Monday 15 August 2011

Sketch N Stash DT Card #68

Hi everyone it's lovely to be back with you, I've missed my crafting and blogging so much.

Well, the move to Norfolk is over and we're (kind of) settled. The good news is that we absolutely LOVE our new home and couldn't have wished for a friendlier village to live in. The bad news....I'm missing my 'boys' like crazy!!! They both came up last Friday for the weekend and that was the first time I'd seen them in over 4 weeks. That may not seem like a long time, but as we've always lived so near each other it was the longest I'd ever gone without seeing them. We had a lovely weekend, but once they left for home I shed a few tears, I was so sad to see them go. The emotional turmoil wasn't helped by the fact that it was my beloved Mum's birthday and I still miss her every single day.

On a happier note I managed to join in with a card for SNS again (oh how I've missed those girls!!)
Our fabulous sketch for this challenge was designed by Sue and I loved using it. I had a special card to make for my Aunt's birthday and I was so pleased with how it came together with this sketch, I hope she will be too. This is an 8"x8" card so lots of space to fill, which was a bit scary after not crafting for so long!

Card Details:
* Image - Debbi Moore 'Splendour of Regency' CD
* Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
* Colouring medium - Joanna Sheen 'Spectrum Noir' pens
* Papers - Hot Off The Press
* Punch - MS 'Doily Lace'
* Flowers - Joanna Sheen 'Kort and Godt' range
* Everything else from my stash

Now, some of you may be wondering why I have 'colouring medium' on the above list when I've used a CD image!!! well I thought it looked a bit 'washed out' so I coloured the regency lady with some of my new Spectrum Noir pens (I think these may become as well loved as my promarkers!)
I used some gold Cosmic Twinkles to highlight the 'frame corners' of the printed image and to add a bit of sparkle to the metal photo corner I used on the card and I even remembered to use one of my pearl hat pins, another first!

I hope you'll manage to join in with us for this challenge, we're being sponsored by the wonderful Bunny Zoe who's offering a fabulous prize to one lucky person. Do pop over to the challenge blog and check out the details, along with the stunning cards designed by the DT and while you're there don't forget to see if you are our lucky winner or one of our Top 3 from the last challenge.


Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Chrissie, I love those Spectrum Noir pens too. So glad you are moved and settled. And great to see you back posting
Beryl x

Rosietoes said...

It's great to have you back Chrissie. I'm glad the move went well and you are enjoying your new home.

This card is beautiful. I'm sure your aunt will be thoroughly delighted with it.

Edna x :)

Unknown said...

Glad to see you back Chrissie, and glad that you've settled OK.
Love the card. The gold corners and flowers are lovely!


KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely to see you back sweetie. So pleased you are happy in your new abode. We have now started looking for a new abode. Lol!!! This is a gorgeous card Chrissie and yes it must have seemed strange carding again after your long break.


Jill said...

gorgeous card Chrissie it's so elegent and I love the posie of flowers and the fancy corner edger aww can you tell I love it lol hugs Jill xx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chrissie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Daniele said...

this is so special, I love vintage cards and this is no exception

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissie it is lovely to see you back again I am so glad that the house move went well and that you are loving the new place. I in turn am in love with this wonderful, beautiful card it has a vintage look to it, that image and papers look stunning.
Lorraine x

Sandra Wright. said...

A beautiful card Chrissie.I love the image and those lovely flowers set the whole card off beautifully.

Sandie x

Sue said...

hi chrissie, i love love love your card, beautiful imageadn the flowers suit hte card perfectly...stunning:)

so pleased you enjoyed using my sketch...hugs to you and great to have ya back with us sweetie,we have all missed ya:)


coops said...

stunning card chrissie.your colours and details are really pretty and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Hi Chrissie - lovely to have you back with us my dear!! Glad that your move went so smoothly - lovely part of the world!! Beautifully elegant card, such a lovely image and perfectly embellied! Hugs, Juliexx

debby4000 said...

Oh love your beautiful, elegant card Chrissie

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh my what a beautiful card Chrissie!! Just thought I'd do my daily pop in of your blog and what a wonderful surprise I had (as well as the surprise I received at home!! ) to see you back.
I know it's hard at this time of the year on your Mum's birthday but I'm sure she's happy to know you are settling into your lovely new home and a new life in a lovely village. Take care my dear friend and thank you so very much for being there.

Lots of love
Sheila xx