Sunday, 21 March 2010

Only a few challenges done today...

I didn't have my usual cardmaking day yesterday as I went to the Stampin' Up training event down in Reading and didn't get back until 8:40pm and I certainly didn't have the energy to do any card making then that's for sure! It was a lovely day meeting up with all the rest of my team and other SU demo friends. I have got loads of swaps to sort out now and a ton of ideas for inspiration!

I managed to do 4 cards today for a few challenges and this is the first one. It is for the Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge #7, Our Creative Corner's other challenge - Think Easter and Sketch 'n' Color #3 to use Apricot Appeal, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. (It was confusing trying to work out what Mattgrun was in English until I remembered I could view the German SU catty online and could work it out from there!)


Recipe:

Stamps: A Good Egg, Polka Dot Background

Papers: Apricot Appeal, Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP (retired)

Inks: Basic Black, Lavender Lace ink and marker, Certainly Celery marker, Apricot Appeal marker, Barely Banana marker

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Card Candy from Craftworks Cards

My next card is another Easter card and is for Mojo#130 and Just Us Girls #25 to use Light Brown, Light Blue, Yellow and Light Green. I used Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Old Olive, which technically is NOT really a light green, but as it was in the DSP I chose to use, I went with that one. I really struggled with this sketch for some reason. It just didn't work for me at all and the Old Olive panel just looks wrong in my opinion!


Recipe:

Stamps: Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories

Papers: Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Whisper White, Junior Varsity DSP (retired)

Inks: Basic Black, SU Markers in Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Old Olive twill (from an old US mini catalogue), Circle Nestabilities, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, EK Success Wavy Border Punch

Yet another Easter card up next and is for Stampin' Royalty's #11 - the sketch and for Papertake's Weekly Challenge to use Lilac and Lemon! I haven't used any High Hopes Stamps for ages - must get them all out again soon.


Recipe:


Stamps: On Top Of The World, Single Chick and sentiment all from High Hopes Stamps


Papers: Lovely Lilac, Barely Banana, Non SU White, DSP from Papermania (from upteen years ago)


Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos, Lovely Lilac ink and marker


Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, lemon organza ribbon and lilac sparkle twill from stash

My last card for today was for Just Add Ink's #9 - the sketch (although I didn't strictly stick to it - I moved the sentiment and forgot the brads at the top - oops!) and for Stacey's Curtain Call #22 to use Real Red, Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White and Basic Black! Yikes what a colour combo that is! But I kind of like it!

I used the scrunched up flowers technique that Jane demonstrated at the Reading event yesterday and whilst the vellum isn't as bright as cardstock would have been I like the slightly muted colours. I also added lots of sparkle using glitter on the edges of the flower and now my entire carpet has red and gold flecks in it! Don't you just love how glitter gets everywhere even when you only use the tiniest bit?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Bella's Border wheel, Sincere Salutations

Papers: Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Vellum from Papermania (my SU vellum cardstock was too thick so I must get some of the vellum paper instead)

Inks: Basic Black wheel ink cartridge, Real Red, Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Black Brads (hidden in the middle of the vellum flowers)

And that's all my cards for today. I did also make 4 Easter mini baskets which I'll upload in another post as it was for this fortnight's Inspiring Inkin' Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Vannessa x

22 comments:

  1. all are awesome!! and i know what you mean about glitter...mine always ends up on the cat LOL thanks for joining us on the OCC Sketch Challenge this week :)

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  2. Very pretty! I love the scrunched up, glittery flowers on your last card!! Thanks for joining us at the curtain call this week!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  3. Oh pretty cards! thanks for playing at OCC.

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  4. all are so pretty and your Curtain Call card takes the cake!

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  5. how cool are those sparkly poofy flowers! love the use of vellum...so clever:) thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call!

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  6. Your cards are all so pretty! I love the way you used the JUGs colors (even the Old Olive!)! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  7. great job on your sketch challenge... this is the perfect Easter card! Thanks so much for playing with us Stampin' Royalty this week!

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  8. Wow! The flowers on the Curtain Call card are something else! Amazing how a single person comes up with a technique. Then, other stampers pick up on it and give it their own spin. I love the glitter!!!

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  9. That's a really cute Easter stamp - lovely card for our challenge. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

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  10. Very cute card! I love the little chicks! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stampin' Royalty!

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  11. So cute. I love your take on the OCC sketch.Thanks for sharing. Hope you'll play with us again.

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  12. All of your cards are beautiful. Thanks for playing the Sketch'n'Color. Nadia

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  13. Beautiful cards. Thanks for playing at sketchncolor

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  14. LOVE the truck with the Easter eggs for the JUGS challenge! Just adorable!

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  15. Oh wow...these are all so great :)

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  16. What beautiful cards...great take on the Curtain Call color challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week.

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  17. So many beautiful creations! Great take on the Just Add Ink sketch. Thanks for playing!

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  18. Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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  19. These are all lovely - the flowers on your CC card are to die for! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

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  20. Beautiful work! I love your card for the OCCSC this week! Thanks for playing along!

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  21. Vannessa - these are all so beautiful!!! Awesome design!!!

    Thank you so much for playing the OCCC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

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