Hydrangeas revisted

Full-on, blowsy flowers, that’s what hydrangeas are. I have previously blogged a card using the Tattered Lace Charisma Hydrangeas which was in, to me, the more traditional colours, but I love the punchy pinks here too. I teamed it with a sentiment from the Anna Griffin Interchangeable (UK version) or Mix and Match (USA/North America version) embossing range. Two continents divided by a common language, right?! United by the love of Anna Griffin though, I think. Next to Mount Cardstock (see previous post) is Metaphorical Mount Griffin. It’s not really stacked in a mountain shape so anything would spoil, but the potential for a mountain is there…! I need to use it up, and I will try, I promise….

Charisma hydrangea 3

The base card needed a little something so I just randomly embossed large-ish spots over it with an embossing tool. And do you know what? I think I need to work on my random-ness!!! How ridiculous it that?!


Clean & simple with layering stamps

This is made using different items from Stamps by Me, designed by Toni Darroch. They are fresh and clean images and the layering, or laminating as it is branded, is so, so easy. The stamps deliberately don’t make an exact fit, edges overspill and extra little dots add interest, so ‘perfect’ is not possible. Hurrah! Pressure off! Love them.

Here’s the first attempt…can’t wait to play more.

MBE hydrangrea blue


Old-fashioned flowers

I love hydrangeas. For me they are a yesteryear plant (or are they a ‘shrub’?). Even at their best they look a bit time-worn and faded, which of course is part of their charm. They always seem to feature in family snapshots of proud parents and grandparents holding (more like brandishing, really) a baby aloft, in a front garden. Because people used to have front gardens that took more than three paces to walk through, and boasted flowers and grass, not the tiny patches of weed infested tarmac littered with four different kinds of refuse and recycling bins we have now.  Back to the hydrangea. Lovely flower. Here’s a card….