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.


  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

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

  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!

  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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