It's been ages since I have had a go at challenges on my blogs. I have 100 other things I should have been doing this afternoon, but when Paul took the boys out visiting and getting packing boxes this afternoon, I decided I needed to make something! Keesh has moved the Inkspiration Challenges to their very own home this week, so what better week to have a go at Inkspirations Challenge #47. I turned the sketch upside down like Renee's on the Inkspirations DT.
My colours are Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I've used a Stampin' Up! retired stamp as the greeting (from Echoes of Kindness) and it's very hard to see but I have also stamped off retired Stipple Rose in Blushing Bride beneath the greeting. These are two of my fave stamps and I couldn't let them go! The flower was purchased as is - it's gorgeous isn't it? Yes, another Antique Brad snuck onto the card. I love these gathered around the wide striped grosgrain ribbon (this one is Early Espresso).
and here's the lovely vase of roses from my garden that smell divine and had to be in the picture.
Someone asked me the other day was I going to miss my garden when I move. Luckily for me I have gorgeous new rose bushes to play with. Each garden is a new adventure for me and I plant so much in pots anyway that so much of it goes with me. Gardens are a living gift though, and it's always an aim of mine to leave them a little more lovely than I find them with some new plants for the new residents to enjoy. If you are a gardener you would get that!
Hubby's home now, so need to stop making cards and dreaming about gardens and get some dinner happening! Have a happy week and thanks for the inspiring sketch Keesh..