Sunday, 31 October 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #73 & Mos Challenge #55

At long last I've made a card. Feel like I haven't made anything in ages. Truth be told tho' I've been nursing an inflammed coccyx and that was pretty painful, so I haven't been able to sit in my craft room for a while. Yet again Arlana has provided another inspirational sketch on Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I've used another of my favourite images and its Mo's digital image Bismark. How cute is he. The background papers are a download I bought from Pink Petticoat called Large Snowflakes. They are brilliant as they come in every colour you could think of. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder for the embossed snowflakes, and added Glamour Dust to my Martha Stewart snowflakes. I love how the dust gives them such a christmassy look. I'm also entering this card into Mos Challenge which is Pick a Season. As if you can't tell, I've chosen Winter.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 71

Arlana has provided another brilliant sketch for this weeks challenge. Her sketches really help me when I have to create a card. For a change its a birthday card I've made instead of a christmas card, but looking at the christmas cards I've made I need to get cracking and make quite a few more. The paper I have used is Papermania Blueberry Hill, and the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards. This is the first time I have tried an image out of the frame using a Nestie and I'm really pleased with the result. Crafting people are so kind the way they share techniques on the net, that's why I was able to try that technique. I also got a chance to use my new Lacey Circle Nestie.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #69 & Charisma Cardz Challenge #39

Another lovely sketch has been provided by Arlana at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I've been dying to ink up my new Lili of the Valley Stamp Christmas Candle. My friend Michele kindly got it for me the last time she went to the Harrogate show. How cute is she. I have used flower soft on her hood and the bobbles at the end of her scarf. I've also used glossy accents on the candle flame and stickles Xmas Red on the holly berries. The papers are by Dovecraft called Winter Wonderland. (I actually found a crafting shop when we went to Llandudno lol). The white poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts, how gorgeous is it. I have come to the conclusion tho' that I do not have a decent set of stamps with christmas greetings, I had to use a peel off for the Merry Christmas and am a bit disappointed in it. I will have to rectify that. There is also a challenge over at Charisma Cardz which is Christmas Crafting, so I am going to enter this card into that as well.