April at Love To Craft

A new month already and the start of a new challenge at Love To Craft. I can’t believe that we are a quarter of the way through the year already!

Today I have chosen to share a Just Because card, good to have in stock for those odd occasions when you want to make contact without a specific reason.


Materials used: 
Mari Ko Creations – Just Because
12.5cm square card blank
Memento ink pad –  Lady Bug
X-Press It card
black glass seed beads
Copic pens:
flowers: R29, R39, R59, R89
leaves: G21, G24, YG63, G94, G99

The image has been printed once as a complete image and twice more cropped to just the bottom flowers. All images are coloured and fussy cut. The two cropped images are used to decoupage with. The whole fussy cut image is attached to the front of the card blank that has been coloured around the edges with Lady Bug ink using a foam applicator for the darker shades and a stencil brush for the lighter colour. Finally the seed beads are used to create the centre of the flowers.

You have a whole month to create in and we are an anything goes challenge, any theme any craft. For more inspiration take a look at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #396 – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #20 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #64 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#227 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #46 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #346 – Freestyle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #79 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #147 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations – March Anything Goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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4 Responses to April at Love To Craft

  1. renecomstock says:

    Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

  2. Becca says:

    Beautiful and vibrant card! Thanks for sharing during the freestyle challenge week at HIMCR! Becca~DT

  3. Sue says:

    Really nice card love the big Best Wishes surrounded by the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us over at LPCF.

  4. Michelle says:

    This is gorgeous. Love the red flowers they pop really great on this card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

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