Saturday, 18 January 2014

Fresh Flowerfull Love


I ran a class this weekend based on the Whole lot of Love promotion going on at the moment at Stampin' Up, and one of the cards I made was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch this week...

I wanted to use one of the Sweet Sayings notecards for the tilted panel, and the Flowerfull single stamp for the focal point and this is what I ended up with...

I had to adjust the position of the banner strip in relation to the tilted panel due to the size of the notecard, but I was happy with how it turned out. I'm not so thrilled about the photo - one of the downsides of the almost CONSTANT rain we are having in the UK is that there is very little natural light that is decent enough to photograph cards in, and now that I'm working full time I don't have any time from Monday to Thursday to photograph  my cards in daylight! This was taken yesterday but the weather was pretty grey and dreary so not as bright as I would like... oh well - I'd still rather have this weather than what my family have been experiencing in Australia this last week!!

Anyway, enough rambling about the weather... I wanted to use the Expressions Thinlits dies while they are still available (only until the end of this month though... boo hoo!), so I die-cut the love word from Real Red card and layered it over the Silver Glimmer paper strip. The heart was inked with markers (Pool Party and Real Red), cut out with the matching framelit and sponged around the edge with Real Red ink.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Flowerfull, Express Yourself
Ink: Pool Party, Real Red (markers & inkpads)
Paper: Sweet Sayings notecard, Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper
Tools: Hearts framelits, Expressions thinlits dies

Don't forget that today is the end of Create with Connie & Mary's Spring Edition Preview and the last day you can subscribe for only $24.95! Today Connie has a fabulous free downloadable project as well as some blog candy up for grabs so make sure you visit her, as well as Create with Connie & Mary to check out her project and sign up for the Spring Edition.

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. What a beautiful card to celebrate an anniversary! Love that sparkly banner! So glad to see you at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Amy this gorgeous is totally stunning! The colour combo you've used and the gorgeous heart you've added are just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. What a beautiful card!! The colors are amazing and i love the glitter and heart!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!

  4. Love the little border around the tilted panel and the addition of the glittered banner. The floral heart is beautiful and so charming with the "love" die cut. Awesome card!