Monday, 16 January 2012

'Kanban Peacock Blue'

So this card was a case of word association football...

The theme at LIM for week 50 is CAS, one layer with Birds; and at The Craft Garden the January challenge is monochrome.
I thought about the Kanban Peacock stamp, tried to decide on a colour, then thought of course! Peacock blue! Doh!
There are just 4 gems on the card, the only other sparkle comes from a Sakura gelly roll pen. I think I might actually have behaved and kept to the brief in both cases!

It is my lovely Mums 65th birthday today, the last we will all spend together. Her cancer has taken over and she is failing fast. She hates being in hospital and is desperate to get to the hospice. We are all taking it in turns to go an see her today as she can no longer cope with all of us together.
I just hope she has a good day!

Crafting is very much my sanity at the moment. I can lose myself in a stack of stamps and a box of inks and for a little while I don't think of anything else. I hope my students at school are doing OK and it is not to fraught there.

Oh dear, I didn't mean to get into rant mode on my blog, but it seems to have happened! I hope you can all forgive me!

I hope my Mum likes her birthday card!                 Monochrome         CAS, one layer card, birds

have since found this challenge to add my peacock to...          anything goes with blue


  1. I'm sure your Mum will love it, it's a beautiful card and the shape is fab too.

  2. Wow! Beautiful card - love that stamp and what you did with it! :)

  3. Birthday greetings to your mum from me too!
    This is a gorgeous card and I'm sure she'll love it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Thanks for all your lovely comments!
    Mummy did like her card, although she is very sleepy!

  5. oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

    1. I am fairly new to this whole thing... what is candy?

  6. Many happy returns from me too
    Stunning card, gorgeous

    Many thanks
    "Less is More"

  7. Oh, that peacock is absolutely gorgeous!!! Fabulous work of art! :)

  8. I'm sure your Mum will love her card. The peacock is beautiful and the blues are perfect. x

  9. A beautiful card - no wonder your mom loved it. Sue.x

  10. A beautiful image. Thank you for joining in with the 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge' this week.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  11. Lovely card, didn't see yours before I used the same stamp ...sorry!Happy Birthday to your mum too, hard card to make for her I imagine too :O) Viv xx

  12. Gorgeous card, I like the peacock. Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
    Kevin xx

  13. Gorgeous, love this peacock image.

  14. What a beautiful image. It looks so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge this week.
    Andie xx

  15. Thanks for joining our "Anything goes with blue" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  16. I think your card is absolutely beautiful; perfect for this challenge. I'm so pleased to read that your Mum liked it too. Sending hugs xx