For the card I have made today, I am using my new stamp set, by lilybeedesign, called Buttercup, which includes a couple of background blocks. I have seen these small pattern squares elsewhere (eg Clearly Besotted, UK), but this is the first time I have been able to use them. In addition to these extra elements to use, I have also been trying to master the crochet flower. Thank goodness for YouTube tutorials, and the patient crafters who share their knowledge. I looked at several videos, including ones by ginacrafter, crochet geek and iknitwithcatfur (she doesn't), and taking advice from all of them, I have managed to complete quite a few. They are really quick to make, and although I'm no expert, I think they make a nice embellishment for a card. So simple, but effective - I like it.
The last card has been made by my grandson, Alex - it is a Thank you card for the teacher at his school who has been coordinating the students involved in this year's State Schools Spectacular, of which he is a participant. The students gain so much from their involvement in this thoroughly professional production, and a great big thank you is deserved by all those who help to make it happen.