Monday 29 September 2014

Sketch N Stash #148

Morning all, well here I am for this fortnight's Sketch N Stash Challenge for which we have TWO sponsors again.
I just couldn't resist making 2 cards this fortnight as I really enjoyed working with this sketch and I have to take the opportunity before my Mojo goes MIA again!

For the very first time, we are being sponsored by the fabulous Rick St Dennis
who offers our first winner either 2 digis or a discount coupon from Zibbet for his store.
Here is a little bit of information about Rick:  
Rick St,dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years, you can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy 
Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.
Rick also has a personalblog  and on Facebook there is the RickSt.dennis Digi fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images there to be eligible to win prizes.

The other company is Crafty Devils one of our regular sponsors, and they are offering our second winner a £10 voucher to be used in their store.

My first card uses one of Rick's images called 'Lady St John Smythe shopping at Harrods' isn't she fabulous? I just love those minks around her neck, I remember my grandmother having some (not quite as many as this though)
The papers are from my stash and are some I've had so long I can't remember who they're by. Lady Smythe is finished off with some diamond stickles for a bit of sparkle on her jewellery and her doggie's collar.
The colours seem to have changed slightly on this scan, in real life the aquas and pinks match perfectly!

For my second card I decided to use one of the gorgeous Uptown Girl images by Stamping Bella, this one is called 'Clarissa & Camille Coffee'
Do you like the funky colour palette? It's OK if you wear your sunglasses ha ha!
I matched this up with some papers from my stash (I think they are K & Co) and finished off by punching some butterflies out of the same papers. The punch is Martha Stewart 'Monarch Butterfly' and the final touch was the pink gems decorating the bodies of the butterflies.
The colouring on both cards was done with my beloved Promarkers (of course!)

If you pop over to the challenge blog you can check out what my lovely teamies have done this time and see who won the last challenge and who were voted our Top 3.

Friday 19 September 2014

A First Attempt

Morning all, it's not often I'm here on a non Sketch N Stash day is it?
I've been well and truly inspired by a lady who makes the most beautiful 'criss cross' cards and I really wanted to try one, so this is my first attempt (be gentle with me) and I'll be sending it to a dear friend for her birthday later this year.
The lovely papers are Melissa Frances' 'C'est La Vie' I just love the delicate, vintage look of these.

Be prepared to see more of these cards as I think I need lots more practice! I've got such a long way to go before I come anywhere near the standard of the inspiring Teresa Allday (just take a look at her beautiful creations here)

Monday 15 September 2014

Sketch N Stash #147

Morning all, here we go again for another fab challenge at Sketch N Stash and we have TWO sponsors this time.
The first is Crafty Individuals who are offering another of their gorgeous prizes
and the second is Craft Classes Online who have a seat on one of their online workshops up for grabs, so TWO chances to win a fabulous prize, what are you waiting for, get crafting!

In order to get my stamps to fit I rotated the sketch 180 degrees this time as I wanted to use one of my Art Impression stamps for this card, this one is called Picture Perfect.
I LOVE these and have an ever growing collection, they are perfect for cards for my friends (as I'm now a lady of a certain age!)
I used papers from my stash again, so not sure what company, but they are very old and neglected.

Take a trip to the challenge blog and just see what my team mates have produced and don't forget to join in.


Monday 1 September 2014

Sketch N Stash #146

Morning all, time for another Sketch N Stash challenge.

We have a brand new sponsor today and they are Sparkle N Sprinkle
Made of deeply-etched rubber, our exclusive rubber stamp line is comprised of images designed by several artists, enabling us to offer a variety of image styles and themes to crafters.  We also carry hundreds of digital images. With more than 200 unique, hand-blended embossing powders and over 100 distinct, hand-blended glitters, the majority of our colors are exclusive to Sparkle N Sprinkle. We have been perfecting our methods over the past decade and have created several unique formulas which often contain glitter and other ingredients, giving our products that unique characteristic for which we are internationally known We are proud that our products are all created and packaged here in the USA.

They are offering our winner 4 digis from their SNS Exclusives Line as the prize.

I used one of their lovely images called 'Wine Tableau' for my card. My main paper is K & Co and the image was coloured with Promarkers.
I thought this would be a nice image for a friend's card and would suit either male or female. It's not often you can make that claim is it?

I hope you can find time to join in with us, our wonderful DT have some fabulous inspiration for you again on the challenge blog.