Grey and yellow

I needed another sympathy card. In this case I decided to use Thinking of You. It’s Kraft card on which I brushed a white watercolour wash, dried, stamped a blossom branch in grey Distress Oxide (a bit too light grey I think, but I don’t really have a darker grey).  Then I painted in the yellow flowers. Finished with Uniko sentiment.

This is the Colour Throwdown colours for this week so is entered into Color Throwdown Countdown #501

Also a simple watercoloured background for Just Us Girls #449 – Trend Week

and having added a Thinking of You sentiment, Just Add Ink #417…Just Add “T”

Haiku:

Sending you my love
Leaves fall too soon this summer
Colours not turning

Mothers’ Day flowers

It was Mothers’ Day here in the UK yesterday. I was a bit disappointed that no cards came through the door so I settled down to a day of crafting, and the OH declared he’d cook a proper roast dinner (his speciality!).

Then there was a ring at the doorbell and a surprise bunch of flowers appeared – followed by a surprise appearance of my son! (He lives 160 miles away and often works weekends.) I think my scream of delight must have echoed down the street.  And later my daughter appeared in time for a lovely dinner. Best day ever!

And I even finished some cards…

Here are two cards to enter for Darnell’s Twofer March challenge: Blossoms. I hope they are different enough. They are certainly for different occasions, a sympathy card to let a friend know I am still thinking of her, and a birthday card.

And here they are separately.

This ombre birthday card was created by dragging a Kaleidacolor Desert Heat inkpad across glossy paper, and a branch-with-blossoms stamp, think that was free with a magazine!  I made an error and found I’d been storing my Kaleidacolor inkpad on its side so all the ink has run together rather more than I’d like 🙁  The yellow has disappeared altogether so I had to add that from a separate inkpad.

I’m also entering this one into Seize the Birthday Anything Goes!

and of course AAA Cards CAS Game #110 – Ombre

The second card was created using a technique new to me – sponging. I cut up my washing up sponge…

I sponged Distress inks Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon onto glossy photo paper, spritzed with water and Perfect pearls Mist in Perfect Blue, dried and set with a heat gun and stamped the same flower branch as above in Memento black.

I’m entering this one in Watercooler Wednesday’s WWC160 – Heidi’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

Haiku:

The joy of surprise
Like flowers, light up my heart
With someone I love!

Pink sympathy

A sympathy card, with Zendoodling, and Watercolour pen and lovely Catherine Pooler ink (Uniko Sentiment). Unfortunately I regularly need a sympathy card 🙁

Entered in Just Add Ink #398…”Colour”

and as it’s one-layer, also in CAS on Friday’s Challenge #127 – One layer wonder

Haiku:

So sorry to hear
Petals fall as you stand still
Reflecting your grief

Red and blue anchors

This is my entry for Cards in Envy Red and Blue Card Challenge.

It uses a nautical Paper Artsy stamp that’s one of my favourites.

Also entered in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as it’s Based on A Book – it’s a biblical quote!

Haiku:

Hope anchors the soul
As lichen cling to the rocks
Cannot prise away.

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Sympathy Cross

I think this Elusive Images Celtic cross is a lovely stamp – I have it in two sizes and it comes out for many occasions.

The inks are my nearest to the Peekaboo Peach, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder of the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

Haiku for today’s card:

Now and in the past,
Sometimes a ritual is
calm and comforting.

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