Thursday, 9 April 2015

A little pink creation and some photos

Hi there! I have just returned from a few days away visiting my dear friend Lynne. I needed to make a card for a work colleague who loves anything French, and as I used quite a lot of pink I thought it would be a good time to remind you that Pink is our current theme this month at Stamping Sensations.
I used Inkylicious ink dusters and stamps for all the backgrounds and used Distress inks in Victorian velvet and tea dye. The Eiffel tower (Dovecraft) was stamped on a snippet of card in starlight black brilliance ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I cut the ferns, a rather wonderful little die from Frantic Stamper (available from Once upon a Stamp) from two snippets of burgundy card. I cannot recommend Frantic stamper dies enough. They took one run through the cuttlebug and popped straight out of the die so easily! The sentiment (Little Claire) was stamped on another snippet of card, cut with a spellbinder die, and even the ribbon was a snippet! With so many snippets used I am nipping over to Di's snippet playground with this card.
Before I leave you I will share some photos from my trip to Scotland.

 Mute and whooper swans.
 Whooper swan
 Wild primrose

There is nothing quite like fresh air, sunshine, blue sky, good company and exercise to put a spring in my step! Oh yes, and seeing 47 species of bird in just one day!
Thanks for looking and for your lovely comments. Do bring your pink creations over to Stamping Sensations this month as there is a whopping prize of £40 worth of goodies from PDA to win!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Sally, love the france theme. Your photos are wonderful, you've made the most of the lovely weather. Iespecially love the crooked tree in the last photo.

Sue xx


Oooh Sally - your card is so classy and elegant with a vintage feel - a perfect combination!

I love the photos, particularly the close-up of the Whooper Swan. Stunning scenery too.
Sylvia xx

Jean said...

This card is just beautiful, I love the colours and design, and the satmps you used. The die cut fern looks lovely too.
Your springtime photos are lovely too.
Jean x

Jackie said...

A beautiful card and even more beautiful photographs. Thank you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment on my blog, and for joining my followers.
I think I have joined uyour followers, but it's not showing my avatar! :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Fabulous and very stylish card Sally! As you know, I adore pink for starters - and the fern die really is gorgeous.

A great snippets make.

Super photos from you break as well :)


Di xx

brenda said...

Pleased you had a good visit to Lynne and some super photos. And lovely card as well Sal.

B x

Helen J said...

Beautiful card, Sally, I might just have to investigate those dies! And the photos are simply gorgeous, I'm glad you were able to enjoy this lovely spring sunshine.

Faith A said...

A beautiful card, subtle colours are beautiful, love the fern and flowers. Beautiful photos too, isn't Spring lovely.

Valerie Nolan said...

Ooh la la Sally love the card, great fern die! Lovely photos too you were lucky with the weather:0)
Val x

Joan said...

Oh Sally! You do lead me astray with tempting me with those dies LOL,,lovely card


Oh and meant tosay your photos are lovely too

SARN said...

Hi Sally . . . thanks for sharing your lovely photo's of Scotland.

Loving you Paris themed pink card. FAB!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Diane said...

Oh Sally what a fun card design and colors. Love all the great pictures and fun post.

Hugs diane

Carola Bartz said...

Images of Paris are always good for a lovely card like yours. And boy oh boy, do I love your photos! I could just put on my boots and take a long walk.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So pretty in pink. I love the ferns with your Parisian scene. Thanks for sharing the other photos as well. Oh to be there and see the sights!