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I had to smile when I saw that the theme for this week’s challenge at City Crafter was strawberries. You may remember the card I did recently?
Now sometimes I like my cards, sometimes I ‘m not very happy with them and sometimes I LOVE them. This was definitely in the latter category! So the question was, how could I do something different for the lovely ladies at CCCB?
This, if you like, is take two!
I knew I wanted to use my lovely little strawberry stamp again, especially as it has rarely seen the light of day since I bought it several years ago, so I prepared a fresh crop – stamping then colouring with Promarkers.
I punched some green leafy fronds with my Martha Stewart punch and arranged them with the strawberries. I shaped the berries with my scissors and used glue gel to apply them so that they would have some dimension. I added a scattering of white punched blossoms to which I had added tiny yellow gems.
The next question was how to include a butterfly for Amy and Friends? it seemed fitting that I used this lovely image from The Graphics Fairy as it was this same little creature that provided the theme for the very first City Crafter challenge that I entered.
As you can see, I cut out two and layered them one on top of the other. To complete the summery feel I also stamped two little bees.
The finishing touch was the little red bow and to add an appropriate Chit-Chat sticker. I love using these on cards as, if you change your mind about the wording, they are very good natured about being recycled.
I love that little strawberry peeping out from under the leaves, just like they do when you go strawberry picking. I’m pleased I chose to do this card today as, here in Sheffield, that little burst of summer we were all enjoying has disappeared!
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