Thursday, 6 August 2015

I told you I do simple!

Hello Everyone
I'm recovering from the weekend's train run. I have to say, that it was funny, rather than a pain. I knew we wouldn't be getting a train until early morning and I was prepared for that. It was just a shame that we faffed about wondering which platform to go to. Our line is pretty reliable and trains quite frequent during the day From where I live into Kings Cross only takes 20 minutes or so. I just thought it was funny seeing all these people asleep in Starbucks and on benches. Most whom I assume were waiting for trains to France or Belgium. Out dancing tonight (not again I hear you moan! hee hee)
Here's another very simple but I think very effective card. I made it for a friend who is in hospital and of course no fresh flowers are allowed. I assume her diet is very restrictive too. I was going to send her an edible bouquet instead here which I have used a lot because they are close to where I live. They usually make the perfect gifts for somebody in hospital and are a bit different as fresh flowers are a no no
I started with a DL card and cut the floral pattern - Llidl to make a mat and then cut the Quilted Striplet and a frame with a 3cm border in white. I glued the Striplet flat onto the mat and the frame I foam mounted. The sentiment was printed and cut with the small die in the Becca Feakin Filigree Delights set.I also cut a second one in the floral print, cut it in half, to create a shadow Easy for batch making (not that I'm at that point in my card making journey) and for many occasions I think


  1. Brilliant card Karen, love the Die and design.
    I don't have that one, I could be tempted!!
    Maybe Hazel has it then I could borrow!!
    Patricia x

  2. The the striplet on your card, so pretty, xxx

  3. Karen, I do simple too, and the striplet makes a good simple card, love the little basket of edible flowers, daughters has given a few of the trees as gifts. Enjoy the dancing. Hazel x

  4. Your card is just lovely! Love the striplet!

  5. HI Karen,
    wonderful card Karen, that striplet die sure looks different with a lovely flowery background.
    My those edible bouquets sure look good.
    Hope your friend is soon on the mend and home again.
    I am sure that lovely card will cheer her up no end.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Your card is lovely. The edible gifts look fantastic-brilliant idea.


  7. A lovely bright and cheery card for someone in hospital. Hope your friend makes a speedy recovery, best wishes Jackie x

  8. Hi Karen
    I have that striplet and cut it for the first time yesterday.
    Gorgeous card which I am sure that your friend will have appreciated.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  9. Karen, if you go to my blog and go to June 2014 I have a photos up on the 20th of a beer cake note the box holds tins of beer in it. But a great mans gift. Hazel x

  10. Hi Beautiful papers used for this DL card, like how
    you made a frame to it. Still laughing about your day out,
    you have got so much energy xxx