Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Very simple and very CAS

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.

4 comments:

  1. I love these ones mum! You could make me a bunch of thank you cards like this and I'll buy them!! Not as much love necessary but ones I can give to teachers, friends and family. do you have a 'with love' stamp instead of love you? seriously, I'll take 10 at least! "thanks Mum - you're the best!" you can make one like that too, you'll see it come round soon, lol!

    I bet Alex's teacher was WELL impressed, very creative. Well done Alex

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  2. Despite what mark said, if you want to bring your chevron stamp over when you come... maybe we can get some work done!

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  3. We can definitely get some work done while he's at work, eh? Just put a curtain over the 'stuff' in the basement, so he can't see what we're doing!

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  4. Fantastic CAS cards, Ann! And your grandson obviously inherited the talent, what a gread design! I specially love the doodled frame :)
    Thanks so much for the kind words you left on my blog!

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