Thursday, 20 March 2014


Hi everyone.

Can't believe it's Thursday already!!  We have a public holiday, Human Right's Day, tomorrow, so it's a lovely long weekend here!!  I've made my card for the Retrosketches#106 challenge this morning.
This is what it looks like:

I've used a piece of dp by Simple Stories, from the 24/SEVEN collection.
The leaf stamp is by Verve from the 'Bloom & Grow' set.  The sentiment is in Afrikaans and says 'Congratulations'.
The 'Hybrid Winter Rose' die is form the Die-namics range by MFT.
The border punch is from Upikit.
Added a twine bow and three black rhinestones to finish it off.
This is the sketch:

Hop on over to the Retrosketches Blog to have a look at all the lovely entries!

That's it for now!  Have a super day!!  Thanks for popping in!!

Kind regards


MaryH said...

I am so liking these striking bold graphic papers that you combine so well, to create the gorgeous backgrounds for your focal piece. This is a really pretty rose, and don't think I've seen that MFT die. Such a wonderful card! TFS & Hugs

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Petra ... the simple white bloom is so striking against the strong background ... and what an awesome twine bow! Anita :)

Unknown said...

Hi Petra, another gorgeous creation. Love everything about it. Hope you have a wonderful long weekend.....looks like you're having great weather at the moment.


Karen xxx

Geri said...

Love it! Is that a piece of cork or is it DP...whichever it is, it's awesome! Beautiful elements perfectly melded together! I love how you lined up the sentiment with the pretty scalloped edge strip!

"Hybrid Winter Rose" has just been added to my wishlist!

Diane said...

Wow, what a gorgeous design.

Hugs Diane

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome layout - love the cork usage! Also, I adore the way you photographed your card!! Outside with beautiful scenery....fabulous!

Darnell said...

Your layouts for these sketch challenges are always magnificent, Petra! I tried doing that elegant ropey technique like you have here and it was laughable!! That's okay, that's why card art is so amazing with all our different styles and why we admire those differences. I hope you're have a great week! Thank you for your visits and sweet comments!! Hugs, Darnell

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Petra! Love the fancy blossom and mix of pretty mix of patterned papers! Hope you enjoy the holiday!

stampingbowd said...

Beautiful card! I love the cork and the winter rose is just gorgeous! The twine bow behind the rose looks awesome!

Sharon said...

Another awesome creation Petra. Just love the use of the string. What a delightful card. hugs Sharon x

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So pragtig Petra! Perfekte rangskikking van al die elemente en die wit blom is 'n treffend fokuspunt.