Pansy Petals Suite Hello Card PP538

by Joanne James25. April 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has a sketch challenge for us to work with:


I embraced the layers of Claire's sketch this week and decided to play with some more new goodies from the forthcoming 2021 Annual Catalogue to bring you another 'sneak peek' - this time featuring the Pansy Petals Suite - take a look:


This is what I affectionately like to call a 'kitchen sink' card - because it uses pretty much everything but the kitchen sink! It features three new in-colours: Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Polished Pink, along with the Pansy Patch stamp set and co-ordinating Pansy Dies, two different patterns of Pansy Petals designer series paper, some Polished Pink open weave ribbon and even a little gold Bumblebee trinket:


I wanted to get to grips with the layering of the pansy dies so this card was a great way to do that. I did go to town with my new goodies this week - I just couldn't help myself!! I'm linking today's card up with the team over at SUO Challenges where the theme is designer series paper; I really should have used it as an opportunity to use up some of my retiring paper, but when I came to make my card the pansies won out! Are you excited for the arrival of the new annual catalogue? Just over a week to go until it's here - copies will be going out in the post to everyone who has shopped with me in the last 6 months this week. If you would like a copy and you aren't on my mailing list, please get in touch. Meanwhile, I will have more goodbyes to retiring products to share this week!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I'll be spending mine in the garden enjoying the lovely weather that we've been lucky enough to experience here in the UK this week. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Comments (20) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/25/2021 12:53:44 PM #

Joanne, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!  I love, love, love the DSP and those pansy dies steal the show!!!!!  I may have to add those to my list.  I love pansies.  We grow them in the winter in GA.  Too hot in the summer.  The color combo is beautiful and so Springy!  Now, on to that little gold bee.  How fun is that!  You made my sketch shine this week!  Have a great week, My Friend!  


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
4/25/2021 6:07:52 PM #

Gosh, isn't this DSP gorgeous?  I was swooning over it before it even got here, lol.  A perfect card to show off this wonderful suite - love it!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
4/25/2021 7:47:20 PM #

I LOVE this!  such a beautiful flower - this set is definitely on my shopping list (just need you to send me the new catalogue...!!)


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/26/2021 12:41:41 AM #

Thanks for sharing all these items from this beautiful suite!  Just gorgeous!  That gingham paper is a perfect background for these pretty blooms!


NancyUnited States
4/26/2021 3:26:19 PM #

Oh, Joanne WOW! This is beautiful I said it out loud when I saw it for the first time over at TPP. Great job with the sketch and your choice of papers too.  Have a great week!


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
4/26/2021 6:43:52 PM #

Joanne, this is insanely stunning and a project I will definitely be CASEing! Thank you so much for sharing with us. Thank you so much for participating at Please join us tomorrow for our new challenge!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/30/2021 11:50:38 AM #

Thanks Cindy, that is high praise indeed - you CASE away with pleasure!


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
4/26/2021 10:49:20 PM #

That pansy card is awesome! I love this...reminds me of my mom who loved pansies!!!


Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
4/27/2021 3:17:52 AM #

This is absolutely stunning.  Your kitchen sink mix is happy and perfect, Joanne.  You showcased this suite beautifully.  I am grinning from ear to ear.  Enjoy the rest of your week.


Natalie Arnold
Natalie Arnold United Kingdom
4/27/2021 2:16:35 PM #

Wow Joanne such a fabulous card love these pansiesand such pretty colours too love the little bumble bee trinket thankyou so much for taking part in the SUOchallenge hope to see you on the next one which goes live today x Natalie


Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
4/27/2021 5:29:32 PM #

Well the kitchen sink is gorgeous Joanne!  I love this bright pansy and all those layers are certainly worth it!  Fantastic card to show off so many new products!  Hope you're having a great week!


VickyUnited Kingdom
4/27/2021 7:16:12 PM #

How lovely to see some sneaky peeks Joanne! The colours are lovely and the pansies look interesting too. You are so versatile with your styles of card making! Vicky x


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/30/2021 11:49:47 AM #

This one was a little 'all in' for me to be fair Vicky - I find that when I get a whole load of new things I end up either using everything in one go or being unable to come up with anything - it takes me a while to rediscover my groove lol!


Lesley Seabrook
Lesley SeabrookCanada
4/29/2021 5:15:47 PM #

Love this card Joanne, I don't have this set yet, but the paper is pulling me in Smile  I love your neat use of the fab ribbon! thx for the inspiration! Smile


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/30/2021 11:48:21 AM #

Thanks for the lovely comment Lesley, so glad you liked my card - yes, the paper is gorgeous and I am a sucker for some pretty patterns always!!


4/30/2021 3:55:29 PM #

Absolutely gorgeous card 👏💐 congrats 😊 have a great day


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/30/2021 4:18:35 PM #

Absolutely stunning, Joanne! This paper is gorgeous...and so it the pansy! I LOVE your "kitchen sink" card!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/30/2021 9:38:53 PM #

The layering potential of those pansy dies is fantastic. I imagine there's a lot to be done with them - and you will keep showing us amazing things made with them! The tiny bee is swoon-worthy! Lovely card, Joanne.


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
5/1/2021 4:35:31 PM #

What a gorgeous pansy card!  You're making me regret not getting at least the pansy DSP on my preorder ;)  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/2/2021 3:37:34 AM #

Oh, you can't go wrong with a pretty pink pansy! Such a pretty card, Joanne!


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