Monday, 6 April 2020


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Weather here has taken an upturn which means that at least I have blue sky to look out on - currently we have a very strong and chilly wind so fresh air limited to quick cuppas on my patio!
Sad though that as yet am unable to go and visit my fave garden centres and buy lots of plants for my pots, so there's a couple of them that are looking quite bare, but they'll have to stay that way for now.

I made a really quick card using up some of my Never Before Used Schtuff (NBUS) and a stamp and die from a new set - well when you can't spend on plants what else you gonna spend it on??? 😁

The background was masked off and I used Cracked Pistachio for the solid dots and Fossilized Amber for the stripes and dots on a never before used Crafters Companion layering stencil set.
Quite like these 2 shades together!

The scribbly flower is from Uniko's new 'Kindness Blooms' stamp and die set (which you can get here)
There's a great assortment of stamps in the set and the matching dies mean intricate cutting is easy! 

I used some twine from my stash and finished my flower centre with a small gold pearl.

The sentiment is from Altenew (another never used!!!)

Am sharing this speedy make over at 
AAA - Made In Minutes + Use a Stencil
Uniko- #58 Spots and Stripes + Use a Stencil
NBUS #13
AAA Birthday - Dots/Stripes

Thanks for calling to see me today. x


Stamps and Paper said...

Pretty card Viv


Aquarius said...

Love the fresh colours and the layout of this card

HilaryJane said...

You are right those 2 colours work really well together. The whole card comes together beautifully. I have lots of pots in my garden too and have been repotting a lot of them but have come to al halt due to a lack of compost! So I share your frustration xx

Darnell said...

As usual, the NBUS challenges end up with me buying two new items for every one I use (or more!), lol! Guess I'll be keeping NBUS alive for a vvveeerrryyy long time this way! Your card design is fresh and just lovely, Viv! I really like the way you did your masked off panel. (Love the colors, too.) But what inspires me is that you just left it alone to be a focus pocus. I'm always wanting to stamp a sediment somewhere or cover part of it up with one. I see now that you can still add essential elements to the layout without covering any part of it. Slap! I really appreciate how my friends are on the ball and always keep my creative juices flowing! Enjoy your time at home and take care!! Hugs, Dolly

Carole said...

Lovely card Viv and I like those two colours together too! xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the layering stencils Viv and the beautiful card that you've made. A lovely flowers too.

Sue xx

Bonnie said...

That's a fantastic die, Viv, and so tempting! Love the background too! Great mix of design and colors!

Christine Alexander said...

love your masked area with all your circles and dots. Love that colour combo :)

Julie B said...

I agree Viv, the colours do go well together and I love the stencils, thought you'd used a stamp set!
Sorry that I was the cause of you spending on more stamps. ;)

Kathleen said...

Great colour mix love the flower.

Kath x

KandA said...

Super card Viv, lovely design and gorgeous fresh colours xx

Jane said...

Such a pretty card and a wonderful design. and well done for noticing all the matching dots and stripes challenges as well as Made in Minutes. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, AAA Birthday and Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

Pip Lewer said...

I love the way you’ve put the dots and stripes together and the addition of the single flower ties the whole card together. Super. Thanks for joining us is month at AAA Birthday.

Sarn said...

Brilliant entry to the Uniko challenge. Love the colours used.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Mac Mable said...

Great design using the different stamps and what a pretty colour combination and CAS design x.

Julie B said...

Back again with my Uniko hat on to say thanks for sharing this fab card with us at Uniko. :)

Pat said...

Dots and stripes in a most unique and pretty way Viv and finished with a wonderful scribbly flower and twine to make a totally brilliant card. x

Linda said...

Love this ..... beautifully CAS and I love the colour combination. Thank you for playing along with the Uniko Challenge xx