27 February 2011


I finally managed to sneak into the craft room for some 'me time', I was very good and got a lot of other stuff done first after I'd dropped my little cherub off, I'd had her Friday and Saturday night to give my Mum a good break, they have both been very sick with a cold virus, Mum is still coughing after more than a week and two lots of antibiotics later.

Not creating for a couple of weeks was making my fingers itch and I'm sure I've developed a nervous tic! LOL just joking.

As I was Blurfing (blog surfing) to find inspiration I came across a lovely sketch that just spoke to me about embossed textures and then the colour combo of Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke and a neutral had me sold.......LOL yes I know I really didn't have to look too hard or far. I've used Naturals Ivory here and sponged the base card with Always Artichoke.

I've also taken this opportunity to use one more of those stunning dragonflies, glass and diamonte and they just reflect so much light, they are beautiful, although the photo doesn't do them justice. I've also added a little bit of Fine Cosmo glitter to the raised polka dots to provide just a tiny bit more bling on this card.

I love this sketch but haven't done the cutsey images as I don't have many of those stamps in my collection just yet and I'm still working on developing my technique, so I hope I'm forgiven for putting in something a bit different on the challenge.

Colour Dare ~ Challenge # 98 Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum and a neutral

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch


  1. So elegant, this card ! I love the colors, so mild and sweet...
    Have a good Sunday, Kasey ! xxx from France

  2. kasey this is gorgoeus, love all the different textures that you have going on, I love tactile cards.. gorgeous hun.. hugs rach xx

  3. Lovely use of that SU set and EF. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

  4. The sketch is fantastic! The texture is wonderful too - stunning card. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

  5. Hi Kasey, I love this, and i'm so pleased that you liked the sketch :)
    I love the embossed panels and the main image works perfectly with them.
    Cutsey images aren't compulsory so there's nothing to forgive, we are all about the sketch, whatever products and supplies you use to interpret the sketch is entirely your choice :)
    Thank you for joining in this week at sketch saturday
    Jo xx

  6. Oh WOW this is so pretty, such a stunning card!!
    Thanks for joining in the fun this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)

  7. Gorgeous embossing on your card! Just LOVE that little dragonfly! And amazing beautiful color for an elegant pretty!

  8. So pretty. Love the little sparkly dragonfly! Kim


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