Monday, 25 June 2012

Strawberries and Cream

Hello folks, I'm a bit late with my post today as I taught a workshop this morning and got behind on my preparations so had no time to do this earlier today. Many apologies to Jacqueline and the team for that.
It's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday and continuing with the monthly theme of June and Associated Events what else could it be this week but Strawberries and Cream with the colours Red, Green and White/Cream as the theme.
I decided to take the challenge quite literally as you'll see from my card below:

I've used a jar stamp by The Artistic Stamper and a strawberry stamp free a while back with Craft Stamper Magazine. I stamped several of each image with Archival Coffee ink and then coloured them with Distress inks (Barn Door, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo) as I wanted a fairly realistic look.
I used gingham backing paper from the Polka Doodles All Around & Everywhere CD and a strawberry themed journalling card from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD. I also used some heart shaped doilies for a tea time look.

So there you have it and the Design Team have made a widely varying selection of samples this week so do pop over for some great inspiration and you'll see how easy this challenge really is.

Challenges for my card:
Clearly Inspired - Red, Green and White
Craft Punked - Strawberries & Cream
Daring Cardmakers - You're So Sweet
Phindy's Place - Gingham or Plaid

Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Cassie said...

Beautiful, Fliss! Thanks for playing along with the CIC :D

craftattack said...

Yummy! This is making me greedy for some real strawberries and cream!

Jacqueline said...

This card is making me feel hungry it's so delicious - Jacqueline xx

Buttons said...

Good job done on those jam jars Fliss, they look really realistic (which is difficult to do). Hugs, Buttons x

s4rah said...

Mmm jam! Might have to have some toast now! Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

Paula said...

Mmmmm this looks lush!! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :)

Helen Anderson said...

Spot on Fliss! Fab card, makes me want strawberry jam now!

Love your blog background - are they your own zentangles?

Thanks for joining Craft Punked and good luck :) x

Sandra said...

Looks good enough to eat Fliss :) x

JayBe said...

A fab selection of goodies on your card, Fliss - it's making me hungry. Thought I saw a little bit of Picknix in there. Lol. Hugz, Jan xx

Suzanne Brookfield said... your jammy card...especially the gingham paper. x

Mynnette said...

Fliss, this looks scrumptious!!! LOVE the recipe tucked behind your berries--and the doily is amazing! LOVE this!!! :)

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous summery card, and that gingham paper is just perfect. Thanks for joining in with my dare this week over at The Daring Cardmakers x

Shirl said...

Hi Fliss such a fresh looking card and those strawberries look good enough to eat, fabulous colouring.

Hugs Shirley x x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is just gorgeous Fliss - I love the homespun theme and the colouring is amazing! Vicky x

Kathy said...

Lovely - and just perfect for the "You're so Sweet" challenge at The Daring Cardmakers
this week, thanks for joining in.

daisylou said...

Great colouring Fliss!
Thanks for joining the CraftPunked Challenge this week xxxx

Anonymous said...

I want a cream tea now, this is definitely a scrummy creation. The gingham backing is perfect for the fab array of goodies on your card.


Kathy D. said...

Those jars look real! Wow! Amazing. What else can I say!

Thanks for playing in our color challenge "red, white, green" at Clearly Inspired Challenge. Hope to see you Friday when our new challenge is posted.