Thursday, 26 August 2010

PaperPlay Challenges & a Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

Hi!! I have 2 cards to share with you today. The first is one I made for PaperPlay Challenges. We have a Sketch Challenge for you this week, with the added option of using new stash. 

My card is quite a loose intrepretation of the sketch and I did move elements around to suit my image, which is called Little Bird, and can be found HERE. The sentiments also come with the image.

My papers are Webster's Pages - I'm still having issues with covering up these beautiful papers!! lol. I used the MS Cornice punch to do the brown border and used some Prima packaging for the pale green border. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The daisy head pins and ribbon is from my stash.

I'm also entering this card into Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge which is Make it Sparkle

Next up is another entry into the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge. The head Mouse-tress, Claire, has kindly offered up 2 sets of stamps for the random winner of this week's challenge :D

I am really pleased with this card. I love the sketch and I've used my all time favourite christmas papers, Figgy Pudding (still using up scraps!!), with a deep red and plain white cardstock. The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse "Seasons of Love - Tags", which are nestie friendly too!!

I've added some Wild Orchid flowers that I've inked with Fired Brick distress ink. The sentiment has also been stamped and the background shaded using Fired Brick. I used my circle and scalloped circle nesties to make the card base and for the layering.  I've also added a white button threaded with red Scrapper's Floss and a beautiful MR crystal pin. The lace is from my stash - part of my great ebay bargain that I bought about 6mths ago & the red rhinestones are Kaisercraft!!

Thanks for popping by!! Be sure to visit my teamies to see their wonderful creations this week. Have a great day!



CraftyC said...

Wow Sandie, these are both gorgeous cards. he image is so sweet on the first and I love the shape and papers on the christmas card. Hope you are well!

carole said...

I love your creation. Colors are brights.


Lisette Morris said...

Both great cards Sandie! Your DP is fabulous and I would hate to cover it too.

Julie M said...

Two fab cards, Sandie!!! (Quite a loose interpretation of the sketch, yeah right!!!! lol!!!) That little bird image is so cute, love the feet in the air - and perfect with those scrumptious papers. Love the Christmas card too, lovely colours (yummm Figgy Pudding). What do you think of BG Jovial? I'm in love with all the new collections, Jovial included - guess what papers my Christmas cards will have on them?!!!

Julie x

Deirdre said...

Sandie, love both your cards. I ordered my first ever Waltzing Mouse stamps on Tuesday... waiting for the mail to arrive!

Have a great week.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous cards, Sandie!! Love how you interpret the design. :) Such cute image. Sweet & lovely. xx

Heather Maria said...

Love your cards Sandie! The image on the first one is so cute and I love the yummy papers and embellishing! I'm beginning to think I'm the only one who hasn't started on Christmas cards yet! Again gorgeous pps and embellishing on your Christmas card!

Kelly S. said...

Loving that holiday WMS card! The papers look great with the sentiment and buttons...your little girl card is perfectly colored, too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sandie, both of these cards are wonderful! Such a cute image on the first & I love the soft pink background with the red stamped sentiment on the second! Great take on this week's sketch! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Katie said...

I'm loving what you're doing with the WMS... the cards are amazing!!


Katie said...

I'm loving what you're doing with the WMS... the cards are amazing!!


Claire Brennan said...

your cards are beautiful Sandie! But of course I'm partial to that big ole Christmas card...LOL!! it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore the circle card! How on earth did you do that sponging? It is so clean I love it!! Great job!!

Alicia said...

Two beautiful cards. I love them both...I am itching to buy my first waltzing mouse stamps...they are just lovely.
Alicia xx

Emma said...

Beautiful cards...the little girl is so sweet and love the shape of the second one.
Hugs Emma x