Tuesday, 7 June 2016


Such a nice surprise today to see my card was chosen as one of the Top 3 over at the SU challenge last week.  Their challenge this week is summer celebrations. You'll find the challenge here

I recently did a card for a friend who is an American living in my old home town here in the UK.  I thought it might make her think of home and I think it goes well with their challenge this week.

 The Stars and Stripes on the heart were made with the new Playful Backgrounds set.  The background Stars on the Dapper Denim cardstock were made with the stamps from Shooting Star.  A set I didn't like initially but its really growing on me.
The banners were made with the sadly retired Banner Banter - I used to love this set as it was so good when you needed small sentiments.  I used my white Signo Gel pen to draw in the string.

 Over at Less is More challenge blog this week - the challenge is purple. Their challenge is here.  I've used the roses from Picture Perfect here, together with some of the leaves.  The roses are Three Step Stamping stamps as are the leaves.  The sentiment is from the same set.  The roses have been stamped in Basic Gray, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant.

 Nothing to do with crafting, well not paper crafting anyway.  June is the time for Elderflowers and I'm lucky enough to have lots of Elder trees in my garden.  Never cut them down - its bad luck and never ever burn Elder!  I don't take all the flowers cause I like to leave some berries for winter cordials.  Did you know the original Brown Sauce, used here in the UK, was actually Elderberry Katchup. I made it once - it takes 7 years to mature!!!!!  I kept it for 5 before we used it.

Anyway Elderflowers is Champagne time - well not actual Champagne cuase we are not in the Champagne region of France - but Elderflower Fizz then.  In a few days time these lovely floral flowers will be turned into a lovely summer drink.


Happy Crafting


Esther said...

Two fab cards. You've chosen beautiful colours for the roses on the LIM card - absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on your Top 3 SU spot, and enjoy the Elderflower Fizz when you've made it!

Julie Gearinger said...

Fiona- love both of card are fabulous! The patriotic card is so unique and fun- I am sure that your friend will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

Susan said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A totally elegant floral creation here and great use of the subtle purple. Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

Neets B said...

Loving those roses, and gorgeous in those purple tones.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Love these old fashioned roses, they look great in purple!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Fab soft colours for your roses!
Thanks so much for joining us this week
"Less is More"

Julia said...

Love all the colours you've used! Great cards. So glad you joined the fun at SUO!