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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


It is a very long time since I entered a card  for Less Is More, not
because I didn't want to I just seem to be busy doing other things. Anyway  I noticed this week that their challenge was to make and/or use a charm and as I like adding charms to my cards and I needed a quick card for a friend I decided to have a go. I stamped the Hero Arts flower twice, inked with seedless preserves and forest moss Distress Inks onto white card. Then the quote which is from Chocolate Baroque was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black. I trimmed the card and mounted it onto some mauve pearl card. I then wrapped some narrow matching ribbon with a flower charm threaded on it around and fixed it all to a folded white card. A nice quick card to make and one that I was quite pleased with. Sorry to Chrissie and Mandie for being absent for so long, I will try and be back soon.

I am also entering this for The Craft Room Challenge; Ink It
and Make It Monday; Anything Goes.


  1. Jean, what a stunning CAS card, perfect, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

  2. It's great to see you back again Jean with this lovely card... what a fab image too! They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that... maybe you'll love our challenges even more from now on!
    Pretty little charm too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Your card is so pretty x x

  4. This is delightful & I love the way you have echoed the shape of the flowers with your charm. The use of the Seedless Preserves with Forest Moss makes this beatifully elegant & i really like the way your narrow ribbon echoes the narrow matting layer in mauve card provided by your card base.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Love the clean and crisp look of your card. simply beautiful. Sure glad I saw it over at Make It Monday.

  6. So pretty! I love the clean design.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  7. Hi Jean, that's just a very beautiful card. So stylish and just great. Thanks also for your lovely comment at my blog.
    Hugs Claudia

  8. Beautiful card, I love the quote.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Really gorgeous. I love the CAS design and monochromatic style of your card.
    Your card caught my eye at MIM. I'm #138 & 194!

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  10. Just lovely Jean
    Good to see you were missed

    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  11. It is a charming card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

  12. This is stunning Jean, I love the cas style of it, and how you've used the stamp is perfect - I won a set of these from the Stampman a little while ago but haven't used them much yet. Thanks for joining in with our Ink It challenge at the Craft-Room as well.

    Maria x

  13. Hello Jean...this is a beautiful elegant card (something I aspire to create).. Thank you for joining us at the Craft Room challenge this fortnight. Good luck! Suzanne :)

  14. Hi Jean, this is a delightful card the quote is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

  15. What a beautiful elegant card, and my fav colour ! Thanks so much for joining our Craft Room Challenge..Esther xx