Sunday, 26 September 2010



I'm determined to make my card for this challenge on time this week. Things got the better of me last week and I was late, but ... not this week.  The sketch is a lovely one and allows for a vast array of interpretation.  

It is Floriade time here in Canberra- a celebration of spring. Our family went in for the last night of Night Fest tonight and we enjoyed the beautiful, vast beds of bulbs and flowers, the artistic and entertaining lighting and just the fun of a community enjoying itself while looking at the wonders of nature. Of course that inspired me to come home and make this card! So even tho' I had great intentions I am just making this challenge by the skin of my teeth! 

I am really enjoying the technique of colouring an embossing folder by swiping an ink pad across it before the paper is embossed. It gives you a lovely 2 toned effect and I thought it would go well with what I had in mind for this card.

I'm a bit of a pink girl at heart, and couldn't resist using Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede for this card. There are a couple of highlights of Pixie Pink on the flowers. I coloured the centre flower with a blender pen and classic inks.

Stampin' Up!® products I've used are:
Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade.
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Crumb Cake.
Classic Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink, Soft Suede.
Sizzix/Stampin' Up! Big Shot - Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Sizzzlits "Little Leaves" die, Scallop Oval die
Basic Pearls, Stampin' sponges, Pink Pirouette striped ribbon (retired)

The photos are a little dark, but the colours are fairly true. Hope you like this card 'cause I sure enjoyed making it.


  1. Hello Ann - this is so pretty and ultra feminine! I love that image and have never seen it before (how come!?! LOL) No wonder you were inspired by Floriade, it is always spectacular, although this is as pretty as anything I see in there! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate you support and would love to see you join us again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team
    Thanks for your comment on my card too Ann - I was inspired by you!! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Wow Ann this is so very pretty. Love the vines and leaves and flower accents that give this beauty a wonderful shabby chic feel to it. Beautiful work! Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  3. Oh my, Ann!! This is just stunning!! I so love the soft pretty colors, and all the accents you have added are just perfect! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!


  4. STUNNING! oh my godness - this is so beautiful! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


  5. Congratulations on your Midnight Madness Remarkables Award! And bravo for such a beautiful card!

  6. Congratulations on winning out Remarkable award! I am creating a gallery on Facebook with all of our Remarkable awardwinners and was wondering if you would let me put your cards up there. Please?


  7. This is SUCH a beautiful card, Ann, in your typical style. I love it.


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