Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sweet apple jar...


I have a little conversation with myself when I saw Perfectly Preserved set in the new Autumn/Winter catalogue... It went something like this: "I don't need that stamp set... I don't need that stamp set... I don't... oooh I like that card made using that stamp set... I like that card made using that stamp set... (etc. etc.) I think I'm gonna need that stamp set!!" Have you ever done that?? Anyway, this is the first card I've made using it:

I combined two challenges for this one: the Sweet Sunday Sketch and the new Colour Me Beautiful challenge...

How gorgeous are those colours?? I used some of the prints from the Orchard Harvest dsp that worked really well with the colour scheme and layered them on Always Artichoke card. I stamped the apples, leaves, jar and topper on Very Vanilla then die-cut with the coordinating dies (so much fun!). I also die-cut a shape from Always Artichoke card with a Window Frames framelit then embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder (love this thing!!). The little banner greeting was stamped with Always Artichoke ink and die-cut with the coordinating banner die (coming in the new catalogue in October). I added some lace, cotton ribbon, buttons and a bit of linen thread around the jar topper to finish.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Your card is really cute! I love the jar of apples. It worked really well with the sketch you used. I have never seen that site...might have to check it out now! :) Thanks for playing along at Color Me Beautiful this week!

  2. WOW! Your card came out gorgeous & I LOVE the way you used the colors....great layout too!

    I know what you mean about that conversation! I've had it many times & seeing your card brings it up again LOL! Thanks for playing with us @ Color Me Beautiful!!!!!

  3. Very pretty! I didn't get this stamp set, but you and others are making me want it!

  4. I had the exact same conversation with myself about this set Amy - and I caved in too! lol. Great card; I love the way you've combined the colours and the sketch, it looks terrific. Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Beautiful.

  5. I have this conversation on a regular basis!! Especially when a new catalog comes out...
    The country style of this card is wonderful! The gingham DSP, linen thread, and lace go so well with your apple filled jar! The colors and the sketch go so well together. I'm so glad you joined us at Color Me Beautiful!

  6. Such a sweet, happy card! I just love all the detail! Awesome take on the sketch too! Thanks for playing along with us over at Color me Beautiful! :)

  7. So beautiful card. Lovely design. I have worked for the Plastic card printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. Thanks for sharing.