Quick card – and springtime alert!

So my mojo has been a little lacking this last couple of days, after a productive crafty weekend. (Thanks for your comments on my little birdie cards folks – I really appreciate them!)

Not been sleeping well this week, so I feel like I hit a great brick wall of tiredness and added to that, a couple of frantic days in the office have all left me feeling a bit too wiped out to be wildly creative 😦

Anyhoo, here’s a quick card I made last night, as inspired by Tiff’s sketch, TG011, over at her blog: I Heart Art… Love it Tiff, thanks for sharing…
A great chance to delve into one of my new My Mind’s Eye pads: ‘Stella and Rose – Hazel’. Cripes, these pads are all too lush for words. Almost too lovely to use!


The sentiment is made with some scrummy fabric Thickers ‘Delight’.
Yes, American Crafts, you’re right, they are delightful.


In other news…
Check out this springtime loveliness which I snapped in our garden at the weekend.
I got out on Sunday to do a spot of clearing and tidying, and these beauties are bringing cheer.



And even now a few days later there are more – lots more dwarf irises especially! So pretty. Big thanks to my mum who gave me some of her spare bulbs 😉

That’s all for now, Rx


About justsomestuffimade

I'm a crafty type and always have been. Forever. All kinds of crafting goodness. I'm married to a very special man. For one thing, he puts up with all the crafty nonsense.
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8 Responses to Quick card – and springtime alert!

  1. kasia says:

    Oh Ruth! For being tired and “lacking” mojo your card is incredible! I love the little ribbon ends and those fabric thickers are the perfect touch. 🙂

    So nice to see some places in the world are getting spring!

  2. Pauline says:

    Those papers are delish! Love the ribbon banners hanging down a fab idea, which I may have to borrow! XX

  3. Cute card Ruth! Love the bright and cheerful colors! Your flowers look lovely too 🙂

  4. iheartart says:

    Beautiful garden pics! Where do you live? It’s almost time for the daffodil parade here in WA! Your card is SOOOO lovely! Love the ribbon treatment and those happy thickers 🙂 Thanks for playing!

    • Glad you like the card Tiff – it’s a fun sketch 😉
      We live in Bristol, England. It’s over in the South-West and a major city, so close for work and all the lively goings-on. But also justif you take a 10 minute drive from our house, and you’re out in the country, so that’s lovely for gorgeous walks and fresh air. Today is a fine and bright day so it makes the flowers in my little garden look pretty happy 😉
      Take care, Rx

  5. clare says:

    This is so cute and fun! I love those letters!
    Oooo, thanks for sharing all those beautiful pics – a sight for sore eyes! 🙂

  6. heather i says:

    Cuuute! I’m with you on the my minds eye pads too! Such great texture!!

  7. Christine says:

    Lovely papers. They are some of my favorite too. Your card might be a quick one but it is also a beautiful one. So glad you were able to join our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
    xoxo, Christine

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