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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Just because cards


Not feeling very motivated this week, too many other things on my mind I suppose.  While mooching about "tidying"  I came across my box full of pan pastels which I haven't used for a while, don't know why as they make fabulous coloured backgrounds in the twinkling of an eye. I've no idea what colours I used as I just pick and mix at random.  The stamps are all from Indigo Blu Victorian Garden set which was a birthday present back in April. I did some second generation stamping to give a bit of depth but it was too faint to show up on here.

I bought these Hobby Art stamps during a trip to Skipton and Embsey with our daughter. Another pan pastel background, all the stamps are Hobby Arts except the top one which is Inkylicious.  It's bit pale but I was so concerned with colouring the bird that it didn't end up looking like a canary that I maybe erred a little on the cautious.

I'd like to enter this card into Moving along with the times  - Things that Fly
and Cardz4galz - Pretty pastels


  1. Wow! These are both gorgeous cards! I love the pretty backgrounds that you’ve created. The soft pastels work really well and they have given the cards a lovely hazy summer feel… really stunning! :-))
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Things That Fly Challenge!
    Hugs Sue B xxx

  2. They are so beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  3. Two very beautifulcards and the quote on the first one had me thinking of a song by Sting and I will be singing it for a while today I guess

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Two fabulous cards Joan, I love the colours on the first one and the gorgeous butterflies, but I also love the second with the fresher colours and the beautiful bird.

    Sue xx

  5. Gorgeous cards! I love the pastel shades and the combination of such pretty colours xx

  6. Gorgeous cards Joan, and thanks for the reminder to play with my Pan Pastels again! Have a good start in the new week, hugs, Valerie

  7. Two beautiful cards Joan! I have never used Pan pastels but can see what a great colouring medium they are! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. These are both really beautiful cards. I particularly love the background on the top one. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. (Apologies for the late comment. I have just returned from a two week holiday.) Sian.

  9. Two beautiful cards Joan!


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