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Stampamemory Challenge #16

Inkspirations Challenge #47

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.

Keesh 1 

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).

Keesh close up 

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..

Claire xx



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Makeesha Byl

WOW Claire this is beautiful! I love that delicate flower! Where you moving to hon? Sounds all rather exciting. Talk soon Keesh x Oh and thanks so much for playing!


Claire, this is so gorgeous, so elegant. I love the colours, they look awesome together. The embossed background is just perfect too. Just lovely! Enjoy those new rose bushes, I always admire those who love to garden and I love what you said about them being a living gift.
Have a lovely day.

Anne E

WOWEE Claire, so elegant and just stunning!!! From the sparkley rose to the colours it all just works bewdifully!!!

Thankyou for sharing

Linda H

That is just so beautiful Claire! And I love your take on the sketch.. I do the same.. I turn the sketch this way and that, and often use it upside down or sideways. xx

Danielle Daws

This is so elegant! Love your colours. I love the Antique Brads with the Wide Grosgrain Ribbon too... aren't they divine??


this is lovely! I love your colours and that rose is gorgeous (both on the card and in real life :))!


This oozes 'loveliness'! Great colour combo and stamping behind the greeting.

Karen Thomas

Love your card Claire - just beautiful!

As soon as I read your post I had to leave you a comment! You know how you and I were emailing about our little flowers ect......well guess what I'm having a crack at now???? ROSES!!! lol If you've got any hints for me, I'd love to hear!

Good luck with the house moving thing too!


Cindy Major

Gorgeous use of the sketch! Love that beautiful flower!


Way to flash some Verve :)Love that sentiment. Your wide striped ribbon with the brad is fabulous as is the flower. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Inkspirations :)


I lvoe all the beautiful textures and that flower is beautiful! Thanks for playing!


carrie gaskin

This is just stunning. I love every little detail you've added.

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