Saturday, 7 April 2018

CC90 - The Perfect Reason....for a Giveaway!


Today, I have a GIVEAWAY! And "I don't need a reason", but if you comment here, you can win The Perfect Reason stamp set and matching dies from Catherine Pooler Designs! Comment below before 8 am Monday, April 9  **EXTENDED to 8 am Thursday, April 12! ** and one commenter will be picked randomly (US only).



This floral-builder set has fun sentiments and endless possibilities! I used my MISTI-only wreath-building technique to create this pretty spring card.

I started with the branch stamp and built a basic wreath in Garden Party and Lime Rickey. Then I added some tiny flowers using It's a Girl, Sweet Sixteen, Bellini and Tiara. The flowers were added randomly, and once they were done, I used an acrylic block to add more branches, then more flowers.

My sentiment uses the die for the large flower. I stamped one in Lime Rickey, one with Garden Party and then layered them, with their petals offset, so that you can see both shades of green. It's a fun and easy way to get a different look with this die!

My team-mate Ashlea is also giving away The Perfect Reason bundle, so click here and comment for another chance to win!

I'm also linking up to the current Card Concept challenge:


I was inspired by the pastel colours in a circle.

Here's a video:


I used:


127 comments:

  1. Such a pretty wreath, Ardyth! Love the colors and how you achieved the wreath look and the random stamping. So well done! Makes me smile. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely stunning Ardyth!!!! Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just recently discovered Catherine Pooler and love her stamp designs. You card is lovely — the vines fill in so nicely and the colors are so springy (still heaps of snow here in MN...) Thanks for sharing it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gosh, I love how you made this wreath. Great technique. I’m going to have to give it a try. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is such a beautiful card, Ardyth. The colors are so vibrant. I love the design.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the card you made with this set! Looks store bought!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Its such a beautiful card. I'm hooked onto your videos. You make everything look so simple. Well, in this card, The flowers in Stone Blue have taken my heart. Its beyond pretty. Now my search is on for Catherine Pooler Stamp Pads in India. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. Hugs.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such a pretty card! Your background is terrific!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a pretty card! So ready for spring! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your cards are always so lovely, Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sure feels like Spring! So bright and cheerful! The colors are stunning! Your card is so pretty! Love the way you made the wreath! Thanks for sharing and giving us s chance to win! I sure hope spring weather is right around the corner! Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a great giveaway - just because! Love it! Flower builder sets always look great when cardmakers show how to use them. Would love to try one! Love your cards, they are always an inspiration. I have learned so much just from seeing you take a designer's card and explain the elements you are focusing on. Happy day to you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Fabulous card... love your videos... thanks for sharing your talent!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This card is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the video.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Really appreciate your video showing the mini MISTI technique to create a wreath card, Ardyth! Thanks so much for offering a giveaway, especially for a stamp set that makes such a pretty card!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is fabulous! And you just reminded me that I need more cp inks! Lol.

    ReplyDelete
  17. lots of possibilities with this set!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love these fab florals on your card. Thanks for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gorgeous card! I love the design and the beautiful spring colors! Awesome idea of using the mini MISTI and turning the paper for this wreath building technique! Gotta try that!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is gorgeous! I love how you used the stamps to make the wreath. So fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow!! That is BEAUTIFUL!! And I love the video...so simple and quick!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Ever so pretty - love your soft colours.

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a stunning card. I love the colors, patterns, and design. Just lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Every time you show a video, I just want to jump into my craft room and try it. I love your talent and passion to help others learn about stamping. Thank you for sharingšŸ’–

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very clever and beautiful design, Ardyth! Lovely spring colors, too!
    As a previous winner, please exclude my name from the drawing :) I LOVE Catherine's ink pads...Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful background Ardyth. So springy and light.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I just adore your use of pastels. Gives me great inspiration, thank you

    ReplyDelete
  28. Perfectly Pastel! LOVELY card design...I admire your creativity and patience in stamping all of the wreath vines and flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  29. So pretty. I like how fresh it looks--very springy. Nice color scheme, too.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great card Ardyth! That colour pallet and those flowers reminded me of the wallpaper in my bedroom when I was a kid. Funny how a card can bring back memories!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Such a great way to make the wreath! Beautiful result! Thanks for showing us how!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Beautiful card love the layout.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love the wreath! We are in a deep freeze and your spring card really gives me a reason to smile!! Thanks for the chance to win>

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love your products - especially your inks!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Beautiful!!! What a great stamp set!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love this stamp set and CP inks are the greatest!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Such a pretty card. I love the colors, reminds me of spring which has refused to come to New England yet. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Loving what you did with this set! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love the pastel colors.
    Beautiful background.
    Reminds me of a handmade quilt.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  40. This is such a beautiful card, Ardyth!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love your videos!! I love love love this card! I love the pastel colors you chose. What a great set of stamps and dies.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Absolutely beautiful card! I love the little flowers all over the card! You are very talented!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love how you used the branch like turn around stamp. Makes me think I should look at my stamps to see if I can do this too. By the way, I love your cards.

    ReplyDelete
  44. You made the wreath look so easy! Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Ardyth- your card is beautiful! I love the springy wreath! We are in need of spring here in cold Vermont!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Such a versatile card that can be used for many occasions. Love the colors and looks pretty easy to make. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your videos are so great - just a quick tip with lots of action. This card is so dear - love the wreath-builikndg idea. Thanks for all the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  48. What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  49. I really like this set. The way you created this beatiful card is so neat. Love your videos.

    ReplyDelete
  50. My eye immediately spotted the little branches surrounding the circle -- made the layout special. You do inventive CAS cards.

    ReplyDelete
  51. This is a great set, and I like the pretty card you've made with the perfect springtime color scheme :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. What a great set this is, and I love how you used it to create such a lovely card!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Love your card,Ardyth! Quite creative!

    ReplyDelete
  54. What looked like a very fussy stamping became easy and sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Genius! Can’t wait to give this technique a try. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Very pretty design and colors.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Love your card and this stamp set. Thank you for the chance to win šŸ˜Š

    ReplyDelete
  58. Yes, I see that we Canadians are excluded from the giveaway, but I'm commenting anyway. :D I'm commenting because I am blown away by how perfect your floral background is, it's just gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Your background stamping is spring perfect! What a pretty card design.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Loved your video as always! Wish it was a tad slower as my mind doesn’t always work at warp speed.šŸ˜ƒ since I was planning on getting the set of pastel ink pads that you featured, hope I can be lucky enough to win. Even if I don’t, the technique can be used with other small flower stamps and I can draw or carve a small branch.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love this card Ardyth - what a pity I don't live in the USA :-) as that prize looks wonderful
    Blessings
    Maxine

    ReplyDelete
  62. Wow! Makes me want to run buy that set. I already own all the inks and refills and couldn't live without them now.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Ardyth this card is so pretty. I saw your quick video on Instagram the other day. I have save quit a few videos of yours to try out. I love your cards. You make it look so simple. Thank you for the chance. Nisha~

    ReplyDelete
  64. What a great card! Am loving the spring colors!! I don't yet own any inks, Catherine Pooler inks are on my wish (need) list. :)

    ReplyDelete
  65. What a pretty stamped background. I love how you used the small images and flowers from this set because I always have trouble figuring out how to use them. This is nice and cheerful for spring.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Great set! I love your card

    ReplyDelete
  67. What a gorgeous spring-time card!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Love the pretty wreath your created! Great video. Thanks for sharing how you created that spectacular card front. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  69. This is such a delicate and feminine card. It also sings SPRING! The colors are so relaxing as well.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Very pretty card! I really like how you created the background.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love how you put everything together. It's an eye catching design. The background flowers are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I just wanted to say what a gorgeous card (I know I can't enter the giveaway as I'm in the UK, but just wanted to comment on just your card) TFS

    ReplyDelete
  74. Perfect for Spring with all the bright,
    cheerful colors! All those little flowers
    are darling. Lovely card.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Such a lovely pop of color. I really like this stamp set, and am grateful for the opportunity to win it with this giveaway. There are so many ways that a card could be made with these stamps; which makes my head spin with the possibilities. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  76. This is so beautiful Ardyth and what a fantastic stamp set. I love sets that have lots of little elements to create cards like this. And how generous to have a giveaway, would love to win!!!

    ReplyDelete
  77. So excited to be a part of your giveaway! I am inspired by your design.

    ReplyDelete
  78. Oh Ardyth... your card is so very lovely and beautiful! Love the colorful flower on the background. Thank you for the inspiration and a chance to enter your giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  79. This is such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing how you used your Misti to create the background :)

    ReplyDelete
  80. I am so ready for spring. 70 degrees one day and snow the next! Beautiful stamp and die set.

    ReplyDelete
  81. I love the delicateness of this card.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Such a pretty card - love the floral background.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Beautiful card and great video. Quick and easy!

    ReplyDelete
  84. What a lovely idea to use the set for a background. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Love your card! Pretty colors. Makes me smile to see beautiful colors at this time of year. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
  86. Beautiful, soft background. I love the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  87. EVERYTHING about this card is just perfect! It's one of the prettiest cards I've EVER seen!!

    ReplyDelete
  88. Lovely card, beautiful background.

    ReplyDelete
  89. The background is beautiful! Very pretty card.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Oh My - - what patience you have to stamp that background. Its all those little itty bitty leave and flower stamps. Really nice! Love the soft muted colors you used.

    ReplyDelete
  91. Oh the lime Rickey ink is splendid! What a yummy color! And your card is just gorgeous and beautifully creative - so lovely and serene!

    ReplyDelete
  92. I love the background paper you created. Very pretty card!

    ReplyDelete
  93. What a fun and beautiful card!!! I love it!!! The colors are gorgeous and I love how you mixed the different shades of green for the branches. Perfect!!! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!!!

    ReplyDelete
  94. I just love all the florals in the background but I might have to try it on a 3x3 card because I probably don't have your patience!!

    ReplyDelete
  95. Beautiful card! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  96. thanks for sharing love the card

    ReplyDelete
  97. Oh this card is
    so pretty and
    refreshing!
    Carla from Utah

    ReplyDelete
  98. I absolutely love your card! The colors are so soft and subtle and yet very elegant! Great design work!

    ReplyDelete
  99. Such a pretty card. I like the vines all over the card and such pretty colors!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Such a pretty card. Thanks so much for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  101. Thanks for sharing the video, it helps so much watching someone make such a wonderful, pretty card.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Thank you for sharing. The colors are so bright, perfect for spring (since it feels and looks a lot like winter still).

    ReplyDelete
  103. I love this set, very versatile!
    I haven't used it in a while, but it sure looks like I need to bring it out again!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I love everything about this sweet card! The stamped wreath, the floral background, and the pretty colors!

    ReplyDelete
  105. Each card maker used these stamps in such different ways and this is one of my favorites. The stamped background is lovely, and you were so creative with your wreath and sentiment.

    ReplyDelete
  106. What a beautiful card!! Totally in love with this!!

    ReplyDelete
  107. I love the graphic look these flowers have. They're so bold and playful!

    ReplyDelete
  108. Thank you for the video, this is such a sweet spring card. I love the colors and arrangement!

    ReplyDelete
  109. Hi. Ardyth .
    I love your card! Your card is so dainty and sweet looking! These stamps are so cute and versatile. This set is a true staple stamp set to have.
    I make cards with the ladies at an assisted living home and they just love to use flowers!
    Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  110. Thank you so much for the video showing how to make your super cute card!

    ReplyDelete
  111. A really clever use of this awesome stamp set! Love the look of spring this design has. Thanks for the video!

    ReplyDelete
  112. good techniques shown, simple but powerful

    ReplyDelete
  113. So soft and pretty, Ardyth, and just perfect for spring.

    ReplyDelete
  114. the stamp set does look like much but it makes amazing flowers and love the colors

    ReplyDelete
  115. Beautiful card, absolutely love it! I'm so ready for spring!

    ReplyDelete
  116. Who needs a wreath builder when we have Ardyth’s blog?! šŸ˜ So clever you are! The spring colors used in the Card will hopefully bring spring our way...it’s been a long winter.

    ReplyDelete
  117. I just discovered you today, and am now a follower on Instagram. Your cards are beautiful!! Sure wish Copic markers weren't so scarce. I'd love to get a few more and really start practicing with them.

    ReplyDelete
  118. Beautiful card Ardyth! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

    ReplyDelete
  119. Saw this at TCC and came over for a closer look. Lovely stamping, Ardyth. Extremely pretty card.

    ReplyDelete
  120. WOWSA! What a stunner! So glad you shared it here at the Card Concept!

    ReplyDelete
  121. This is a great card. I am always looking for new designs. The stamp and die set are absolutely beautiful.

    ReplyDelete

When you comment, your personal information (name and comment) are visible to all who visit this blog.