Hello everyone and welcome to the 900th post on this little blog! I can’t believe I’ve been sharing my crafting creations and thoughts for the last three years – thank you for sticking with me! Today’s card is a first outing this year for the ‘pansy’ dies from Stampin’ Up! I thought of these when I saw the inspiration card by Karen at Inspire.Create, and the colours at Just Add Ink work perfectly for spring pansies. I’m also going to share this as a second offering at TicTacToe, this time picking up the middle row from their grid (wood, flowers & die cut).

I started with the background, embossing a square of white card with the retired ‘pinewood planks’ folder from Stampin’ Up! (a favourite of mine). I added a strip of the ‘dandy delights’ paper in ‘granny appple green’ (also retired) across the bottom, then mounted the square onto a layer of ‘garden green’ card (as I don’t have it in granny apple) and attached it to a 6×6 card blank.

The next task was to set about a bit of die cutting to create the flowers. I used white and purple card for the pansy and bud, blending a little mango ink into the middle of the petals before adding the centre in ‘mango melody’ card. I cut two leaves in ‘garden green’, then attached all the pieces to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from ‘share a milkshake’ onto a die cut banner and added that to the cardm finishing with a few resin dots to reflect the centre of the pansy.

I’m not the only one celebrating a 900th event this year, either. My training hospital, St Bartholomew’s, was founded 900 years ago in 1123 by a monk, Rahere and there are lots of celebrations planned. The League of Nurses has also commissioned a commemorative bottle of gin – mine arrived a few weeks ago, but I can’t quite bring myself to break the seal!

12 thoughts on “900!

  1. Congratulations Deborah – 900 posts shows real dedication and your love of crafting. Which is reflected in your lovely pansy card! The purple edges really give the flower presence! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

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  2. Just lovely Deborah! Love your pretty pansy and your attention to detail with the yellow shading in the centre of the petals. Thank you for com8ng to play with us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week! Vicky x

    PS That seal wouldn’t have lasted so long I our household lol!

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