Monday 29 July 2013

Sketch N Stash #118

Well, I'm back, did you miss me?
I'm sure you didn't really notice I was gone did you, come on now, confess...

The good news is, I'm not only back blogging, I'm also back with my lovely teamies at Sketch N Stash, oh how I've missed them (and all of you of course!)
Our sketch for this challenge also has the optional choice of 'Birthday Wishes' and we're being sponsored by Fred She Said for the prize of $10 to spend in her shop.

I chose to use the gorgeous 'Wheelbarrow' and purchased a sheet of the coloured images. They are just beautiful, they have the look of water colours plus they are so useful for those quick cards (or if your memory is as bad as mine, for when you have forgotten someone's birthday!)
I have been loving all the CAS cards I've seen about blogland lately, I'm not good at this style but I'm going to try to improve, hence the uncluttered look of this (well, it's uncluttered for me anyway!)

The pretty coloured backing paper is from a pack of DCWV cardstock that I purchased years ago and keep forgetting about, I ran it through the 'Cottage Floral' cuttlebug folder and punched some corners from the same cardstock. The other paper and border is from my stash. The image itself was cut out with a Spellbinders 'Labels' die and then mounted onto the 'Fleur de Lis' die.

Why not pop over to the challenge blog, take inspiration from the beautiful cards the DT have made and then join in. As well as being in with a chance to win our prize, you could be chosen as one of our 'Top 3'


Sue said...

so pleased that you are back with us at SNS Chrissie!
Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and wonderful detailing you have added
hugs Sue xx

Daniele said...

yayyyyy you're back, great choice of image Chrissie, love choice of papers as well
hugs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Chrissie, I like the image, the embossing and the corners,
Kevin xx

Beryl said...

Welcome back to blogland Chrissie. It's so good to see you posting again and to hear that you are also back on the Sketch n Stash team. Of course we've missed you - and your lovely cards.
A lovely card to mark your return too. The Fleur de Lis die makes a great frame for the image.
Beryl xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Welcome back sweetie. I was on the brink of emailing you to see if you were okay or whether you were just busy in your new lovely life.

This card is gorgeous sweetie and a great card for your return.


coops said...

stunning card chrissie.really fab image and design and I love your colouring :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Hey Chrissie, so lovely to have you back home with us!! Your card is fabulous, and I love your colouring and colour palette! Big hugs, Juliex

~@ngie~ said...

a gorgeous card darl & so glad to have ya back with us :)

Can I just say... ya Mum woz beautiful & ya look so much like her too :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

PixieHouse Creations said...

Hi how are you? Yes- Ive found the time to say "hello" How is life treating you? Not had time for card making and I miss it soo much, Ive got a grand daughter now she was a year old last month. Fostering takes all my time but I am hoping to start finding more time for it soon!! especially when my ne craft room is finished in the loft conversion. Hope to catch up with you soon!!
take care my friend good to see you are back crafting xxxx

iReneM said...

Oh yes! you have definitely been missed, Chrissie and it is so good to see you back in action :)
This is a fab card for your return to the DT - lovely colours and a beautiful image