Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge – Birthday Blooms

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Welcome to the second Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge of 2016! It’s Sam’s birthday today so she’s left me in charge (silly lady!) and I am hoping that her card has arrived in time, otherwise this blog post is a bit of a spoiler! So, Happy Birthday Sam!

It’s a sad sketch today actually, this weeks sketch was designed by the lovely Debbie Bradley but unfortunately she has been unable to take part in the hop 🙁 Thinking of you Debbie xx

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I’ve been dreaming of this sketch; seriously, I woke up one morning this week with my card fully formed in my head! If I had had the energy to get up at 5AM and make the card that would have been awesome, but I didn’t (sleep was much more important at 5AM) and so my card isn’t the one I was dreaming of….. but its similiar

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge - Feb 13

I’ve been designed projects for my March cardmaking class this week and so this stamp set has been open on the desk. I love colouring and I have lost count of the number of times I have watercoloured this flower, but this time I’ve used Stampin’ Write markers. The flower is coloured in Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral, and the leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, with a outline of Basic Black. I thought fussy cutting this would take AGES but actually, once I got going with my craft knife, it didn’t take that long. One of the things I enjoy doing once I’ve fussy cut something is to colour in the edge of the card stock – I just think it makes for a nice finished edge – so after I had cut, I ran my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker around the edge.Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge - Feb 13 - 2

This card had to have a piece of Designer Series Paper, like on most cards at the moment as I’m challenging myself to have as little Designer Series Paper left when this Annual catalogue ends in May. So this Designer Series Paper is from the Birthday Bouquet pack (LOVE!).

Seeing as this is a birthday card, I had to find a birthday sentiment that would fit – the birthday sentiment in the Birthday Blooms stamp set was just a little big – so I hunted through my stamp shelves and found this beauty from Endless Birthday Wishes. I did try stamping it and punching it out with the Washi Label punch but then it didn’t really fit. So I put on my big girl pants and stamped straight onto a card that I could have called finished! Scary, but it worked! Yay!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop, and don’t forget to wish Sam Johnson a very Happy Birthday when you come across her blog!

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