Saturday, 4 June 2011

using old stash

Good Morning!
well the weathermen here in the UK reckon that we are going to have some more summery weather throughout June, hope they are right, warm sunshine really lifts the mood of the day don't you think?

This week is DT week over at Sketch Saturday, and it's the turn of the lovely Jeanette to host this weeks sketch for us all.

and we have a new (for us) sponsor! :)

My Favorite Things, and this weeks lucky challenge winner will win a $25 gift voucher to spend in their FAB store!

We also have a new guest designer for the month of June too,
Welcome Louise, your stunning card for this week is so beautiful, looking forward to seeing more from you :)

Here's my card, using Jeanette's awesome sketch...

I've decided to try to use some of my older stash, so I got out an old magnolia stamp this week, if I remember rightly, she's called 'Tilda in Paris' 
I forgot how pretty this stamp is.
I've coloured her with promarkers and then stamped her again so that I could paper piece her beret, top & socks with one of the papers used on the card, which are all by K&Co, from a 6x6 pad called 'Tulip' which I bought eons ago. Not sure if this pad is still available anymore though.
I attempted to make a tulip, but I don't think I have the right punches to get it to look right, so I threw away what I had made, scrapped that idea and got out my SU boho blossoms punch and punched out 2 of the largest flowers, added a stamen using a nellie snellen punch and a deep-red brad to secure, looking at it now it looks a little bit like a poppy, ah well, it looks ok I suppose.
The sentiment is from a See D's stamp set (celebration messages).

Whilst rifling through my old stash I found loads of christmas papers, might make a start on some crimbo cards soon.

Please stop by Sketch Saturday this week, you'll love the examples made by Louise & the Design Team, they are sure to inspire you to take part in Jeanette's sketch challenge, and who knows? it could be you who wins that amazing $25 prize! :)

Enjoy your weekend! xx


  1. Morning CS. This is a super doop card.Looooooove the colours and all the fabby details. Hope you have a good weekend my lovely. xxx

  2. Incredibly pretty card Jo, love these papers an your fab added detail, the punched fronds are lush :) Donna x

  3. A card full of pinkness and a Tilda stamp to boot (oops pun not intended). Brightened my day up no end. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Hi Jo, such a pretty card, the backing paper is lovely. I'm on a constant quest to use up my old stash, brought too much stuff before I knew what I was doing!! Look forward to seeing the Christmas cards! xx

  5. Really, really pretty card Jo, gorgeous colour combo and fab flower!

  6. Beautiful the colours you have used here!x