Yay!! I've made a card!!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Finally! It feels so good to get back into card making - this is my first card of 2009!
And it's my first ever challenge card!
And, it's a double whammy - it fits 2 challenges!!!

I picked this challenge to do as the time runs out for it tomorrow!! It's the Spoonful Of Sugar challenge which is a sketch - my first sketch to follow, and do you know what.... I really like sketches! I always find it hard to build a card - knowing where to put things, and this does all the hard work for you!

This is the sketch:
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The second challenge is a colour challenge from Roses on Paper.
They want you incorporate white, evergreen and grape into your creation. They also have a selection of stamps that you must use.

So 2 fab challenges that I couldn't wait to get stuck into!
And here's my effort...

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I think the sketch is covered. The base card is white and the mounting is green and grape so I think that bit is covered too.
I love this magnolia stamp (it's actually one of only two magnolia stamps that I own - I must get some more, 'cos I love them!) I coloured it with H20's. I can't remember where the blossom stamp and Thank You stamp were from - I haven't got the packaging for them anymore so if anyone else knows tell me for future reference! I also went over the sentiment with clear stardust pen and doodled some stitches with a black pen.
The flowers are flora doodles that I got from Joanna Sheen. The fibres were bought at a local shop and I got the bells in The Pier's closing down sale in Victoria Square in Belfast - it didn't last long :(

This is the inside:

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I stamped the unknown blossom stamp along the top and bottom and coloured with watercolour pencils - the first time I've used them also! The sentiment is a freebie that I got from Funky Kits with some Sugar Nellies that I got - a brilliant freebie that'll be used over and over again!! Love it!!

I think I'm gonna give it to my parents to thank them for having me over Christmas and for all the lovely pressies they gave me too. Aren't I good!!!

So, a whole lotta first's for me in this one and I really enjoyed making it.

I hope you like it too!

3 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is just gorgeous Sheena and love the pretty stamping around the image, great use of fibres, beautiful flowers and wonderful attention to detail on the inside too, Hugs, Nikki x

Andria said...

I love your card, The colours all work really well together and the image is lovely and i especially like the stamping on the inside of the card too, ties it all in really nicely. I got that SN sentiment stamp today with my new addition lol.
Andria
x

Susan said...

She's just too cute! I love how you did the bells on the bottom and the inside is beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge and good luck!