Monday, 13 August 2012

Another Sketch!

Hello there

Gosh another card made with a sketch, this is becoming a bit of an addiction.  
I made a card using the sketch at the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge which my lovely Teamie Sasha is Guest Designer for at the moment. It's such a lovely sketch and although I don't yet have any Flourishes stamps it's ok still  to join in with the challenge!

Here is the fabulous sketch

and here is my interpretation of it;

I started with the oval cut from a nestie and then stamped this rose and leaves from a Waltzingmouse stamp set, adding a few pearls to embellish. Next I chose this pretty paper for the background, it's been sitting in my scraps box for the longest time so I was happy to be able to use it up.I also used a few other scraps for the other details. The sentiment is also from Waltzingmouse stamps.

I have been wanting to use this gorgeous guipure lace from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop on a card and I thought it went well with this design, isn't it delicate?  Lastly I added a triple bow made from white seam binding. I'm quite happy with the result of this one.

Thanks for visiting
Sarah x

Friday, 10 August 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch

Good Morning,

Are you still watching the Olympics? only a few days left now and things are going so well for Team GB! Makes you so proud to be British!

I actually managed to make a card this week, I haven't joined in with many challenges for such a long time, but I love the sketch this week at Waltzingmouse Sketches so I thought I would have a go.

I'm starting to think about Christmas already, I do so love making Christmas cards and tags.  This card was very quick and easy to make.

I've had this Martha Stewart branch punch for a long long time and never really used it, so I thought it was about time to give it a dusting.  I punched out lots and lots of branches and stuck then to a circle which I cut with a nestie to make a wreath. I had already stamped on the sentiment (Waltzingmouse - Compliments of the |Season). The branches look better if adhered to the front and back of the circle, it seems to give a little bit of dimension to the wreath.  The berries are red self adhesive flat back pearls from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

I used another Martha Stewart punch for the border and topped this with some red gingham ribbon (my favourite ribbon for Christmas projects).  I'll be making a lot more Christmas cards on the next month or so as I like to get them finished as early as possible.

Challenges I'm also entering this card into;

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Favourite colours (red and green)
Christmas card Challenges - Use something new - Pearls
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Thanks for Visiting
Sarah x

Monday, 6 August 2012

Add Some Bling

Good Morning everyone

Are you enjoying the Olympics? I've been glued to the TV since the opening ceremony and WOW how fabulous are Team GB?  

So it's the first Monday of the month which means it's time for our challenge at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog and this month it was my turn to choose and I decided on;

Add some Bling or Sparkle

Come and join in with the fun we have a pretty prize up for grabs

Well we all love a bit of bling on our cards don't we? I did manage to make 2 cards for this challenge between the rowing and diving and swimming LOL!

This isn't quite my usual style but I wanted to try out these toppers from the Hobby House. I think I am the only cardmaker in existence who doesn't own any copics so the great thing about these toppers is that they are already coloured so you are ready to put your card together straight away (which is helpful when you cannot take one eye of the TV for 2 weeks!)  I used scraps of paper that were in my Christmas paper box and then added a strip of gorgeous moss green silky crush ribbon topped with organza sheer polka dot ribbon in parrot green.

  The poinsettia flowers have been sitting in a jar on my shelf for a long while so I was happy to be able to use one on this card. lastly I added the candy canes charm and my bling in the form of some red rhinestones.

My next card is more my usual style of card and I do love making these cards in a pocket.  I have a lot of wedding cards to make this year so this is one of quite a few that are on my 'to do' list.

This card is quite simple I wanted the bow and embellishment to be the main feature.  I made the pocket first   I stamped the Vintage Wallpaper stamp( this stamp is in the sale) onto cream pearlescent card and then heat embossed it with a translucent embossing powder to give a subtle pattern to the front of my pocket. I then used the sentiment stamp (from Waltzingmouse Stamps) and to finish I cut a semi circle out at the top of the pocket using a nestie.

I  then made the insert card using the same design  and stamp set, adding a large double bow of silk wrinkle ribbon in Ivory which ties the most beautiful bows and added this gorgeous embellishment to finish with. Here's a close up of the embossing.

Do pop over to the blog and have a look at my team mates fabulous designs, we'd love to see you joining in with the fun!

thanks for visiting 
Sarah x