Saturday, 10 March 2012

Better late that never to the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

Evening Everyone,
I hope that you have all been having a wonderfully creative day.
I'm afraid that I am a week late with my card for the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.
This time Susie is the host, and her challenge is a Sketch.
We are sponsored for this challenge by ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS who are offering a £10 voucher for their store as a prize, and also by DIGI DOODLE SHOP who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate for the store.
I do love using sketches to help me when creating a card so here is what I made using Susie's.
This is once again a card ordered by my friend Lorraine.
She is very specific with her list of requirement, which this time were a Thank You card to include flowers, pale blues, bling and a message inside.
I know that Lorraine has a fondness for the large 8x8 cards, but as I needed to add flowers which would then require a box, I had to stick to something smaller, so an easel card seemed the way to go.
The stamped panel has been created using various Hobby Art stamps and dye based inks.
I have used Barbara's trick with the circle cut from a post it note placed onto the card before you start sponging on the colour.
The flowers were cut out using a Magnolia DooHickey Vintage Daisies, and I also added a Doohickey border, some ribbon and ribbon slider. The centres to the flowers are a mixture of homemade and shop bought Card Candy.
The background papers are from my stash, and I have also added some of my favourite magnolia swirls with 2nd generation ink. The greetings are by Hobby Art.
The message inside the card was written on my computer and then cut out using a nestie. The small flowers are also made from a DooHickey, and the leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch.
I added some stamen, a pearl headed pin and of course the required bling.
I know that Lorraine loved it, and I hope that you do too.
Don't forget to join us over at Crafty Cardmakers, you still have another week till the challenge ends, so why not check out what the rest of the team have come up with.
Happy Crafting
hugs Kimx


  1. Kim, this is absolutely amazing!!! LOVE the blue monochrome scheme--and the details are just fabulous!!! LOVE it! :)

  2. Stunning card, Kim. I love these stamps, they are so beautiful and delicate, and the pale blues look fabulous.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  3. I'm proud of you - you got around making a box. See - it's easy!
    This card is absolutely fab, fab,fab. Loving it. Gilly x


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