Good Morning!!

Its a cool Spring morning here in Campbelltown and thought I’d best start the day sharing a card with you!


This is a card I actually made last week but havent had a chance to post till now and was actually one that inspired my Diva Sketch Challenge last Saturday.

I love the colours in the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper pack so I just used the same colours in cardstock and inks to colour and stamp the Dream du Jour image.

If you look in your 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue on page 132 you will see all the lovely Designer Series Papers you can get and if you look closer you will notice that with each pack Stampin’ Up! have included a colour swatch of what colours they used for each pack! How cool is that?? sure helps me to choose colours for my creations – it takes the hours of guess work out of  ‘will this colour cardstock match this paper??’

I do hope you are proud of me as I actually used the Blender Pens on this card to colour the flowers of the stamped image! I do struggle with these pens as I find that the paper pills when I try to do larger images so maybe I just havent worked out the ‘knack’ of using them right yet. I tend to go to my aqua painter as I do love that brush!

UrbanDreams2Something different I tried for this card was the centre of the flower.

This second image shows the layering of the card and image. Now if you look a little closer you might see what I’ve used for the centre of the flower.

Look closer ….

I’ve actually used one of the tiny silver spacer beads you get in the Pretties Kit – I’ve put a drop of Crystal Effects on the centre of the flower then dropped the bead on and on its side so it looks round from the front.  It was one of those “oooo I like that” moments!

I do hope you like this card as much as I do – really do love how this turned out and it will be going to someone special too!

Well best be off and get tidied before the cleaning ladies get here!


  1. Beautiful card Leonie, as always!! I always use my blender pens, coz if I use the aquapainter everything gets too wet! It’s a good thing SU! provides us with both options 🙂

  2. Leonie I think this card is stunning. Gotta love that ooooooooooo moment too. The stamps in this card come a distant 2nd to the beautiful DSP. Simply Awesome.

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