Saturday, 10 October 2009

Sketch Saturday, Lili of the Valley, Caardvarks and Daring Cardmakers Challenges!

Sketch Saturday and Lili of the Valley

Hi everyone. I hope you're enjoying your weekend. I've entered 4 challenges on this post. The first card is for Sketch Saturday following this great sketch (above). I left off the sentiment as I thought it wouldn't look right so I hope it's still ok to enter! I have also entered it for Lili of the Valley which is to make a Christmas card for a child- I thought the cute polar bears were perfect for that!

So I'm not sure who made this stamp but I coloured it with copics- not much to do really- just some grey and cool blue shadows. The paper is new from the Papermania Christmas range. I also used my new snowflake punch.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (?); Paper (Papermania); Copics; Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Brad (Lakeland); Punch (?); Fibres


The next 2 cards I have made for the Caardvarks Challenge which is to use ribbon in a wonderful way! I saw a sketch in my Cardmakers Sketch Book which I thought I'd used and slightly adapt. I was going for the classic, elegant look which I hope I've achieved! The stamp is by Stampology- it's a new set which just features different trees which I thought was really unusual and I'm looking forward to playing more with it. The background paper is from the Old World Stack. It took ages to thread the ribbon through but I think it was worth it!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stampology); Paper (DCWV); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (Lakeland); Corner- rounder punch (Woodware); Hole punch

And I liked it so much, I decided to make another one!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stampology); Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (Joanna Sheen); Corner rounder punch (Woodware); Hole punch

Here is a little close-up of the ribbon!

Daring Cardmakers

The challenge over at Daring Cardmakers is purple! This is a very simple card using my new Papermania stamp. To be honest, I don't think I've made the best of the stamp which I really like so I will be playing around more with that. I simply stamped the stamp and then highlighted areas with a Quickie Glue pen and then sprinkled loads and loads of glitter on!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Glitter (Lakeland and Glitz It); Punch (?)


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are all stunning, I love the purple one the most though. Hazel xox

Lynda said...

These are all so beautiful and I really love the purple decoration too. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Lynda xxx

strawberry fields said...

These are STUNNING! Love the way you've used the ribbon. It's gorgeous. Thanks so much for my card! I adore vintage cards and really love this one. Great to chat to you. See you soon
Fi xxx

Kathy said...

Wow I think the way you present the ribbon is such a genius idea...I'm knocking my head saying why didn't I think of that!! Your coloring on the Lilly of the Valley card is beautiful and a great design too! Awesome cards :)

Kaz said...

Lovely cards, I'm here via DCM and I love what you've done with the stamp. It's so pretty it doesn't need anything else.
I'm also a CFS/ME crafter! xx

lauren said...

WOW! what stunning cards and SO MANY of them, each more beautiful than the last! i especially love that cool lacing technique!

Sarita said...

Wow Steph, you have been very busy! They are all amazing, I love the cute polar bears, and I adore your lace up ribbon and the tree stamp-really effective. I have just bought the same Papermania stamp today! I LOVE what you've done with it!
Really lovely work Steph,
Love Sarita xx

SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous cards ... love how you laced your ribbon.

Jilli said...

Wow, stunning cards! Love each one of them. The bear image is too cute! Jillix

Kathy said...

Fab cards - love your ribbon trees.
I think the purple one for
the DCM is just right as it is, that stamp is lovely and works brilliantly used in a clean and simple design

Anonymous said...

A lovely set of cards and I think you've made great use of the papermania stamp - it looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with the purple DCMers this week :)


Lucy Abrams said...

What fab cards - love your creative use of ribbon.

All Pink girl said...

Wow fatastic cards Steph ,gorjuss colours and images ,
hugs Dawnxxx

cats whiskers said...

What a delightful cards dear, love the polar bear but the lacing on the other two is just stunning, hope all is good with you sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Risa said...

Hi Steph,
All three of your cards are stunners! Your LOTV card is beautiful! I love your image and fab layout! Thanks for participating in LOTV card challenge!

Chris said...

Fantastic cards Steph and I love all the ribbon lacing you did, it was definitely worth the time it took because it looks superb. Love all the gorgeous papers and stamps too. Chris x

mckinkle said...

Oh WOW Steph, I am soooo pleased you're able to share some of your gorgeous cards! I always like to pick out my No.1 card as you list a few at a time! It's too hard this time as I adore all of them! Its a joint first this week for me!! lol
Keryn x

Jeanette said...

Stunning cards! they are all amazing.
Thanks for playing along this week at Sketch Saturday!
Hugs Jeanette


Good evening Steph, wow hunny you've been so busy since my last visit. your cards are all stunning hunny. I hope your well, i will get round to emailing you soon i promise, im chasing my tail this week!!! im so far behind with my blogging too, i dont think ill ever catch up! hugs Linda x

Nathalia Castellon said...

Beautiful card! Love all the ribbon techniques and stamping! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph:)
These are `beautiful`. I hope your well..
I love how you used your ribbon..
Have a great week:)x

Daisychain said...

Great cards Steph. Love the colours you have used with the polar bears. Thanks for joining in the LOTV challenge this week. Hugs Christine

Marcea said...

What lovely cards. I adore your images and colour choices. Thanks for joining us this week on LOTV

Debbie said...

Such beautiful cards! The polar bears are just adorable and I love the threaded ribbon on your cards! Nice detail!