Sunday, 25 October 2009

Friday Sketchers and Elzybells

Hi all. Hope you're all enjoying your weekend and especially that extra hour! I got up because I was hungry so thought I'd type this whilst I was up having breakfast and then I think I'm going to go back to bed!! So for my first card I've entered the Friday Sketchers Challenge. I feel happy with this card and think I might be more on track with it. I've been feeling like my cards have been lacking something lately but I hope you agree that this card has a little more oomph!

This stamp is by Stamping Bella and is so fab cos you get several different sentiments to stamp in the little sign! I coloured in the image with copics and then paper pieced the plant pot. I cut around using my nesties and doodled round the edges. I twice stamped the sign and then found some chain from my jewellery making stash and cut it to size and then added jump rings to the ends to attach to the sign. I pierced 4 holes at the top of the arm of the sign and found some old wire which I coloured black with copics to blend in with the arm of the sign. I then wove these into the card through the loops of the chain and added a foam pad to give further depth. I'm rather proud of that bit!!! :0)

Here is a little close-up of the sign!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (Making Memories); Nesties; Fine black liner; jewellery chain; jump rings; wire (recycled); flowers (Poppicrafts); Brad (Woodware); Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Leaf die (Boss Kut); Punch (Woodware)

And here's a card I made for my sis's birthday but forgot to post. She collects little sheep so I bought this set from Elzybells with her in mind. I coloured the image with copics, corner rounded and mounted onto nestied rectangle. I added the sentiment (also from the set) using the nestie label die. I really love this paper- I think the lime and purple are great together!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Elzybells); Copics; Papers (Basic Grey); Nesties; Punch (Woodware); Ribbon (recycled); Flower and jewelled brad (Poppicrafts); Assorted cardstock

Thanks for visiting! x


lundgren79 said...

These cards are awesome! Love your color choice!

strawberry fields said...

these are gorgeous! Love the top card much detail

LOUISE said...

Two fantastic cards Steph. Love them both. Hope you are well, and enjoying your weekend. Lou x

mckinkle said...

Oh I love what you did with connecting the chain! Clever thing! Was a bit worried when you said you forgot to post your Sister's card, wasnt sure whether you meant sending it to her or uploading it for us!
Keryn x

Terry Oulboub said...

Both of your cards are adorable. In fact, all of your cards on your blog are simply fantastic! The way you pull your papers and embellishments together is really super. These are the things that make your cards stand out. The sign is a perfectly wonderful idea! I love the jump rings and the wire to make it work - so creative. The colors - you really have a knack to make them work well - great cards!

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Two gorgeous cards.

Both are beautiful but I particularly like the first one.

Lovely papers and all so nicely put together.

Love Jules xx

Liz, said...

Hi Steph, these are absolutely gorgeous. Love the colour combos and that little stamp in the top one is seriously cute.

Liz x

cats whiskers said...

Oh these are both stunning creatiosn I especially love the top one, I think it is the simplicity of it, sometimes simple just works so well, I must agree the new LOTV stamps are just fabulus and defo the best yet. Hope you are OK sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Jessie said...

Such pretty cards! Love your pp choices with the stamped images, just perfect :)

Annchen said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love the little details

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the colours you have used

Anonymous said...

I love the clever hanging sign you've made! Both cards are fabulous--gorgeous papers and colors, lovely details.

Mel said...

Fab cards love how you have done the sign too :)
Mel x

karen said...

hi steph, sorry i haven't visited for a while but i am still not too good, i seem to get over one thing and then get something else!!!!! flu and chest infection this week, a great way to spend half term. i love this card and the stamp is adorable. love your colour scheme too. i hope you are well x karen x

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Debbie said...

Both really fabulous cards, such nice colors and so much nice details!