Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Sneak Peek and PTW Sketch Challenge …






Good morning everyone, thank you for stopping by and I can’t believe it’s a week again since my last post!

I always have such good intentions, I have lots of cards to show you and then another week has whizzed by before I even know what happened

We’ve had a glorious weekend here in Leeds, doesn’t it cheer you up when the sun is shining?





As promised I’ve drawn a name from the comments I had left last week and the winner is…






Well done Anne-Marie, email me anne40@gmail.com with your address and I’ll send you a little prize

Thanks for all your comments, I do like to know what you think and especially today because this card is something very different for me…






The challenge this week over at PaperTake Weekly is a sketch…








As always there are prizes up for grabs and loads of fab inspiration from the DT






I’ve used one of the new Lili of the Valley stamps which are out soon, it’s a fantastic selection of backgrounds, tags and sentiments

This style of stamp is are very popular at the moment and the DT are busy playing with them so watch out for lots of sneak peeks over the next couple of weeks



PTW 9 - Sketch 79




The main stamp is one of the new Background Bits. There are 4 on a sheet and they match the larger Vintage Backgrounds which have 2 on a sheet. This one is on a set called ‘Old Romance’




PTW 9a




The tags are brilliant, these are going to be so useful and there are 3 sets…  Madame, Monsieur and Le Jardin

These 2 are from the Le Jardin set








I stamped in black ink and then embossed it with clear powder and coloured in the design with distress inks

You can see on the main picture that I also used the stamps randomly on the background paper in the top and bottom right corners to add a bit of interest


Here’s a list of everything I used;


K & Co papers

Memory box lattice die

Prima paper flowers

Button twine and lace from The Ribbon Girl

Distress stickles

Tim Holtz Ideaology brads






Hope you like it, I’d very much like to hear what you think either way (I know it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea)


That’s it from me, I have a few things to share so I promise to post a bit more regularly this coming week!


Have a good day





  1. I really like it! Those new stamps look fab and you have showcased them brilliantly! xx

  2. Lovely card Anne those stamps look very interesting
    jacqui xx

  3. Oh! Wow! Anne, this is stunning... I love the way you dress up a card:)
    The new stamps look fabulous, I think they are great for the times that a
    cute image is not what you are looking for, and you need something a little
    more elegant.. just fabulous!!!
    It's raining here today, but what a lovely week-end we had:)..
    Marjorie xx

  4. Hi Anne, I love, love this card. I can't wait to get my hands on these stamps. They are just my cup of tea. I would get so much use from these, for my clocks and boxes I make. I am really excited about them. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. These are beautiful anne - very much my cup of tea! All of the stsmps look stunning and your card is gorgeous - can't wait to see more xx

  6. Gorgeous card Anne. I love the design and colours.
    Lorraine x

  7. This is stunning Anne. I really love the design and the colours and details are gorgeous.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Saw this over on the Ideas to inspire blog, it's fantastic Anne! I love the style, so pretty and vintage, just fabulous :)

    Tags xx

  9. Totally gorgeous Anne, love the colours and design.

  10. Really lovely Anne, I think the new stamps will go really well. I love the papers and colours you've used here, kate x

  11. What an amazing card. The colours are so perfect and I love the pretty design. hugs! Mojca

  12. Hi Anne, I love it! I've been away from blog land for a while, but so glad to be back to see your wonderful creations. I think these new stamps are wonderful, and I love what you did with them!

  13. Gorjuss can't. Wait to see them all at the same time angxx

  14. Now, this is what I call GORGEOUS....totally love these images and you made them into something very special....and thank you for choosing me as last week's winner....woohoo! x


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