Monday, 9 January 2017

Fragrant Honeysuckle

Before I post my latest project I would like to welcome my latest follower Barb, who I met for the first time a few months ago at a craft workshop.  I think it is lovely to make new friends and feel part of a community through crafting.  Welcome Barb!

Now for my first post in 2017.

Recently I saw some lovely stamps from Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda TV and it motivated me to dig out my stash of stamps from this lovely company.
The main image is from the Fragrant Honeysuckle set which is still available on the Chocolate Baroque website.  I have stamped on white cardstock using a grey ink pad, Memento London Fog.  I wanted to keep the outline subtle as I didn't want too much of a stark contrast with the colours I had chosen.  I started with alchohol markers but when I had finished colouring I wasn't really happy with the blending or contrast of colours that I had achieved so I used my Spectrum Noir pencils to add more depth of colour.

The card is finished by layering with dark blue card, some co-ordinating backing paper and a bit of lace and ribbon and few adhesive pearls.


I hope you like it.

Bye for now


  1. What a beautiful card Anne. I love the colours you've used and the papers are really pretty. That certainly is a lovely stamp. Barbxx

  2. beautiful depth of colouring Anne stunning card

  3. So pretty! A lovely stamp and you have coloured it beautifully.

  4. This is such a pretty card Anne, a beautiful image and lovely blues.
    I just popped over from Barb's blog to say Hi!
    My Personal Blog: Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Just popped over to visit you from Barb's blog. What a super card and such a lovely design too. I love the beautifully coloured image. xx

  6. Hello Anne. I'm your latest follower just popped over from Barbara's blog. Blogger has decided to start adding me as incognito for some reason that I can't fathom out but that's me anyway. Love your beautiful colouring . I have a few Chocolate baroque stamps that I really need to get out and play with. Too much stash and not enough time that's the problem ! Hugs Mrs A. (Aka ValeryAnne designs).

  7. Hi Anne,
    I too am your latest follower, and also popped over from Barb's blog.
    Welcome to blog land.
    I love your wonderful card, and your stamped images is coloured perfectly too.
    Great designing also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. cardsarus.

  8. Hello Anne, just found your link at Barb's (Faraway Cards) and popped over to say hello. How cool that you met at a stamp show, then became followers of each other's blogs. I love honeysuckle, as it has such a lovely fragrance. And it looks just lovely on your blue card too. It's a beautiful image, wonderfully colored, and I really like the way you've done the border design. Just became your newest follower, and hope you'll find time to visit me as well. TFS & Happy New Year.

  9. Wow, love the card stock, flower and card design Anne. Glad I popped over from Barb's blog.

    Hugs Diane

  10. Hi Anne, lovely to have found you on Barb's blog, love your gorgeous card, the image is stunning. Am your latest follower, come over and say Hi to me{aNNie}