Sunday, 2 June 2013

Farewell to French Foliage and Curly Cute



We had friends staying this weekend and spent a lovely Saturday afternoon chilling in the sunshine (I know!) with Pimm’s and an indulgent Saturday evening dining on top quality fish and chips. Later, the men (and boy) stayed up late to look at Saturn through a telescope.

Sunday morning, I was asked to give a cardmaking demonstration. Well, I don’t need asking twice, so I dug out some leftover Make & Take packs and we had a go.

Unfortunately, I’ve just trawled through my blog and can’t find the original card we made from this pack… and I put the sample in the post only on Friday. Isn’t that just typical?

But if you went to Angela T’s party during Sale-a-Bration you may just recognise these elements, “reimagined” to use two much-loved stamp sets which will be retiring at the end of this month; French Foliage and Curly Cute.

Normally I don’t get too sentimental when stamp sets retire, but this year some of my most favourite sets are going; these two, plus Nature Walk, Artisan Etchings and that really useful set, For My Family (I might hang onto this one as it really is very handy indeed).

But life goes on, so back to this card… the doily is folded, off centre, to give the illusion of two.  The scraps of ribbon come from the Artisan Embellishment Kit from the Spring/Summer catalogue – remember that items from this catalogue are not guaranteed to be carried over but do not appear on the retirement list. Talk to me if you’re not sure whether to order or not.

Stamps: French Foliage, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
Paper: Tea For Two
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Artisan Embellishments Kit, Paper Doilies 

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