Monday, 9 May 2016

Port Sunlight then Playtime!

Good morning all. 
The sun has reappeared after briefly hiding behind the clouds and a short shower that didn't really wet the patio flags! Not sure how long this fantastic weather will last.
After a fab morning at the stamping show over at Port Sunlight on Saturday, meeting up with some familiar names in blogland, it was back home to have a play my purchases, with my friend Di.
I have to say I was a little bit reckless with my spending but there was so much that shouted out to me! We didn't hang around, as after having coffee with a few friends the crowds and heat were getting a little unbearable, so no dawdling around and indecision, except Di picked a stamp up off the Visible Image stand, thought about it, put it back then asked me a question then decided to purchase only to see the Sorry Sold Out sign. :( 
Whilst she was waiting to pay on another stall, I wondered off and some Altenew stamps caught my eye. In the end I restrained myself to just three sets, one being a mini one. This is what came out of our stamping session afterwards.

I'd eyed up these painted flowers for a while so decided to indulge along with the greetings stamps and the daisy mini. Not sure about the last set, they don't seem to work as well as the other flowers sets I've used.
Anyway, having printed off the sheet to show where to stamp the layers, I had a play. These are three of the different flowers arranged in a fussy cut posy. Thinking of the layout for these beauties I was drawn to the similarities of the sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch and the challenge over at Time Out.


This wonderful card by Kay Miller stood out when I saw it over at Time Out. Love the grey and pink colourway. For my card I used the sketch above, a larger stitched frame in white and green leaves. The splashes of Weathered Wood DI are my nod to the original. There was no room for the white swirl on my design and I went with a white embossed sentiment on a black banner.

So, better get that washing on the line while the sun is shining, don't know how long its going to last!

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  1. Your card is tremendous Julie. Super splatters in the background and a great choice of stamps too. Ha Ha! We all go a little reckless sometimes at these craft shows, don't we?
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Sharon xx
    "Less is More"

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love the fussy cut flowers and soft splatter in the background. Great job!

  3. Beautiful love the flowers and spotty background. Love Alison xx

  4. Lovely card, love the layout and such a pretty bunch of flowers :D

  5. What a fab card..Thank you Julie for taking out time and leaving some love to my blog... Wow!! good to know that you were born and brought up in Sheffiled..we are really enjoying our stay's beautiful place..

  6. A wise purchase Julie...I bet you will get lots of use out of these as they look so beautiful. Love the design and the colour combo is a favourite of mine. Guess what?...Yes, it's raining in Dorset, great big spots and thundering too, forecast all day tomorrow as well...typical, just when you think it's safe to put the wellies away!! xx

  7. Lovely card Julie. I had a fab day at Port Sunlight too but, yes, it was sooooo hot in there!

  8. I love this card Julie - the design, fact the whole thing! Beautiful x

  9. A gorgeous card - love the splattering. I too was stumped once I got the daisy but decided to just stamp and colour and see where I went with it!

  10. Just love this - mind if I case? x

  11. This is beautiful! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

  12. Love this sketch, love your treatment of it!
    Beautiful pastels!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. I'm so jelly~I would go crazy at a stamp show. ;) I'm glad you were a little reckless~you used those stamps beautifully!

  14. I think a lot of people went purchase crazy at that show, I wish I lived closer, and so I could meet some of you lovely people. I love your card, Jules, great interpretation of the challenges.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  15. I always get a little bit crazy at stamp shows too :) Great to see how you put your new stamps to good use right away to create this beauty! I love the layered stamping of those flowers! Great CASE of Kay's card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill


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