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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Saturday, 16 May 2015


Hi everyone I hope you are all enjoying some nice weekend weather. It is beautiful here today, with nice warm sunshine. There is quite a strong breeze but not enough to make it feel chilly.
The card I'm showing you today was inspired by our garden which is full of bluebells at the moment. In the past we have tried to dig some of them up but it seems the harder you try the more they grow and I do really like to see them, so now we just let them do their own thing and they are beautiful.
The stamp I used is from Chocolate Baroque stamped onto white card with black Memento ink. I used Derwent Coloursoft pencils blended with Sansodor for the colouring, and a pale grey Promarker at the base to ground them. I trimmed the image and matted it onto blue card. The base card is a white 15cm square and I stamped the grasses in the left hand corner using another Chocolate Baroque stamp and Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy ink. I fixed the bluebells in place and added three blue pearls to finish.
A nice quick post for you today. I am entering this at Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
                                                                                     The City Crafter - Focus on Flowers
                                                                                     Retro Rubber - May Flowers
Thank you all for visiting here today and for your comments, I truly appreciate the all.


  1. So sweet and pretty Jean, I love this one!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. wow, wow, wow, Jean! What a simply stunning card! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our floral theme and good luck!

  3. Such an adorable card Jean, i love bluebells. Your image looks so delicate, very pretty.
    Greetings Veerle

  4. Hi Jean,
    oh this is sooooooo! gorgeous.
    I love bluebells, and used to have them in my front garden of my old house.
    My sister came to visit from Wales, and loved them so I dug up quite a few, and gave them to her.
    Well the next year I had loads more as you mentioned.
    I do love that fab stamped image, and your colouring is ace.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend, sounds like your weather is nice.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. A beautiful card Jean, love the bluebells, we have them in our garden as well.
    Yvonne xx

  6. OH my, what a pretty stamp of bluebells! I love them too and they look so pretty on your card! I really like that fancy corner with matching pearls too!

  7. Absolutely beautiful, Jean. One of my favourite CB stamps and very topical too. I love the simplicity of your design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  8. This is a really pretty and elegant card Jean and I love the CB bluebells which you have coloured beautifully and the lovely grasses in the corner of the base card with the three matching blue pearls finishes it perfectly. x

  9. Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  10. Your card reminds me of how much I love bluebells!. Lovely coloring. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber this week. Hope to see you again soon...

  11. Very pretty Jean. I do love the bluebells. That´s something I am not likely to see out here. You have coloured your stamped image beautifully, and as usual, the extra elements compliment that perfectly. Kate x

  12. This is very pretty Jean. So delicate looking.

  13. This is very pretty Jean. So delicate looking.

  14. So pretty the design is so delicate. I love your design bet the garden looks good as well Love and hugs Carole x

  15. How much do I love this card! A whole lot! I love the image you used and aren't you lucky to have bluebells! I am not brave enough to try to grow them in northeastern Montana! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

  16. Lucky you to have such pretty flowers to enjoy outside. How wonderful that you could translate that beauty and share it with us on this lovely card. Your pencil coloring is so soft and blended. Love it! This is a peaceful & calming card, with this sweet image. Like the corner treatment too. TFS & glad you had some nice weather. Hugs

  17. Lovely card, so delicate and beautifully coloured, love the bluebells

    Thanks for joining us Stamping Sensations this month


  18. Love the soft, feminine detail. Thanks for doing the challenge!

  19. So pretty! Love those delicate little flowers!! Perfect card for spring! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber this week.

  20. Beautiful card with wonderful details that are inspired by your own garden. Thank you for including RRBC in your stamping fun.

  21. Such a pretty card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.