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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Sketch Saturday #246

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I'm late today!   This week we have a rectangular sketch for you.  Streuth!  I don't normally do rectangles and when I do I am never happy with the results but this is a challenge, right? So I had a go!  Last Saturday I held a little Stampin Up party at my house with ten lovely ladies which was great fun.  My order hasn't arrived yet but I was nevertheless inspired to dig out my SU stash for this week and this is what I came up with.

I have quite a lot of SU toys - way too many not to be actually using them so in this project all the papers are SU as is the ink, the sentiment, the embossing folder and the blossom stamp and the punch with which I cut the stamp.  I just added some card candy and a button.  The leafy die cut is by Marianne. I need a great deal more practice at making these kind of cards and I think next time I won't go for such bold colours but I'm reasonably happy with the way it turned out.
Come and join in with us this week, why don't you!
I am entering my card into the "Anything Goes" challenge at Charisma Cardz


mixamatoasties said...

That's lovely Lesley. And a rectangle... Oooh I don't know if I can step out my 6x6 comfort zone for this one ;)

Susan x

Tracy said...

There's not a thing wrong with this rectangle card GF. Great papers and the embossing is gorgeous. Glad you drug out all those goodies. Hugs!

heidy said...

It's gorgeous Lesley!!
XXX heidy

Annie said...

I love that rich plum colour and your card is fab!
hugs, annie x

Céline said...

another fab card lesley with a beautiful design love the swirl dies

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Just beautiful!!!

I love the colour combo and how you have used the sketch.

I hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Lesley, this is so gorgeous! I love your take on the sketch with that pretty flower design!! Sounds like you had some great fun with friend! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* -
*My Blog - Stamp Smiles

Julie said...

This is fabbie, Lesley!! I love the colour combo and design!! Totally rocks the sketch and love all your SU goodies - superbly used! Hugs, Juliexx

Nikki said...

Love this Lesley, in my humble opinion you've done a fab job with the sketch....and it's great to see you using the SU goodies :-)

Turtle In The Sand said...

I too love my SU toys. I think I could own everything in the catalog and still want more lol. I don't think your colors are too bold. Just the thing we need to brighten our world and let us know Spring is on the way!

Claudia said...

Great card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!



Julie said...

Hmm I think it's the unbalanced nature of the sketch that's more the issue than the colours you've used. Quite a difficult sketch to work with but as you say it is supposed to be a challenge and you've done a great job with it.

Mrs A. said...

This is perfect. I always have difficulty taking photos of purple. Thy usually come out a funny blue colour. You have got yours spot on so to speak. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Enjoyed myself at the party. Thanks for inviting me along.

Faye said...

Oh. My. Goomie. I totally LOVE this card. The bold colours are perfect for your CAS design. Just gorgeous. X

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card I love the image and the design is fabulous.

Hugs Judith