Monday, 20 March 2017

Just Weeds!

Hello and Welcome.

First I would just like to thank you, Karen D for your visits and kind comments.  I am so sorry but for the last couple of weeks I have been unable - goodness knows why- to leave comments on your blog although I have often called in.

My card today was made very quickly using just a small snippet of paper that has been around for a long time.  I did a bit of stamping with the Old French Writing stamp then added a die cut using a Tim Holtz wild flower die. The "Hello" was cut from a scrap and I used the remains of the tiniest piece of foil, left from a workshop, to the flowers and added the small bow and three black gems to finish.

I decided to make a twofer from the piece of black  card that was left after cutting the wild flower.  I used the copier paper that I'd used to stamp-off  on the first card as my backing.


I am popping over to join in with the playmates at
Pixies Snippets Workshop Weeks 273 & 274 


52 comments:

Lucy Woods said...

Who just weed? Haha just kidding!
These are so pretty! Simple and effective!
Lucy x

Angela Radford said...

I so love these dies, they make a simple card so special. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Carole said...

Lovely cards Barb and very clever use of your snippets and stamped copy paper.xx

Bonnie said...

Two very different but both fantastic looks from this flower!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely cards Barb, very impressive and so effective.xx ♥[aNNie]

JennyH said...

Love you weeds cards Barb, a great use of those scraps to make the second card : )

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards. Love this flowers.
Valerija xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful cards, love expecially the first one, the foil on the flowers really gives them a fab effect!

Maxine D said...

What fabulous cards Barb, and great use of the die - they look so totally different!
Blessings
Maxine

Judy Corner said...

Two more lovely cards Barb! Judy x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Barb love both the colour ways

Anne

Jane Willis said...

Two very beautiful cards - and once again, you are responsible for a die set being added to my wants list!
Jane

meg said...

love both cards Barb, great idea to use the stamp-off as a backing

SARN said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Barb. Brilliant use of the positive and negative die cuts.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Barb, I really love the effect that you've got with the second.

Sue xx

Tina Z. said...

I love both cards, this flower is beautiful!
hugs xx

Linby said...

Fab card, love your layout and great use of the negative card too.

Gerrina said...

Maybe it wa a quick-card, but I think it is a beauty! Great combo in colours and a beautiful paper! Hope you have some sunshine today too!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Two beautiful cards with one die-cut . . . bargain! I love the French script you stamped on the first background piece and the foiling sets it off beautifully. The second one looks so different and the navy blue is perfect for a sympathy card! Have a great week! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Carol L said...

These are both beautiful Barb! Great colors on each one but I'm really fond of the sympathy card!

Krisha said...

Two wonderful cards Barb! CAS and quick....the best kind. I might have to buy that die of the flower/weed...LOL

Cobnut Crafter said...

Love the contrast between the two cards and your use of 'scraps.' Anne x

Mrs A. said...

I like your twofers. Good idea to reuse the copier paper. Looks great. Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa Andersson said...

Two beautiful cards! Elegant and brilliant use of that flower die.
Hugs, Lisa

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Two cards for the effort of one. THat worked out well. I laughed at the the "just weeds" title. Hubby always asks why some flowers get to be called flowers and others are weeds. Who is to say?!

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards Barb, especially love the first with the bits of foil added to the flowers xx

Sylviahobbycards said...

2 lovely cards,Barb.Love the beautiful wild flower and the writing stamp.

Gr,Sylvia x

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Barb! The script is just perfect IMHO! Love both muchly.

Hugs

Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what very wonderful cards, and their designs are really lovely.
Love them both as they are both equally as nice.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Barb, such a great idea to use the negative die cut to create a second card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

MaryH said...

Barb, I have the same problems at some blogs. (and especially if they are Google -which I rejoined and am hoping to not have problems as I did last time with that...or the circles). I love this swiftly made card, which certainly doesn't look like a fast card. I love the soft suede tones of the paper, and clever to add the script stamping with the flower silhouette. It's a lovely look, in both the colorways you've done it. One for the stash, one to send! TFS & Hugs

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous creations, it is brilliant that you have made weeds look so good.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful cards Barb, lovely floral image and amazing the difference with changing the colour theme, Kate x

Janice said...

Lovely cards Barb, both of them. Pretty flower and I love the script stamping.
Janice x

Veerle said...

Love your card barb. I love the script stamp in the background and the lovely flower die cut. I have been MIA myself because I had a craft show you can see the pictures on my blog today. But it was worth all the hard work. Hugs Veerle xx

Aquarius said...

Great that you got two lovely cards for the price of one as it were. I've had that french script stamp forever I think and it is so useful. Love the flower die too

Babs Watson said...

gorgeous cards and such a beautiful stamp.

Hugs babs x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

So beautiful Barb, very clever to make the second card of the leftover piece.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Donna said...

Fantastic cards Barb, like seeing 2 designs with one stamp! Have a good day.

AlisonC said...

They are both completely different, it's interesting to see what you can do with the same idea.

Sylviahobbycards said...

Have a nice weekend, Barb.Do you have an emailadress? I have a question.

Gr, Sylvia x

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, barb - these are beauties, yes! What a fun technique - your cards are both so crisp and clean and elegant! Such a wonderful use of the space and these cards are striking and beautiful - love them! ♥

Diane said...

Two wonderful designs and colors Barb.

Hugs Diane

Craftychris said...

Both these are absolutely fabulous! Love that you have done two that are similar but also so different! xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A great couple of cards barb, and do love it when you get to use things up that've been around for ages, well done you!!!

Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x
{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

rachel said...

These are so pretty barb! Brill cards. Hugs rachel x

Lia said...

This stamp is amazing as well as your cards. They don't simply need no more...!
Lia xx

Sue - said...

Two pretty cards Barb!

lilian said...

Two great cards Barb Love the stamp,
Lilian

April Cheetham said...

Two lovely variations, Barb! Gorgeous! April Xx

Greta said...

2 wonderful cards, Barb! I really love the foiling on the first card!

Donna said...

Simple, stylish... and I love them. x