Thursday, June 9, 2011


I would like to share with you a card that is on its way to a friend, who lives too far away, who is in the fight of her life at the moment.  I wanted the card to be a bit soft and girly, but with an earthy feel as well; I like the symbolism of nature, and renewal, and hope.

I've used Stampin' Up!'s French Foliage stamp set (one of my absolute favourites from the current Autumn Winter mini catalogue), but with non-autumnal colours.  I really love how it turned out.  I had to photograph the card inside, because the weather is SO bleak in Melbourne.  It doesn't show clearly, but I used my crimper to add a bit of texture to the sentiment oval. (I've also straightened up that second pearl!)

Stamps: French Foliage, Because I Care (hostess set)
Card: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Confetti White
DSP: Blushing Bride Patterns Designer Series Paper (hostess pack)
Ink: Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand stampin' pads
Other: Basic Pearls, Wide Oval punch, Lots of Tags sizzlits die, Eyelet border punch, sponge daubers, Crimper, paper snips


  1. Hi Christine
    I absolutely love this card - great layout & the soft colours look beautiful with the leaves. I'm sure your friend will love it.
    Hugs, Di

  2. This is absolutely beautiful, Christine. I'm sure the recipient will appreciate it very much.

  3. One word to say chicki........BEAUTIFUL!!!

    She is going to LOVE receiving this!!


  4. Such a beautiful, soft card Christine. I love the colours. I'm sure your friend will love it.

  5. Christine this card is so soft and feminine! Love, love, love it. Cheers Donna Zammit

  6. Just beautiful, Christine. Your friend is so blessed to have a friend like you. xx

  7. so so beautiful Christine! I am sure it will provide much soothing love for your friend - hope everything will be ok? i love this card so so much xxx

  8. This is absolutely beautiful. Love the soft prettiness of it, yet not too over the top girly.

    I'm sure your friend will LOVE finding this in her mail box. What a lovely and supportive friend you are.


  9. Love the soft colours Christine, and the leaves look so great in the non-traditional colours.

  10. Beautiful, beautiful card Christine! These earthy stamps look amazing in these soft colours. A gorgeous card for your friend. :)

  11. Beautiful!!! Love the way you have gone with the soft colour tones and those stamps together, a fabulous result.