20 April 2011

Forever Friends


This card has been so sweet to make as I love my Beatrix Potter stamps and don’t use them anywhere near as much as they deserve but I think I’m losing my mojo because I just can’t get things to look the way I want them too. I wanted a card that looked vintage but not completely so I added some splotches on various parts of the card and dyed the lace with Distress Ink -vintage photo but on looking at it I think I should have ‘aged’ the ribbon as well. I had this card made a while ago but wasn’t completely sure it was finished and then today I thought I’d get out some of my ribbon flowers that were in my stash and added those then I thought –if you have flowers you need butterflies so after trying several I settled for a die cut larger one-I bought this die and several others about four years ago when Big W decided to reduce them, they were the first dies that I had and haven’t used them enough and then attached the brass charm on top- thought it still looked wrong so grabbed my Martha Stewart punch and did a couple of those- it added just that bit more but I feel it doesn’t really jell together- please let me know what you think.


I just found this blog called    “Let’s get Shabby”  earlier this month and they had a cool challenge http://letsgetshabby.blogspot.com/2011/03/challenge-22.html to create a Beatrix Potter item in the style of her books- while this probably isn’t in line with her books it does use one of her images so maybe I’m allowed with that.   Smile  The blog is  based in Sydney so it’s sort of local to me so I thought I would enter.

Card info:- Card stock- Viza Blue impress woodgrain texture cut to finished size 5 1/2”x 5”; Papers- Grace Taylor and various scraps from my stash; Stamp- Beatrix Potter and sentiment i’ve had for a while and can’t remember where it came from;Other:- Punch-Fiskars Victorian circle punch, Fiskars lace border punch, corner punch from a set from Big W, Martha Stewart Butterflies; Die- Butterfly from Accu-cut; Ink- Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Versamark watermark;Embossing Powder Zing gold;Whispers Brushmarkers; Liquid Pearls Bisque; Flowers and Brass butterfly from stash, Helmar –tacky glue, X Press It double sided tape and Foam mounting tape.

Thanks for visiting, Catch you later.


Kathy S


  1. very cute card!! thanks for playing with us!!

  2. what a sweet card thanks for playing with us at shabby.

  3. Love your colours. A very pretty card . Thanks for playing along at LGS.

  4. Hi,Kathy!!!
    Your card is so lovely!!!!
    I love your card!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Shabby!!!

  5. Such a sweet card, love the butterflies. Great take on the challenge.
    Hugz, Z

  6. adorable card. Love the colors ...
    Hugs, Janie

  7. Beautiful! Love the spring colours and all the fun embellies!

  8. Oh this is so sweet and colourful !