Sunday, 23 May 2010

FTL91 with Cottage Wall designer paper

It's time for the weekly Clean and Simple challenge. I wasn't sure about the sketch this week at first but, as always when stepping outside my little comfort zone, I had great fun coming up with my card. And yes - I know I keep using the Cottage Wall paper, but I've got to know - how many different looks can I actually get out of this pack?!!! Here's my take on the sketch:

Check out the flower! That's one of the Razzleberry floral papers with stripes on the back, punched out three times with the scallop circle punch, snipped and scrunched into this extravagant little number! The leaves are another of the Cottage Wall papers folded in half and cut freehand. The scallops are made by lining up some circles punched out with a 1" punch and adhering a strip of the same cardstock over them. I wrapped some Old Olive grosgrain ribbon round that and topped it with a sentiment punched out with the word window punch. You know, I cannot recommend these punches highly enough; I use them all the time in my projects and they are well worth investing in.

Stamps: Happy moments
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Card stock: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, word window scallop circle and 1" circle punches, silver brad

We are basking in a heatwave in the UK and people have thrown caution to the winds and brought their shorts and sandals out! The thing about living on an island of uncertain weather is that there is a real sense of holiday when the sun shines for any length of time.
Right, I'm off to find my flip flops and a deck chair!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. Gorgeous! I love the colours and that flower is stunning.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Amazing beauty, Lovely papers, wonderful flower, gorgeous card :)

  3. I really love your take on this sketch- it stood out in the gallery to me! Gorgeous work!

  4. Now that's a flower! Gorgeous card and those new colours are scrummy!

  5. What a lovely card ... I just don't think you can go wrong with that lovely designer paper and rich razzleberry (my favourite at the moment). And by the way, not only did I bring out the shorts and flipflops also ... the Factor 15 came out also (though I fear it may be out of date as it's that long since I last used it!)

  6. I really like this card. I'm so stingy with my DSP, but really I should try to cover the whole face of the card like you did - great job.

  7. I love to see great talent put to good use!! this is a beautiful card and the flower is fabulous!


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