Category Archives: Lavender

CASology Week 25 (New) and CR84FN Week 69 (Raspberry, Lavender, Neutral)

A wish for all the DTs at my favorite challenges (do check them out on the sidebar if you haven’t played along already), to all my visitors and frogger followers, and to all the lovely new friends I’ve cyber-met over the last few months …

Joyeuse Année … Health, Happiness and Inspiration in 2013!

This is my first card of the year … it’s for CASology, where the cue card is ‘New’ (and where three new Designers have joined the mega talented DT … Judy, Maureen and Meghan … check out their inspiring creations!) and for CR84FN, where the yummy colour combination is Raspberry, Lavender and Neutral … I just had to make good use of a combination that included lavender after making my little lavender delights during the Christmas/New Year break!

CASology25, CR84FN69              

New baby leapt into my mind when I saw the CASology Cue Card and with the soft colours from CR84FN, it just had to be for a little girl … so I aimed for sugar and spice and all that’s nice!  It’s a very long time since I did a tall narrow card, but this image just cried out for it!  The base is neutral and textured (I know, it looks white and flat in the photo!), with the edge scallop-punched.  The buggy is a die cut done using raspberry and lavender papers, but I had to change the wheels … the originals just didn’t work so I did a bit of mechanics to take them off and replace them with something more blingy!  I added the tiniest little heart shaped gem to the gingham heart and used rub-ons for the sentiment.

I’m off to have a wander around blogland  … thanks so much for coming by, and especially so if you’ve had chance to make a comment below … Anita 🙂

Supplies:  Cardstock: Docrafts,  Papers:  Stash,  Bling: Papermania,  Border Punch: Fiskars, Die-cut: Cricut, Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge

One Layer Wednesday #120 (Cheers) & Lavender Delights

I  have a couple of things to share with you today … this card is the first …

OLW120 (Cheers)

I missed the last challenge at One Layer Wednesday, so I’m really pleased to be able to play along this week.  Karen is the host and her challenge is Cheers … create a card with some kind of drink on it.  The urgency needed for Friday’s under-10-minute card has clearly hung around till today as this one turned out to be another ultra quick creation … and so it should be really, it’s so very simple … image, scored border, stamped sentiment linked with a second line border … job done!

Now (as the phrase goes) for something completely different …

This year, our lavender plants grew like never before and were full, full, full of flowers … the scent released when brushing past them was wonderful.  I thought it’d be nice to try to preserve a little of that kind of ‘hazy lazy days of summer’ scent, so a few weeks ago I harvested the flowers and they’ve been waiting in our now beautifully fragranced fridge for me to use them!   As it’s not been too busy on the challenge front over the past few days, I’ve used a few quiet moments to make up some sweet little lavender sachets and we’ve been sending them out to family and friends as surprise gifts for New Year … after all, no-one thinks they’re going to get any more packages once Santa’s been!  Here are some photos …


Lavender2     Lavender3


For your surprise New Year gift and for your olfactory delectation (what?), I’ve added a ‘scratch and sniff’ feature to the top photo (a bit like doing a link really), so go ahead and give it a go and breathe in that lovely aroma!!

Hope you’re having a glorious weekend … thanks so much for coming by and especially so if you’ve had time to leave a comment below, it’s a joy to read them!  Anita 🙂

Recipe:  Cardstock: Crafter’s Companion,  Image: Docrafts,  Sentiment: Woodware,  Ink: Hobbycraft,  Fine Liner: American Crafts