did you see the inspiration photo this week at CCCB (67)? miss ros outdid herself with the gorgeousness here, it's called "vintage garden"... can you say YUMMMMMMMMM??!
speaking of deliciousness, sketchy thursday's 7-28 scheme is rather wonderful, as well; thank you, diana!!! :)
also, shopping our stash is utterly BRILLIANT this week: for #10 they've given us, buttons, blooms and bananas!!! we need only incorporate ONE of those into our designs... oh how i *WISH* my card had a banana on it like leslie's does! alas, i went with the much less interesting, but easier to come by "bloom". for the STASH part, however, i've acquitted myself with honor by mostly using very old and very treasured papers that i bought when either niece lindsay or niece madeline was born; which has to make them--embarrassingly-- AT LEAST 7 years old. i still love them, though, and will continue to use them enthusiastically in little bits and bobs! :)
and now here is the card:
(patterned paper: creative imaginations (diamonds + both blue patterns), doodlebug, imaginisce, mustard moon; bird, sparkly flowers & cupcake stickers: jolees; wordfetti & border sticker: girls' paperie; flower & leaves: prima; thickers: american crafts; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, sewing machine, low temp hot glue gun)
there is quite a lot going on here, but i hope i've kept it light and bright enough to not feel cluttered. my favorite part is the greeting, with the little wordfetti stickers i am now addicted to ever since kirsty put a girls' paperie sticker book into july's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM kit!
my other favorite part is the white machine stitched border around every single piece of patterned paper, which is doesn't look all that impressive in the pics but in real life it adds a "certain something"! it's times like these i wish i enjoyed sewing ON FABRIC because wouldn't this be a gorgeous quilt??! ah well, i think i'll let another crafter tackle that project whilst i go and make some more cards!