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Monday, 14 January 2013

Sketch N Stash - card for my daughter's 18th

Hi there - sorry I'm late posting again - had a very busy weekend and as my laptop died I'm having to cadge some time on other PCs at home and work to comment and write my posts.
This card is for the new challenge at SNS - our first for 2013 and we've decided to make use of the fabulous back catalogue of sketches that SNS has and use them again, starting from the very beginning (a very good place to start!) with an optional theme each challenge just to switch things up a  bit.
So here is Sketch One and the optional theme is Vintage.

We also have some fab new sponsors this year the first one being Live and Love Crafts who are generously offering a £10 store voucher to the lucky winner!


My card was for my daughter, Emily's 18th birthday (last Thursday) and we had some lovely celebrations!  Great night out at White Bear in Warlingham on Saturday - haven't laughed so much in quite a while.  I've
used this fabulous image from Mo called Jo Painting (well I've renamed it Em Painting) as it is just perfect for  Emily as she loves her Art and is doing fantastically well in her final year of A Level.  Very similar to the image too, with long,long hair and as thin as a whippet!!
To fit in with our Vintage theme at SNS, I tried to muddy up the colours and and added some texture around the image with some Viva Pearl liquid.
My papers are a mix of DCWV and K&CO, both 12 x12n pads, one of which was from best matey, Lesley(and Em's godmother) for Christmas.  I've also used a couple of vintage diamante buckles and some tulle roses for more added vintageness.
Finally, the large flower I made by stamping with a Stampin Up script stamp onto tissue paper and then cutting it with a Spellbinders petal nesting set.

Check out the rest of my fab teamie's makes here over at the SNS Challenge and don't forget to tell us what is new and what is old from your stash.

Hoping the hubby has gone to buy me a new laptop today, I feel bereft without it and even the work arounds can't work around for very long!  He may then try and fix my old one (we think it's just the screen) and use it himself!
Hope you're not suffering too much from the snow here in the UK - it's bitterly cold in my office as the boiler has gone caput!!


Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the colors and papers and beautifully-colored image!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Julie, I like the image the papers and the flowers.
Kevin xx

sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card Julie. I like the image and the flower you made.
Sarah-Jane xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,fabulous image,lovely details and

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Julie, your card is gorgeous!! Love the color combo and the added liquid pearls around your image! :) HUGS

Grenouille Greetings said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Em. Did my card get there in the end? This one you have made is delightfully pretty, Julie. Lovely colouring and perfect dotty and stamped background and your flowers and sliders are gorgeous. Em like purple and aqua by any chance? So pleased you had fun on your night out too! Wrap up warm. Cold has got to be bad for an already bad back! Big hugs, Lesley

Daniele said...

what a stunner, love the background that you ahve created to the image, really effective.
Your daughter will be so made up to get this extra special card
hugs and best wishes

Lozzapops said...

This is stunning Julie, really gorgeous!! Love the image and all the pretty details - I am sure she will love it! Laura x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Julie, I love the image, your colouring is fabulous and the papers and details are gorgeous. I bet Emily was so pleased to receive such a special card.
Hugs Sue

Vicky said...

I love this Julie..and loving the flowers too hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Julie, love the colours and sweet image.

coops said...

so stunning julie.i really love your flowers and colours and the image is gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

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Alessandra said...

she'll love this card, it looks wonderful, very meaningful image and I love the colour!Hugs, Alessandra

Jane said...

Don't you just hate your kids being talented &!
This is one of my all time fav' images, reminds me too of my Sof' who's doing her GCSE Art & carrying it on into A-Level.
Beautiful colour choice and generally one of those big sigh it x
PS what's the dif' between liquid pearls (which i've got my eye on) and Viva pearl liquid (which I've not heard of before...looks so pretty xx

Bea und Doreen said...

simply amazing Julie. great colour combo as well
Big hugs
Doreen xx