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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Sketch Saturday #284

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Last week I was taken by surprise at around midnight on Friday when I realised that it WAS midnight on Friday and I had a card due at 8.00am the following morning.  Last Saturday's card was therefore something of a mad rush to say the least and looks it too!!!  This week I didn't let Saturday creep up on my crafting.  I was ready and as a result it did not take me by surprise and I had more time to be creative with Jen's challenging sketch below.   Jen is not only the queen of our sketches at Sketch Saturday but she is something of a princess of understated design.  I am generally pants at less is more/CAS styled cards (hence last Saturday's disaster) but I tried really hard this week to get the balance right with my card using Jen's sketch and do you know - I'm actually very happy with the result. It's a shame about the photo though - I have yet to master the hubster's camera and my image is too bright!!! IRL the yellow is much more muted.

My papers are new ones from Teresa Collins "World Traveller" and "Fabrications", the sentiment is PTI, the die cut paper corner ribbon is Joy craft I think and I used a Recollections ribbon flower.  Come and play along with us - we'd love to see you!
I am entering my card into the following challenges: 
abc challenge - Y is for yellow and Charisma cardz - anything goes


Alex H. said...

Wow, this card is amazing... the flower is so beautiful and the papers you've used... it's such an elegant card!
Hugs, Alex

Tracey T said...

Absolutely beautiful - really elegant. Hugs, Tracey x

Debra Miller said...

The ribbon flower is amazing, the colors are wonderful too. Awesome card Lesley! Hugs, Deb

Cathy P said...

You sure accomplished what you were trying for, Lesley! I love this card. It's gorgeous. The elements you've added and the simplicity of design are a perfect marriage. Great use of the sketch! Hugs, Cathy

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Lesley, I like the design and the big flower.
Kevin xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your card, beautiful ribbon flower, liking the papers too.

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

You certainly should be pleased with your card .. .. it is gorgeous.

Love the colour combo very much.

Funny how cameras like (and dislike) different colours.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Turtle In The Sand said...

Elegance and perfect for a man. Love the flower too. I hate when I get those late night (usually I am already in bed)thoughts. Heart stopping aren't they?

coops said...

so stunning and stylish lesley.your flower is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Lesley, love the gorgeous flower.

Donna x

Vicky said...

Sweetie this is awesome, I am pants too at the whole CAS style but am trying to learn lol. This though I absolutely love!!
You dont need say sorry for not being by hun, although I am sorry for not being here lol. I am the same as you shug, struggling to have time craft & blog & tbh I have to put the DT commenting first as I love the DT's I'm on.
Anyway hope you are ok sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Annie said...

what a fabulous flower, and pretty papers for your striking card.
hugs, annie x

anita01 said...

Och Lesley ,

Hoe mooi heb je dit weer gemaakt. Prachtig van kleur ik geniet even bij je hoor.

Warme Groetjes,
Liefs Anita

Julie said...

Such an elegant card, Lesley and your ribbon flower is a real statement piece! Hugs, Juliexx