Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Forever Friends, Papertake Weekly and Inspirational Card Sketches Challenges

My first card today covers 2 challenges- Forever Friends and Papertake Weekly. The challenge at Forever Friends is a sketch (above). I'm glad as I usually prefer to do sketches rather than themes in challenges. The challenge over at Papertake Weekly is spots and stripes which is a great combo.

So here is my entry. I'm busy making cards for my craft show as I'm up to date on my own personal card-giving and family orders and I needed a congrats card so thought this would be perfect. I coloured the FF bear with watercolour pencils and added Stickles to highlight the champagne. The paper is all by Making Memories from a set I love. I used a corner rounder punch so soften off the image and the sentiment is recycled off a card I'd received.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Forever Friends); Watercolour pencils; Crystal Stickles; Paper (Making Memories); Rounder punch (Woodware); Sentiment (recycled)

The second card I've made is for the Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge and surprise, surprise is a sketch!

Here is my interpretation of the sketch. As you can see I made a bit of a boo boo with the sentiment. I'd already cut round the image and then realised the sentiment was meant to be at the base so I put it underneath instead! The image is one I had, I think maybe it's Hero Arts, I'm not sure. I coloured it with copics to make it look like an England strip. As it's a card for my craft show stock, I thought every kid loves England rather than making a Man Utd card or something and limiting my audience!! The papers are Making Memories, the sentiments are both rub ons and the little circles were created using nesties.

Crafty stash used: Image (Hero Arts?), Copics; Paper (Making Memories); Corner round punch (Woodware); Nesties; Rub ons; Photo turns (Poppicrafts); Assorted cardstock; Brads (Woodware)

This last card is just a simple one I knocked up for stock. Stamp is Penny Black coloured with copics and Stickles and cut out using Nesties. Papers are all by Papermania. Sentiment is recycled and flowers are from Ebay and tiny pink gems from KookyKards.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Copics; Stickles; Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Sentiment (recycled); Flowers (Ebay); Gems (KookyKards); Nesties

19 comments:

Alicia said...

Hi! I love your cards! They are gorgeous! You have done a fantastic job on all three of these. Alicia xx

joey said...

Hiya Steph, beautiful cards, I love the ff bear at the top the dp are gorgeous with him. Joey.xxx

Terrie B x said...

Fabulous cards...
Love the ICS card!!!
`Thanks` for joining in this week..
Enjoy the rest of your Day:)♥

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Steph, you have been busy hunny and all 3 cards are gorgeous, hope all is going well your end. Hugs Linda x

scrapnnMO said...

Fantastic card using the ICS sketch! Lovely unique take! Thanks for playing along! :)
♥Dawn♥

Riet said...

Wowww Steph,what a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Natalie said...

Three great cards Steph. x

Wendy said...

Great cards Steph, thanks for joining the FF challenge this week
Wendy x

Debbie said...

All of your card are beautiful Steph, I love the images, the colours..just love everything! Debbie x

Cookie said...

Your cards are adorable! Glad I stopped by lots of wonderful creations to look at...Cookie :)

Nilla said...

They are all beautiful! hugs from Nilla

LOUISE said...

Oh Steph, all these cards are great. Love them all. The images are great, and just love the colour combos. Hope you have a great day. Lou x

Kelly said...

Hi Steph,
Beautiful cards as always! Good luck with your craft show.
Hugs
Kel x

Tricia said...

what terrific cards! Each one has such a great personality! I am glad that you participated in the sketch this week at ICS!

Olena said...

Wonderful cards! Love it! Thanks for playing along! ~Olena~

Sue said...

Cor you have been busy Steph, all lovely cards, great job, sue.x

joanne wardle said...

thanks for taking part in the FF challenge, your card is great

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Love those stripey papers !

thanks for joining us at Forever Friends...

Emma xxx

Marcea said...

Even more fab cards - loving your ICS, thanks for joining us this week
-x-