A centenary and a half!

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m celebrating a milestone today – this little blog was only started 11 months ago and this is my 150th post! I started shortly after I retired from full time work, and planned to blog a couple of times a week. That gradually increased over the year, and I’ve now blogged every day since Christmas. I really enjoy sharing my cards, and am very grateful for all the lovely feedback you kind people leave me 😊

Today’s card uses the ‘Lovely You’ set from Stampin’ Up!’s current annual catalogue that I bought last year, which is great for pattern building. The colours are inspired by this week’s challenge over at Color Throwdown. I was really struggling with this colour combination until I thought of building a floral wreath.

I started by lightly drawing a pencil circle onto a square of white card, to give me a template to follow. I picked four colours of Artistry inks, and dabbed the ink onto the stamps with a make up sponge so that they were a lighter shade – that also meant that I could put two colours onto the flower stamps, so the leaves were green. I first stamped the pink flowers around the circle, although I didn’t get them equally spaced (but then flowers in a real wreath are not exactly lined up either!) Next I added the little lilac flowers and then the green leaves, finishing with the small yellow accents. I forgot to take photos as I went along, so here’s the whole wreath!

I added the sentiment in the centre in the ‘mellow green’ and also ran the ink pad along the edge of the white card, just to give it a little definition, before attaching it to a 6×6 card blank.

Thanks so much for continuing to drop in to this little blog. I’m now starting to plan it’s first anniversary next month…

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