Monday, 5 May 2014

Just Because.....

Hello everyone and thanks so much for dropping by here. Hope you've all had a good weekend! Mine has been rather busy, but I had just enough time to make a quick card:
A friend of mine has been having rather a hard time and I felt she needed something to cheer her up. She is not at all a crafty person, but she likes the kind of stuff I make, so I decided to make her a card, just because.....


It was almost entirely put together out of things that were flying around on my desk. The base is a 6 x 6 folded bit of cream coloured card. The panel was a bit of embossed Core d'inations card that I sanded to bring out the Kraft core. The butterfly tag (using a Kaisercraft stamp), never made it to another project, but seemed to fit just right here.
The wonderful flower was a gift from my friend Rita from RMG creations, I loved how it suited my colour scheme just perfectly. The embossed ruler was another gift, this time from the lovely Louise of Zuzu Petals 'n Stuff.
To add a bit more interest, I cut a Frameworks die from manila card, covered it with Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint, when it had dried I coloured it with Walnut Stain Distress stain. The inserts are little bits of the new Kraft resist papers by Tim Holtz which I coloured with a mix of Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks, to blend in with my background panel..
The tag is from the tiny tabs and tags die and the leaves are from the Spring Greenery. The words are chit chat sticker.
I added a couple of the little inserts to the top right hand corner still and that was that.

Well hope my friend will feel a bit better soon and if this helps then that will make me feel happy.

Have a good and creative week everyone, I won't have much time for crafting, but hopefully will be able to visit you at least sometimes.

39 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Such a beauty again dear Astrid, love your image and colours a lot, and I love all those pretty details as well!!

Greetings
Maria

Gitte said...

Beautiful card.

Valerie-Jael said...

A beautiful card with a wonderful colour scheme. Hugs, Valerie

Claire said...

Beautiful card Astrid,I'm sure it will bring a smile to your friends face when she receives it.Love the colour palette you've used
Claire xx

Rita said...

Well Astrid my dear, your card has certainly cheered me up this Monday morning. The colours are stunning and I'm sure this will make your friend feel better too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx the

chrissies said...

A very beautiful card and such a thoughtful thing to do.

Love Chrissie x

Aquarius said...

I'm sure this beautiful card will lift the spirits of your friend. Sending a 'just because' card is always a lovely thoughtful thing to do and this one is gorgeous.

rachel said...

brilliant card Astrid - and always the best reason to send/make a card! Hugs rachel xx

annekescardart said...

Love card and design. Beautiful work great Colors. I am sure your friend wil be very happy recieving such work of art. Anneke.

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card here again Astrid and a thought as well, I´m sure, she´s going to lvoe this one then, cause it really is amazing and beautiful as ever. Great work well done sweeet friend.

Chris Warner said...

What a lovely thought Astrid and a stunning card. Great composition and how lovely to see PURPLE! Fab! Chris xxx

Redanne said...

You are a very thoughtful friend indeed and I bet this will cheer your friend up enormously! I love all the elements, the wonderful colours and Rita's flower looks so beautiful too. Hugs, Anne xx

Ros Crawford said...

Well I'm sure this beauty will really cheer her up ... so sweet of you ... It's always nice to know people care ...

Maryanne said...

Beautiful card, Astrid, and I'm sure your friend will love it and the thought behind it. The colors are wonderful and it's great that you were able to make it from things floating around your craft table!

Joan said...

Stunning card Astrid, love the colours and textures,that's a fab flower too, certainly a card that's sure to cheer anyone up.

Margaret Mifsud said...

A truly beautiful card Astrid, I know your friend will be thrilled to receive this and I'm sure it will cheer her up. Love the colours and the embossing. You certainly have some gorgeous things lying around on your desk. Stunning!! ox

Dorthe said...

Your friend will be ever so happy for your card, and that you thought of her,dear Astrid.
It is so beautiful, and the sanded lillac panel looks great behind the
gorgeous butterfly tag.
The lovely flower from Rita, softens and makes it just feminine and a bit romantic ! Very lovely it is !!!
Hugs,Dorthe

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Astrid love your sanded background and your butterfly tag..

Anne

Karin said...

fabulous card, great colors!
Groetjes Karin

Margie said...

Love the colours on this creation Astrid and really like what you've done with the framework die and the inserts. I've ordered the honeycomb one and can't wait for it to arrive now. I think your friend will really appreciate this card. Margie

Ellen said...

Wowwww Astid, very beautiful!!!!

Hugs,
Ellen

craftytrog said...

This is beautiful Astrid! I'm sure your friend was thrilled with it, & much cheered.
Alison xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

An awesome collage Astrid...that purple is stunning!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fantastic card, fabulous details.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card, your friend will love it.
Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours and I love that stamp - there is a gentleness to this card, perfect for a friend who is having a tough time.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

You are so sweet and your card is LOVELY!!! She will love it!

Suzi B said...

Love the colours on this gorgeous card made with such love for a friend who I sure loved it
Suzi B xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Astrid, Love the design & colours...So Beautiful... Hugs May x x

Terry said...

Astrid, this is such a sweet gesture and I am sure your friend will be cheered up! Sometimes the nicest gifts are those "just Because" treats! Lovely card from a lovely person! Hugs!

Jac desordre said...

such a fantastic piece of work, adore the colours x

Joanne said...

I love your work, you are so clever

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Astrid, and what a lovely sentiment. I'm sure it will put a smile on your friend's face. Sue C x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous - love the butterfly stamp on the distressed tag, and Rita's flower is just beautiful. Great positioning of those extra bits of Frameworks to draw the eye outwards. Lovely card!
Alison xx

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Astrid what a sweet and thoughtful friend you are to lift the spirit of your friend with this beautiful "Just Because" card. I love the butterfly tag so much and the flower from your friend, Rita, is so romantic looking and what better use for it?
Hugs to you dear,
Suzy

Buttons said...

Drinking in the details on this one and loving every drop Astrid. How wonderful that your 'little gifts' fitted so well in complimenting that background. Love the way the kraft resist looks all glossy against the crackled framework. Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful card Astrid, I just love the wonderful colours, the gorgeous stamped tag and sanded coredinations background. Beautiful xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Hi Astrid - Beautiful card, I just love how you used the ruler as a ribbon, so clever.

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful, love those rich plum tones and all of the fab embossed textures and really lovely flower

Jools x

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