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!

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

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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.

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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 😉

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That’s all for now, Rx

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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!
    *hugs*

  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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