Monday, 15 June 2009


This was the inspiration piece I chose for last week's Inspiration and Themes Challenge at In Love With Stamping:

I love the fresh and clean lines and colours of this bed linen from John Lewis - no wonder my eye was drawn to it - it's my favourite mix of aqua, neutrals and yellow.... in fact it's a pretty good match for the colours I chose for my blog design isn't it!

Here is the card I made based on the picture - the colours I chose were Sahara Sand, Whisper White, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow.

I used my brand spankin new Swiss Cheese fiskars punch for the bottom Close to Cocoa layer - fun isn't it! The Sage Shadow layer was stamped with the same colour ink with the Sanded background stamp and used Stampin Up markers to colour the sentiment. I really like this card (am I allowed to say that lol!)

Recipe: (Stampin Up unless stated)
Stamps - Occasional Greetings/Sanded backgrounder
Ink - Sage Shadow/Markers - Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, So Saffron

Card - Whisper White/Sahara Sand/Close to Cocoa/Sage Shadow

Paper - So Saffron DSP
Other - Scallop border punch/Swiss Cheese border punch (Fiskars)/Labels Four dies (Spellbinder)/buttons (Papertrey Ink)/linen thread/Kraft ribbon

For any Papertrey fans - we've set a new challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey today, to make a card with at least two flowers on it, here's my sample:

Thanks for visiting and have a great week, see you soon I hope!

Kate x


Aimes said...

Yes, you are most defnitely allowed to say you like your card! A fab interpretation of the pic! That punch is adorable - I love the Swiss Cheese Effect! I can see that punch being put to good use on some Summer Sunrise cardstock...
Consider your PTI splurge as a reward for making fab cards LOL!

Barb said...

Both of these are so well done, very nice.

Emma said...

This is really something else Kate. The colour combination is out of this world, combined with the SS graph paper and the funky punch it has to be one of my favourites of yours, although I say that quite often when it comes to your cards x

Cindy said...

Great cards Kate, and I love that swiss cheese punch that is way cool.

Helen said...

yes you are allowed to say that because it's fab - in fact, both of them are! Love that Swiss Cheese effect!

Rosy said...

my lovely Kate, i have an award for you on my blog x Rosy


Please oh please, tell me what did you use to cut the white on the top card? I want so bad ly to find out what everyone is using to do cut that shape;) uugghh!!! Gina

Traci said...

Great cards! Love the color choice and that swiss cheese punch is fab! Love those flowers and the dimension you added to the petals.

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Kate

Oh yes, you can definately say you like the card - I love it and the other one.

Nice job Kate

k x

Sue McGettigan said...

Love these cards Kate, the inspiration card is both inspired and inspiring! Thanks for Molly's fabulous grad card, you are amazing!

Alex said...

Love the cards Kate, never seen that Fiskars Swiss Cheese punch before, but it's cute - you'll have to team it up with a Penny Black mice stamped image soon :)

Hope you're having a good week.

Alex x

Stitchinwitch said...

Both cards look fab

Tracey SBS#26

My Little Space said...

Love this Kate!


Wendy said...

Love both of your cards....they're gorgeous! Stunning interpretation of the color inspiration, by the those colors together!

Have a great day!

Bekka said...

Fab Cards Kate - love them :-)

Sara said...

The Swiss cheese punch is a great fun element and that colour scheme for some reason makes me think of ice cream. Not had any for ages - may have to treat myself this weekend.

The flower card is so sweet and you're starting to get me hooked on Papertrey - I love the templates.

Sara xx