Ooh look, two posts in two days!  Must be on a roll, but don’t worry, I’m sure it won’t last though!!

This is a card I made way back in July for my nieces sixth birthday, I’d seen variations of it on the net for a few months and thought it would be a really cute little card for Sophie.  I’ve seen better attempts than this, but as always, I have to use my stash on hand and although I have a lot of flower stamps it always seems like you don’t have the exact thing to make your project stand out!  I’ve also been trying to buy other types of stamps in the last few months so I have a broader range to choose from, I always seem to be drawn to the flowers for some reason!

Anyway, here’s the card.  The template came from a lovely lady by the name of Andrea Walford who has put together a post with a free download for this card.  The instructions are very clear and it’s actually very easy to make.  The most time consuming part was carefully cutting around all the little flowers, took me blinking ages!  And I apologize in advance for the photography, it was late by the time I was done (as usual) and I had to use the flash to get any decent shots at all.

The paper is a free download from Gina K Stamp TV, if you haven’t come across this site before I suggest you set aside an hour or two and have a really good look around at all of the great things Gina is doing.  The flower stamps are mainly from Inkadinkado, the bright pink ones were  punched from flocked card stock.  The ribbon was from the stash as were the little flower gems and I added Crystal Stickles to the flowers.  The inks were a combination of Martha Stewart and Colorbox Q Inks.

Back with another card later!  And guess what I’ve been working on this week???  Christmas cards! Thought I’d get a head start.  I also have a new love in my crafting life…. Kraft card stock, I absolutely adore it.  It seems to be really popular at the moment, I’m seeing it on lots of blogs and I love the natural, simple, earthy look of it.  So I bought some and I’ve been having a play with it.