Thursday, 2 July 2020

Hope & Chances charity kit - June 2020

I loved June's 'Hope and Chances' charity kit on first sight - partly for the design, but also as it's sold for profits to go to Hedgehog Rescue! Sorry folks, it's sold out - but here's my very slightly tweaked version:
I followed the instructions almost to the letter. Although the 'window box' can be 3-D, I did chop the sides, which made it stand proud, right down - as a given option, to lie flat for posting. Perhaps it should have been left folded and the recipient could have opened it out - duh! My Ziggy green on the ivy die cut might be brighter than Christine's .......... and I also ended up with an additional flower in my kit (waste not, want not). Oh, and I 'Stella Winked' the ivy as well as the flowers. Apart from all that, it's the same - snigger.

Many thanks to all who left comments about the no-line 'fade out' ink. It's clear that I need to be patient, use softer watercolours (which I had sort of concluded) and also concentrate more on shading. Don't hold your breath though - it sometimes takes me a while to get over a disappointment and have another try!



19 comments:

Inkami said...

This is darling, Di. You say it's a window box but when I first saw this card I imagined a balcony with a view of a lush vineyard. My favourite detail is the checkered window covering.

Pat said...

What a pretty card Di and great that the profits for this go to Hedgehog Rescue. x

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Di. I really love the clean and fresh looking design. xx

Sarn said...

Very pretty card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Aquarius said...

This is such a fresh looking card

Lia said...

Today I am the first to say how much I ike this card!! I like the yellow curtains in the window: great idea!
Stay safe,
Lia xx

Chantal said...

A beautyful card.
Hugs, Chantal S

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is a stunning card. Those kits are lovely. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kath said...

It's lovely Di - I think this is such a lovely card kit. I added my window box too near to the sentiment on my card, but by the time I realised it was stuck down so had to stay!
Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Di.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Di this is so elegant love the kits and not surprised they sell out so quickly love the colours used too x

Lynne said...

A lovely design, it looks so clean and love those little blinds x

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's so sweet, Di xoxo

Viv said...

Lovely Di! x

Kathleen said...

Love it Di, great colours and fab idea with the blinds.

Kath x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Di - well done on making the design 'yours'
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Carol L said...

Absolutely adorable card! I just love that little window with the gingham shades and pretty vines and flowers! A real CAS beauty!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It's great that there is a Hedgehog Rescue!! Well done on buying the charity kit for both the reasons!! The card come out very sweet and lovely.
Hugs

Greta said...

I can see why you wanted this kit, Di! What a totally delightful card! I don't think 3D was needed--love it as is!