Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Hardwood Than You

We spent a really pleasant weekend in Cheltenham visiting my "almost" step-daughter and her partner. We went so they could take her Dad out for his birthday which was last week. We had a trip out into the Cotswolds for afternoon tea at a teashop in Broadway, then on Saturday had a trip to the National Arboretum at Westonbirt. It was a pity the weather wasn't better as it was a bit grey and damp!

When we got back I rustled up a quick card as a thank you. I used a retired Thank You stamp, the background hardwood stamp which is very popular at the moment and the Petite Petals stamp set and punch. The leaves were punched with the owl builder punch. I used Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo ink. it looks as though there is rather a lot of white at the top but the panel looked perfectly central in real life! As Dynamic Duos have picked melon mambo and turquoise 

 for their challenge this week I am going to enter this over there even though I have used a different turquoise.


  1. Sue, this is so very pretty! Love the cut out center surrounded by the flowers. Love that Hardwood background stamp! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  2. Super card Sue. Like the wood and the window cutout is perfect with the flowers in the corners.

  3. Brilliant card and love the wood effect. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Sue, this is so beautiful! I love the subtle wood stamped background and the flowers decorating the frame! Thanks for joining the DD!

  5. Oh Sue, this is so very pretty. Love the hardwood in turquoise with the posies on it. the touches of neutral with the leaves is so lovely. TFS with the Dynamic Duos this week!

  6. Just checked in, Sue, to become a follower and saw this card. It is gorgeous! Love that hardwood stamp so much and what a way to use it! Hope you don't mind if I case this one?

    Louise xx

  7. Wow, Sue! This is gorgeous! Wonderful colours and great design! I love it!


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