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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Birthday Flowers

It seems ages since I posted anything here, ( well it is nearly a month actually ), I have been busy making Christmas cards and just haven't got round to the blogging. Anyway after just over a two week card making marathon they are all done and just need writing ready to post. I also have a load of family birthdays at this time too, three in November, four this week ,one next week and one more to do before the end of the month. Today I am showing you these two flowery cards that I made for my sister and sister in law for this week.
For this first one I stamped the rose from Chocolate Baroque onto white card and coloured it with colour soft pencils, and then trimmed it down and lightly shaded the background with spun sugar Distress Ink, and then mounted it onto some brown pearlised card.I cut some green pearlised card to fit the front of my base card and cut the scalloped edge with a Memory box die, and tied a pink organza ribbon around it before sticking to the card. I fixed the rose panel in place and then stamped and mounted the sentiment to match and fixed it place with foam pads.

For this one I started  in much the same way by stamping the poppy onto white card. This is also a Chocolate Baroque stamp as are the other stamps used on this card.The flowers were coloured with pencils and the background shaded with bundled sage DI, and mounted on a darker brown pearlised card. The base card is folded  from a light green pearlised card. I positioned the prepared image to left hand side and stamped the grasses and small butterflies at the side with Versafine olympia green ink. The larger butterfly was stamped, coloured and cut out and fixed on with silicon glue.

I am entering this at
 Crafty Bloggers Network- Anything Goes
Make It Monday- Anything Goes
Vintage Stamping Challenges- Pocket Full of Posies

 Thank you for taking a look, I appreciate your comments.


  1. Nice cards. I love your sweet coloring.

    I saw you at MIM and stopped by. Feel free to check out my projects too (#67 and #177).

    Hugs from Slovenia!

  2. Two lovely floral cards Jean. I wonder if the poppies are for brenda because I made her a poppy card too! I love that Chocolate Baroque poppy, and you have coloured it beautifully.
    Kate x

  3. Leo
    Very cards Jean, and I bet it was nice to escape the Christmas card production line :-)


  4. Two totally delightful cards is Jean, a lovely rose on the first one but the poppies have to be my favourite.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

    B x

  5. I so enjoy coming to see your creations & these have both given me ideas. I especially like your second one with the background stamping of the butterflues & grasses & your gorgeous colour combination. Both are classy & elegant.
    Hope you're winning with all the prep.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Two beautiful birthday cards in great colors. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

  7. Beautiful card, the flowers are lovely.

  8. Hi Jean, these are both such gorgeous cards...I love poppies too! I think poppies and butterflies just go together so beautifully.
    Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  9. Beautiful Jean just what we need to see at the moment, they make a fabulous change from Christmas cards.

    Thank you for sharing withh us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  10. Beautiful card and lovely colours. Thank you for joining us over at CBN this month.

    Linda DT xxx

  11. Hi Jean

    These are really beautiful, I love your colouring with these pencils. The rose in the first one is lovely. How is your little great grandaughter doing? I'm sure she's growing very fast. Our little Ethan is just starting on solids! Take care and if you don't post before, have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas Jean.

    Maria xxxxx