Saturday, January 22, 2011

Eastern Blooms for a friend

Hi again!  Hope your weekend has started well.   Carlos has been busy this morning finishing off the first coat of paint on the house as they have announced heavy rains for later today, it's looking rather grim out there right now actually, dark clouds everywhere.... good day for crafting though!

I've just finished this card 10 minutes ago, I followed another Clean and Simple sketch AND a Color Lab challenge as well - this is incredible!  From being totally fazed by sketches I've embraced them wholeheartedly - after all they take the hard work out of card making, which for me is coming up with new ideas all the time!  ( Sorry Color Lab, I don't have any More Mustard ink but thought the Pumpkin Pie was a pretty good substitute in this case).

I really enjoyed making this card, I must use that {friend to friend} sentiment more often!

If you'd like to join me on my Facebook page click on this link - look forward to seeing you over there.

What I used:

Card:  Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Ink:  Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write markers, Old Olive ink pad.

Stamp Sets:  Eastern Blooms, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Tools and other fun stuff:  Large Ornament punch, Scalloped Edge punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampa-ma-jig, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.


  1. What a great use for the ornament punch now that Christmas is out of the way.

  2. As Keryn said - what a great idea! Love this idea!

  3. Frances, this card is beautiful! Great idea the way you used the ornament punch. You know you can use the ornament as a fish shape!!!

  4. Thanks for your lovely comments everyone! Yes Rosie, I have seen fish made with the punch, I am yet to explore that idea - funny considering I'm a Pisces LOL!

  5. Very cute! Love the colors and using the ornament punch as a vase is so clever!

  6. What a fun idea to use the branch image in a vase. I like the choice of embossing too.

  7. Francis,

    I love this card! It is such fun to turn this ornament punch into a vase! I found your blog from the Clean and Simple Blog, I was drawn to that because my mother's maiden name is Poff!!! I don't hear that name very much in the USA where I live, and was surpised to hear it coming from New Zealand! We family members are trying to decide if it is a German name, or Swiss. Do you happen to know?

    Blessings, Lisa

  8. Great clean and simple card! And I love that vase! Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab!