Thursday, 29 May 2014

Ruffled Bloom

I'm in a bit of a purple phase at the moment, (it may be the gorgeous Promises papers that I'm getting through at a rate of knots - I'm lucky that I bought a 'spare' set in the recent sale!!).

I'm also going through an intermittent C&S phase.  That may be my pal, Squirrel's influence.  She usually is a bad influence over me, like encouraging me to buy new stash.  "It was her fault m'lord. I know I didn't actually need those new *stamps/dies/papers [*delete as appropriate], but she made me do it.  Honest."

But at other times her influence is a good thing.  Like today, as I'm rather pleased I didn't splatter it with embellishments.

The Ruffled Bloom stamp was a pressie last year from another crafting influence in my life, Samantha, and I love it.  I guess I'm not being really adventurous with it, but I actually like the simplicity of this design using the stamp used in this way.  It's stamped in coloured ink, with a couple stamped off the page (I really need to mind what's underneath it next time I stamp off the page though!).  It feels a bit 'arty'.  As does the table cloth now too!

So yes, it's fairly rare that my cards don't need a 'large letter' stamp in order to post out.

Unfortunately this card is intended for a pal where I won't need any stamp, as I'm visiting her for her birthday, and so I can hand-deliver it.

I really should plan these things out better.

Card Recipe:
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Happy crafting


Squirrel x said...

Bad influence, moi? Heheheheh, I think that may be mutual flower. But I am proud to take credit for this CAS stunner. Adore the flower stamp, the pretty purples, and your design is perfection. Awesome hun. Hugs xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card,love the colour.
Sue xx

Sarah said...

This is really elegant Annette, a wonderful stamp and such pretty papers xx

Pollard Carole said...

Gorgeous CAS design loving this stamp its gorgeous Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Annette,
gorgeous and stylish card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts birthday party, good luck;-))m

Chrissy said...

Classy..elegant and love the colours...gorgeous CAS card Annette.


Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card!
Helen x

Dan said...

Such a pretty card, I'm sure your pal will absolutely love it. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Carol S. said...

Love the card shape and the flower stamp is gorgeous. Love it! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Netty, I love that paper. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our 5th Birthday challenge x

Anonymous said...

Tehehhee oh that Squirrel is definitely a bad influence.... Its great to see you having fun with the Ruffled flower stamp too! I so love all the different things we can do with it :0)
Love your card hunny! hugs me x

Christine L said...

CAS and fab Annette.... and I'm loving your purple phase!

Hope you're having a good weekend..
Christine x

Larissa said...

So pretty! Love the flower, it is really gorgeous.


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