Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Featured Designer at CAS Watercolour

Please join us in celebrating Darnell's Birthday!!
One more part to this special event.
The team has made special cards for Darnell's birthday,
along with our Guest Designer Leslie,
and several Featured Designers (friends from the retreat).

During our retreat, Darnell (Dolly to us) was up early one morning
and decided she wanted some frozen blueberries.
Some how she spilled almost the whole, Costco-sized bag of
blueberries all over the floor.

Bonnie snapped these pictures.
See the swipe of blueberries on the right photo??  Dolly couldn't find a broom so she grabbed
a large piece of card stock to pick up the berries.  As they thawed, the blueberry juice
"smooshed" on the cardstock in a lovely design that looked perfect for card making.

Well, without Dolly knowing, we kept that piece of blueberry smoosh and cut it up.
Each Designer has used one piece in making Dolly's birthday cards. :)
Here's my swatch
And this is my card for Dolly, I have some pretty rose buds in my bouquet for her


Card Recipe
Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Paper: 110lb White, Watercolour, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Caran d'ache neocolour watercolor crayons, Arteza Watercolour pencils
Techniques: Fussy cutting, watercolouring


  1. Oh I like how you die cut your blooms out of the smooshed blueberries Christine - it gives the blooms such a nice variation in colors! And a jar of flowers is just how I like to display my cut flowers! xx

  2. Great idea to use your smooshed blueberries for your bouquet of rose buds, Christine! I also love how the jar shows off your lovely watercoloring and simple design! Darnell is definitely going to cherish this sweet birthday card! Barb xx

  3. Fab blueberry soaked flowers! x

  4. Such a fabulous way to use your piece of smooshing and what a fabulous way to celebrate Darnells birthday x

  5. Beautiful birthday card and love the smooshing of the colours.x

  6. Great idea to stamp yuur flowers in the juice. My gosh, Bonnie captured the shot of the year in photography too- that's priceless. Love her expression, exasperation but no serious swear words. Love this idea and how fun this is.

  7. The rose buds look fabulous fussy cut from the blueberry cardstock! A wonderful CAS card for Darnell!

  8. I love your artsy blueberry roses, Christine. They are so pretty in your jar vase. Wasn't this the most fun and creative birthday surprise for Dolly? Hugs...Nancy

  9. Your blueberry roses are fabulous Christine! Love the contrast with the very pale yellowy-green stems and leaves. Beautiful card for Dolly! xx

  10. Oh Christine, this is fabulous! Great card and what a wonderful thing you all did for Darnell. And, I did laugh 😊


    Di xx

  11. I just love how you used your blueberry smooshed background! Gorgeous card!

  12. This is awesome, I love this story. Beautiful card for her.

  13. Doesn't blueberry bumble make gorgeous rosebuds? The Mason jar is perfect for holding this rustic bouquet! Thanks for joining in with us as a Featured Designer this month!

  14. Delightful card, Christine. You and Bonnie were on the same wavelength... so clever to die cut from the blueberry panel!.. why didn’t I think of that. xx

  15. Christine, love how you used the blueberry panel to die cut your flowers. Such a pretty
    card and a fun time at the retreat.

  16. Oh! You made the rosebuds with the blueberry smoosh! What a great idea! Pretty!

  17. How fun! How fun someone captured the moment the blueberries fell, saved the paper, cut it up, and even more fun that you all made her a birthday card with it. Brilliant. Super pretty flowers - great idea you had. Hugz

  18. Your berry background is perfect for this bouquet. It looks amazing, very modern. Darnell was certainly delighted with the card.

  19. Your rose buds look so pretty, Christine! The colors are simply beautiful and you did a great job of fussy-cutting! I'm sure Darnell loved the card.
    Hideko xx

  20. I just love what you did with your piece of blueberry smooch... Fabulous!

  21. That is a priceless story which will now be save in blueber-tuity! LOL! love puns! Great post story and I love what you did with your piece Christine! :)

  22. I love the story that goes with this!