Tuesday, 19 May 2009

A spoon full of sugar, Forever Friends & Sketch and Stash Challenges

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing well. I've made a couple of cards today to fit 3 challenges. This first card is for the Sketch and Stash Challenge and A spoon full of Sugar Challenge. The Sketch and Stash sketch for the week is posted below. I really enjoyed this sketch so much so that I used it for my other card! The challenge over at Spoon Full of Sugar is to make a celebration card so this fits the bill on both counts.

The stamp I've used is by Paperbag Studio and I really love it as it's funky and quite graphic design-ish. The papers are all from my new stash by Basic Grey and I got them from Do Crafts last week as they've got a sale on. I really love the acidy colours. The jute is from Arty Miss (new) and I've played with my other new Martha Stewart punch from the Hobby House.

Here is a little close up!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Paperbag Studio); Papers (Basic Grey); Punch (Martha Stewart); Sentiment (Elusive Design); Flowers (Poppicrafts and recycled); Jute (Artymiss)

Here is the sketch both my cards were based on- a great one from the Sketch and Stash team.

And here is my second card of the day and it fits all 3 challenges. This fits the Forever Friends Challenge which is to make a card for a "birthday boy", the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge (celebration) and the Sketch and Stash Challenge cos I've used the sketch again!

The image, of course, is by Forever Friends and coloured in with watercolour pencils. I have paper pieced his crown. All the papers are from the Max set by Making Memories. Again I have played with my Martha Stewart punch and added a sentiment by Lili of the Valley.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Forever Friends); Watercolour pencils; Papers (Making Memories); Sentiment (Lili of the Valley); Punch (Martha Stewart)

Here is a wee close up!

Have a great day! I'm off to do my bookkeeping homework!!


Wendy said...

Brilliant card thanks for joining the FF challenge this week
Wendy x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

strawberry fields said...

Very cute! Love the greens and pinks on the first card.
I've got some basic grey papers on the way...had a splurge at the weekend!


wow. this is a great card,love the papers and the colour combination is fabulous ;o)

Thanks for joining us this week on the Forever Friends Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon

Crafteresa xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Steph.

Hugs Riet.x

karen said...

both lovely cards, love the forever friends one soooo cute x karen x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brill, I love him, what a cute wee bear, Hazelxo

Littleted62 said...

Wow, that justs shows how versatile a sketch can be - 2 totally different cards, both totally fabulous! Love the zingy colours on the top one. Nicki, xx.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous cards - I love that image on the first one!!


LOUISE said...

Two fab cards Steph, love them both. The first is s fab, very retro. Hope you are well, and have a great day. Lou x

Alicia said...

Wow! You have some amzing cards on your blog! I loved visiting!
Alicia xx

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeoues card xxxxx
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Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

I absoloutley love the DP you have used fab boys card!
great image too!

Thanks for joining us at FF this week

Emma xxx

Sandra said...

the FF-card looks so nice. thanks for joining the FF-challenge this week.

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on FF :)

Hugs Jane x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards.

Paula said...

Wow these are both fantastic Steph.
Paula xxxx

Becky said...

Your cards are amazing Steph, I adore the image and the colours on the first card and your second card is so cute, thanks for making 2 cards, 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

joey said...

Hi Steph, awesome cards, I love the image on the top card and the detail. Joey.x

Andrea, said...

2 gorgeous cards Steph, I love the colour combos you have used. The Zig Zag punch is fab isn't it, I'm using it all the time. Have a good weekend

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. stehp.. iam so impressed how you can show 2 different styles of cardmaking you are secure every field.
fabulous cards

Sarita said...

Two stunning cards Steph, I love the colours on the first one and the little bear is soo cute.
Hope you are well Steph, and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog recently..it's so lovely to catch up with you and see all your fab creations since my last visit,
Love Sarita xx

Silli said...

Steph, your cards are so sweet I love the fabby colors... Happy day for you! Hugs

Liza said...

More beautiful creations Steph, I really love your FF card.

Liza x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Steph!!!
always great to catch up with all your beautiful makes!!!
Happy Bh Weekend...
Have a lovely time:) ♥

Deanne said...

hi steph
you have some gorgeous stamps and gorgeous cards :) Thanks for popping by my blog :) x

Kim Dellow said...

What wonderful projects. I love the green and pink one, the stamp is gorgeous and colours just work so well together. Kim

Anonymous said...

fab cards hun they are gorgeous x

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