Sunday 30 June 2013

A Little Thank You

My husband came in from work on Thursday, and asked if I had four thank you cards, all the same, that he could have for the next day.  The answer was, of course, "no", I don't tend to batch make cards unless I need them for a specific reason, so he said he'd BUY some at Tesco.  "Don't you DARE!" I told him, as I set to work making four quickie CAS cards!
These are so not my usual thing, but I didn't have time to colour images, and I was really tired, I quite like being pushed outside my comfort zone sometimes too.
I decided to use dinky little twelve centimetre square blanks, I think they're really cute for simple layouts, especially those without images.
One of the recipients of these cards is very into green issues and gardening, and this very much influenced my choice of papers.  The Stamping Up book print paper is from a botanical encyclopaedia, and the K&Co patterned papers are made from 100% recycled paper and are printed with soy ink.  The kraft card I've used is also made from recycled material. 
The sentiment was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp, and I finished off my simple cards with Card Candi and Pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Pretty Pearls
Cupcake Craft - #248 - CAS No Flowers
Crafting When We Can - #47 - Keep It Simple
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #39 - Thank You


  1. simply stunning wendy.really fab design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  2. Stunning CAS card Wendy, so creative, I love the design ... and ha ha loved reading the how this card got to be created :)

  3. Grief what an awful threat from happy Wendy, but I think you rose to the challenge with perfect cards.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

  4. LOL, you husband knows how to convince you! ANY card handmade is better that this one bought at Tesco, and the result of your work is so elegant, you shouldn't be mad at him.
    I love the text on the background. Thank you for your inspiration!
    Your follower

  5. Great card from outside your comfort zone Wendy, love it and the colour choice is fab, Kate x

  6. Beautiful card Wendy and a fab CAS design, thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  7. Beautiful card, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  8. such a beautiful card Wendy,

  9. It may not be your usual but it's still fantastic. I think you'd be able to adapt to any style successfully. xoxo

  10. Great card Wendy, love how the papers you have chosen give the appearance of depth and texture even though they are flat.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  11. Fabulous card Wendy, love it, hun, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck hun xxx

  12. This is brilliant , thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle . Hugs Trisha x

  13. A super card Wendy, love cute little cards myself and your design is perfect. Thanks for sharing these little beauties with us at Diva's, Jx

  14. Beautiful and fun creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

  15. I just LOVE your card!! The simplicity, the colours, very inspiring!

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
    Do join us again!
    Crafting By Designs DT

  16. beautiful creation. Love your use of the theme - thank you :) Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Hugs Shelly

  17. Beautiful:) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)
    Hugs Nikki x


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