Thursday, 8 June 2017

Thanks for everything

Goodnight, no seriously welcome, it's just getting close to bedtime here in the UK as I write to announce the start of a brand new challenge starting at HLS Anything Goes with dies
Snuggling under the quilt will be a pleasure tonight as along with the last few days it has been anything but summery here in this part of the UK. We even lit the log burner the other night but the rain has certainly been welcome in the garden. However, even there, the veg look fed up and battered by the wind and rain.
Anyway poor weather = more crafty time without guilt!
 Back to the reason for this post.
Here is my inspiration for you, the photo being taken before the weather deteriorated!

I usually make a load of thank you cards for my daughter to give to her TA's at the end of term but as she doesn't like flowers I sometimes struggle for inspiration. However I saw a card here using die cut branches which appealed, it would also do for a bloke which are even more difficult to make for!
I cut a few leaf branches using an old Sizzix/ SU Sizzlet die and scraps of smooshed watercolour paper in my bits box, in summer blues and greens. The whole design reminds me of looking up through tree branches into the blue summer sky (I wish!). After gluing the die cuts down on a white base card and trimming, I used another scrap to cut the blue thanks and a scrap of white for the die cut outline. To give extra dimension I mounted the blue thanks on a die cut fun foam thanks before adding the white outline. Both the thanks dies here are from Create a Smile. To complete I stamped the 'for everything' from the HLS Simply Said set, onto a scrap of white and glued it under the thanks.
That's about it from me but please check out the rest of the girls over at HLS for more die cut inspiration.

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  1. Very pretty leaves, Julie! I always loved looking at the sky through the trees! Thanks for the memory! Thanks too for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  2. great leafy background on smooshed water colour paper. thanks for joining us at CAS watercolour :)

  3. I like how you used the leaves. The colors are so pretty also

  4. LOVE everything about this card. Your die cut leaves lend so much interest and texture to the background and I really like how you have colored them. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!!

  5. Another fantastic design Julie, the mixture of colours is gorgeous. Spookily, Laura, our youngest's Girlfriend, has just asked if I can make some Thank you cards for her two TAs. She is starting at a brand new school, closer to their home, in September, so all change for her...oh to be young again!! xx

  6. Your watercoloured leafy card is gorgeous, Jules. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  7. Thanks, Jules for all your pretty summery leaf dies design and die cut sentiment. So pleased you joined us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

  8. Beautiful thank you card with the blue/green leaves and die cut sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the 'Masculine' Challenge! Please come back soon!

  9. OH WOW ... this is awesome Julie ... I love it! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Masculine’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  10. So all the water colored leaves... great design!

  11. Back again this time from Dies R us!Thanks for sharing your awesome card!

  12. This is so beautiful Julie...Love the water colored smooshed leaves all over the card..Hugs xx Deepti

  13. Such a lovely card! Love the pretty colors!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M


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