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I needed a birthday card and I decided to play along the sketch challenge on the Friday Sketchers blog. The card is for a baby, but I have decided that I am utterly incapable of making a decent looking traditional card for a baby, so I am just going to stick with what I like.




The Tilda image is coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils and a Dove blender pen. The flower stamp is coloured with distress inks. All edges are distressed with Antique Linen ink. There is stickles on the flowers, the bling on them is from Heidi Swapp.ย  The frame around the text on the back of the card is a stamp from Prima. Oh, by the way, I am having such a blast with my new Spellbinders Labels dies!

Thanks for looking!


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I needed a birthday card and decided to do the sketch on Mojo Monday blog. Love their sketches and this was no different. I coloured the stamped flower from Reprint with Distress inks, the paper is from Italian Stamperia, the button is from a sewing shop in Grottaferrata, Italy, that sells all kinds of vintage buttons, lace etc. The sentiments stamp is from Reprint, I think. The flower is cut out and popped up on dimensionals and all edges are distressed.


Thanks so much for looking!

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I had a fantastic day yesterday, feverishly making cards for challenges on two different forums – Splitcoast and Creative Scrappers. And I’m still not done! Thank goodness I have until Monday night to finish 4 more cards for Splitcoast and until the 12th to finish 24 (yes, 24 !!!) cards for Creative Scrappers. Holy crap, how will I find the time? There were awesome prizes doled out on Splitcoast during the day, but I wasn’t the lucky recipient of any. Oh well. I had so much fun making these, that it hardly matters.

So I got 5 cards done.

The first was a sketch challenge on Creative Scrappers

So made this a Christmas card:

It’s really sparkly in real life, because I used stickles on the snowflakes and on the sentiment. The red panel is embossed with my spanking new cuttlebug and a d’vine folder.

The next card I made was also for Creative Scrappers (they started the challenges bright and early for me, whereas I had to wait until 5pm to start on the Splitcoast challenges) and it was a sketch with buttons. Sometimes i feel like I’m button challenged, I never seem to find the right place to put them, so a sketch is just up my alley!

And here’s what I did with this: a kiddie birthday card.

My beloved Cuttlebug came into use again for the swiss dots on the yellow panel and for cutting the sentiment with my new Nesties. Can you tell I only have the oval Nestabilities so far? ๐Ÿ˜€ At 90 euro a set you better believe that I’m getting them one set at a time! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The buttons took forever to sew to the card, but I guess it was necessary if this is going to end up as a kid’s birthday card, huh?

The next card was for Splitcoast and it was a sketch challenge. I love sketch challenges, I sometimes struggle to balance the card nicely and a sketch comes in handy.

I flipped it over to make a tall card and made another Christmas card.

I have realized, to my immense horror, that I have no Christmas theme stamps. Not a single one! This really has to change… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, I used a free public domain image here, cuttlebugged the background with the d’vine embossing folder, distressed and inked the edges of the image panel and there you have it. I really like how it turned out, even without a stamped image!

The next challenge was Featured Stamper, where a cardmaker was picked out and the challenge is to find a card in her gallery and CASE it, changing just a few details to fit your needs. This was the Featured Stamper:

sherrylc05 and I picked this card to CASE.

I obvioiusly changed a few details, like the pink paper, the ticket punched corners, the brad placement, the stamped sentiment, the inked edges, but all in all I think it resembles the original in many other ways, like the use of black paper, the theme, the sentiment, the lace. I’m so pleased with how this turned out and I had a specific recipient in mind for this. ๐Ÿ™‚

My last card for the night (by then it was way past midnight and this gal was t-i-r-e-d ! ) was the Inspiration Challenge. This catalog cover was used and we were to make a card inspired by it.

This is what I made and I must say that using these colours made me so happy! I am still mourning the end of summer, but now I feel a little better about it… ๐Ÿ™‚

I was so inspired by that orange-yellow! I also loved the leaves on the image and I found these leaves in my stash, in reality they’re yellow-brown, but it doesn’t show here in the photo. I got this raffia in a craft store recently and thought it would go nicely here. The eyelets are Making Memories. The stamped flourishes around the image panel are made with a Heidi Grace stamp and Color Box ink in chestnut roan to complement the various yellow/orange shades used to ink up the panel.

Well, there you have my five cards from yesterday! I am so looking forward to completing the other challenges this week and since the kids are napping right now, I really should take advantage of the free time! Ciao tutti and thanks for looking!

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I needed a birthday card and whipped one up today. I used the sketch on Splitcoast and this is what I came up with. I love how quickly it came together and that I was able to use scrap papers for everything except the base card! The card measures 5” x 6”.

The flower is from Reprint and is stamped with Color Box ink and then coloured with Koh-I-Noor pens and blended with a Dove blender. I put a coat of Glossy Accent from Ranger on the flower and love how it glitters in real life. the picture doesn’t do it justice! ๐Ÿ™‚ The bottom layer of patterned paper is an unknown one, but the vertical strip is from 29th Street. The sentiment stamp is an unknown clear stamp and is stamped using Color Box ink. The golden brads are from Reprint.

Thanks for looking! Ciao tutti!

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