Monday, 13 April 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

I hope you've all been enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend. Here are today's cards. I used the Sketch and Stash Challenge's sketch to make 3 easy cards as stock for the craft show I'm doing in July. I really like this sketch.

So my first card is Clickabella. I got this stamp for Christmas but this is my first time of using her. I think she should be called Blogabella- my husband calls me Blogaboo (Boo is his nickname for me - hence Honey Bootique!!) I coloured her in with watercolour pencils and highlighted with Crystal Stickles. Layered on rounded cardstock and nestied (a new verb!) cardstock. The paper is all from Making Memories and sentiment from Craftwork Cards (also new!)

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stamping Bella); Paper (Making Memories); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Stickles (Ranger); Rounder punch (Woodware); Sentiment (Craftwork Cards)

My second card based on this sketch is a Penny Black stamp. I coloured her with a mixture of copics, watercolour pencils and brush markers. Cut out with nesties and doodled around the edge. Again all papers are from Making Memories.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Watercolour pencils; Copics; Brush markers; Crystal Stickles; Nesties; Fine Black liner; Assorted cardstock; Sentiment (Craftwork Cards)

And my final card on this sketch is another Penny Black one. I bought this stamp the other week from The Glitter Pot and thought how useful it'd be because you could just stamp any sentiment you liked on the paper so it could be used for any occasion- here I used a Hero Arts stamp "Many Thanks". Anyway, the image is coloured in with watercolour pencils- if you click on the image, you can see the detail alot better. Paper is all from Papermania.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Penny Black & Hero Arts); Watercolour pencils; Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Flower (Poppicrafts); Daisy Punch (Woodware); Tiny brad (Woodware)

And my final card of the day is for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge who's theme is Birds. I've had this stamp set which came in a tin (bought as a present) since Christmas. I don't even know who makes it, it doesn't seem to say! Anyway, thought I'd do a non-cute card- so here it is! Paper is all by Laura Ashley, as is the ribbon.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (?); Paper (Laura Ashley); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (Laura Ashley); Lace (Haberdashery shop); Brad (Poppicrafts); Chipboard embellies (Laura Ashley)

29 comments:

June said...

Ohhhhh they are all superb but that blue birdy is soooo cute ... i adore that its gorgeous
Hugs June xxx

Liza said...

Wow, you have been busy Steph! They are all great creations, thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Littleted62 said...

Oh, what a great bunch of cards! I think Clickabella is my favourite, love your Blogabella comment - I wish I looked that elegant when I'm blogging! Hugs, Nicki, xx.

Skraptacular Designs said...

I am so jealous...all this card making you've been doing! I need to be more dedicated with my creating time. Any tips on how to do that? LOL

I love the shape and design of your card! Blues are always so calming...perfect color for this challenge!

Thanks for joining us! Hope you'll join us again next week for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Riet said...

wowww Steph,what a beautiful cards.,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Steph

WOW you have a been a busy bee, all wonderful cards.

Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over on SSC and good luck.

Joanne x

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Nice cards! Love that bird image! Thanks for joining in the fun over at SSC!

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Fab! I love all the spots & stripes & colours they are all lovely hun x x

joey said...

Hi Steph, gorgeous cards. I love the blue on the birdie card great layout. Thanks for joining the challenge this week. Joey.xxx

Sprytebyrd said...

Great cards, all of them!

Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSC! See you next week!

-- Dee

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card - love those papers

Carly Robertson said...

Love the bird image on your last card and the use of buttons! Great job and thanks for playing along with us.
Hugs,
Carly

Becky said...

Your cards are brilliant Steph!
Such variety and all of them gorgeous! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the sketch so much!!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Jilly said...

wow great cards thank you for taking part at SSC

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards, and I'm impressed you're making for July already! I should follow your example and get more organised :)

Sue said...

Steph these are all gorgeous, I think I love your Bella most of all xx

Donna said...

Great card Steph, love the cute little bird. Thanks for playing along this week at SSC.
Hugs
Donna

Lilsweetpea said...

I love your bird stamp. Wonderful cards.

Paula said...

Wow, you've been one busy card maker! Love the blue you've chosen for the bird...beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week on the Sunday Stamptacular Challenge.

Michele said...

Fabulous cards. Love the images and the colours you've used. Michele x

Natalie said...

Great cards Steph. x

LOUISE said...

Wow Steph, you have been busy. Loving them all. I also have the stampingbella stamp which I had had for ages, but not used, I did look at it the other day, but put it away again. You have just inspired me to use it now. Luv all the papers you have used too, all so lovely and bright. Always wondered how you came about your blog name, now I know! Have a great day. Lou x

debra said...

Great looking cards there Steph looks like you have also been a busy bee like myself. thanks for the advice on the jewellery to.
hugs Debra

crafting diva said...

Wonderful selection of card thanks for joining in woth the challenge this time you have done a fab job

Janneke said...

Love all you cards ;)
Thanks so much for joining us this week!

Janneke X

Line said...

Wow, you've certainly been busy lately, such wonderful creations! Love the blue tones and the shape of your card. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Hugs, Line

Artyjen said...

What a lot of cards. Love the little birdie image.
xoxo

Chrissie said...

Such fabulous cards Steph, you certainly made the most of the sketch LOL!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash!

Chrissie said...

Such fabulous cards Steph, you certainly made the most of the sketch LOL!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash!