Addicted to stamps Sketch Challenge

This is a scheduled post and a stupid one at that as I will explain later. Hopefully I am sunning myself on the beautiful island of Lesvos or am partaking of the waters , and no, not what you are thinking that I am on the gin ( if truth be known  I am more likely than not on the gin ) this island is the third largest in Greece and well-known for its hot springs which supposedly have healing properties so hopefully I will return revitalized and rejuvenated and all manner of re things.

Over at Addicted to Stamps its time for our next challenge which is a sketch and no I’m not going to show you the sketch as I don’t want to confuse you as my card bears absolutely no resemblance to it ! Due to me being a very dizzy blond senior when I saw the email  with the sketch I only paid attention to half of it. Now for the past week or so I have had serious lack of internet and have been unable to access the Addicted to Stamps admin blog let alone anyone elses. So when I went to upload my card I saw that I had followed the sketch incorrectly but didn’t have time to make a new one so………. in order to share something with you here is my card ,please DO NOT USE THIS FOR INSPIRATION !!!!! head on over to Addicted to Stamps to see what the other members of the DT have come up with ( They can all read ) !!!!! and have followed the sketch beautifully.


I used Spellbinders dies to make the aperture and co coordinating Justrite stamp inked with Rich Razzlebury by SU a tiny weeny bit of colouring on the flowers with Copics ( I bought them so I’m using them ! ) The sentiment is also by Justrite stamped with  Marina Mist by SU and the oval is coloured with Pan Pastels. I think I have more blue on this one than I did in our Addicted to Stamps blue challenge,  oh dear !

Please excuse the lack of commenting on your blogs but I promise I will make it up to you upon my return , this is the first holiday I have had with hubby for a few years and as some of you may remember I spent a long time too- ing and fro -ing to the UK last year to support my dear friend Maria who lost her husband to Cancer at Christmas so was unable to take a little break with Teo. He really was a rock through it all , not only did he work continually in our business and look after our children and doglets but he was a huge crutch emotionally for me and I love him dearly.

Enough of the soppy chat, wishing you all well and will catch up as best I can upon my return.

Take care


24 thoughts on “Addicted to stamps Sketch Challenge

  1. Hope you are enjoying your island and the waters, sounds good. if it’s not gin perhaps it’s ouzo? Love your card, even if it doesn’t follow the pattern. Have a good rest, take care, and best woofs to the Mutts! Hugs, Valerie

  2. oh Hun,hope you are having a lovely time,sounds amazing,love the card you have made its so classy and really elegant too,take care and have a good rest hugs Cherylxxxxx

  3. Hi Marie, hope you’re having a wonderful holiday and you’ll be pleased to know that your parcel of sunshine arrived:) Love your card so classy and with an eastern feel! I nearly got mine wrong as well I had to check with Karen:)
    Val x

  4. Well, I’d never thought of it before – a ‘senior’ blonde is even more dippy than a ‘junior’ blonde! :o) The good thing about being a senior however, is that you don’t give a **** what anyone else thinks of you! Your card, my dear, is very elegant, I do like the idea of matching stamps and dies. Hope you’re both having a splendiferous time and the hot springs are warming your cockles. See you in a week or so, cause I’m off on my hols too. Sorry for the rambling comment, my stress levels are reaching their peak and we’ve not even opened the cases to start packing yet! xx

  5. Hello Marie
    A beautiful card with the most perfect of sentiments.
    As for soppy chat – I say it was straight from the heart chat and rightly so. Your husband sounds an amazing man and how lovely you had that incredible support through such a tough time in your life.
    I hope you are both enjoying this time to yourselves.

  6. Don’t worry Marie – think everyone had trouble with this one!!! Your card is gorgeous and, as Val said, very Eastern. Hope you’re having a wonderful time – we are all enjoying a brief respite from the rain with temps about 29/30 degrees…… phew!! lol Hope the waters work but I’d definitely stick to the gin………


    Karen x

  7. Well I don’t care if you didn’t follow the sketch I still love the card, the colours go so well together and I just love the shape and style. Hope you’re having a fab time with Tango xx

  8. Fabulous card, Marie! I love JustRite stamps…especially those that have the coordinating Spellbinders…perfect match!
    Hope you and Teo, (who sounds wonderful!), are enjoying a fabulous holiday and that the spa waters are doing there thing! Hope your birthday was fabulous, too! x

  9. Hi Marie, I do hope your having/have had a fabulous time with your other half, and not had too much gin. I love your card, which of course I won’t use for inspiration – those dies and stamps do look fabulous, I must say. Were they from aintree? Not long now (6 days and counting) and I will officially have a “senior” title, lol!

    Bye for now

    Maria x

  10. My dear Marie, sketch or not sketch… your card is stunning!!! I like your colour tones and your embossing and stamping are perfect! Relax as more as you can because there is only one more month left for autumn! Hugs and thank you for always leaving me so nice comments.

  11. Hi Marie, whether you followed the sketch or not, this is fantastic! I love the colour combination and the shape of the aperture. Gorgeous!

    Hope you’ve had a fab holiday. Dave has the all clear to go on holiday but everything not fully resolved yet.

  12. HI Marie, I always love your posts:0) Your card is gorgeous as usual and it’s so nice to hear genuine affection for your hubby! I hope you’re both having the very best holiday. It sounds to me as if you both really need one!! Hugs Gay xxx :0)

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