Saturday, 22 August 2015

Even more pinkness...

Happy Weekend Friends. Hope you have had a good week and that you will enjoy your weekend. Before I get the hoover out and then attack the lawn (with the lawnmower NOT the hoover you understand!!)  I have more pink gorgeousness to share and although I followed an sketch and it's fairly plain it took an age to make...why is that?


The Hand Stitched stamp set was another "oops I hit the add to basket button" when I was actually looking for a completely different stamp and die set. Once it arrived I took it out of the packet and then put it back again several times as I wasn't sure what to do with it.  However, inspiration came from Make The Day Special's August Challenge which is this sketch


The papers are more oldies from MME and I glittered the top of the embroidery ring for a bit of snaz!! 

Here are more challenges I am entering

Crafty Cats #289 - Flowers
Allsorts #325 - Roses
Penny Black and More - summer Flowers

Thank you for your lovely comments on my shell card, and yes Lucy you did indeed supply the inspiration for the rope frame xx


38 comments:

brenda said...

Hi Sarah,

Just a quick visit to say hi as I do a mega catch up with my fav blogs after hols, lovely work as always, the linen card gives a lovely feel of elegance. All perfect for our theme at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in (it's a rose theme at Allsorts as well).

B x

Julie B said...

You did a great job her Sarah, the stitching elements work so well together.
No sure if I will get out with the mower today but the grass is really long and needs trim. However the weather is conspiring against it, waited all yesterday for it to dry out only for it to rain AGAIN! Al's let the sheep in the field now so it will be a two man job if it gets done today at all.
Have a good weekend. :)

Annette said...

It's lovely Sarah, and I love all the pink. I tried that sketch too and it was not as easy as it looked! Love your creation.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Beverley said...

A beautiful summery card, love the soft pinks and pretty flowers inside the sewing hoop. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Bev x

Kate said...

Very pretty card , love that hoop its on my must have list :). Thanks for paying along at Make the day special stamp store.
Kate xx

Irene said...

Sarah, you do make me giggle with your "oops I hit the add to basket button". I love the stitching elements and your take on the sketch. Take care with the lawn cutting.

luv
irene
xxxx

Jo said...

Ooh heck, you had me worried for a moment there......thought you really were gonna hoover the lawn lol!
Your card is beautiful....love the pinks & the stitching theme....that stamp is lovely.
hugs Jo x

aussie aNNie said...

You crack me up ....Lovely creation, beautiful image and gorgeous colours...
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Veerle said...

Beautiful card Sarah, love the pink.
Hugs Veerle
xx

Patricia said...

Beautiful card, love the Stictching subject.
Great colours and design.
Patricia x

Tracey said...

You can never have too much pink Sarah & this is proof! - gorgeous card :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Rebecca said...

Hi Sarah, this is so pretty and pink! I love the image and the papers are gorgeous!

Love From Rebecca xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sarah, such a pretty stamp and lovely stitched details.
Pauline
x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah..love the oop's..I used to have a lot of oop's moments and have draws full of them..lol..enjoy mowing the carpet and hovering the lawn..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. I love the image, pretty papers and a great way to use the sketch.
Sue xx

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a really inspirational card. Of course I love its pinkness but the whole design is really clever and unique with that lovely x stitching... perfect...
Sue...xxx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and a lovely design. Love the die and cross stitch. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynne in NI said...

LOL I do call it hoovering the lawn ;)
Beautiful card Sarah, I love your cross stitch theme!

Lucy Woods said...

What a brilliant and beautiful card!! Fab take in the sketch and we all live pink around here!! :-P
Lucy x

Brenda said...

I don't know, Sarah, I think that was a HAPPY accident! This is absolutely perfect for the cards sketch, so pretty! :} Brenda

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful creation! Love the stitched stamp style!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

MaryH said...

Sarah, this was a serendipitous buy, as this is a lovely look on this stamp. The handstitching looks wonderful against the linen texture of the white paper. Lovely coloring too. Very pretty design layout, and I'd say you'd done marvelously with the sketch. Hope the lawn got mowed properly, and you have today to enjoy with your Surprise. Wish we were at Buckham Fair, but I read that the weather was not going to be so nice! TFS & Hugs.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a fab card.
Wonderful design as usual.
Great papers used too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Goodness sake, Sarah, if there was ever an image that was perfect for a sketch this was it!! I think this is outstanding!! You did the right thing buying this one!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

PS. I forgot to say thank you for entering it in the Uniko challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Kat W said...

Your stitched stamp image and details are soooo perfect with this sketch; it's a wonderful design, and I like it even more with all the fabulous pink!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Pollard Carole said...

Well it was worth it what a stunning design love the stitching and subtle image its perfect Sarah Enjoy your week love and hugs Caroe x

Linby said...

I love that stamp set - I have a friend it would be a perfect card for - must track it down.
Your card is lovely CAS and perfect canvas for the stamp set.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x
DT

*Vicki* said...

Wow I love this design!! I used to cross-stitch ALL the time before I got heavily involved with stamping! I love all of the stitched elements on this, the colors and what a fantastic take on the sketch!! Great card! HUGS

Keren Baker said...

Love the hoop and design- the pinks are perfect with it! Thanks for playing along with the MTDSSS challenge! x

Jenny said...

That's a fab way to use the sketch... the perfect stamped element :) Love the linen effect card as material in the hoop too.
Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge this month at Make the Day Special Stamp Store :)
Jenny x

Asha said...

You done a great job with that sketch, Sarah.
hugs, Asha

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card, Sarah. The embroidery looks so real! Great way to use that card sketch!
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Karon said...

Gorgeous card and love the die cuts! TFS

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sarah - super stylish design and I love the stitched stamps.
Debs xx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz with our Flowers challenge.
Aunty Sue DT

Anna Jasiolek said...

LOL, our baskets live their own lives, don't they? You have made an extraordinary card for our 'flowers' challenge at Crafty Catz, thank you for joining us and good luck in the draw!
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Deborah Frings said...

Such a pretty card! I do like the pink roses in that sewing frame! Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko Challenge this month! x