Tuesday, 26 February 2019

A long time!

Been over a week since I have shared anything -I finally finished my 4 year term of office on Saturday night culminating in the final time as part of the Presidential team at the National Presentation. A strange feeling but I have said I am not sad it is over, I am just happy that it happened!
The kitchen is almost completed - we are hopung to lay the flooring tomorrow then it's just a few odd small bits. I will be glad to get rid of the white dust cloud that has pervaded the house for the last month.
The weather here has been amazing the last few days so it inspired me to make a spring/summer card.

I confess that this was my second attempt - my first attempts to spritz the stamp for the watercolour background were a little too heavy handed and I ended up with mass splodges!

Fared better with this one and for someone who is really not confident with this technique I am really chuffed with myself. So much so that I am going to keep trying!

The stamp is from Technique Tuesday as is the accompanying die. It was one of their releases last year and have never used it until now.
I am really upset as I have had to cancel my subscription as I got stung with a £13 import duty on top of my monthly subscription and it simply is not feasible to keep up with the fluctuation in the tax rates here - apparently the rates are calculated on a particular day each month so it is pot luck if you miss it or not.
I love TT Greenhouse Society stamps and feel really put out!

The stitched frames are from The Works.

Finished with a tiny gingham bow and a Thank You sentiment.

Joining in at
SOS - Fabulous February (Several themes which reminded me of purple!)
Crafty Cardmakers - Flowers
PB&M - A/Goes
TTCRD - A/Goes
JUGS - Amethyst
Inkspirational - Use Your Stash
Sweet Stampers - Stitched

Hope you are all enjoying the same weather we are having here and thanks for looking today. Happy Crafting! x


Carole said...

Love this Viv! that background using your stamp is lovely...I thought it was coordinating paper! So delicate and pretty. Love the dies from the works too...why does everyone have such lovely things on their blog to tempt you to spend?..lol Lovely sunshine here too. Enjoy your week. xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty and delicate

AlisonC said...

This is a delightful summery card. I love the colours and the cute little bow. Shame about the import tax but that really is a bit steep. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I really love this card, it is so delicate and pretty.
Rainey’s Craft Room

Stempelfrosch said...

A beautiful flower card! Love your watercolouring Background. Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers,
hugs Anke

Kathleen said...

Very sweet and pretty card, great die and love the way you have used the stamp.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A fantastic stamping technique Viv, your card looks beautiful.
Yvonne xx

Liz said...

This is so pretty and delicate, Viv. The colours are beautiful. xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and stamp-love the watercolour effect
carol x

Chana Malkah said...

Very soft and so pretty! Your design certainly embodies our challenge theme. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping our Stash!
Chana, DT

Aquarius said...

Love the delicate effect of the watercolour technique - so pretty. Shame about the tax thing - makes crafting more expensive unfortunately.

brenda said...

Something a little bit different and very pretty in the soft hues of lilac Viv, thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More February challenge. And yes, import tax can be a sting in the tail, used to but lots of my PB's from the States until........

B x

papierelle said...

So beautiful!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card and love the soft colours Viv


Kuni said...

What a stunning card, love the soft colors.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Lisa Kind said...

Glad you kept trying because this is a lovely card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Viv, so pretty and lovely!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more, welcome again;-))m

linda said...

Oh, wow, the soft flowers in the frame are beautiful and i also love the perfect little bow! Thank you so much for playing along with the penny black and more challenge.

Mrs A. said...

Love that stitched die cut and the background is very soft and dreamy looking. Hugs Mrs A.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the technique used and so happy for you that it worked out so well. Beautiful soft colouring and very pretty design. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty! Love the softer purple and your tiny bow too. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

Kim x said...

What a beautiful soft watercolour effect. Well done for persevering.
Thank you for entering my Flower challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx

Donna said...

Wow such a gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing and for celebrating FABULOUS FEBRUARY with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Mac Mable said...

Such a feminine and beautiful card. The way you stamped the background image and the water looks terrific. One very striking card x.
Yay to the kitchen nearly being finished....It has been hard work for you and so very messy. I am sure you will think it has been worth it....very soon x.
Sorry to hear about the import tax issue x

Cicci said...

Ohhh so sweet and pretty card!! Love the colors and it looks so wonderful!! Perfect!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
HUGS Cicci

Cicci With the Pen {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Uroocreations said...

This is a lovely card.... Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Cardmakers..

Good luck...
Dr Monika Shukla

Anila Dikay said...

That's a lovely card with pretty colours. Thank you for sharing in the Inkspirational gallery