Simple Stems Thankful For You

by Joanne James30. May 2014 12:00

Yay - it's Friday again! Boy did that come around quick! This week has been half term and having James Juniors at home for the week seems to make the week fly by! Anyway, the weather is supposed to improve this weekend so that will be good. I have a busy, busy day today with retiring lists, preorders, class preparations and more besides, so let's get to it! Today I'm sharing a card that I made for this week's challenge over at 'Less is More' where it's recipe week and we're asked to include a die cut on our card. I've also combined with the vibrant colour palette over at Colour Q this week:

I just loved the bold flowers on that shower curtain in the inspiration photo! I had to substitute a couple of the colours, as they have retired and I don't have them; I used Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi in place of Orchid Opulence and Certainly Celery, so my purple is not quite so electric but my card is just as colourful - take a look: 

I actually used the same CAS(E) This Sketch layout, turned through 90 degrees, that I used for yesterday's butterfly card for today's background, although it looks totally different here. I used Simple Stems to stamp my flowers, along with the little flower from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set, then used Bermuda Bay for my card base, my die cut 'thankful' - the Expressions Thinlit Dies are currently available on the clearance rack, if you would like to pick up a set for the bargain price of £13.79, I love mine! - and stamped the 'for you' in Bermuda Bay using the Fabulous Phrases stamp set.

This is one of those cards that I finished and just love - the colours, layout, the diecut word, it's so me! Do you ever make a card and like it so much that you think you'll struggle to give it away? I think the recipient of this one will have to be someone special, so if it lands in your mailbox then you should consider yourself very lucky!!

Right - I'm off to peruse the retiring lists and write out my pre-order for goodies from the new catalogue too (and maybe do a little housework!). Back tomorrow with another card; until then, happy stampin'!

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Comments (14) -

Jen Nelson
Jen NelsonUnited Kingdom
5/30/2014 2:48:25 PM #

Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
Jen xx


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/31/2014 11:48:18 AM #

Thanks Jen - I almost went with something more simple such as a square, but these dies are SO my favourite, I just had to use one and try and still keep things LIM!


Jackie Rockwell
Jackie RockwellUnited States
5/30/2014 5:39:57 PM #

Love your color combination and the "thankful" die is so PRETTY!


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/31/2014 11:49:03 AM #

Thank you Jackie - these bright colours are very me and when I saw the Colour Q palette this week I just had to go with it!


ChrissieUnited Kingdom
5/30/2014 11:20:41 PM #

This is a great die-cut and a great card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/31/2014 11:49:31 AM #

Thank you Chrissie - there are a favourite of mine!


Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
5/31/2014 12:48:31 AM #

Your stamped floral background is gorgeous!  Thanks for joining us at colourQ!


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/31/2014 11:50:02 AM #

So glad you like my card Jen - these colours are so me!


SylviaUnited States
5/31/2014 6:36:56 AM #

Lovely background stamping, Joanne, love the die cut sentiment on top! thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/31/2014 11:51:16 AM #

Thank you Sylvia - with this colour combination I thought the top die cut worked really well, the Bermuda Bay really stands out.


Tracey McNeely
Tracey McNeelyCanada
6/2/2014 1:45:31 AM #

Beautiful card Joanne, love those flowers. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the colourQ!


Joanne James
Joanne James
6/3/2014 12:00:24 PM #

Thanks Tracey - who ever would have thought a shower curtain would give such great inspiration?! Loved this week's colours.


AnneUnited Kingdom
6/3/2014 8:54:14 PM #

Sorry to be so late commenting on the die cut challenge
What a super creation Joanne!
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Less is More Designer


Joanne James
Joanne James
6/3/2014 9:42:12 PM #

No problem and thank you Anne - glad you like my card!


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