Sunday, 11 March 2012


This week has been quite a challenge - heavy rain and flash flooding, lots of meetings and many late afternoons. All of these things took their toll and boy was I tired! To combat this craft has been my saving grace!

The above card is my take on the WMSC # 88

I had a stamp in mind, however due to the repetition of the squares wouldn’t work. I also had a wide ribbon which I had been wanting to use for a long time. I managed to incorporate it into this card. I also managed to use scraps of cardstock from scrapbook layouts, so nothing went to waste.

The flourish in the background paper started my design. Again the frippery stamps came out and everything came together. 

I decreased the square component to two and replaced the central motif with flowers. When I placed the third square there, it covered the detail of the ribbon, which would have been a shame. A bit of bling in the form of the flourish was added to add a bit of interest.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Victorian frippery

Ink: Versafine onyx black

Paper: Glitz Design, DCWV brights

Other:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Lis squares and classic squares small, ribbon, Zva Creative pearl flourish, Prima flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Sorry you had a rough week! Good use of your saved ribbon ,it's gorgeous ! Your whole card is beautiful. Beautiful bling and pearls .

  2. This is oh so pretty and feminine! A gorgeous elegant card, those pearl swirls are beautiful, and I love the Victorian frippery squares!

  3. So beautiful and feminine, lovely card

  4. very lovely card! Nice colors too. Love from Holland!

  5. Crafting ALWAYS cheers me up, too, Cathy...and now I have a smile on my face from the fruits of your crafty "labor" :)!!! Gorgeous embellishing, such a dreamy elegant card. Love the dainty pink houndstooth with the Frippery images. Beau-ti-ful job with this week's sketch!

  6. This is so romanticly pretty Cathy! love the roses and pearls! Thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

  7. What a WONDERFUL take on the sketch! LOVE your details and beautiful houndstoth stamping!
    Thanks for playing with us at WMSC! Hugs, Karin

  8. This is really elegant! Such pretty colours, and I adore the flourish!

  9. This is incredibly pretty - so sophisticated and some beautiful details. Sounds like you had quite a week!! I agree - crafting certainly can be a saving grace :)

  10. Beautiful!!
    Love those little squares...
    and how you substituted one with roses...
    and pearly flourish!! :)
    Such a beautiful creative take on the sketch!! :)
    Hope you have a better week this week...
    we had some bad storms a couple of weeks ago...
    I hid in the closet and I think fear knocked all mojo out for a while;)

  11. Gorgeous card, Cathy! I adore the pink, the pretty flowers, the beautiful fact, I love everything about it Kx

  12. Such a pretty little card! I love all the dainty touches:) Hope that things calm down for you a bit!


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