Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Something different from me and one for Florence.

Hello my crafting friends,

Today I have a card to share with you that is something a little bit different than my normal 'CAS' style.

My blogging friend Florence is on the DT for Nicecrane Designs. I mentioned on one of her posts that I loved Nicecrane Design set Stunning Nature that I had but was stuck for ideas of how to use it. It scared my CAS brain and although I had printed it out I just kept admiring the beautiful image but not one card had been created! 

The next thing I knew was Florence has posted not one but 7 cards to give me ideas!! Now that is what I call an act of friendship plus all the inspiration needed to get my mind buzzing with ideas. Please check out her stunning collection of cards here

Today I have focused on one of her cards and drawn from her idea of slicing up the image (see her card at the bottom of my post). I stamped the leaf and bird images directly onto the 'stunning nature' scene before slicing it up. I then added a larger leaf stamp and some pink gems for colour onto the card stock. The sentiment I used as I thought it really was perfect for the peaceful image.

I was unsure about this card after I first made it but it has been on my mantelpiece for a day now and I love the relaxing feel it seems to give me.

I have printed off a few more of the images from this set and have some ideas for these, so watch this space! 

And a huge thank you to Florence for the time she spent to give me the inspiration!

Here is her card I cased:


I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

Paper Playtime-use patterned paper
Eclectic Ellapu-anything goes


  1. what a great design
    thank you for entering at Tammy Scrappin Corner

  2. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Use a Digi’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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  3. What a beautiful card, and the slicing is a great idea. Thanks for joining us this week for "Use a Digi."
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  4. Cutting up the image is really effective and adds a lot of interest. So PRETTY!!!

  5. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  6. Great design. Love the way you cut the image. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  7. It was really nice of Florence to push you in the right direction - sometimes we just need a little bit of inspiration from others to get our own creativity going. You made a wonderful card. I really like the effect of the stamping on the image and how you cut it into sections.

  8. You have done a wonderful job Sandie. Love how you have stamped over the images with the bold style stamps of the flourish and the birds. They go perfectly with this image and add extra depth. Really does look fabulous. I am so pleased you liked the cards. Can't wait to see what you make with the other NcD images. See you tomorrow in blog land for the ATS&M challenge.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  9. Beautiful, Sandie! Really clever to stamp on the printed paper + you are right, the card has a calming, soothing atmosphere. I can't wait to see more of these!

  10. JUst GOrgeous! I LOve how you have cut it into sections..LOve your colours too..Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I too tend to put my cards up, to see how I feel about them.

  11. Excellent Sandie!! Really gorgeous card and congrats on stretching your creative self a bit. It's nice to have friends to help us out that way isn't it :o)

  12. Abslutely amazing Sandie,,,,,,waht creative you are my friend,,,,,,Love the elegance and all over fascinating flourish and birds and all over your sentiment,,,,,,over the sweet and soft leafs,,,,,,,,I love it,,,,,,.Lot of applauses......Sandie.

  13. Sandie, this just blew me away!! You have done a brilliant job with the inspiration from Florence. So pinning!!

  14. Amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

    Elaine (DT) xx

  15. What a unique way to alter a digi...great CASE work!
    Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corners week! Blessings, Adrienne, DT

  16. That is very creative. Love the sliced look and will have to remember this.

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  17. Fabulous card!Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.Hugs