Hello!  I do hope you are having a lovely weekend and if you live in the same country as I do are keeping warm! It was a rather chilly Saturday today!

Firstly my apologies for being so late with my cards today (hope Carol forgives me but I did make two!)

Here is this week’s sketch – a bit of a doozy and I do think Carol had one of those “this will fix them” moments!

I really struggled with this at first and started working on a card and then half way through it decided to scrap that one and go another direction.  So I do hope you like what I’ve come up with today.

This is the first card I came up with …

I wanted to make a card that would fit in with next month’s promotion but I’m not telling you what the promotion is so maybe you can work it out from my card – and maybe not!!  You’ll just have to wait till Thursday to see if you are right 😉

Its that diagonal bit that threw me with the sketch so once I got over that I was fine.

I do love the Cottage Wall Designer Series Papers and the Cottage Garden stamp set. We are so blessed to be the only ones to have the Cottage Garden Stamp set as it is only available in Australia and New Zealand – so we really are the lucky country are we not?

Now as I was making this above card my mind was wondering and drifted over to the lovely Bella Bleu papers and the Echoes of Kindness Hostess set and this is what I came up with …

I do love the saying in this stamp set – and I just love the colours in the Bella Bleu Papers – I am so going to miss them when they retire at the end of August.

I do hope you like my cards today and its not time to pop along to the next Designing Diva and today its the lovely Tammy Fite


  1. I especially love the first card but they have both given me some ideas that I’d like to play with……now I just need some of that thing called “time”!!!

  2. They are both beautiful! I’m going to miss both these papers when they retire over here on the 1st. I love, love, love the details on the first card, especially how you colored the sentiment with different colors!

    Stay warm!

  3. Leonie, you really outdid yourself this week! Two cards!! They are both lovely, and I must say I will miss these designer papers when they retire on July 1, especially the Bella Bleu. My favorite of the two cards is the Bella Bleu card. I think I will have to case that for personal use. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. these cards ROCK, leonie. they are both spectacular!!!

    as far as “this will fix them” moments . . . some of the upcoming
    sketches are actually ones i copied (and i don’t do that very
    often). of all those up to this time have been cards i actually
    created at one point or another. i figured i did pretty good
    for almost a year of original sketches. haha.

    wonderful job on this sketch. xoxo

  5. I cannot deny my mutual appreciation for the Cottage Wall DP. I have it infornt of me now as I type…to finish off a 3D progect. I do so love the first card. there is something v v decadent abt the Razzleberry and Orchid together. Having said that, the 2nd card is so soft and subtle. LOVE them both. Brilliant cards fm a v v clever gal. BTW…it was chilly on the netball courts today too!!!

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