Thursday, 6 August 2009


To find an inspiration piece for today's Inspiration and Themes challenge at In Love With Stamping I headed once again for the Designer's Guild... and as usual spent way too long drooling over the stunning interiors!

After much browsing and even more drooling I picked this photo:

...two stunning notebooks, in different colourways. Guess which one I chose as inspiration for my card?!

Recipe: (All supplies Stampin Up unless stated)

Stamps - Baroque Motifs/Sincere Salutations/A Beautiful Thing/Frames With a Flourish
Card - Sage Shadow/Basic Black/Very Vanilla
Ink - Basic Black
Other - sewing machine/scallop edge punch/adhesive pearls/Very Vanilla ribbon

Speaking of the Designer's Guild I thought I'd share this book with you:

It's by Tricia Guild, the founder of the Designer's Guild, and is an eclectic, stunningly photographed and very personal collection of her passions and the things that influence her. Travel, colours, artists, themes and many more; it's a fascinating insight into what inspires a designer and is just one of those books that is an absolute indulgence every time you pick it up.

Some day I'd love to compile a scrapbook using this book as an inspiration - to produce a personal photographic and written record of the things in life that I'm passionate about, that intrigue and inspire me... something else to add to the list of things to do, and in the meantime I'll keep this as my bedtime reading!

Thanks for visiting today!

Kate x


Lesley Edmonds said...

Kate this is gorgeous! Very chic! You've inspired me to get my sewing machine out again too!
Lesley x

Bekka said...

Love the card Kate :-) The designers Guild stuff is lovely isnt it!

Steph said...

That's a really gorgeous card - well done. x

sugar n spice said...

What a beautiful project, love the colour and the stamp, very very elegant.
Suzi xx

Emma said...

WOW WEE Kate, I love the sage & black. It's so stylish and sophisticated. I am definitely going to try it - thanks again for the inspiration :D

Emma x

Vikki said...

The colours on this card are absolutely beautiful, and the design is amazing. I love swirls!!!. I love the whole card.
Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Riley said...


Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what beautiful work you create!

Tina said...

Hello Kate,

you really are a talented lady. I love your card it´s so stylish, elegant and so very beautiful. You got inspired and now you inspired me. I guess I have to do some card like yours. Flourishs are so beautiful.
I didn´t know Tricia Guild, but it sounds interesting and I´ll google her. The idea is brilliant for sure.

Hugs and have a wonderful day, Tina

Alex said...

Beautiful Kate! I love that Baroque Motifs stamp set the more times I see it. Great colour combo too, loving the Sage Shadow :)

Have a good day,

Alex x

Anesha said...

Such an elegant card, love the stamps you used and the colours. Great card. Anesha :-)

Joy said...

A beautiful and elegant card Kate xx

Alex said...

Hi Kate,

Your blog always brings a smile to my face, such wonderful inspiration and great cards.

Please pop by my blog soon as I have left a blog award for you there.

Have a good weekend.

Alex x

Nicki said...

WOW Kate your blog is amazing! been looking at all your creations! WOW theyre gorgeous!
take care

Jane said...


Zoë said...

Lovely card Kate. I must try to get round to doing some of the ILWS challenges. Thanks for this one! Zoë x

Vicki said...

Wow Kate this is stunning, so elegant, the colours are perfect, I love it!

Vicki x

Aimes said...

Oh Kate you've been a busy bee while I've been away - I just had to comment on how beautiful this is - just stunning hun!

Abi Bundy said...

beautiful card kate!

simplyfairies said...

Utterly stunning.....

Sue from Oregon said...


TN Granny said...

Absolutely elegant! Wow
God Bless,