A card to share some news

Hi there
Just a quick card today. A ‘just because’ card. Will send this one to friends to share a spot of news we had this week re: hubby’s job. (He got a new one. At the same company, managing a new team. Great news!)

I made it for the Catered Crop – Follow The Recipe challenge FTR18. To mix up some/ all of these ingredients:

– Colours: primary colors like red, yellow, blue (and green), and a little brown for dirt
– Stamps and Stickers: anything that grows from a seed, gardening, back to school, worms!
– Patterns: circles, checked/gingham, notebook paper
– Colour Mediums: stamping ink, markers (ProMarker, Copics)
– Embellishments: buttons, ribbon, thread/twine
– Tools: border punch, die cut shapes, embossing plates
– Techniques: make a bookmark, mat your panels, tie ribbons through your buttons, machine sewing
– Theme: garden, back to school

Loads of options! Here’s my card:

Catered Crop recipe card FTR18 butterflies&buttons

So my colours aren’t so primary but I couldn’t make it work any other way. My mojo just must have been lacking as I couldn’t make any other colours look right 😉
But the yellows, greens and touch of brown are there!

No stamps or stickers, no marker pens but I went for it with the gingham background paper and inked the edges with Distress Ink ‘Tea Dye’.
And the buttons are threaded with twine – so that’s good for the embellishments ingredient and the technique.

CateredCrop recipe card FTR18 butterflies & buttons

I used a few die-cut pieces from a Jillibean Soup ‘Dutch Mustard Soup – Pea pod parts’ sheet – the butterflies (kind of gardeny for the theme huh?) and the speech bubble message and the hearts border strip.

CateredCrop recipe card FTR18 butterflies & buttons

Then to finish I added this fancy lacy gold ribbon as another border strip. Love the scallops! That’s my own little spice for the recipe 😉

Hope you like. Thanks for stopping by folks, 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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4 Responses to A card to share some news

  1. Oh how pretty – I love how you missed all those fun patterns. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

  2. Jackie says:

    Very sweet card Ruth! So happy to hear about your Hubby’s good news!

  3. kasia says:

    Congrats to your hubby on his new job! Very exciting. 🙂
    Love this card, the colours are gorgeous and so is that fabulous lace!

  4. Pauline says:

    Love this card, so lovely, the butterflies are perfectly placed, and I love the colour combo.

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