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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Sketch and Stash, Fussy and Fancy, Stampin for the Weekend

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her 80year old aunt and I nearly forgot but here it is!!  The floral stamp is from the new Viva range - at £3.55 a set at the Craft Barn, you can't go wrong!!

 I bought this set on Saturday when hubby and I went out to lunch during our teenager free weekend (all at festivals!!) I coloured the flowers with Promarkers and then edged with swirls using a Memento Bright Pink stamp that I stamped off first to give a paler effect ( thanks Alex!).  The papers are from Papermania Rose Garden and another from my scrap box.

I'm entering this into the following four challenges:

Sketch and Stash Challenge 40 - the sketch, my new stash the stamp set
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 16 - Pink and Black
StampInsanity Challenge 20 - Pink and Black (linked with Fussy and Fancy for Breast Cancer awareness)
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge 43 -  A Recipe - 3 DPs (the lace border edging is my third if you look closely!), 2 flowers (my image) , 1 ribbon and the optional extra of a charm or gem.

Well, I'm going to enjoy the rest of my peaceful weekend before my lovelies return and before the working week starts again!!  :(


Distressed Miss said...

Gorgeous card Julie, love the colours and really pretty image.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Please could you leave a comment on my candy blog if you'd like to enter.

Pam said...

Oh I love teenager free afternoons, at the moment I not only have my two but a 15 (going on 20) year old french lad from paris who is bored. Looking forward to him going home on Saturday! Lovely card Hon. Hugs Pam X

Julie M said...

Really pretty card, Julie - love those stamps (great value too!) and the yummy big pink ribbon. Thank goodness you remembered to make it!! I'm enjoying not having to do any commissions over the summer holidays, it got a bit stressful in May and June!!

Hope the rest of your weekend is peaceful too!

Julie :o)

Lizzy xx said...

WOW Julie this is stunning...luv the image & the colour combo/dp's are gorgeous xx Lizzy xx :o)

Sharon said...

Oh Julie, this card is gorgeous! Love the beautifully coloured flowers!

Sharon x

Cor* said...

This is absolutely stunning. She will love it! As I do!! That stamp makes a wonderful centerpiece and your bow and charm pull it all together. thanks so much for playing along for this tribute challenge at Fussy & Fancy. Don't forget to link this to the Stamp Insanity challenge as well for the same color challenge.

Lorraine A said...

absolutely gorgeous card Julie ! WOW !! I am sure the birthday girl will love this ,,, so very beautiful , the image papers and embellies are all perfect and i love how you decorated around the flower, so pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Emma said...

Oh wow such a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and details.
Thanks for giving my store a shout out and the websters pages should be here today...promised they would arrive latest Sat!! Huh!!
Hugs Emma x

Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Julie. Love the colouring of the image and the details also. Hugs Michele x

coops said...

stunning card julie.the image is gorgeous and i love the effect of the stamped swirls around the edge.fabulous colours and papers.

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

This is so gorgeous Julie.

Beth said...

This is gorgeous! So striking - I love it!! Thanks for sharing this with us at StampInsanity!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect for that "mature" auntie! Very elegant! Love the pink and black and how you have framed the central image with the lighter stamped swirls. Lovely! Love, Lesley xx

Linda said...

This is so gorgeous :o)

Shelley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us StampInsanity.

Kathleen said...

lovely card Jules!!
love the second-impression swirls. a technique i don't use enough of!!!
need to make something like that for my nan!!

Javablustamper said...

BEAUTIFUL creation!! LOVE those swirly vines!! Thanks for joining us at the Asylum!!


Di said...

What a stunning card! love the pink bow and the stamped image!
thanks for joining SFTW!
Hugs Di xxx