Wednesday 27 February 2019

Tartan and Mackintosh Roses

I have a few birthdays coming up shortly.  I made this one for my mum.  She will be 86 next month and she's had a pretty tough time lately.  Hopefully this will put a smile on her face.

I've been wanting to use my Simple Sprig Roses for ages now - I don't think they've had an outing in 5 years!  I even found a small circular punch for the smaller rose about 4 years ago and it's been languishing as well.  

This card was inspired by the current code word for Addicted to CAS  

I was racking my brain over what constituted a grid (I even googled it) and then went through my stamps and dies to see what I had that would work with this theme.  This tartan die was a very recent acquisition and it certainly met all the criteria of a grid!  And I could think of nothing better to team with a tartan backdrop than these roses in the style of Scotland's famous designer Rennie Mackintosh.

I struggle with CAS.  I'm always attracted to the CAS challenges and I find them a wonderful source for inspiration, but I'm never sure if my cards are CAS enough.

I'm entering this card in a couple of challenges.  The Addicted to Stamps Challenge has the following photo inspiration and my eye was instantly drawn to the chair back which reminded me of a grid no doubt because I had that Code Word already in my head.

The As You See It Challenge has the following prompt, and as this stamp set is aptly name Simple Sprig I thought it would qualify - I've been meaning to enter their challenges for ages!!!

Finally Simon Says Wednesday Challenge has an Anything Goes Challenge this week - yippee!

Thanks for stopping by, especially if you take the time to leave a comment.  Your kind words will make my day!!!



  1. Very pretty card. Love the die cut background. TFS

  2. So glad to have you join us, Kate! I think your card is CAS, with the wide expanse of white space and simple colour palette. I love your die cut tartan. It draws the eye to the sweet 'smile'. The SImple Sprig? Don't wait another five years!! Thank you for joining this week's challenge at As You See It.

  3. I love that tartan die and with the simple pink and white palette, this card is definitely CAS! I'm sure it will bring a smile to your Mom's face! I'm glad you found an opportunity to play along with us at As You See It Challenges and I'm hoping we'll see you in our gallery again soon!

  4. That wonderful tartan die works perfectly for the challenge, Kate. It's large frame makes the card CAS enough for me. The roses are a lovely touch and I'm sure you Mom will love it. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.

  5. I really love that Tartan die cut. Fantastic. Such a lovely card that sings of spring. Thanks for playing with us at Addicted To CAS.

  6. Wow..that's a wonderful diecut!love it! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS challenge

  7. Beautiful card! I love the soft pink and they die creates such a pretty background! (May I ask, what brand is the die?)

    1. Kate, thank you for answering my question...I really appreciate that! I will check out that set of dies. You use a lot of neat dies in your cardmaking. Have a great day!

    2. It's an addiction I'm afraid!


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