Saturday 16 January 2016

CAS Colours and Sketches 156 HSS 229

Well, we can't complain that summer hasn't arrived. We had a blistering hot day yesterday - 34 C - and today is not much cooler. It was so hot in my craft room, even with the windows open and the fan on, that I just couldn't think and had to resort to very late night crafting when the temperature was at least bearable.

As a result, this card has taken two days to complete owing to adverse weather conditions! I've combined this week's beautiful sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches and an equally beautiful colour combination at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Elegant Eggplant and Sahara Sand are colours that I've used a lot, although I confess that Always Artichoke spends a lot of time in the drawer -  although he's worked well in this combination, I think.

I'm still playing with my new stuff, once again the Flowering Fields set from the Sale-abration catalogue.

Update: Delighted to be a Weekly Winner at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Card: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Stamps: SU Flowering Fields, Altenew Label Love
Inks: Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant, Stamp'n'Write markers Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Oval framelits, Elegant Dots embossing folder, dimensionals.


  1. I agree, Jan. Always artichoke did well out of the drawer! Great use of the sketch, I especially like the texture with the embossing folder. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Liz x

  2. Wonderful card! I love the colors and images you chose!

  3. I really LOVE this card! The flowers stamped in the oval are so eye catching and make a perfect focal point. Smiles, Elizabeth

  4. What a wonderful card showcasing fun, new stuff! Your clean and simple design really highlights the flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  5. I love how you showcased the flowers in the oval. What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  6. Jan, you did a super job combining the color and sketch challenges! I like the embossed background behind the floral panel. It's a gorgeous card, and I'm glad you shared it with us at CC&S!
    P.S. Your weather report made me smile. Here in Virginia, depending on which forecast you want to believe, we could get up to 36" of snow this weekend!

  7. I really like your colour combo, Like the embossed 'white' space too. Thanks for joining us at CC&S
    Louise xx

  8. This is gorgeous! I love the repeated flowers used with the color combo. It's simple and totally elegant! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments! ~Erika

  9. Wow, great use of that set! I did not get it as I wasn't certain how to use. Here is a perfect example. Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

  10. I think your design is everything a card should be, Jan! I love it!! Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition from CASCAS!! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thanks Darnell. Hope your clean up and rationalisation is going well.