Monday, May 06, 2013

Watering can


Money has got a bit tighter so I barely brought that many new Memory box dies but the watering can was one of them and this card is the reason why.
Unfortunately all the Memory box dies were to big to fit but Simon Says Stamps exclusive dies were perfect. I've used the Harrington Vine and the Meadow Rue, I did chop them up a bit so I could make a spray of flowers and the pearls strands were in my stash already. The sentiment is the All Occasion Banners again from Simon Says Stamps and the scallop border is Martha Stewart.
I've really struggled to feel the love when making cards and blogging so I'm going to take my advice and get off the hamster wheel.
I feel guilty if I put a CAS on my blog because sometimes it doesn't take as long fussy card, to make, so I feel you're not getting value for money when you visiting my blog .Also I want to do other things. So there are days when I feel I have to make fussy cards just for the sake of posting on my blog and I need to stop that.
Don't get me wrong I love people visiting and commenting especially when I'm having a bad day and I get some wonderful comments, it does perk you up.
So my plan is to make cards but whatever takes my fancy.
Which is way I've posted this CAS white card which i love to do because except the actual card the rest is make from the scraplings left over from an A4 card when I make it into a square card. So in fact they're made from scraps.
Well today I have to make a card but its a wedding one and I've been looking forward to making it all week but things have just got in the way but the Wedding ison Friday so it has to be made today.

61 comments:

Jackie said...

stunning Debby. and NEVER feel guilty about not putting up a fussy card... ALL your cards are gorgeous, and its lovely to see, unlike some, that you can turn your hand at any type of card. well done you. xxx

Pamela said...

That is gorgeous Debby, as are all your cards and such an inspiration. You have to do what makes you happy.

Pam xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debby, beautiful design those dies are wonderful together. Fussy or simple, your cards are always wonderful and inspiring, Kate x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Simply elegant. I love how the tulips hang over the front of the watering can. I think you deserve the title of "Ms. Diecut Queen." Have a wonderful week.

Anne said...

Beautiful Debby. You need to enjoy crafting or it's a chore so post what you like as everything you make is inspirational. Take care x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Debby we love to see whatever you make and blogging should be fun and for you. I do know what you mean as m card today s a simple one and I always feel a bit guilty when using precoloured diecute. But you are right we should make what we please and that's what I do. Your card is gorgeous, you do this style so well. I like to see a variety on blogs and some people's cards thought beautiful an be a bit samey but yours are not when you bring us cards like these as a change from more fussy. Enjoy your day x

Chrissy said...

So elegant and beautiful Debby..

luv CHRISSYxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,loving the fab image and great details.xxx

Marja Sch said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Hugs Marja

Melodie said...

Fantastic and so elegant.
Hugs
Melodie

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh Debby I would never get tired of visiting your blogs and seeing your lovely cards whatever the style! I love your CAS cards so I never feel disappointed when I see one. This is certainly no exception - lurve it!! Susan x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous WOW card Debby. I love the design and the dies look fabulous.
Have a good bank holiday
Lorraine x

Beryl said...

This is so beautiful Debby. Love the watering can and flowers and the banner and sentiment are fab. Make whatever makes you happy - cos I can guarantee it will be appreciated by all who visit your blog and brighten their day too.
Beryl xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your cards are always wonderful Debby and I love visiting your blog.
This is stunning. I love the way you have used those dies and the design is so elegant
hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

A lovely WOW card. Hugs, Claire x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful. Sue x

PaperDaisies said...

What a stunning card Debby. Love it. It is beautiful. Hugs Nina

Mandy said...

Hi Debby,
This is beautiful,I love to see any of your cards as they are all an inspiration for me,so you should never feel guilty about what you put on your blog...
I do really understand what you mean about getting off the hamster wheel,as you probably know I had to last year not through choice but through necessity of looking after my parents,I felt so guilty to start with not posting as often on my blog but I must admit I do like to make cards now when I can and what I want..I hope you find your love again for card making soon as you are so talented at it...
Mandy x

nnalorac said...

Debby, I love all kinds of styles and you make fab all kinds of styles so no feeling bad girl. Your CAS cards are always such an inspiration so love looking at them. I like doing them too when times are tough, keeps us feeling useful and lifts our spirits. Keep them coming. Todays one no exception just so gorgeous. Mmmnn, never noticed the watering can, just so cute. Carolxx

José said...

Very elegant card Debby all in white.
Hugs José

rachel said...

simply beautiful x

Juls said...

so very gorgeous and stylish!! Hugs Juls

Dawn Turley said...

I love all the cards you do Debby be they CAS or fancy. But you must enjoy it...or it's just a chore. I'm a CAS type of girl myself so love seeing that sort of card just as much as fancy. You are very inspiring either way! Take care

JenniferD said...

I love your white on white you just do it to perfection! Love visiting your Blog every time there is a new card up! But I must ask you make so many what do you do with them all?

Linda . J said...


Love your card Debby, all the details are so fabulous,love the dies too and perfect white on white.
Hugs Linda

Marian said...

Deze vind ik ook prachtig. EN doe rustig aan je hobby moet hobby blijven en geen moeten toch.
Groetjes

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is lovely Debby and appreciated just as much as your fussy as you put it cards. You shouldn't force yourself to make and post card everyday as this takes the fun out of it. We love seeing all of your cards when the mood takes you, we will be here.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

KraftyKaren said...

Beautiful card and please Debby just go with the flow and create whatever you want to. I love seeing whatever you make - CAS cards, fussy cards and scrapbooking. Your blog, your rules LOL!!!!

Karen x

April Diva said...

Hi Debby, the white on white card is so very stylish and elegant. I love it. Never ever feel guilt about the cards that you post. Your blog is for you and will provide inspiration to all regardless of the style of card.

Thanks so much for replying to my email. Simples when you think of it...lol!

Hugs, Pauline x

Sue - said...

A beautiful card. What sort of card do you use - I like the linen look it has

Ankie vd Polder said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. I love totally white cards. Hugs, Ankie

Alison Scott said...

Another beauty.
Don't you worry about us. We love ALL your work, simple or fussy. We come for inspiration, yes, but also to see what you're up to and how you are.
Create what you want to, we will love it.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully designed Debby, just love how you put your white cards together, so clever.
Hugs Brenda xox

Anita said...

This is a very pretty and elegant card! I'm turning more and more to CAS cards too, I recently gave away a lot of stuf to make 'fuzzy' cards as you put it, because I don't use it anymore.
I love all your cards, I think you're so talented you can make anything. So put on your blog want you want to make and not what you think is expected from you and hopefully the love for card making returns :)
xoxo Anita

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Debby Love the CAS look you have given it.Hugs Debbie xx

Mary said...

Another magnificent monochrome card Debby. You do 'elegant' so well. Very sorry to see that you are not enjoying your card making time, it certainly does not come across in your beautiful work. I hope you realise how greatly talented and inspirational you are. I've often felt that blogging is time consuming and thankless work (I don't have a blog) but you m-u-s-t do what is best for you as there are sufficient pressures in all our lives already. BREATHE and BE HAPPY!

Love,
Mary Mac

Deborah said...

Beautiful elegant card Debby.

All your cards and projects are gorgeous and such an inspiration - please don't stop posting your creations as I love to see them.

Deborah A

heidy said...

Beautiful card Debby!!
XXX Heidy

Lisa Jane said...

Just beautiful.. and you make whatever you want .. creativity is creativity whether it took ten minutes or 2 hours .. and if you enjoy yourself .. then thats what matters . I always like looking - fussy or CAS
Lisa x

Pam Sparks said...

gorgeous Debby! I didn't get the can but now I see I need it! : )

Riet said...

ohhh wowwww Debby,What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stempelhexe said...

Meine Güte, was für eine wunderschöne Karte das wieder geworden ist.

LG
Ulla

Cheryl W. said...

I really appreciate your CAS cards, Debby. They are the only ones that I feel I have a chance of duplicating on my own! I'm so glad you'll no longer feel the pressure to post fussy cards, because I love the mix of fussy and CAS.

Faith A said...

FABULOUS card Debby love it.

AS for doing your own thing, good on you, after all surely it's how we feel on the day is what we produce. GO for it girl, be YOURself and enjoy what you're doing, we all love whatever you produce any day.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh such a pretty card Debby! IKWYM about cutting back, I rarely buy new crafty goodies now, plus I've tried to simplify the layers on my cards so that they're cheaper to post. BTW, its ALWAYS a pleasure to see your creations, CAS or not!!

Marja said...

ooohh, nice CAS card

scrapn_momof2 said...

Do whatever makes you happy Debby!!

Your card is GORGEOUS!!!

Molecraft said...

Simply gorgeous Debby!
Helen x

Sandra H said...

Oh this is simply stunning xx

Kathleen said...

I felt really sad when I read this post because I thought that maybe you really don't know just how much every card you post is appreciated and loved by all who follow you. No matter what style you do they are fantastic and I for one really adore your white on white cards.
Be true to yourself Debby, you will never lose any followers, you are too good.

Kath x

ginny c said...

Beautiful card, you have a lovely blog i love what ever you put on you are really talented xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Debby, this is such an elegant card! The white on white is so lovely with these dies!
Hugs Lynseyx

Barb Ghig said...

I really LOVE your white on white card...so elegant!
I'm glad you've decided to post whatever suits 'you'...we all love everything you create, so if it's CAS today, and fussy tomorrow...that's great! Thanks for posting what is in your heart...and, I'm sure the happy couple will really appreciate the beauty in your card...hugs!

Mau xx said...

Aww!! Debby We just love anything and everything you create, you are such an inspiration. This is Gorgeous and I always hold back from calling your cards CAS they might be clean but I don't always class them as simple...lol You always get the layout so right and the detail on some of your CAS is beautiful.
Enjoy your hobby, and don't feel pressured, we all go through this and sometimes we need to take stock and do what we feel like doing, or even have lazy days. Just don't stay away tooo long if thats the case....lol
Huge Hugs Lovely lady xxxxx
Mau xx

Anneke said...

very elegant design and card Debby, i like it very much.
greetings from ann

Crafting Queen said...

Really like this card. Hope you fall in love with your crafting again.

Carla S. said...

All of your cards are gorgeous and inspiring, Debby! It's nice to see different styles and you do them all so wonderfully! Stick with what makes you happy to create!

Jenny said...

I absolutely love seeing your CAS cards Debby, you should get enjoyment from creating and blogging... don't listen to the gremlins in your mind.. Lol :0)
The white on white is gorgeous and I have that can die too..not sure what to put in mine yet though :0)
Jenny x

scrappymo! said...

OH Debby...I love your blog...but I relate to you and your stories, your cards, and your style of writing...
I know I haven't been round lately as much but I am struggling with my health still and been so busy in the garden...By the time evening comes I am tired and just happy to keep DH company watching mindless telly...something I detest usually...
If you posted your laundry line fully of laundry or your ironing pile, I would still be reading your blog...so CAS it is when you feel like it!

With the busy pace of life nowadays, trying to balance our family lives, our house, our garden and perhaps even friends and another hobby or two...Yikes...we just should do what we enjoy.

I make some quickie card....I call them that on my blog...sometimes I feel guilty and say...Oh just another quickie card..but they fill up the finished card baskets and someone always drops by and is happy to take it home to us...so...life is good.

Crafty hugs

Maureen

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh wow stunning card Debby love it!!!

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