Thursday 15 May 2014

Just For You Brenda

Brenda is one of the crafting ladies who comes along to the monthly craft group I meet up with.  We all have our different crafting styles and I would say that Brenda favours ink and stamping techniques with a bit of die cutting thrown in.  She takes part in online classes and usually brings along her samples to show us and I would say that some of these are better than the original class examples.  This has given her a fantastic reference library of colour and techniques at her fingertips when Mr Mojo goes walkabout.

I went back to the Woodware large word stamp Just For You to make Brenda's birthday card.  The addiction to this stamp, the stitching dies and mixing and matching papers and embellishments around them continues and there are more cards to share besides this one.

The patterned papers for this version are from the Nitwit Collections Promises and Snow Princess Solids and plain card in toning colours were chosen for the backing layers and the flower embellishments.  The Nitwit Collections are ideal to use with all their matching papers in colour and design.

The flower embellishments were made using a mixture of Marianne ribbon dies, layered flower dies and stitching dies with Card Candi from Craftwork Cards in their centres.  The little flowers were punched using the X-cut small flower punch and have crystal dot peel off centres.

The Just for U was stamped and embossed on to the Snow Princess patterned paper using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous.  It was then stamped and embossed on to two of the patterned papers from the Promises Collection.  Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper design and paper pieced on to the main topper.  The topper was then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder.  This welds the paper piecing to the card and adds texture which I hope you can see in the picture.  A stitched border was added before the topper was framed and layered using square Grand Nestabilities dies.

A stitched border was also added to the other two panels on the card and along with the flowers, ribbon , a bow and brads were the extra embellishments.

It takes time to stitch these flowers but it's something which is quite relaxing to do and I enjoy the challenge of trying to match up colours of thread and card to layer and co-ordinate with the different patterned papers. This project was an indulgence in using my favourite colours.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges


  1. Beautiful card with all those fabulous patterns! Love the pretty little flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Fabulous card, love the colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.xx

  3. Gorgeous card love your flowers and your card design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. I love this stamp too and your colour choice is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy and would love you to enter

  5. Great card love all the paper piecing and colour combo, well done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  6. What a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  7. I like the dp you used and the flowers are just so pretty. I also like the way you did the "Just For You" sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Flowers.
    Deborah CS GDT

  8. I love this color combo. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments! :)

    Petya DT

  9. So much work has been put into your card and it has paid off!
    So glad you played along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  10. so gorgeous liz.i love this stamp and your colours and flowers are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Lovely card! Thank you for joining our Friendship Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  12. What a great card. The colours are lovely. I love those stamps, they lend themselves so well to paper piecing.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  13. Beautiful card. Love the color combo.
    Thanks for joining our Friendship Challenge at Love to Create.

    LTC DT

  14. Fabulous card, wonderful detailing and very pretty colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  15. Hi there, that is one lovely card! Wonderful colours and the flowers are gorgeous! I got one of that range of stamps recently, but mine says 'cake'! Looking forward to playing with it!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Paptertake Weekly.


  16. This is gorgeous, love it. Such a nice change to see a card made without an image of sorts. brilliant :) Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine this time, good luck,hugs Jackie DT.

  17. What a beautiful card, really pretty flowers and love the colour combo...Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine and hope you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT

  18. You are on a roll! LOVE this design and the color is my favorite! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  19. beautiful card. lovely flower stacks & awesome colour combo!

    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  20. I love your elegant card with this pretty and cute flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge Flowers. Hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs and good luck,