Thursday, 19 March 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge & another card!

Hi. I meant to post this a few days ago but my camera was out of batteries and I'd left my charger at my Mum's- doh! This week's challenge at Penny Black is the above sketch. I needed to start making some Easter cards so I thought this sketch lent itself very well to spring like images.

So here is my entry. I love this cutie hedgie! I coloured him with watercolour pencils and added some glitter to the daffodil using Crystal Stickles. I cut around the image using scalloped nesties to which I added a doodled border. I then mounted on some yellow card using a circle nestie. The 3 different papers are all from a Papermania green set which I got for 99p from Artymiss! Bargain or what?! I mounted 2 halves of paper matching yellow and green card fastened with mini brads. I then used the 3rd paper mounted on a piece of green cut with my Fiskars border punch. The sentiment is a Pink Petticoat mini mounted on a scalloped oval. Finally I added some flowers from Poppicrafts.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Watercolour pencils; Crystal Stickles; Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Sentiment (Pink Petticoat); Nesties; Border punch (Fiskars); Flowers (Poppicrafts); Brads (Woodware & Poppicrafts); Black fine liner

This second card is a really quick card I did for my sis. She's been on holiday this week and I wanted to send her and her partner a silly card to welcome them home. I just threw it together really as it needs to get in the post!! I chose this particular stamp as my sis was craft shopping with me and she wanted me to buy it to make cards for her and her partner as she said they have a little sign in their bathroom to hang their bathrobes from that looks just like this stamp! Just a shout out to my friend Linda as she gave me these lovely hot pink brads!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Smirk & Elzybells); Watercolour pencils; Paper (free); Assorted cardstock; Fine liner; Nesties; Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Brads


craft mad Jenny said...

wow, so gorgeous,


Anonymous said...

fab cards, very cute, hope you are well Helen x x

cats whiskers said...

two Super Duper cards dear I espeia;ly love the colours on the PB card what a fabulous combo it is. Stunning hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Liza said...

Two gorgeous cards Steph, I love the PB image and the PM papers (great bargin).

Liza x

Natalie said...

These are lovely Steph. x

Riet said...

what a gorgeous cards Steph.

hugs Riet.x

Kath said...

gorgeous card for the the colour combo and your super cute image......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSc
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Liz, said...

You have done a great job with that sketch. Love both cards, but I think that little hedgie just has to be my favourite!

Liz x

Sarita said...

Really lovely card Steph, love the colours on both cards. Gorgeous,
Love Sarita xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards, Steph! That little hedgehog is such a cutiepie underneath that daffodil.

Thanks for your lovely compliments on my tags! Sorry it's been so long. Haven't been blogging much lately. Must get back up to speed!

xo ~ Serena

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, fab cards, love them both. I am sure you sis will love the card. I also bought some of those bargains on Artymiss. Have a lovely weekend. Lou x