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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday, 18 February 2013

Snowdrops For A Friend

 Just about now I should be showing you a picture of the Quintiles that I made for the swap at Chocolate Baroque where the theme this month is Valentines. I am not really all that  into Valentines and struggled slightly with what to do, but I eventually managed to get two made and was so pleased to have finished them  that I had  popped them into the post before realising that I had not photographed them.So I apologise for that and hope I remember next time.
 So today I have this card to show you, that I have made for one of
my crafting friends who has a  birthday this week. The stamps I
have used are from two rubber stamp sets recently released by
Chocolate Baroque, Spring Foliage and Spring Is In The Air. The snowdrops are stamped with Versafine Olympia green onto light green card and the stems and leaves coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and the flower heads with a white colour soft pencil. This was then trimmed and mounted onto dark green card.The backing paper is from a Prima Botanical pad and was trimmed with a deckle edged cutter to fit a white base card. I stamped the pussy willow with a brown memento ink and coloured with pencils.The flower panel is fixed with dimensional foam and the birthday greeting stamped with the Versafine green ink.

I am entering this at Make It Monday- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Blooming Images
Crafty Bloggers Network- Anything Goes.

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


  1. Very pretty Jean. I have ordered the catkins stamp too but it was only dispatched today. I decided against the snowdrops as I have several spring flower stamps. but I like the way they have worked together for your card. Kate x

  2. Lovely card Jean. I keep seeing snowdrops everywhere at the moment - lovely! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good Luck! Sharon x

  3. Beautiful card. The snowdrop stamp is gorgeous. Love the DP too. Sets it off beautifully. Thanks for joning us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxxx

  4. Hello Jean,
    First of all thank you for all the sunshine that you leave me. Your comments are so genuine I love receiving them.
    This card is very delicate and I like your style - how you stamp on the card stock and then the coloured image on a nestie. Very unusual style. Great colour combo too.

  5. This is so pretty - I just think the deckled edging really attractive with the white framing. I'm amazed by how lovely the colouring of those flowers is using the Spectrum Noir Pens. I rashly bought the starter set of 66 when they first came out & have regretted it ever since: I made a colour chart but trying to use them is another matter & I just don't get on with them.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Beautiful card, love the snowdrop images, they are appearing in my garden as well.
    Yvonne x

  7. Beautiful card Jean, love the design and the snowdrop image. Seen your card on MIM. Carolxx

  8. Love your card. It's very classy and the colours are calm. I love it. Thanks for playing with my Blooming challenge over at Crafty Card Makers this time.
    Love n hugs

  9. I love this Jean, the colours are beautiful (green is definitely one of my favourites), and the white snowdrops stand out really beautifully. The stamps look fabulous together.

    Hoping you are well Jean.

    Take care

    Maria xxxxx

  10. This is gorgeous! I love the soft colours and such a really pretty image :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Blooming Image" challenge.
    Fiona x

  11. Wow! I love those CaS card you do. What a great idea to stamp two different stamp as you have made. They are woderful. Thanks for your kindly words on my blog.
    Hugs Zora