colours.

    Gorgeous photo of the golden girl looking hopeful!

    Hasn’t the weather been lovely? Was in my shorts in the garden earlier- in late September- what’s that all about then?
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. It certainly is a very pleasing colour palette Vicky and pretty card.

    B x

  4. So wonderful! Love the soft blue and the beautiful flower!


  5. Beautiful delicate colors and the simple stitching make this card a classic! Thanks for joining us in the fun at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

  6. I LOVE blue and green, especially the blue sky and green leaves of the trees while looking up. Your card is so gorgeous Vicky and your fussy cutting is wonderful, it makes the flowers real. I also like the sentiment just above the line also, It's all so Fabulous.
    Faith x

  7. Vicky your watercoloured flowers are just beautiful and make for a stunning card. So glad you joined us at Just Add Ink. Cheers, Kerry

  8. Vicky your watercoloured flowers are beautiful and make a stunning card. So glad you joined us at CAS on Friday. Cheers, Kerry

  9. Soft and stunning!!! Just beautiful Vicki!

  10. This is so pretty, Vicky! I had to take a close up as I am so very impressed with your fussy cutting! Gorgeous color blue! Hope your weather continues to be beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday, we love your work!

  11. Beautiful! The soft blue of your flower is gorgeous and the watercolour behind really lifts the whole thing. Great fussy cutting of flower and sentiment too!

  12. Beautiful card. I love the soft colors. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope to see you again very soon! Nandini, DT


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