Wednesday, 29 May 2013


I get a list of cards at the start year from my cousin Claire with who the recipient is and their birthday. I've almost completed the list for the year and have just 4 left to do - this is one of them! It's for her Brother-In-Law so I've kept it quite simple and embossed the cardstock directly with Swiss Dots - the join bit where the folder didn't reach is covered with the string.

The image is from Tiddly Inks and I've coloured it with Promarkers and then added liquid pearls for the spots.  I've layered it onto some offcuts of card I found in my stash and then added the Marianne die - its supposed to be icicles but I use it for grass - underneath.

I've handwritten the sentiment on the tag which has been cut with a Sizzix die.  The good thing about the card is that it is almost flat which is good as it will be posted from Germany!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cards In Envy:  Make Your Own Background
Tiddly Inks:  Masculine
Anything Goes Challenge:  Handmade Backgrounds
Creative Craft Challenge:  For the Fellas
Ooh La La:  Inspired by Nature

Image:  Tiddly Inks, coloured with Promarkers
Dies:  Marianne Creatables for grass, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Sizzix tags
Sentiment:  Handwritten
Everything else:  My stash


  1. Great card! Hugs, Claire x

  2. How clever of you to use the icicle die as grass! I love the swiss dot embossing folder and use mine all the time. Your card is lovely and we really appreciate you sharing it with us at Cards In Envy.

  3. Love th backgroud -- matches the mushroom perfect. Thanks for playing at Cads in Envy.

  4. Really cute card! Love the swiss dot background and the grass! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  5. I love the clean lines and overall look of your card. Love the liquid pearls on the mushrooms. Very pretty colors throughout. Great job! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  6. Oh what a fabulous card, love it.

  7. great card. very beautiful

  8. What a lovely fun card. Really like the effect the embossing folder gives and what a good idea using the string to cover the join.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  9. So pretty in its glorious simplicity, really striking! Thank you for playing along with us this fortnight @ Ooh La La :)

  10. What a fantastic card! I just love that sentiment! Your mushrooms are really cute! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

  11. hiyah ruth!!
    I love this! its just fab for those manly peeps and fun'guys'.....pmsl!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the tiddly inks challenge blog

    huge hugs Lou xxx

  12. This is absolutely delightful to see, the simplicity of the design is perfect for that wonderful image, the embossed background looks terrific, awesome card, thank you for sharing it with us at OLLCB
    lorraine x

  13. How clever! I really dig this card, ok maybe because I love CAS, but mostly because your clever use of a "background image" as the focal. Great tags as well! So glad you joined us this fortnight at Tiddly Inks!

  14. Fabulous card, the liquid Pearls are a perfect accent. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this time.

  15. I love the texture and the pop of liquid pearls, such a fun card! Thank you for joining us @ Tiddly Inks for our "masculine" challenge :)

  16. So sweet! Thanks for playing the Tiddly Inks Challenge!


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