Sunday 15 March 2015

HSS207 and In{k}spire Me 189

One of the things that continues to amaze me about the blog universe of card-making is just how many different challenges there are. Since I first started with cards towards the end of last year, I've discovered lots of new ones, often through the blogs of talented card makers that I've chosen to follow or by visiting blogs to leave a comment on a card I've admired.

That is how I recently discovered the two new challenges I'm entering today. I'm combining the colour challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments with the sketch challenge at In{k}spire Me.

I adored this sketch and am very partial to the colours, so it was win-win for me plus it let me use my favourite butterfly and my beloved Kinda Eclectic leaves.

Update: Delighted to have this card chosen as the winner at In{k}spire Me.

All products are Stampin' Up, except for the sentiment. 

Card: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Blushing Bride DSP.
Stamps:  SU Kinda Eclectic, Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuchsia
Inks: Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Circle framelits, dimensionals, linen twine, brad base, Wild Wasabi candy dots, black marker to colour the cut edges of the butterflies.


  1. I'm so glad that you found our challenge and that you like our sketch. Thank you for joining our In { k } spire_me Challenge from the other part of the world with your absolutly lovely card.
    During my stay in New Zeland I lived at Mairangi Bay, Auckland and even after 9 years I still miss the lovely peopel and the amazing landscape there,

    1. So glad you enjoyed your time in New Zealand. It's a great place, although I'll admit to bias in that opinion!

  2. What a fun interpretation of our Sketch! Love your card and how you used the leaves. Thank you for joining us at Inkspire me. Marion

  3. What a lovely card! I really like the butterfly/leaves combi you chose. Thanks for playing along with IN{K}SPIRE_me. Hope we'll see you next week again. ;-) Heike

  4. Wow, I love you card! It's rather clean but still with lovely details and a wonderful color combination. Thanks for joining us at IN{K}SPIRE_me this week! ~ Annemarie

  5. Very Pretty!!! Love the use of Dsp!!! The stamped leaves are so pretty!!
    The butterflies make the perfect accents!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  6. What a fun card! I love the color blocking idea. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.