Sweeping my way into lots of challenges

16 Mar

So I got my new windswept stamp last week from Funky Kits (it is one of those stamps that I hummed and ahhed about for ages and I must say I am so pleased I finally got it) and have been aching to get it out and play with it. I actually coloured it on Sunday afternoon and then put it aside waiting for some mojo to arrive!

So this morning after I dropped the kids to school I came home pumped up the music cleaned the house, did some washing and then sat down with a clear head. I knew that I wanted to do this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers so that is where I headed straight away. I saw that one of the DT Members, Claudia, had done a gatefold card which inspired me to follow suit as I have not done a gatefold in ages. I am also entering this into this weeks Stamp Something challenge (something Green and Cream), Totally Gorjuss (something Sweet, becuase the colours in the papers remind me of a sweet lolly and the also think the image is very sweet), and The Pink Elephant which is Spring themed (seeming spring is renowned for being windy).

So here is the wonderful sketch provided by Jacque the host of Friday Sketchers this week:



And here is my card:


I have to say that I love the papers and can not believe that the groovy guava that I had hanging around matched the colour of the flowers in the patterned paper perfectly. The patterned paper is called I’m yours by Vintage Valentine. The lace I picked up from Dandenong market a few weeks ago at an absolute steal for $1 per metre! I have also used groovy guava double stitched ribbon and watercolour pencils. I really struggled to come up with a flower embellishment so I cut out some of the flowers from the patterned paper and had mounted it on, here is a closer look:



I love the simplicity of this card and will be putting it aside as for my mum, for mother’s day, as she has always loved the gatefold cards.

Well it is now 3pm so I better get this posted before I have to pick up my cherubs from school.

I hope you are all having a great week.

Until next time xoxo





7 Responses to “Sweeping my way into lots of challenges”

  1. Suzanne Barrick March 16, 2010 at 13:04 #

    Lovely card, so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Totally Gorjuss. Suzie x

  2. *Vicki* March 16, 2010 at 16:34 #

    Oh wow!! This is so pretty!! Love that image and your flowers!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

  3. freckleface March 16, 2010 at 17:18 #

    sweet image and beautifully coloured ..thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

  4. Kat March 16, 2010 at 20:20 #

    This is a Sugar Nellie image that I really love. She is really sweet and you’ve made a very pretty card with her. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  5. amanda March 16, 2010 at 20:35 #

    stunning card I adore this windswept image by SN you’ve coloured her beautifully and those paper’s are perfect
    thanks for playing along at TG
    hugs amanda xx

  6. sarah March 16, 2010 at 22:08 #

    A “sweet” card. Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love Sarah W XXX

  7. Susie March 17, 2010 at 13:09 #

    Very pretty, very sweet. Lovely!

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