Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sketch & Stash #57

Hi girls. Thanks for calling in on my blog today. I hope you are having a great weekend and that the batteries are recharged for the beginning of the week. I feel that it is only fair to issue a photo warning before you get into this post because there are quite a few photographs. Apologies but they are needed to show the full layout of the card.
I intend to enter this card into the Sketch and Stash Challenge because it is based on their wonderful sketch although I have chosen to make an easel card. This one has the added element of the main panel being split so that it opens out to reveal the inside of the card.  I think it's called a gatefold easel card.

Main Panel Closed


Inside with the Doors Open

Base Panel

I have inked up Lili of the Valley's "Glamorous Gardening" and coloured it up using my Copics. The design papers are downloads from the delicious Nitwits Collections and I have used pink bazzil as a mount. The flowers are from my stash of Wild Orchid stuff (I love WO flowers) and the butterfly on the base is cut using a Martha Stewart punch. I have also put a tiny dragonfly cut with a Woodware punch on the image panel ( easy to miss it's so dainty). The sentiments are from LOTV and Inkadinkado.
I hope you like this card because I really enjoyed making it and I look forward to reading any comments that you are kind enough to leave for me.


  1. Oh my goodness Fiona. This is absolutely stunning. Your attention to detail is outstanding. Truly beautiful work. Hugs xo Jackie

  2. STUNNING and your image adorable,love the pearl jewellery so sweet!!!
    Hugs xx

  3. Fab card Fiona - not seen that design before .Her pearls are fabulous dahling!
    Just gorgeous
    Lisa x

  4. Hi Fiona :) What a stunning card, love the folding and the colors:) The image is alson so cute, you have colored her so pretty with dots and given her pearls, so nice:) Beautyful flowers!
    Have a nice day and thank you again for kind words, the motive I used yesterday, I've drawed myself, so it really warms my <3 :)
    Hugs Lill

  5. Hi Fiona,
    glad you're back !!!! great cards you've got there ! love it ! see you are feeling better now, that's a relieve (don't know how to spell it);) Thanks for your kind comments on my blog
    have a nice day,
    greetings, martina

  6. WOW hun - that's totally AWESOME!! Now you've gone and made me want to try another type of card design out!!
    Hope you are well today. . .
    Teri xx

  7. Hi Fiona,
    hope your feeling even better today...This is a new shape for me,love it...Super sweet image and I love all your detail on all of the panels,gorgeous work as usual..
    Mandy x

  8. Oh Fiona. You've done it again! Absolutely stunning. Everything is just perfect. Take care. Kathleen x

  9. What do you make it again and again beautiful cards!
    Nice to see that you're getting better.
    Thank you for your comments on my blog.

  10. So beautiful card Fiona,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. Glad to see you are feeling better, hope you continue to improve.
    Your card is certainly a stunner with loads of detail and effort xxx

  12. Hi Fiona, I love your card especially the design incorporating the gate fold, great idea!! Beautiful colours and as always the stunning flowers.Hope you're feeling a lot better.
    xx Vee

  13. hi Fiona, wow your card is gorgeous, lovely idea also to do a gate fold on the easel,really pretty paers and colours, a real stunner:)

    Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better...hugs

    thanks for joining us at sketch n stash


  14. Thisis just gorgeous Fiona, lovely papers, great colours and adorable image. Hugs, Claire x

  15. A wonderful card Fiona!!
    I love your image, the colours, the papers and the beautiful details!

    xoxo doris

  16. Fiona this is a fabulous design. I love the Lily of the Valley image. I so wish I had time to do cards. If you keep making such beautiful ones it might inspire me to make some time to get back into my cards. Have a fabulous day.
    Hugs xx

  17. Hi Fiona, Wow! This is just stunning and I love the LOTV image. Your colouring is fantastic. Great shape easel card, first time I have seen one with a gatefold opening. Very clever. Hope you have had a great weekend.

  18. gorgeous card Fiona love the image and your card so different thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

  19. Hi Fiona
    ...hope you are a bit better....your card is stunning ...gorgeous ...

  20. Hiya Fiona

    this is gorgeous hunny, a beautiful card, I love your arrangement of the flowers

    Joey x

  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I reallly love this Fiona, I love every element.

    Hope you've had a good day and recovering well.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  22. this is so sweet! I love her pearl nacklace! Hugs Juls

  23. Hi hun
    sorry im late to you,totally beautiful colouring, luv all her pearls, gorgeous colouring & embelies, hi William, sue,x

  24. What a lovely intricate card. I love her pearls.


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Fiona x