Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A card made with one colour and one stamp

Good Morning My lovelies,

I hope that you are all well, its the middle of another week, I have to say I am looking forward to Friday, although I hate wishing the week away.

I am waiting around to get the shower fixed today, I have to make sure that someone is home to show them where to go etc as it's in the Master Ensuite Bathroom and I can't get up there.  We noticed that the shower had been leaking to the point that it was coming through the ceiling in the lounge, our Landlord did say that they had had this issue before, we could see that as there was a stain on the lounge ceiling in the same place as the leak.  Paul had stopped it leaking through the ceiling by removing the old grout from around the bath and using proper sealant.  Which worked pretty much straight away, the problem that caused the leak is coming from the shower itself, the chap came out on Monday and said that it needs a new shower hose, so that's what he is coming to do.  
Actually I think Sue should be coming today so if nobody else is here she can take him up.
Paul was going to fix it all himself but I told him not too, the amount we are paying to live here is ridiculous so they can pay for any repairs!

Todays card is made using just one stamp and I colour. The stamp is called 'Pressed Flowers' and this leafy stem is just one of the lovely images in the set.
Pressed Flowers

I stamped the leafy stem with 2nd generation Pear Pizazz ink, randomly all over the background to create some interest.  I then put a piece of the card into the Stamperatus and stamped the main image two or three times to get a good depth of colour. I nipped the corners off of this piece with a punch and then mounted it onto a slightly larger piece of whisper white card, just to make the focal image 'pop' from the same coloured background, although I did add a little Pear Pizazz Ink to the edges of the white card to tone it down a little. I then wound a little twine around the bottom of the stamped image and frayed the ends.
So to make this card I used Pear Pizazz Ink and Card and The Pressed Flower Stamp set. If you didn't have the matching card you could use the ink pad to decorate the background and/or blend the colour onto it too.
It's a different style of card for me but sometimes it does you good to get back to basics.

I hope that you are all keeping warm, 

Have a lovely day,

Love and hugs



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-what a lovely card, one that could be used for many occasions.

    You’re absolutely right In not letting Paul fix the shower. If your landlord arranges for someone to come out then you’ll have a guarantee for the work that’s completed.

    Another meeting yesterday morning (one I didn’t know anything about) plus a busy day. Hubby finished work far too late for us to go visiting last night and I’m going to give blood tonight after work so I’ll just want to sit & rest tonight. Might venture into my craft room though.


  2. A very pretty card Sandra I made a cc yesterday and tried another with just stamping and it’s gone in the bin
    Busy busy day to day 26 reports to run today and dancing tonight I need to finish crocheting a dog by Friday for my little man
    Have a good day I hope PETE got on OK
    Take care all

  3. Morning Everyone
    from a very very wet and dark start to the day here in Sheffield. It hasn't stopped raining since Monday night.

    A very pretty card SANDRA. I love the colour.

    I really have to get down to my CC today. I seem to be struggling with things this week.

    The CAFE is OPEN and read for you all. HUGS are winging their way to you all with loads of extras for dear Friends who are not well at the moment.xxxx

  4. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. I have enjoyed catching up with all of the wonderful cards and also what you all have been up to over the last few days.
    Sandra I will be over later on. I need to get Gems birthday card done as her birthday is on Saturday! I agree with you about the landlord paying for any repairs, that is part of what you pay rent for xx
    I need to get on so will try and pop back in later but am thinking of you all. Sending love and hugs to you all. Take care xx
    I’ve got a new phone so hope this is going to publish without any issues.

  5. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    Another lovely card today Sandra.
    I think I read it was Lilian’s Anniversary. So if it is happy anniversary to you both for yesterday.
    We spend well over an hour with Prof Macauley yesterday. She was the dr running the trials Pete was on. She likes to see us if she’s in clinic.
    Not good news for us I’m afraid to say at the hospital. Although Pete had a blood transfusion last week his blood count is still very low. So not a very good outlook I’m afraid. The hospital are ringing us again to see how Pete is this morning.

    1. Hi Pat I am so sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you both, hugs on the

    2. So very sorry to hear the news was no good, sending loving hugs to you both.
      Thanks for the anniversary wishes.

    3. Sorry that should read not good

    4. Hi Pat, so sorry to read your news about Pete. Thoughts and prayers with you both.
      Love Valx

  6. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra lovely card again today. Hope you have Sue visit today & you get shower fitted. I will send photo of my ATC's later I did manage to finish them yesterday, not sure if they are
    We have had rain with big flakes of snow this morning, hope it is not sign of things to come.
    Maria your ATC's have been posted this morning, hope they arrive
    Lilian best wishes for your anniversary yesterday, as you said where do the years go our was 56 earlier this
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

    1. Karen said we had some snow this morning as well.

  7. Hello All, wet and cold, always rains after the window cleaner has been!

    Love the card today, good for occasions when you need something softer.

    Tried my clean and simple card this morning, not very good might try another one.

    Have a good rest of the day, Lilian

  8. Evening all
    A very pretty cards Sandra, lovely colour. Hope you get the shower stopped leaking and Sue came over for a play.
    Pat- thinking of you both xx
    Found a packet for card making in a box so have tried today to make up some cards. Long time since one did them the old way, Lol
    SIL and her hubby over for a visit tomorrow so no time for much crafting so hope to make cc on Friday.
    Warm hugs to all xxx