Sunday, 27 September 2009

Friday Sketchers & Our Creative Corner Challenges


Hi all. Hope you're enjoying the lovely weekend weather! I've been having a bit of a mental crafting block this week. I've really struggled to make anything. I have been hindered by a few things (yes, I know a workman always blames his tools!) I bought a new set of clear plastic Christmas Papermania stamps and proceeded to use a couple of them and they don't work properly!!! No, it's not my stamping technique! When I looked at the stamps themselves, they don't seem to have been manufactured properly. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm going to send them back to Papermania to show them as I'm sure there must be a production fault. Plus I've just started a new watercolour class so I have to do some painting between classes so that takes up some cardmaking time. And I've just not had much creativity flowing...

Anyway, I managed to make this Christmas card for Friday Sketchers and Our Creative Corner Challenges. The Friday Sketchers' sketch is below and Our Creative Corner's Challenge this week is Monochromatic Mania.



I used an Inkadinkadoo stamp from their Lantern set. I think this is so elegant and does lend itself quite well to a Christmas card because it reminds me of old Victorian Christmas cards. I added some Platinum Stickles where snow might fall to make it look a bit more Christmasy. The paper is from the new Papermania Christmas set. The sentiment is from See D's. The snowflake is recycled off an old Christmas card and I added Stickles to the flower to carry the theme through. Hope you like it!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Inkadinkao & See D's); Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Flower (Poppicrafts); Snowflake and ribbon (Recycled); Platinum Stickles (Ranger)

Thanks for dropping by, I will try and get round to all your blogs today! x

PS Is anyone going to the Stamps and Memories Copics class on 3rd October? I've signed up for it and I wondered if any of you out there might be going?

12 comments:

Mrs B said...

Oh, just beautiful! I think you have your mojo back! Thanks for joining us at the OCC this week!
CindyB

Jules said...

Hi Steph

It looks like you are getting back into the swing of things again .. .. yay!!

You have posted some lovely cards since I was here last. Unfortunately I have been a bit naughty on the blog visiting front as life has been very busy and hectic (but you will know all about that won't you).

Your card is gorgeous. I love monochrome very much.

Love Jules xx

Kelly said...

Hi Steph,
What a beautiful card! I love everything about it! The stamp especially!
Hope you get some joy from papermania too... xx

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Steph, the papers and image are fab. Have a good Monday

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, this card is lovely. Love the monochrome look, and your flower is fab. Lou x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Steph, how are you hunny? i am sorry ive not had chance to email you yet. Life has been very hectic here, will get round to emailing you this week i promise. Its good to see you back blogging hunny and i hope things are better for you after your break. Have not forgotten about you!!! your cards are amazing as always hunny. Have a good week, hugs Linda x

the funkie junkie said...

Love that image and the colors you chose. Your card has such a nice old-time feel to it. Great job on the monochromatic challenge. So happy you could join us this week at the OCC. Hope to see you back again next week!

aardvarkpest said...

Beautiful. love the monochrome look.

Glenda

mckinkle said...

Lovely card Steph, I know what you mean about enthusiasm going walkabouts! Me too!
Love the monotone, works beautifully on this card!
Keryn x

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous image and wonderful card! Thanks for playing along at Friday Sketchers this week! Hugs Jeanette

Dana Grothaus said...

Excellent job on the challenge. Love the grey!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Rein said...

Very pretty!