Monday, 9 May 2011


Oh what a fabulous weekend I've had. My best friend got married on Saturday so my OH and I travelled to Surrey on Friday, stayed over and joined in the celebrations (we were invited!).  After the journey home and a sleepy day yesterday, it was back to the craft desk today as I had booked the day off work. I was supposed to be making my mum's birthday card but I got distracted by some very exciting news (more of that later in the week) and The Stamp Man challenge where the current theme is Poppies. Janet is encouraging us to make cards to be sold at the Skipton British Legion concert in October so I made this one to send in  -
For the main panel I stamped the Hero Arts flower - this is available as a separate clear stamp but mine is in a very old set of four I'd  tucked away in a drawer and forgotten about til I saw this challenge. I've coloured with Pro-markers, used distress inks on the background and stamped with a  newly purchased Crafty Individuals stamp (think this could become my fav background stamp of the moment!). For the second panel, coloured with Distress inks and stamped with an Elusive Images stamp. The stamp 'Remember' I've had for so long I can't 'remember' where I got it. I keep looking at this card thinking it needs something else - but don't know what... I often feel my cards don't have as much detail or embelishments on as others I see - but is that a bad thing ? What do you think? 

As well as The Stamp Man I am entering this into these challenges -

I'd also like to say a big thank you to Jean, who is a new blogger but already has some lovely creations to share. Jean left me this award on her blog a couple of days ago.  I'm afraid I  never carry out the conditions attached to awards but it's lovely to be appreciated by fellow bloggers, so thank you Jean.  

Enjoy the rest of the week, thanks for stopping by, Esther


  1. Hi Esther, Well that was so worth waiting for, fabulous card. Your flowers are perfect and the background works beautifully. Now I'm looking forward to the LIM one, no rest for you, lol :0) xxx

  2. I think it's perfect as it is Esther, a real stunner. I just love all the stamps and inkiness.
    You have been to Surrey? That's where I am, but on the Hampshire border.
    As for your news, I think I might know what that is!!!
    Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge and supporting Janet's appeal and have a great week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. A lovely card Esther and for such a great cause. Annette x

  4. Gorgeous love how the back panel echo's the front one with the colour and seed pods. Wonderful card. XOXO Zoe

    PS your news sounds exciting if it distract you from making a card must be special.

  5. It looks absolutely lovely to me Esther, the poppies are so beautiful they carry the card on their own.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

    B x

  6. This is a lovely card, Esther... I love it's dusty feel, like a poppy in a ripe cornfield!!!

  7. Esther this is gorgeous, really love the crackle panel and the Distress ink background.
    I also notice you're part of Stamp Addicts DT which makes it a small world as Brenda was part of Polka Doodles DT with me until recently.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. Lovely

    Thanks for joining our "Dust off your stash" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  9. what a fantastically elegant card. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this creation and good luck!

  10. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with The Stamp Man this week! I don't think it needs any more!

  11. Gorgeous card! Love your design!

  12. Really beautiful x Thanks for playing along with my Poppy challenge at The Stamp Man x Janet


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