Saturday, 22 June 2019

Allsorts challenge week 525 - Soft Pastels

Morning all and welcome to another challenge over at Allsorts.
Our lovely Helene has chosen the theme for this week and she would like to see...

Soft Pastels  on your card. 

This is the prize on offer this week  for one lucky winner is from this weeks sponsor

Craft Stash is the fastest growing online craft store that specialises in papercraft for card making, journaling, mixed media and much more! We have over 10,000 products to choose from and we’re constantly adding new brands and new products from around the globe.

I have chosen the Penny Black wood mounted stamp - Aspire 3381.

This is a 5 x 5 card.
All the ink pads used on this card are Memento.
First of all I stamped it with a  very pale pink, then with a pale green and finally with a darker pink.

I made the background from various shades of Distressed Inks and also used the background paper that was left to cut the out the border die and to stamp the sentiment on.
MFT border die and MFT Square Scallop Edge die.

The card looks a tad wobbly but, try as I may I could not get a really straight photo of the card and no I had not partaken of a glass of wine when I was taking the photo.

So yesterday was our longest day, how quickly we will be back to dark and dismal evenings.

Oh and just another bit of information for you, did you know that you can now get a new passport on line and it is £10 cheaper than sending it off and you can take your own photos so you do not have to pay for passport photo's.

Both our passports runs out in September, which is still ok for Europe but if things change or if we decided to go further afield don't know if it would be the same so we decided to re-new ours now. Chris did his first and he got his new passport within 7 days, then I did mine and I got mine within 8 days, both special delivery
(must have been the dubious photo of me that made it take longer)

Thanks for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Sarn said...

This card is so gorgeous, very feminine, with a lovely ethereal quality to it. Love it.

Happy Saturday.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

meg said...

love the pretty pastel colours and wonderful stamping a beautiful card

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Kathleen lovely colours and that stamp is gorgeous great layout too enjoy your weekend x

Megan J said...

Hi Kath, a pretty pastel card, very feminine. We of course had our shortest day here yesterday, we still have two months of winter to go... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Kath, so delicate, xxxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A gorgeous card Kath and I really like the pastel colours. I'd love to join in with this challenge if I get time over the next week (Lots of babysitting booked in, so we'll see how it goes :) We've recently had new passports, although we did it the old fashioned way and they were back with us in just over two weeks, so quite impressive really. Take care and have a great week. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Chris said...

This is stunning Kath, the stamp and colours are so delicate and beautiful , the background paper is the perfect choice.
Not convinced about the wine...methinks the lady doth protest too much ;)))
Thanks for tip about the passport...can't wait for mine to need renewing (not that it's had much use) REALLY don't want to see the scary photo!

Mummylade said...

Love your colours, have a nice weekend!

brenda said...

Such a soft pretty feminie creation Kath. Did our passport rentals on line as well, so quick and easy, same with car tax as well. Bx

Linby said...

So soft and subtle with the colours - makes for a pretty card.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kath, lovely pastel colours - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Tracy said...

This is so pretty Kath, love the subtle colours.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Di said...

Wonderful card Kath, so soft and gentle - the pink is an extra bonus of course! Love it.


Di xx

Christine L said...

Loving this one Kath - that is such a versatile stamp usable for lots of occasions. And yes, I know the feeling of not being able to get a 'straight' photo! Stupid cameras!

Christine x