Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Take your pick…



Hello everyone, how are you all? My friend next door has been away so I haven’t had my Tuesday wine night for 3 weeks. I think I’m going to have sneaky glass and sit in the garden when I’ve done this post!

While I was taking a break, the last challenge of the month at Papertake Weekly changed. Instead being Sketchy week it’s now a fabby…

Take Your Pick

The last challenge of every month now has several themes and you simply take your pick from them, there’s still a sketch if you enjoy using them, a colour theme, a product theme and a technique theme to choose from - so, there’s something for everyone!

You can use any theme - and if you want to you can also combine them

Here are this month’s themes  -

Colour theme  - Pink & red  - either or both

Technique theme - Covering or using chipboard

Product theme - Use pearls

Sketch – Sketch #102

(don’t forget as always you can use any of the Papertake Sketches if you don’t fancy this one, just make sure you put which one it is on your entry)

As it’s the last challenge of the month, we are sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp



I chose to use the products option for my pick, I love putting pearls on my cards and I used some of the new Lili of the Valley papers – these are from the Dress Shoppe pad

The wavy sentiment is from one of two new LOTV sets and I think these are going to be such a useful addition to your stash


June 30 - Take your pick - pearls


I’ve been making a few of these cute smaller cards lately and I like them. I cut out an oval aperture and then put one of the patterned papers behind it

This LOTV image is available as a stamp (Mirror Mirror) and she’s also in an art pad. I cut it out and shaped it round a pokey tool then stuck it on with Pinflair to give a bit of dimension

The flowers are cut with an EK Success retro flower punch and the leaves are a Sue Wilson die, as always can’t resist finishing with some stickles




Hope you like it, thanks as always for your comments, I love to read them

You can find all the details and some gorgeous inspiration from the team on the Papertake Weekly blog


Enjoy your evening crafters




  1. Ae had a bottle of wine tonoght with our meal which is unusual for us midweek. Gorgeous cute card, love the layout

  2. Pretty card and love all the pearls around the cute image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. So sweet a gorgeous design so lovely Love and hugs Carole x

  4. Wonderful card Anne! I love your design and may try your cut out aperture idea. Lovely image and the pearls and flowers are fabby finishing touches.
    I hope you enjoyed your wine last night. Debra x

  5. Really pretty, a fab sentiment and I love the pearls! I have a bit of a pearl fetish!!


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