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Stamp with us challenge

This is the second post of the day. I absolutely adore this weather, I lived in the Middle East for 15 years and loved knowing it was going to be sunny. Most of my free time would find me at the pool swimming and enjoying the sun (with sun protection of course). It's probably the thing I've missed most since I came back. Not this weekend I got my sun lounger out for the first time in 3 years. I am sensible and only sit out with lots of protection on for short periods of time. In between I came in to have a go at this weeks Stamp with us challenge. It's a sketch this week, I actually had three attempts, the first two I felt were a little predictable and then my final idea came to me when I was admiring the first rose that has flowered this year.
Products used were Stampin Up:
Stamp sets - Happy Everything, A Rose is a Rose, Roses in Winter
Ink pads - Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Aways Artichoke
Card stock - Whisper White, Apricot Appeal
The base card was from stash.
Stamp With Us with this card.
Here are the first two attempts, they are OK but not different enough for me. The first one was supposed to look like a win on a one armed bandit.

This one was supposed to look like port holes.

I hope this weather continues especially as I have to drive to the Lake District on Tuesday for work and the last time I went it was absolutely chucking it down.

Comments

Emma said…
WOW you've been busy. What a set of beautiful cards and if I had to choose I think a rose is a rose is my fave x
Zoe said…
They are all lovely Kathy, but your favourite is definitely more of a twist on the sketch and very beautiful. Zoë x
Steph said…
Love the fishes card - great idea. x
Bekka said…
Love the cards the roses are so pretty and the Portholes is fun! Great stuff

Bekka
simplyfairies said…
Oh my how stunning the rose on is.... superb...

I love both of the others, espesh the porthole a real fun card.....

Thankyou for joining in with stamp with us....
Hayley said…
WOW what a fab selection of cards! I have to admitt the rose one is my fav. LOVE IT
x
Lynda said…
Great take on the sketch with the Rose card - love the other two too!!!
Lynda xxx
Sue said…
Wow you have been busy I havent even managed one yet!!! They are all fantastic thanks for the inspiration

xx Sue
Sara said…
Love these. I so nearly did something with the Rose set too. I love your version and both the tangy and the fishy cards are great fun. Sara xx
Stamp WIth Us said…
You have been sooooooo busy. They are all fantastic!

Thank you so much for joining in!

xxx
simplyfairies said…
Am not surprised you have made fave five, my abosolutely fave of this weeks entires is your Rose card, just stuunning! A big well done to you!
Sarah-Jane said…
Well done on fave 5! you really deserve it they are all stunning, I love the rose one espesh but they are all great!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

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