Sunday, June 19, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #52-Jaydee's Clean and Simple Sketch

This week at the Paper Players, Jaydee has a wonderfully clean and simple sketch for us!  Here is my take on Jaydee's challenge!  Yep, I used the Crimper for my Poppy Parade background!  I love that tool and that colour!  I also decided to use the set called "Easter Blooms" it is retiring at the end of June, it is one of my favourite sets to use!  I also used the cherry blossom from that set on the inside for a little inside "character".

We hope that you will join the Paper Players Challenge this week!  Please be sure to visit the other DT Members to see their wonderful creations!
The Paper Players Design Team
Cindy Beach GD

Anyway, I decided to take a couple of photos of the yard and took a quick pic of myself..hehehe...not the best photo, but I was feeling happy because my report cards are done! I also decided to take a photo or two of my peonies!!!  I just love how huge they get to be!!!!  Corey and I just love how hearty they are.  They were planted here before we bought the house and they come out every year.  I love that the garden is self-sufficient! LOL!!!

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  1. Yay for report cards done! Beautiful card and I agree, that is a great set! Thanks for the inspiration with your card!

  2. Someone should make you a Queen of the Crimper award. :) You always use it is the best ways! I love it on this card for sure. Very elegant and lovely.

  3. That stamp is perfect for you CAS card! And I love that little peek of a stamp I can see on the inside. My peonies have come and gone so it's a treat to see yours in all their glory!

  4. Oh Lesley, this is so pretty - but does it mean I need to get a crimper tool now!!! LOVE IT! So clean and simple and just pretty.
    Get self photo and your flowers are gorgeous!!

  5. Ooooh, love seing your yard and the fabulous scenery---look at that WATER view! And those peonies? OMG, drop-dead gorgeous--they look just the the set on your siggy! Your card is beautifully simple and elegant. I agree with Rita--you are Queen of the Q-rimper! :-)

  6. Love your card, Lesley, especially with the classic bold combo of red and black. Your card is classy and elegant, and I LOVE that those pretty stripes are from the crimper.

  7. Sweet card, sweet picture of you, sweet peonies! Gorgeous!

  8. Fantastic CAS card, Lesley. Such a classic colour combo. I agree with Nance .... your peonies look just like the ones on your siggy! LOL I love your self potrait too :)

  9. CAS sketches are my favorite challenges! Great use of the crimper on your card :>) Beautiful peonies too, one of my favorite flowers. I have one in my backyard too, but not as big, hopefully someday :>)

  10. What is that peeking out from behind that pretty card? Is it an amazing view of the water? WOW!! Good thing you got all that painting finished, I'm coming to visit. HeeHee! Love the card! Poppy Parade is such a fun color and it just pops with basic black and white. Adorable pic of you, too. Congrats on finishing those report cards. Whew! You are that much closer to sumer vacation! Hugs!

  11. Love the card! The colors are perfect!

    Also love the pictures of your garden ... so beautiful! ;D

  12. Clean and simple perfection, Lesley! You rocked this challenge for sure!

  13. Lesley... report cards done... that's fantastic! But then again, so are your peonies. We planted them a couple of years ago and are so thrilled that they keep coming back again and again. They are such incredibly showy flowers. I just adore them.

    I adore your take on this sketch, too. It's as bold and beautiful as the peonies.


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Lesley :)