Monday, 28 September 2009

Anyone for Anya - Just Magnolia/Simon Says - Crafty Angels

I finally got to sit down yesterday evening to catch up on a few challenges and DT cards. I spent the whole weekend at a craft event and didn't get to make ONE single thing... how did that happen??!! It was a wonderful weekend though. My classes went really well, the ladies were just to great and eager to learn. I met up with people that I've not seen in a long time and also put some faces to forum names :) The whole weekend was spent relaxing and chatting.. but no crafting for me, lol!!

First thing's first - The fantastically talented DawnyP kindly asked me to do a 2 week stint as GDT on her Anyone For Anya challenge blog! I am DELIGHTED to have been asked and of course I said yes :D This week's challenge is a sketch by Dawny and here is my take:

I used the new(ish) Edward stamp and some papers I had left over from my DLO at Annamarie's crop. The papers are from the Industrial Park Collection. Fantastic papers... I'd love to get them again :) The sentiment is from a HUGE box of embellishments by K & Company. The brown rik rak and pewter gems are from my stash.

Next up is my entry for the Just Magnolia Challenge. This week it's a colour combo of Pink and Grey with the option of adding black. I have LOVED this colour combo ever since I first saw the Princess Pirate Collection by Rusty Pickle. (I am still hoarding some of this paper *blush*)

I used the sweetest Tilda and a mix of MME Wild Asparagus & BG Bittersweet. I can't remember where I got the box of flowers but there are pinks, blacks, greys, pinks with black polka dots, black with white polka dots and the gem embellishments to match... super value!! The black ribbon and white button are from a kit by Raspberry Ribbons.

I also added faux stitching around the image and grey dp so that I could enter it into Simon Says Stamp challenge this week. Their challenge is "Stitch it Up", and they are on a quest for 200 entries so if you've got the time make sure to enter!! 

This week over on the Crafty Angels Blog our challenge was set by Mandy and she asked for Embossing.

For this card I used the oh so sweet "A kiss for Chloe" stamp from Sarah Kay. My papers are Blue Awning and I matched them with yellow and blue-grey cardstock. I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch to do the border and embossed the yellow card with Swiss Dots. I added little pearls around the card to finish it off. The ribbon trim is from a little drapery store in town.

All of my images were coloured using Copic markers. 

Have a great day :)


Nancy said...

Hiya Sandie:O) Congrats with the GDT, how great is that! Love the cute boy card. Edward is adorable, great colours and papers.
Tilda is stunning. Love that colour combo. Love the wonderful layout, beautiful card.
Love the pretty SK card. The image is so sweet, beautiful colours and papers. The lace is gorgeous, and the pearls and buttons are brilliant.
Hope you are all well.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness Sandie ! These cards are just fantastic ! All of them are stunning !! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv Lols x x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Sandie these are totally amazing cards!
Such sweet images and your papers and details are just fabulous!
So very happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia and Simon Says Stamp!
kim x

Rach said...

these are all such fantastic cards, hugs rachxx

CraftyC said...

These are all fantastic Sandie. Wow, you have been busy!!

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute cards, fab images and colours.
Thanks for joining Simon Says Challenge this week.

Scrappinmum said...

No wonder can't find you to chat! LOL You've been so busy! Jut love them. The pink and grey on is my fav.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Hi collegue!

Great cards, about "ours" ... SUPER COOl papers! The go so well with this Ian image. Also love the sentiment (how it looks like).

Liefs, Renata

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Thanks for joining our Just Magnolia challenge this week. Your card is fab (and so are the others you've shown) and I'm still in love with Bittersweet ;)

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Beautiful papers and I absolutely love the punching!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Martine said...

Hi Sandie, oh these are absolutely stunning, thanks so much for taking part in this weeks challenge over at Just Magnolia :)



Marcea said...

These are stunning - I adore your images and you your details are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with our colour combo this week on JM and the sketch challenge in AFA

carol said...

love your cards hun, so cute all of them, x carol

DeeDee said...

Love the colors of the third card, and the embossing is just the right touch. :)