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:

  1. 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

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  2. 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. :)

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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

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  9. Beautiful card Sarah, love the pink.
    Hugs Veerle
    xx

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

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

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

    Love From Rebecca xx

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

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. 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

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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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

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  31. 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

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

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

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  34. Gorgeous card and love the die cuts! TFS

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

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

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  37. 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

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  38. 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

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