Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #9.

Hello again,
I visit Karen Giron's blog regularly. I LOVE her cards and have wanted to have a go at her "Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge" for a while. So this is my first attempt!!
And what a challenge it was!!! I don't have a circle cutting system, (I have been patiently waiting and hoping that the new SU! catalogue will have one in it....but alas.....they didn't include it) so with my choices being either trace around a piece of kitchenware or use my punches, I went with the punches.
This is what I came up with........

I wanted it to be something a bit different because the punches don't give you a very big circle so I needed something else to give the card a bit of wow!
I enjoyed making it so much that I whipped up a second one as a baby card as well.....
Anyway, I hope you like what I came up with. Sorry Karen that I had to put a bit of ribbon around the middle of the card so it's not exactly 100% true to your sketch challenge...but I needed to keep the cards closed somehow.
Thanks for visiting.

Stamps: Greetings Galore (retired), All in the family, Family favourites, Polka Dot background. Inks: Soft Subtles, Bold Brights and Earth Elements Markers, Versamark. Card stock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Old Olive, Petals and Paisleys DSP, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Pool Party DSP (retired). Accessories: Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon, Light Blue Gingham Ribbon (retired). Tools: Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch.

Casing Sarah-Jane

This is a card that I just did recently for a workshop based on cards for kids. It is a complete case of one of Sarah-Jane Kale's cards that you can check out (along with her other beautiful card creations) on her blog here.
I love this card! It is so effective and such a great use of the Pick a Petal stamp set and every little girl that has seen it since I made it love it just as much as me!!
Hope that you like this one as much as I do and thanks for the inspiration Sarah-Jane. You can get all of the information to re-create this card at Sarah-Jane's blog here.
Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon with a couple of cards that I have made for a challenge.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Casing Sarah J.K.....

I am still playing around with my blog but I thought that while I am tinkering with it I should post something as well. This is almost a complete case of a card made by Sarah Klass. You can check out Sarah's card here.
I loved her card so much when I first saw it that when I needed to come up with cards for a recent workshop (with a children's theme) I knew that I would use this one!
It also gave me the opportunity to use some of the retiring papers and a retiring stamp set.
This layout is so easy and so versatile...hope you like it as much as me!
Thanks for visiting.
Stamps: Greetings Galore, Congrats. Inks: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Soft Subtles and Earth Elements markers. Card stock: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Spring fling DSP, Watercolour paper. Accessories: Large circle punch, Scallop circle punch. Tools: Stamp-a-majig.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Having a play around.....

Hi all,
I am going to be having a play around with my blog and blog header. So if you are visiting and things look a bit strange it is probably because I am doing something to the blog. Thanks for your patience.....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

To blog or not to blog?????

That is my question!
I am trying to decide whether to continue to blog or not! I am SO busy with my children and general family stuff that I am lucky if I can fit in the odd workshop, let alone keeping my blog up to date. I put a lot of pressure on myself to have something new to show you and when I haven't posted anything for a while I feel really bad. I know that there are people who check in on my blog regularly (Hi Sarah-Jane) and I don't want to disappoint anyone if there is nothing new to see!
I keep telling myself that things will be a lot easier when all of my girls are in full time school, but with Hayley only being 11 months old that seems a long way off!
Anyway, I would love to hear what you think before I make any decision about closing my blog.

This card was one of the projects that I made at our last team stamping day. We used two of the gorgeous background stamps (Floral and Linen....that are now retiring) and the faux tearing technique.
Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to reading your comments about my blogging dilemma.

You can find all of the details to re-create this card here on Sarah's blog.