Wednesday 5 February 2020

Pretty Grunge Flower

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well, it sounds like you have all been experiencing some Wild Weather, for once it has been quite sunny here this past couple of days, chilly breeze though.  Just having that little bit of sunshine makes such a difference to the day though!

Lucy and Sophie asked me to Thank all of you for your lovely Birthday wishes yesterday, we had a lovely light lunch out together along with some shopping and finished the day with a lovely family dinner. x

I discovered that it pays to speak out yesterday too, Lucy had seen a pair of Boots that she liked online at Topshop, she was unsure of the size so I suggested that we go and try them on before buying them, the bonus was that they were in the sale and reduced from £39 to £25.  So we went into Topshop and Lucy tried a couple of different sizes, she made her choice and we went to the till, she did point out to me that they weren't on the sale rack and also didn't have a sale ticket on, they still showed as £39, I said we will see what they do at the till, I handed her the boots and she scanned them in at the full price, it was then that I said that ''They are in the sale online and you can 'click and collect' in store, so why are they not in the sale in store'', I showed her the shoes on their website and she then typed in a code from inside the Boots and said 'oh yes, they are in the sale for £25', I know that had I not spoken up she would definitely have carried on and charged us the full price, so it really does pay to check online and speak out if in doubt (something I usually shy away from).  I did also say that they should be on the Sale racks with the other Sale products.

Today's 'Grunge' card was made with the Stampin Up! 'You Got This' stamp set, it is a retired set that I have liked for a long time and I managed to pick it up for £10 last week, you get that beautiful flower and the Background stamp too as well as a couple of sentiments.
I stamped the background with Grey Granite ink and stamped the 'Thanks' with the same ink too, I then inked around the edges of the card to soften the harsh white edges.
I stamped the flower on a separate piece of card and added Clear Embossing Powder and heat set as this allows you to use different colour mediums, I ended up using my Pencils to colour the flower, I used three different shades of yellow and blended them together and a couple of greens for the stem and leaves, I then 'fussy cut' the flower and inked around the edges to try and reduce the white cut lines.  I popped some foam pads to the back of the flower and placed it on the centre of that stamped background.
I really love the combination of yellow and grey!  I hope you like my card too.

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

love and hugs to all,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-gorgeous Card, yesterday sounds like a perfect day.

    We finally have a nicer day...well no gale force winds! I’m doing the Tesco shopping tonight as we’ve run out of a few things then I must finish a card that my crazy friend ordered.


  2. Morning Sandra and all in the cafe' today.
    Sorry didn't get in yesterday but wish your girls a belated Birthday from me and I hope they both really enjoyed their day.
    Very cold here so heating will stay on while I'm hopefully will find some mojo and luck to make some cards today.
    Take care and warm hugs to you all, Maria xx

  3. Afternoon all
    That stamp is gorgeous and I love grey and yellow together I have even made a New Baby card in this colour combination Your day sounded lovely and good for you that you spoke up
    Just had my nails done and a quick walk to the shops Boy it’s cold out there!
    Home alone tonight So I will be catching up on a few shows I’ve recorded Did any of you watch Inside Number 9 I love that series
    Take care all xx

  4. Hello Sandra and ladies
    What a brilliant bargain you’ve got with the stamp set, and a beautiful card you have created using it, it would work in every colour way it I love it.
    Well done for standing up for Lucy when she bought her boots, you really have to be on your toes when shopping.

    Been out for lunch with friends, the chatting went on long after the meal had finished, it was lovely catching up with everyone, sure we would still be there, we only left because a couple of friends had to be in other places.

    Take care everyone,Love Brenda xxx

  5. Hello All, two days dry in a row.

    Sandra loved your card yesterday, also today’s beautiful card is a really stunner.
    Spent the day shifting things in my room, hopefully will be more productive with a nice tidy room.

    Horrible gales on the for the weekend, was hoping to try and tidy the looks so sad, although the forget me nots are flowering, they seem not to realise, it’s February not April, they are such a lovely blue.

    Just finished my scrambled eggs, so feeling bushed now , so I’ll say goodnight
    Hugs to all Lilian