Thursday, 14 May 2020

Hope and Chances - May 2020 card kit

The Hope and Chances card kit for May, sold in aid of the Whizz-Kidz charity, is such a pretty one, sadly now sold out. You have to be so quick to buy these now, they're flying out of Christine's craft cabin door! They go on sale on the first Sunday of the month - June's kit is in aid of The British Hedgehog Preservation Society. I'll most certainly be hoping to get my paws on that one.

This is my finished card, I stuck to the initial design:
The kit came with everything included, apart from glue and either ink pads or pencils to colour the leaves and petals. The cream is a deeper shade than shown in the above photo - bright sunshine here when I took it!

I layered two pieces of cream card onto the A5 card front, topped it with two lovely 'fleur de lis' long die cuts and a square frame. Then coloured the leaves and flowers using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, two shades for the leaves and two for the flowers. It reminds me of a Clematis Montana with pink streaked flowers that we had in the back garden until fairly recently.

The sentiment also came with the kit so it was just a case of tucking that into the leafy stem and attaching it to the card front. 

Kath (from the Snippets Playground) has already posted about her card here. She cleverly did some tweaking to the kit layout and sentiment, unlike me who rather predictably followed the layout exactly. And she also added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and leaves, an idea which I pinched, after colouring and before attaching to the card. Thanks Kath!

Then I had to rummage right through my deep A4 Really Useful Box of pearls, gems and other small embellishments. I have tons of packets of pearls but they were all too white - then I found just a few creamy white different sized ones in an open packet. Bingo!

Our CCTV picked up a fox on camera the other night. In itself that's not too unusual, but it was heading into the dense display of shrubs and such in the front garden. Possibly just for a nosey but it's also a perfect place to make a den and bring up a family! Watch this space.



25 comments:

Andre M. said...

Gorgeous background design paired with the pretty florals, they are beautifully coloured!

Pat said...

Very pretty Di and love the simpe 'hello' sentiment, and the pearls really finish the flowers so perfectly. x

scrappymo! said...

This is so very pretty, Di. I had not heard of this charity kit before. I will look it up!

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and thanks for the link to my blog too! I love this kit and am waiting to see what the June one will be.

Kath x

Jane Willis said...

Oh that is lovely! I must start getting Christine's kits again. I used to get them every month, then she stopped making them for a while when her Mum was ill, and since they started up again I've dithered every month until they've been sold out.

Aquarius said...

I thought 'clematis' when I saw this card - so pretty. I must keep a watch out for the next kit - far too late for this one. What will Dudley think if he has to share his garden with foxes I wonder - watch this space indeed.

Swissie said...

A wonderful card, dear Di! So soft!
Hugs, Liv

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card , love the soft colors.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Di, this looks like it was a gorgeous kit.

Sue xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Gorgeous card Di - love the elegance of the tone on tone die cuts, with just the touch of colour on the flowers and leaves.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sarn said...

This is a beautiful and delicate card. Simply lovely.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bunny said...

This is absolutely beautiful. [Bunny]

Jackie T said...

Hi Di your card is gorgeous. It is just so pretty. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Viv said...

Such a lovely card Di! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Di, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a stunner this is Di. So pretty and feminine. Well done for finding the exact pearls you needed to go with the project - it's those things that I find so satisfying when crafting. Wouldn't it be amazing if a fox family were to move in - although I came across someone else in Blogland who was having trouble with a family of foxes at the bottom of her garden because the fox cubs were naughty and distructive! Just like puppies if they're not watched I suppose. Take care, Vicky xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh wow! White on white with a pop of color is beautiful!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a pretty card, Di!

Jeanne H said...

I too think your card is beautiful, Di. Super well done. Hi to you and Dudley. Pictures always welcome. Hint.

Em Louise Fairley said...

So pretty, Di xoxo

Carole said...

Very pretty card Di! x

Fikreta said...

beautiful card!

EmmaT said...

Beautiful, the pink really pops against all the white. I shall be hoping to get the next one too - ive got 3 hedgehogs at the moment. Hugs Emmax

Zoechaos said...

A lovely card never heard of these kits will have to learn about them. Yep I took roughly 2 years away from paper crafting to concentrate on jewellery. Now I'm back hopefully it will be a balance of the 2. Foxes how wonderful it will be if they set up home but I think it might be a bit late in the year now. Maybe next :-)

KandA said...

Such a beautiful card Di. I love the wonderful soft colouring of the flowers and the background dies are fabulous. It's a really super kit xx