Monday, 22 July 2013

Flower Shop with Chalk Talk framelits

I always get nervous making cards for my Canadian cousin, Leslie. For a start, she taught me almost everything I know about stamping, so I feel I need to impress. And then she has a very different style to me. She likes cute images and busy designs, the complete opposite to me.

A few years ago, she moved away from this style, just as I was moving tentatively towards it and, for a few glorious months, we met in the middle … then we both reverted to type!

So making Leslie’s birthday card was a challenge and, I’m afraid, in the end, it was just too hot to do anything clever. The result was some experimentation with a new colour combo and my new Chalk Talk Framelits. Ok, I admit it, I panicked and just made “a card”, instead of a “wow”.

Love these Framelits though – this one is like an oversized bread tag. Do you still get those plastic bread tags? I’ve not seen one for years.

Stamps: Flower Shop, Happy Day
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Pansy Punch, Hexagon Embossing Folder

PS: To Sooty, who commented yesterday that she though I’d be at Convention... I can't reply direct to you but here's the explanation: I’m in the UK and Convention is in the USA. Some of the top achievers are going, as an extension to the incentive trip. But I’m not one of the top achievers, unfortunately!


  1. You are so funny - I was chuckling as I read your post! No need to impress me Cousin always do and this card - my birthday card - is no exception! Thank you, I love it - the colours, that gorgeous embossing folder, the Framelits die and the fact that it made it through our Canada Post without being squashed is a 'wow' in itself. Oh and yes, we have those plastic bread tags here. In fact, one was on the bread bag tonight when I was making sandwiches!


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