Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Downton Abbey Blues - and a Card

So, I've recently discovered the BBC period drama "Downton Abbey".
DON'T tell me anything about the second season! I will plug my ears and do the "lalalalala" thing to drown you out.
Mark and I have been watching Season One on Netflix and we are 13 minutes into the LAST episode! We had to turn it off last night because Emma and her science fair project weren't getting along.

Yes, we turned it off right after Matthew finds out that Lady Grantham is pregnant! That sure puts a kink in his inheritance chances NOW, doesn't it!'s KILLING me to not watch it today while Mark is at work. But we'll have to wait until after skating tonight to find out how the season ends. I'm hoping I don't turn to chocolate to console me today.
Especially since today is face the scale day at Weight Watchers.
Maybe I'll wait and get a cupcake while Emma is at skating...

Or maybe I'll just stamp something.

Here's something I stamped for my February card classes:

It's actually a CASE of a card by one of my GoDivas swap group members, Glenda Travelstead. She had done this card in a different color combination, but I loved the idea of using Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry together. It's like a glimpse of spring for me.

The card is a pretty simple one, I used the small floral spray from the Bordering on Romance stamp set to stamp a tone on tone background on the Island Indigo card base.
The next layer is a strip of Pink Pirouette cardstock that was stamped with the large floral spray from that set in Rich Razzleberry. Like Glenda, I used my Crimper Tool to ruffle the cardstock and trimmed out a triangle from the bottom with my Paper Snips to make a flag. A little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter was added to the flowers then it was attached to the card front with SNAIL.

The next layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I stamped with an image from Apothecary Art in Basic Black ink. I used my Labels Framelits to cut it out with the Big Shot then colored it in with Stampin' Write Markers. I used the same color combo as the card, adding in Wild Wasabi for the green leaves. A piece of Island Indigo Ruffled Grosgrain Ribbon was added around the center and then the layer was popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals and adhered to the card front.

The greeting was simply done on Whisper White and punched out with the Large Oval Punch. I layered it on a piece of Pink Pirouette punched out with the Scalloped Oval Punch. More Stampin' Dimensionals popped it up on the card front to finish it off.
The inside has a simple white panel stamped with the large floral spray stamp in Rich Razzleberry.

Kind of reminds you of an English garden doesn't it??
Sigh, there I go again - thinking of that addictive Downton Abbey!!
But I know you understand.....

Have a wonderful day stampers - go stamp something fun and think of England!


  1. Robin, I love your card and I am immediately casing it today!!! I have a workshop on Saturday and this is just too cute and quick.

  2. Oh this is SO pretty! I have a customer that just ordered this set. I'm going to direct her to your site when I deliver her order.

  3. I LOVE Downton Abbey! Just found it too. I bought Season 2 from ITunes. Won't tell u anything but it gets better and better

  4. Love your card. The framelits are awesome and this card showcases it very well.

    I also Love Downton Abbey. It was a long wait for me from season 1 to season 2. I must say I have so enjoyed the drama. I would have loved to have lived during the 1800's. Well with maybe a few of our modern conviences:)

  5. Robin, I watched the first season of Downton Abbey not too long ago myself. Loved it. I haven't had the chance to watch it on Sunday nights this season, but I too will be doing a Season II marathon at some point. Enjoy the rest of Season 1.
    Love the card.

  6. Lovely card, Robin! Does remind me of one of the gardens that might be at Downton Abbey. I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of this show, so I won't spoil it for you, but you will be on the edge of your seat watching the upcoming episodes! I am definitely having the withdrawal blues...I can't WAIT for the next season!!!!


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