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Pearshaped

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Try It On Tuesday and the new theme is…..

'New Beginnings'! It is also T day at Elizabeth and Bleubeard's place!

Welcome everyone. 

Yes, our new topic is 'New Beginnings' and you can see all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and find out how to enter here at Try It On Tuesday.

I chose New Home, as here where I live there are often new neighbours and when we first moved in we felt really welcomed by the cards we received.
I have had this set of Crafty Individuals stamps for a while and must confess to never introducing them to my ink pad - I do remember though that it was the quote that made me buy them (although I do love the houses!)It also meant I could use my favourite sun stamp - a wood mounted Rubber Stampede one! I decided to go with pink and green - just because - and I quite like the combination!
The whole row was stamped onto some watercolour paper that had been smooshed through a mixture of green spritzed inks.
The pink house was stamped onto a scrap of pink paper and stuck on.
The sun was stamped onto the pink paper too and I cut out the main part of the image and stamped it also onto the card before sticking  image on top.

Now, I don't know about you but I am not very steady at getting things in a straight line….so…the "NEW HOME" was made by using punched letters stuck onto roughly cut squares(stamping would work too!)and then arranged ever so slightly at angles.
I inked the edges with a Distress marker just to make them stand out more.
I added some gold highlights to the sun and to the roof of the pink house to finish it! 

I hope you will hop over to Try it On Tuesday and be tempted to join in - as you will see 'New Beginnings' can be interpreted in so many ways!!

I am also sure you will receive a warm welcome at Elizabeth's blog The Altered Book Lover, especially if you bring your drink with you!!
Mine's a coffee….with cake, bought from the farm shop we visit occasionally …I know…I shouldn't…but a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do, we had been out for a walk at Sizergh Castle so I had earned it!!




Thanks for looking, Chris

26 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, and love those house stamps, just perfect! Have a great day, hugs from Rhineland, Valerie

Meggymay said...

A fabulous row of houses and a super designed card Chris. I'm with you about straight lines, your letter blocks look great.
Yvonne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Such a wonderful scene you built Chris, I just love these stamps! Fabulous sentiment, perfect for a new home card! hugs :)

sirkkis said...

Elegant, beautifully designed card. I love the letters, too.
Hugs xx

Margik said...

Fabulous card with a great design, Chris! Love those houses, the sun, letters... Fantastic!
Hugs, Mar

Bee and Dee said...

A great card, hugs Bee

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your beautiful card Chris!
Absolutely great!

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a pretty little scene and a sweet sentiment.
Julie x

Rita said...

I do love the houses and the sentiment. Nice card!
Yup, a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do...and that looks so yummy!
Looks warm there. Happy T-Day! :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

What wonderful house stamps!! I can't believe you've not used them before. And I love your colour scheme too. Happy T Day :-D

Linda Kunsman said...

love the card, and the clever way to arrange the letters:):) So nice to enjoy such a treat when you've worked for it especially. Happy T day!!

Mrs.B said...

I love the quote - and the houses look good too. It's a great card. Hope you enjoyed the coffee and cake.
Avril x

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Fab card Chris! The stamps are great!

Halle said...

Those are really great stamps and nicely done into a card!
Good thing I just ate supper otherwise your tablescape would have me running to the kitchen. :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy T day!

see you there! said...

What a great card. Perfect for welcoming new neighbors but good for other uses with the quote. I like the way you lined up the house.

And cake. Oh yes, cake is good.

Darla

Dianne said...

oh, cake is good...it happens ;) love the card you made with the stamps...such cute houses and charming Mr. Sun! happy T Tuesday!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yes, I'm late, very, very late. But I'm joining you for coffee, but no cake, since I have some of my own (grin). Kathy shared some of hers she brought me.

Your card is wonderful. I like the idea of stamping one house on colored paper, and cutting it out. Seems the stamps and coloring goes farther that way. I was also impressed with your awesome squares and how you cut and punched them.

Thanks for sharing your coffee, lovely views from your walk, and your beautiful card with us for T this Tuesday. I enjoyed it and didn't feel it was double dipping at all. Seems I've done that a couple of times lately, although I was originally totally against the idea for myself.

massofhair said...

Good to see you using your house stamps Chris, they look wonderful. I have the same set of punches you have used, they are so useful aren't they! Such a fabulous thing to send a new neighbour, your card is gorgeous :-) xxx

~*~Patty S said...

Your coffee and cake look very tempting to me and seeing those daffodils is a lovely sight!
Those house stamps are wonderful as is that shining sun.
Beautiful card you made.
Here's to new beginnings and Happy T Day
oxo

Ohhh Snap said...

oooooooooooo those stamps! The coffee and cake look delicious!

Krisha said...

Yep! I would have bought the stamp set for the sentiment too!

Thanks for the comment this week.....and for sharing the wildflower photo.

Belated T-day wishes

Carol said...

Love the cards but my favorite thing this week is the pictures of all of the Daffodils. You know I"m addicted to them don't you :) ?

Zue said...

Hi Chris.
I love the river scene and the bank of daffodillies:)
It must be lovely to receive a welcome like that from strangers, like when you moved in.
Sue x

chrissies said...

A terrific card with wonderful stamping

Love Chrissie xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really like the woodblock graphics you used in your card. Blessings!

butterfly said...

Love how the little pink house pops, and the spring flowers are so lovely.
Alison xx