Sunday, March 1, 2015

The beautiful month of March.

Happy Sunday blogging friends.

1st March, has arrived. I love this month, not just because it is my birthday month, but also as it heralds in the lovely season of autumn. We don't have the beautiful colours that you find in some countries, but we do have the beautiful crisp mornings with the deep blue skies. There is a lovely autumnal feel in the breeze even on those hot late summer days, and the evenings are still lovely for the early evening 'braais' (barbeques). All in all a month to enjoy.

Today I want to share a gift card holder. I saw this idea on my blogging friend Bibiana's blog. I find her blog so full of inspiration.  I needed one for my granddaughter so this is what I came up with.

The square insert was made with paper offcuts like patchwork. It is great fun to do.

The flower was made with a Marianne die. I cut 2 in different colours and then inserted all the small pieces from the alternate colour into the flower outline.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed on a Marianne die.

Finished it off with peeloff corners.

This is such a quick and easy card to make, and I just love the patchwork...uses up all those small pieces and I find it quite relaxing

I will enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar challenge ...Anything goes
Brown Sugar challenge #135...Anything goes
Craft 4 Eternity #215...Emboss it
Crafty Catz challenge #268...Use your dies/punches
Papertake Weekly challenge...Take your pick. I have used the colour challenge...use cool colours
Through the Craftroom Door ...Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays #248...Anything goes
Come and Get it challenge...Emboss it
One Stitch at a Time #231...Anything goes with birthdays
CCEE Stampers #1509...Inlaid diecuts.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and may the week ahead be filled with lots of crafting and fun things. Take care and see you soon.
Love Ursula


Petra Swart said...

This is beautiful, Ursula and surely your granddaughter is going to love it!!!! I love the great patchwork and the colours are beautiful!!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Ursula what a beautiful card I love the papers and the colours are gorgeous. and the overall design is wonderful.
Debs xx
{Debs Cards– my personal blog}

Jac said...

fantastic gift card love the papers and design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Tina Goodwin said...

Very pretty card. I love that you made a matching envelope. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door. Good luck!
Tina DT

Debs said...

Beautiful project - love the patchwork effect.
Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Gea said...

Very nice Thank you for joining BSC

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful gift card holder, I'm sure your grand daughter will love it! Thanks for playing along over at Sentimental Sundays!

michele said...

Beautiful Ursula, thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Liz Williams said...

Love this beautiful card and what a great combination of colors. Thanks for joining us this week at CCEE Stampers challenge.

Love crafts forever said...

What a gorgeous design, and color are so fresh.
Thank you so much for playing our Birthday challenge at One Stitch at A Time.
Good luck and i hope you will come back next time.
DT Nataliya

Sabrina said...

Thank you for joining in the CCEE Stampers inlaid die-cuts challenge! I also love your herringbone background panel, it's just beautiful!

Helen said...

Beautiful - what a clever design.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "emboss it” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Meighan Wheller said...

A very pretty card and love how it tucks inside the co-ordinating cover. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT