Sunday, January 20, 2013

Retro sketches #47

     I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I have been very creative this weekend, and I managed to get six cards made between yesterday and today.  :O)  Needless to say I am one happy girl at this very moment.
     I decided to start this week off with a card I made for the retro sketches blog that I just discovered.  I was checking out a few of my favorite blogging friends when I cam across a post that was for this blog.  Of course I just had to check it out and I instantly had an idea as to what I wanted to do for my card.

     I have some wonderful crochets flowers that my sweet friend Amy had sent me last year for my Birthday, and like most of us I have them all stored in a very safe place at my desk.  Up until today I had never intended to use them as they are very special to me as Amy's Sister Jacqueline makes them by hand.,  :O)  So as you can guess they have been in the hoard drawer for months.
     So to keep this short,  I did indeed pull these beautiful flowers out and used them to make this card for the Retro Sketch #47 challenge.  You will see that I didn't even pull one Copic marker for this card.  'Gasp!' However, I love love, love how this one came out.  I also up-cycled some Prima flowers' packaging to use as my design paper behind the sentiment.
    I do have to mention one disappointing issue about my blog and that is that just as soon as I can figure out how to do it, I am going to be re-activating my security settings on my comments section as I received over 128 spam comments this weekend on a post that I had done in 2010.  It took me over an hour to go in an delete each and everyone of them that I could find, and it is just too much.  So, if you are one of the few of my followers that hates putting in those annoying words and numbers, I hope that you will forgive me the inconvenience and still comment as you all mean the world to me and I love hearing from you so much.

Close up of these gorgeous flowers!  Thanks again Amy.

What do you guys think of this?  I don't have a stamp,
so I print this then I cute it out with a Spellbinders die.
Jerry thinks I should put this on the back of all my

     So with all that,  I hope you all have a great start to your week, and I will talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs, Lisa G

PS,  I just wanted to let you all know that I finally have all the kinks out of my Pawpawrazzie blog worked out, so if you were one of the ones that wanted to become a follower to that fun blog you can do so now.  Thanks again guys, I really appreciate all your support of me, the M&Ms and now the fur babies.
Hugs, Lisa


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. I love the crochet flowers and butterfly and the delicate colours of the papers too.
hugs Sue

Mary J said...

How beautiful, Lisa - a fab take on that sketch!

Rachel Parys said...

Very sweet! I need to bust out my crocheted embellies!

belinda said...

Very sweet card.

Denice said...

I love what you did with the sketch...sooooooo pretty!

Cute idea for the back of your cards!

Chrissy said...

This is just a stunning CAS card Lisa, such gorgeous flowers..Oh! I need to learn how to crochet..


Barb said...

a beautiful, gorgeous, elegant, whimsical design! love the soft textures of the crocheting and of course the colors. i agree with Jerry :)