Saturday, 26 March 2011

March Blog Hop


Welcome to another little blog hop!  Today's hop will feature a sketch that all eight of us have used for inspiration.  You should have come from the very talented Ros Davidson's blog, and you just need to keep on hoppin' 'til you get back to where you started.

Here's the PageMaps sketch we all used:

And here's the card I made.  I guess you'd say it's quite a loose interpretation of the sketch!  I rearranged some of the elements and turned it into a square.  I used a new punch from the upcoming Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue instead of the postage stamp and the ribbon replaced both the longer vertical panel and the wavy postmark lines.

I kept the sentiment in pretty much the same place, but omitted the trim it was anchored to.

Instead of the lower trim I used Crystal Effects to 'colour in' a row of polka dots on the DSP.

So that's my card!  I love it so much I'm tempted to make another 4 - one in each of the other In Colours.  It would make a lovely gift inside a matching box.

Stamps: Bliss (SAB), Just Believe
Ink: Peach Parfait, Early Espresso
DSP/Cardstock: In Colour Hostess DSP, Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Other: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Stamp Positioner, Sponge Dauber, Decorative Label Punch, Word Window L Punch, Modern Label XL, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval L Punch

That's it from me - you're now off to see how the sketch has inspired the wonderful Amy Buchanan.

Here are the other blogs in this hop, just in case you lose your way or a link is broken.

Ros Davidson

Amy Buchanan
Nikki Sadler
Di Dunk
Judy May
Christine Blain
Kathryn Ruddick

Catch you later,



  1. This is very sweet, Tina; a very interesting interpretation of the sketch. I love how differently we all think. What a steady hand you have, to fill those dots with Crystal Effects!

  2. Lovely Tina. Yes, I would also be tempted to make more cards and put the in a box as a pressie for someone special.

  3. Love your card! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy stampin'


  4. Oooooh I do like that! Simple and stunning......

  5. That's really sweet Tina, I love the dots painted with crystal effects! And I agree, it would make a gorgeous "In-colour" gift set!

  6. Tina love the colour and what a fabo idea to crystal effects the dots as a feature!!!! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit

  7. Love the card Tina - great idea to embellish the paper in that way well done - and yes I agree an in-colour gift set is an awesome idea.

  8. Such a sweet card, Tina...simple and elegant. Love it!

  9. Very sweet Tina, I love the colour combo


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