Monday, 20 March 2017

Just Weeds!

Hello and Welcome.

First I would just like to thank you, Karen D for your visits and kind comments.  I am so sorry but for the last couple of weeks I have been unable - goodness knows why- to leave comments on your blog although I have often called in.

My card today was made very quickly using just a small snippet of paper that has been around for a long time.  I did a bit of stamping with the Old French Writing stamp then added a die cut using a Tim Holtz wild flower die. The "Hello" was cut from a scrap and I used the remains of the tiniest piece of foil, left from a workshop, to the flowers and added the small bow and three black gems to finish.

I decided to make a twofer from the piece of black  card that was left after cutting the wild flower.  I used the copier paper that I'd used to stamp-off  on the first card as my backing.


I am popping over to join in with the playmates at
Pixies Snippets Workshop Weeks 273 & 274 


50 comments:

  1. Who just weed? Haha just kidding!
    These are so pretty! Simple and effective!
    Lucy x

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  2. I so love these dies, they make a simple card so special. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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  3. Lovely cards Barb and very clever use of your snippets and stamped copy paper.xx

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  4. Two very different but both fantastic looks from this flower!

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  5. Lovely cards Barb, very impressive and so effective.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  6. Love you weeds cards Barb, a great use of those scraps to make the second card : )

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  7. Beautiful cards. Love this flowers.
    Valerija xx

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  8. Beautiful cards, love expecially the first one, the foil on the flowers really gives them a fab effect!

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  9. What fabulous cards Barb, and great use of the die - they look so totally different!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Two more lovely cards Barb! Judy x

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  11. Two lovely cards Barb love both the colour ways

    Anne

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  12. Two very beautiful cards - and once again, you are responsible for a die set being added to my wants list!
    Jane

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  13. love both cards Barb, great idea to use the stamp-off as a backing

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  14. BEAUTIFUL cards Barb. Brilliant use of the positive and negative die cuts.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  15. Two gorgeous cards Barb, I really love the effect that you've got with the second.

    Sue xx

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  16. I love both cards, this flower is beautiful!
    hugs xx

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  17. Fab card, love your layout and great use of the negative card too.

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  18. Maybe it wa a quick-card, but I think it is a beauty! Great combo in colours and a beautiful paper! Hope you have some sunshine today too!

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  19. Two beautiful cards with one die-cut . . . bargain! I love the French script you stamped on the first background piece and the foiling sets it off beautifully. The second one looks so different and the navy blue is perfect for a sympathy card! Have a great week! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  20. These are both beautiful Barb! Great colors on each one but I'm really fond of the sympathy card!

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  21. Two wonderful cards Barb! CAS and quick....the best kind. I might have to buy that die of the flower/weed...LOL

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  22. Love the contrast between the two cards and your use of 'scraps.' Anne x

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  23. I like your twofers. Good idea to reuse the copier paper. Looks great. Hugs Mrs A.

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  24. Two beautiful cards! Elegant and brilliant use of that flower die.
    Hugs, Lisa

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  25. Two cards for the effort of one. THat worked out well. I laughed at the the "just weeds" title. Hubby always asks why some flowers get to be called flowers and others are weeds. Who is to say?!

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  26. Two fabulous cards Barb, especially love the first with the bits of foil added to the flowers xx

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  27. 2 lovely cards,Barb.Love the beautiful wild flower and the writing stamp.

    Gr,Sylvia x

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  28. Two fabulous cards Barb! The script is just perfect IMHO! Love both muchly.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  29. Hi Barb,
    what very wonderful cards, and their designs are really lovely.
    Love them both as they are both equally as nice.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  30. Fabulous cards Barb, such a great idea to use the negative die cut to create a second card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  31. Barb, I have the same problems at some blogs. (and especially if they are Google -which I rejoined and am hoping to not have problems as I did last time with that...or the circles). I love this swiftly made card, which certainly doesn't look like a fast card. I love the soft suede tones of the paper, and clever to add the script stamping with the flower silhouette. It's a lovely look, in both the colorways you've done it. One for the stash, one to send! TFS & Hugs

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  32. Two fabulous creations, it is brilliant that you have made weeds look so good.

    Kath x

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  33. Beautiful cards Barb, lovely floral image and amazing the difference with changing the colour theme, Kate x

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  34. Lovely cards Barb, both of them. Pretty flower and I love the script stamping.
    Janice x

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  35. Love your card barb. I love the script stamp in the background and the lovely flower die cut. I have been MIA myself because I had a craft show you can see the pictures on my blog today. But it was worth all the hard work. Hugs Veerle xx

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  36. Great that you got two lovely cards for the price of one as it were. I've had that french script stamp forever I think and it is so useful. Love the flower die too

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  37. gorgeous cards and such a beautiful stamp.

    Hugs babs x

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  38. So beautiful Barb, very clever to make the second card of the leftover piece.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  39. Fantastic cards Barb, like seeing 2 designs with one stamp! Have a good day.

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  40. They are both completely different, it's interesting to see what you can do with the same idea.

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  41. Have a nice weekend, Barb.Do you have an emailadress? I have a question.

    Gr, Sylvia x

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  42. Oh my goodness, barb - these are beauties, yes! What a fun technique - your cards are both so crisp and clean and elegant! Such a wonderful use of the space and these cards are striking and beautiful - love them! ♥

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  43. Two wonderful designs and colors Barb.

    Hugs Diane

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  44. Both these are absolutely fabulous! Love that you have done two that are similar but also so different! xxx

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  45. A great couple of cards barb, and do love it when you get to use things up that've been around for ages, well done you!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x
    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  46. These are so pretty barb! Brill cards. Hugs rachel x

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  47. This stamp is amazing as well as your cards. They don't simply need no more...!
    Lia xx

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  48. Two great cards Barb Love the stamp,
    Lilian

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  49. Two lovely variations, Barb! Gorgeous! April Xx

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