Friday, 6 April 2012

CAS Flowers

A quick post from me today...I'm in the middle of making some Hot Cross Buns...if they turn out ok, I'll pop back to show you later. I had a play with some new stamps on this card...the flower and butterfly are from a set by My Paper World (called 'Flowers & Butterflies' strangely enough!). I masked of a strip across the centre of the card, and blended 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink over it, before stamping the flower and butterfly uaing a 'London Fog' Memento inkpad. I stamped them again on some scrap card, coloured them using 'Tattered Rose' and 'Victorian Velvet' Distress Inks, then layered them over the top...I don't think I'd cleaned my brush properly since using a Cosmic Shimmer pigment last week, so they're slightly sparkly! The sentiment stamp is from the 'Wonderful' set by Penny Black.

Challenges for this card:
**Edited to add - the Hot Cross Buns have just come out of the oven**
Despite the splodgy crosses...they still tasted yummy!

Happy Easter everyone!


Janette said...

Hi Helen, This is stunning, so elegant and pretty..
Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz for our CAS week.xx

Julie said...


SewSuzySew said...

Very Pretty!

Lynne said...

Really pretty card and I must say your hot cross buns look scrumptious.
Lynne xxx

Squirrel x said...

Oooh, fabbie elegant card hun - this is really very pretty and gorgeous and my birthday is in July (wink). Corr, that bun looks yum - I'm too much of a lazy b to bake them - we had "Finest" ones today, toasted with lashings of butter (well, Flora Light really) and they were good, but yours looks really very very very plump and tasty! Sxxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous the colours and pretty layout too :o)

have a lovely Easter and big hugs Vicky xx

mandy said...

Lovely card Helen soft colors are fab together.

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop

Hugs Mandy DDS-DT XX

Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

wooooooow wonderfull card and happy easter to you to.

with love

Sandra H said...

Beautiful and elegant card Helen:)x

Chrissie said...

Both the card and the bun look yummy!
Thanks so much Helen.
"Less is More"

Claire said...

Super stunning card Helen, love the soft colours and that hot cross bun looks delicious! Hugs, Claire x

Hanneke said...

What a pretty card! Love the elegance and it looks wonderful! I hope you have a wonderful Easter, that bun looks jummie! Hugs, Hanneke

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Helen, really elegant. The Hot Cross Buns look pretty yummy too. I love Hot Cross Buns, not made them for a long time!

Have a lovely Easter.

Kat xx

Little K Smith said...

This is so pretty Helen, love the soft spring colours!
Have a lovely Easter :)

Mandi said...

Pretty cards Helen
Sorry I'm late
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Karen said...

Really lovely Helen, so crisp looking, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

TRACEY MO said...

A very classic card love the colours. Thanks for joining us at digi doodles shop challenges.

Tracey DT

carol said...

Hello..oooh pretty CAS card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Mmmmm yummy hot cross bun can taste it from x carol

irene speaks said...

Lovely Blog, Helen! Again, thanks for putting up that recipe on AMR! Just realized that hitting a name can lead to a blog. I'm so new to this whole world but am finding it fun! Must admit I'm confused half the time since my cyber skills are very "so-called"!

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

What a pretty card. The hot cross bun looks lovely. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. Jenny DT x