Saturday, 3 June 2017

Retirement card

It's been a mixed bag of weather today ... sunshine and showers, and it's now lashing with thunder, lightening and hailstones!  Best off indoors tonight!

I was asked to make a card on behalf of our Trustees in work for our Director who's retiring shortly.
I don't have many 'sensible' stamps that aren't cutesy, so I reverted to this good old floral set from Simon Says Stamp.

Coloured with watercolour pencils and then I went over the flowers with my clear sparkle pen.  The butterflies got a coating of clear gloss and some glitter to the tips of their wings.  Doodled stitched border to match the stitching effect in the flowers.


  1. I love those flowers! Perfect for colouring and they have a really contemporary feel. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  2. This is beautiful, love those flowers and you've created the perfect sentiment x

  3. Love the pastel shades. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers.

  4. Perfect for a retirement card Lynne, you are certainly making the most of your alphabet stamps, they are wonderful xx

  5. So fresh and spring like, very pretty! Thanks for playing in our June Bug challenge at Power Poppy!

  6. Gorgeous card, Lynne! I think your image choice was perfect. Sounds like you got some interesting weather. I don't think its quite that changeable here in Minnesota. :)

  7. Love these posies in pastels, Lynne, such a pleasing garden you've created! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. What a perfect image for your card....very professional yet personal at the same time! I'm sure it will be much appreciated!! Thank you for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!

  9. What an absolutely charming creation! Love the loose and free feel and the soft coloring! So glad you played along with us gals at Power Poppy!

  10. Such a pretty combination of blooms! What a great sentiment for a retirement card! Thanks for joining us a Power Poppy Lynne!


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