Monday, February 24, 2020


I was at the Farnborough Craft show at the weekend and met one of the demonstrators Lisa B showing some designs and realised that I still have a card to show from her class I went to last year.
This is not a card size I normally make (being 7"x7")  and the design is well out of my comfort zone. No pink in sight!!
The stamp used is Lisa's Floral Patchwork Set made for Hobby Art Stamps. The flower in the pot reminded me of the sunflower from an old Television program for children called Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men. Heck, that's going back a good few years.

 The back grounds were created by sponging distress inks onto water colour card. All of the components had already been cut out for us so we had plenty of time for stamping the flower pot  and the little buttons and painting in using distress ink pads and a paint brush.
   The tag fits into the pocket created on the front of the card  and you can enter a message on the back. I inked the sentiment Just for You when I got back home.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Love To Craft #43 Anything goes.
Crafter's Castle #26 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #72 Anything goes.
Classic Design Challenge #2 Anything goes.
Craft Rocket Challenges #67 Bows and or buttons.
Creative Knockouts #338 Flower Power
Southern Girls # Anything goes.
Brown Sugar #298 Anything goes.
Colour Crazy #week 7 Anything goes.


Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card. I love it and the tag. I was at the craft show at the weekend too. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Mrs A is your card l love the layout with the pocket or snip for your tag and edged stitches too so creative as you are enjoy your day x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Valery Anne.

Sue xx

Chris said...

What a fabulous design Mrs A! Love the beautiful stamps and bright colours and the way the tag slots into the card, definitely going to remember this design :) I remember watching Bill and Ben and Little Weed!

brenda said...

Pleased you remembered to share this one as it's lovely with the warm oranges and great design as well.

B x

Margreet said...

Stunning card. The black let the papers pop beautifully.
xxx Margreet

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

When I have to colour, I love big cards, because I'm not very accurate in little zones :) Your 7 x 7 size is just perfect to have a frame, a pocket and a lovely tag inside. Beautiful colouring!

terrie said...

Great looking card Mrs. A......I like when you pulled out the tag there is a message behind it...well done and tfs.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous I love the tag and your design.
Linda xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, what a beautiful card, Love the tag that you can add a message to. Hazel xx

Kathleen said...

Slobber, lobber, lobber, lob, Little Weed.
A really lovely subtle background against the lovely bright and bold colours of the tag, a great design too.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Oops forget to tell you I am booked on a class with our mutual friend JH in April, she is coming up- North, well Ripon, two friends are going and I have cadged a lift with them, don't like driving so far these days.
K xxx

Mac Mable said...

Yes I remember Bill and Ben and Little Weed too x. Such a beautiful card and tag and the design is fabulous and so glad you shared it with us x.

Claire said...

That's a gorgeous looking card, how nice to make it interactive and those buttons are just the sweetest. Lots of super elements and layers x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

That is a brilliant idea for a card, love it to bits. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, it's a beautiful card with such lovely images and colours. Super design with the tag as focus.
I have this stamp set and it never gets used, thanks for the inspiration, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Love your cards and this design is lovely. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I have joined your blog as a follower. I tutored at The Craft Barn from the first few weeks that Sandy took it over. We still keep in touch as I cut her and her husbands hair. She is hoping to move up here sometime soon.
Hugs, Carol S.xx

Donna said...

Fantastic card, great design with the curvy stitched pocket and like the bright colors!

Dortesjs said...

whooo beautiful card and love the dies you used to

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card and tag.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

KandA said...

I love this card Mrs A, such a fabulous design and "little weed" looks so bright and pretty..... much better than she looked on the TV xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
such a very lovelly card and that design looks brilliant.
Love the gorgeous tag and super pocket.
Bill and Ben now that takes me back to my child hood.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

sweetpea said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Janet DT

Aquarius said...

Love this 'Bill and Ben' card - I remember them too when my 50-somethings were small!! I have this stamp set bought after seeing it demonstrated on TV so must dig it out and have a play although it was inked up at the time but not since!!

Greta said...

Very pretty! Lovely painting with the Distress inks!

aussie aNNie said...

Sensational design, love how the tag is tucked into the front of this card..gorgeous.xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Lovely x

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Mynn xx said...

Love this fun fold! Thanks for joining us at Crafters Castle! Hugs! Mynn xx

Deezy's Handmade Cards said...

Well what a great flower power card! It fits the theme very well! Thank you so much for playing along at Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog, hope to see you in our next challenge too, bye
Deezy (DT)