Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Patterned Poppies

DH was away in York last weekend, so having the house to myself for two whole days, I decided treat myself to two days of crafting.  However, things don't always go according to plan and I ended up on the sofa for two days with a pillow, a blanket, a box of tissues and several packets of Lemsip.....trying to shake off a flu-like bug.  

Having finished off a few Fiskarettes DT projects, (photos coming later when they have appeared on the Fiskarettes Facebook page), I've finally had time to make a card for the Less is More Challenge, where the challenge is 'Designer paper in a CAS style'.  As I've used snippets of green and patterned paper, I'll be off to the Playground too.
The flower die is Memory Box 'Row of Poppies'.  I die cut the poppies in green and pink patterned paper from a Dovecraft paper stack, snipping of the pink flower heads and sticking them over the green ones.  The grass is two row of Die-namics  'Fresh Cut Grass- die cuts.  

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

A second card today.  As DH has had his birthday, I can now post a photo of the card I made for him.
I've used the Spellbinders 'Happy Days' dies again for the base card and the scalloped border.  I can see this becoming one of my favourite dies!  Blue and white and a football theme was the most appropriate for DH. The front of the card is embossed with a Crafts Too football embossing folder.  The patterned paper is by Anna Marie Designs.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


Mac Mable said...

Sorry you where under the weather. Such a pretty first card, love that beautiful pink paper and those poppy dies. Fabulous 'man's' card and loving the embossing folder and clever design x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A fabulous, pretty make there with your design paper poppies Liz. Super feminine and ultra CAS as always. Also loving the footie card too - now that it clever (perhaps not CAS but definitely ingenious!)
Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
sorry to hear you have not been well.
2 wonderful cards, and very great designs.
Love the poppy one and also your hubbies Birthday one.
By the Happy Belated Birthday to him.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!! I love the pretty flowers on the first one!! The step design of the second one is awesome!! I hope you are feeling much, much better. Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Cara said...

Love your delicate poppies. Hope you're feeling better now. Your hubby's card is fab, I need to go to specsavers as I saw the embossed footballs as skulls! Early night for me I think! Cara x

Jean said...

Gosh Liz, I love those pretty dotty poppies. A lovely card for both challenges.
A super footie themed card for your hubby as well.
Hope you are feeling better now.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Both are fantastic! I love the polka dot poppies and that CAS design on the first card. The second is a super masculine card and I know your husband loved it.
Hope you're feeling better now and was able to get rid of that flu bug.

Kathleen said...

Isn't that just typical, 2 days to do as you like and you are laid up. Weird isn't it , gone through all winter and been fine, knocking on the door of May and I was just the same last week.
Two fabulous cards, again that lovely poppy die and love the dotty pink poppy's, fabulous CAS card.
Great card for Hubby, love the shape and the football theme but I do need to go to spec-savers and I thought the dark blue EF had skulls on, I thought his team must have been relegated.

Kath x

Neets B said...

Such a shame your crafty time didn't go to plan, I hope you're much better now. I love your die cut poppies, so cute in polka dot paper.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Janice said...

Both cards are really lovely Liz! The grass die is on my wish list and I'm so pleased you love the Spellbinders die set, Imdo like to help my friends spend their money!
It's so good it can be used for all different cards and you've made a great card for your hubby.
Hope you are feeling much better now.
Janice x

Barb said...

Hello Liz, So sorry to hear you've had a flu bug. It's a miserable thing that really pulls you down. I hope you're feeling a bit better now.

Two lovely cards. I love the paper pieced poppies with the grass at the bottom. The card for you Hubby's birthday is very special. Just right for a footie fan too. I hope he enjoyed his birthday. Barbxx

pam said...

Two wonderful cards Liz, hope you are feeling a lot better.
Pam x

Liz said...

Had a chuckle at your comment about the embossing folder. Skulls would have been appropriate too as his team is nicknamed The Pirates! xx

Liz said...

Haha! You're the second person to think the embossing looks like skulls! It does look more like football IRL, although with his team's nickname being The Pirates, skulls would have been fine too. ;-) x

Jane Willis said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly, hope you are better now. Two stunning cards, bet your husband was thrilled with is - skulls or footballs!!!

Kath said...

Two fabulous cards - I love the MB flowers of your first one and the football themed card for your OH is fab too.
Hope you're now feeling beter.
Kath x

Alison C said...

Things rarely go to plan do they? The poppies are lovely in the pink paper. I'm wondering if there is a market for a skull die...

Esther said...

Hope you're feeling better now! Two fantastic cards. I bet your DH loved his footie card! Your designer paper one is so pretty, really spring-like. Fab job!

Liz said...

I've already got a skull embossing folder. ;-)

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Liz. I almost used the Prim Poppies die for my LIM entry (not the same die but really similar as you know) - you made a perfect LIM card. And I bet your DH loved his steps card too! Poor you though, pole axed by the lurgy like that. Mrs A has just gotten over the flu - and it now seems the Doc has succumbed so it must be like a hospital in their house! Hope you're feeling loads better now.

It's lovely to see you in the Playground!


Di xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards. The poppies are so pretty and the card you made for your husband is amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Pat said...

Two wonderful cards Liz and the paper pieced poppies are really pretty and love the shaped card for your DH with great colours and the footballs/skulls..lol. Sorry you had a lousy weekend with the flu bug but hope you are feeling a lot better now. x

Sid said...

Liz I love your spotty poppies !

Susan said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Chrissie said...

Two beautifully executed cards Liz, I love the poppies... one of my fave dies!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Julie B said...

Love your husband's card, the step design is so unusual.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Joan said...

Great step style card with lovely blues, bet your husband loved it

Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week