I'm sorry to have been absent for so long but with decorating and being away, I haven't had time to catch up with anyone or even to get into the craft room. We have just returned from a week away,visiting some friends in Essex, and then going to Norfolk for a few days, where the weather was particularly unkind. I was glad to get home and have some sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend, but as I needed to make a thank you card to send to our Essex friends, and as today is the PTI bloghop, I had a the perfect excuse to dive into my craft room. I had been itching to get back into the craft room and have come to the conclusion that I must be addicted to this crafting thing because I was even thinking about cards whilst on holiday. Do you think I need a twelve step programme or are you the same?
Nichole gave us a great choice of colour mixes for using on a flower card and I chose to use this one
as inspiration. I used the Sending You die to cut a aperture in the front of the card and used the cut out piece as a panel to stamp my flowers from Natural Beauties in summer sunrise, orange zest, ripe avocado, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz. I drew round the back of the die onto orange zest card and cut the shape out to make a mat for the panel.
This is how it looks closed. I added one of the border panels and a sentiment from Quilled Elegance ( I love the fonts in that set!), along with a few little butterflies that I cut with my Cameo and stamped with the Bitty Background Block stamps.
This is how it looks open
and I love the effect of peeping through a window.
Thanks for stopping by and after I have been to the supermarket to stock up on some food, I'm going to hop along and see what you've all been up to in my absence.