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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Sweet Stampin with Simon Says

We have a delightfully easy sketch this week at Sweet Stampin.  I have chosen to use this cute litte nurse image from the lovely Heather at Pure Innocence.  Heather is our sponsor for August and her images are so lovely to colour.  Quixotic Paperie remains our sponsor this week though.
This card is for my older sister who has just been diagnosed with a serious illness and I have chosen to combine our sketch at Sweet Stampin with the challenge at Simon Says who thinks "we are all going dotty", with an extra option of using Prima Flowers.  I haven't used any designer paper this week because having changed my mind about the colour palette for the card three times and finally decided on orange and (for you Brits - what I like to call) Casualty Blue, I then discovered I didn't have any patterned papers to match. I used a spotty Sizzix embossing folder for the image background and a new EK Success punch for the bottom and I stamped my own polka dots using a Cover-a-Card background stamp by Impression Obsession.  The flowers are Prima and the sentiment is by Kolette Hall for Studio G.

14 comments:

joey said...

Hiya Lesley

I do hope all will be ok with your sister. Your card is fabulous I love these images to colour they are so easy to work with.

Joey.xxx

chris said...

Hi Lesley, this is so gorgeous, love your casulty blue!
the colours are all brilliant together, Love it all. hope your sister will be ok. love chris xx

Sarita said...

Sorry to hear about your sister Lesley. Your card is brilliant, love the orange with the "casualty blue!" I bet your sister loves it,
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog,
Love Sarita xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so super cute Lesley!
Such a gorgeous creation!
hugs
kim x

Lindsey said...

Lesley this is stunning. I love the spots and the border punch is another thing that is going on my wish list!
Linds x

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

I was so sorry to read about your sister. I hope she can make a full recovery from her illness. Sisters are so special and you must be so worried about her!

Your card is lovely.

Love all the dots and your cute image.

Love Jules xx

Mina said...

oh no Lesley Im so sorry to hear of your sisters illness...she will love your gorgeous cheerful card and I hope she is ok
Mina xxx

Faye said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. I am sure she will love this gorgeous, zingy, card as much as I do. I need these orange flowers! Have a good weekend my little Fluffette! xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colour combo you have used.
Hugs
Sandra x

Julie said...

Hi Lesley, Oh I do hope all is ok!! This certainly ought to cheer her up - fabulous colours - love the casualty blue!! And I adore this image - she is a real cutie and you've coloured her perfectly!! Big hugs, matey...Juliexx

Chris (catt871) said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the colours and that bottom edge punch is so cool!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!
Chris & the DT

dolcreations said...

Lesley this is so sweet of you.Your sister will truly treasure this. I think you have done such a great job doing this card all up.I love the colours!!!!

Dena said...

aWWWWWEEEE! She is adorable! Very cute border punch on the bottom. Great colors too!
Hugs, Dena

Annie said...

a lovely cheerful card for your sister.
hugs, annie x