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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Sketch N Stash 112

Last week I played along with the Sketch N Stash challenge for the first time.  I decided to play again this week as it is a good excuse to have a hunt through your stash!

I needed a card to send to a dear friend in France - we were good friends many years ago and they helped us many times with things we were trying to do.  Sadly the couple moved to France and he has many health issues so has tried to avoid much close contact with people.  It is his Birthday on Saturday and I hope he doesn't spend it in hospital.

I didn't feel I could make a bright, bright Birthday card so this is what I came up with. 

I used some papers from Basic Grey (Granola pad) which I have had for ages and some grommets which I bought on one of my USA trips without realising I really needed a proper way to insert them - however where there is a will there is a way - pressed down to make hole marks, pierced them with a blade, pushed the grommet through and then took a hammer to the back - job done!  The image from Marks Finest Papers is stamped and coloured straight on the DP with Memento Black and Copics.  The sentiment is stamped in brown.

I hope you are having a good week and if it is your Birthday - enjoy!

The stamp set used is called Silly Shells



  1. Popped in from Sketch n Stash,
    What a stunning interpretation of the sketch, love the subject and the beautiful embellishments
    Good luck

    Patricia x

  2. So beautiful and soothing. The image is gorgeous as are the muted tones of the patterned papers.

  3. Such a brilliant card perfect for the oh so difficult to make for males. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch N Stash x

  4. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash.

  5. Awesome use of the grommets and very clever to insert them yourself!!!! Love the colors you used on your image! Lovely card!


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