Monday, October 8, 2012

Summer is on the way .....

Great colours, great sketch!  After an appallingly hot day yesterday we had the mildest weather today.  Spring in Brisbane is a complete anathema to me, especially this year.  Normally we would have a bit of rain about this time, bur absolutely nothing, hence my rose investment has needed a great deal of watery indulgence.  This paid off today with milder weather but tomorrow will be just as hot again (of course it is a working day).  

Anyway, to the card,  afew new purchases from SU - the punch and pink paper.  It is hard to see the flower background as it is lovely and subtle.  But I know my aunt in Victoria will love this.  

What you need
Cardstock - SU black, white
DSP - SU Neutrals and Brights Collections
Stamps - SU Organic Grace;  Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments 
Ink - SU Pretty in Pink;  Memento Tuxedo Black
Punch - SU Elegant Butterfly
Die - MFT Fishtail Flag Stax
Twine - MME Lime Twist
Gems - Kaisercraft

Now, this one was slightly trickier -  which colour would be the dominant one.  Blue won out with a contribution from my Cristina Re paper collection.  I really wanted to use the striped image but had nothing, not even a stamp to imitate that.This is one of those endlessly useful "no sentiment" cards.

What you need
Cardstock - BB white; PTI Spring Rain, New Leaf, white
DSP - Cristina Re; PTi Men of Life
Stamps - PTI - Pretty Peonies
Ink - SU Daffodil Delight
Die - SU Branch with Leaves
Ribbon - Daffodil Delight satin
Pearls - SU


  1. We're having really odd weather too - hot sunny day, then rain and wind - not so unusual for Canberra I guess.

    Love your cards, very pretty!

  2. I was just thinking how much I like that you're using Organic Grace so beautifully (and inspiring me to start using it again), when I scroll down and there is a second, delicious card on display. Beautiful work, Cassandra!

  3. Both are beautiful! I love that Retro Sketch as well, and hope to find some use for it today. And the second card uses one of my favorite stamps---just lovely, and perfect for spring.

  4. Lovely cards, Cassandra, love the butterflies on the first one! So hope your temperatures go down a little and you get some rain. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

  5. Love those gorgeous yellow roses on the pretty blue paper - lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week! I do like the pink butterfly too.

  6. Beautiful cards Cassandra! Love the gorgeous yellow roses! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  7. Such Pretty peonies Cassandra! And you have paired them so Wonderfully with those pretty dp's too! Love this! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

  8. Beautiful stamping and a fabulous design!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  9. Gorgeous cards Cassandra! Love the butterfly - and the really faintly stamped flowers! Thank you so much for joining us at both RetroSketches and colourQ!

  10. Love your card,, so very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ColourQ this week. I am your newest follower, I would love it if you would hop by my blog sometime and follow along with me too~


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