21 Feb 2008

A New Challenge!

I was over on Carol's blog Crazy for Crafting and I saw that Sketches {by Tamara} was offering up a sketch challenge.

I thought what the heck, I'll try it! There are no prizes or anything, it is just a sketch for you to try!

So here is my card......with a LOT of shadows! I must have taken it during the eclipse- yeh right...!! Did you see it! ??

It was pretty cool....the moon was kind of a so orangey funky misty sorta colour - I wonder if Stamping Up carries that?? ROFL!!

They do have so many pretty colours - did I tell you I ordered a BUNCH of paper from them?? Them being Kraftin' Kimmie! I went in on a share with DD Marcie - really, that is the way to do it! You can then split the colours -and the cost-- fabulous!

Back to the card!! The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Spiral Bouquet stamp set. I love the combination of the big and little print! and it is such an elegant font!

The flourish is from Technique Tuesday's Flourishes, which I bought when I FIRST started stamping - one of my very first acrylic sets. However I must say, that if I had seen the flourishes over on Flourishes, I would have bought them first!! They are so beautiful!! (and cheaper-even better)

The paper on the top is from Basic Grey Perhaps and the paper on the bottom is a pretty little spring paper from Imaginisce called For Peep's Sake. It has a little bit of sparkle and shine!!

Of course, the ribbon is Offray! and the flowers are Queen & Co. acrylic flowers and then some brads and eyelets from somewhere?? - my stock pile!

Anyway, I am posting this in between making supper and looking after little Jake! He is here today!! YAY!!

He goes around saying "Rothie-othy-othy!!" and then Rosie comes running with her ball to play!! and Jake throws it (sort of) and Rothie, I mean Rosie, catches it again.....! It is sooooo funny!!

Jake finally has stopped trying to eat the ball before throwing it-which is totally great!



  1. YES! I did see the eclipse . . . your description of the color is perfect! Love your card! I love making cards from sketches, and Tamara's sketches are always so much fun to work with. You did a great job! Love it!

  2. Fun card...I really like the flowers! I haven't tried those before...they look great! And I'm really a Mariner's fan...DH just plays on a team named the Brooklyn Dodgers. Smiles!

  3. I missed the eclipse. My son was up off and on last night. Very nice card!! I love the solid paper on top! Thanks for visiting my blog! I've scrolled through several of your posts and added you to my reader - so I'll be back!!

  4. Sweet sweet sweet. Love those fresh bright colours; the yellow is gorgeous. :0) Mel

  5. Very nice card, love the paper mix & all the blooms

  6. HOLY Moly what a lovely card! Your take on the sketch is GORGEOUS! Perfection and thanks for playing with us over at Sketches! Do come again!

  7. What a bright happy card, love the paper and flowers.

  8. Beautiful card. I love the colors!


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