Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Sketch week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday challenge

Hi everyone! Well I think the reason I was feeling poorly the week before last was that I was coming down with a horrendous cold... It emerged a couple of days after we got back from London and hasn't quite gone yet (cough splutter!). Luckily though my motivation isn't badly affected this time so I'm back to crafting this week and managed to use another magnolia stamp which always helps to perk me up a bit! I've got some still in their wrappers waiting to be used, I'm desperate to ink them up but really don't have time at the moment to do more than one card a week, so I'll have to be patient! (plus I think if I spend more time than I already do on cards I might find myself single!)

This week at CI Nat provided us with the most gorgeous sketch to work with, and on first sight it screamed "fan" at me for the semi circle piece, so I thought spanish Tilda would work well.

Here's what I came up with...

Close up of Tilda...   The pearls are made with a viva decor pearl pen (salmon) and there's some white pearl pen on the fan. There's Crackle glaze on her shoes although this isn't showing on the photos, and some stardust stickles under her feet. She is coloured with DI.

The flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the
sentiment is from the mini sentiments stamp set from whimsy

The fan is just a rectangular piece of paper which has been punched with MS optic dot border punch and folded. The metal centre and brad were gifts from the lovely Mona (CI) for my birthday. All edges have been inked with Walnut Stain DI and sewed with my sewing machine (still learning this one!). The papers are from my favourite DCWV paper pack.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes + flowers

So that's me for this challenge, I hope you like!

Take care everyone, and happy crafting! Hugs. Katy. xxx


  1. What a gorgeous card! I love the fan and those flowers are gorgeous. You put everything together perfectly. I love your creations, keep on the good work!

  2. Katy this is stunning!!! I love everything about it xxx

  3. Wonderful card, love the sweet Tilda.

  4. I adore this and the fan is stunning

  5. wow katy!!! this is fantastic.gorgeous tilda and i love the fab fan you have made.stunning colours and details too :D
    hope you feel better soon hun.

    xx coops xx

  6. Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

    Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

    Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


  7. Absolutely lovely card Katy!
    Super pallette and lovely details!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

  8. Great card! love the colours and flowers, Hope your over the worst of your cold, thanks for joining us on the Tip Top Tuesday challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  9. gorgeous!!! Love the fan!!! It just goes so perfectly with that image, such gorgeous soft colours!!! Hugs Juls


If you have the time to leave me a comment I would love you to do so, they keep me motivated! Hugs. Katy. xxx