Friday, 12 July 2013

Fussy & Fancy Challenge #93 ... Lemon & Lavender

OOOH I have been such a naughty Blogger it's been a while but it's Fussy & Fancy Challenge time again so I need to do a quick post for my offering this month ... the theme is Lemon & Lavender. I do not use a lot of yellow in my cardmaking normally so I was struggling to come up with an idea... I must give credit the inspiration for this card comes from the Clarity DT team particularly Maria Simms.

I love this Clarity Stamp silhouette image of the children playing on a swing it reminds me of my childhood, running free and playing on a makeshift swing in the fields near my grandparents house. I also love this Clarity sentiment, the idea of sending someone sunshine to brighten up their day .... a real un-birthday card. I played around and decided a stepper card would show off the topper best, I used some of my precious Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper for the matting and layering, the shade of lavender was perfect with yellow.

Naturally there had to be flowers somewhere on the card and a stepper card gave plenty of smaller areas to put them, daisies seemed a natural choice.

A ribbon , a bow, some paper lace a button with some bakers twine and I was done, this colour scheme really grew on me as I was making this card, it looks quite Summery like those balmy days so long ago  :) Speaking of Summer must go now the garden is calling me hanging baskets have been baking in the sun all day so they need a good drenching, bye for now xxx Annie
PS sorry this is late being posted up I had scheduled it to post automatically... and it didn't on the very day that I knew I was going to be busy with Nana duties and needed to behave .Never mind better late than nevr eh !! xx


  1. Annie, your card is gorgeous and really Inspirational. Like you I find inspiration from other crafters blogs. Hope you have a good weekend. Jo. X

  2. Beautiful card Annie and great to get inspiration from others as well as your memories. Love your use of the colour scheme and we feel honoured that you've used your precious Graphic 45 papers too :-) xx

  3. Hi Annie, I think your card is beautiful and your use of the yellow works really well, it is nice when we are encouraged to use colours we would shy away from normally isn't it. Sam

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  5. Beautiful card Annie. I don't tend to use a lot of yellow either and I probably wouldn't think to put it with lavender but it looks fab. x