Thursday, 12 May 2016

on your retirement

good morning lovely crafters.
happy Thursday..  and a quick sneak in post before my next challenge inspiration.
have i told all you lovely crafters i am a sucker for cute stamps and that i adore lili of the valley stamps, for me they are sweet, innocent and beautifully drawn and i know no matter which stamp i choose to use they stamp perfectly every time.

today i would like to share a retirement card for one of our colleagues who finishes in the next couple of weeks (lucky lady).
for her card i have chosen to create a vintage style and gone for sepia theme and the  papers i've used bring it all together beautifully.
my colouring medium for my image is distress ink.

on your retirement, time for a cuppa, lili of the valley
onto what i have used for my card:
materials used:
lili of the valley: time for a cuppa, for you, circular sentiments
6x6" white card base.
papers from stash (by craftstyle) and white card.
scalloped circle die, foliage die
polka dot ribbon
paper and mulberry roses, dried gypsophila
stazon jet black
distress re-inkers and markers:
vintage photo, tattered rose, walnut stain, antique linen, aged maoghany
sakura gel pen.
a huge thanks to everyone for commenting on my projects i really appreciate and enjoy reading them.

all it leave me to say is have a lovely crafty day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann  


  1. Beautiful card Ann, love the sepia look and the embellishments go perfectly
    Katrina xx

  2. This is gorgeous, love the cute stamp and beautiful sepia colour scheme.
    Lorraine x


thanks for taking time to visit my little crafty patch. Ann