Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sketch Saturday DT Double

I was blog hopping this morning looking for inspiration and found that the challenge blog Sketch Saturday http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ is looking for design team members. I thought seen as I loved the sketch this week that I would make 2 cards instead of the usual one and see if I'm lucky. You never get anywhere if you don't try right. Here's a pic of the sketch. If you fancy your luck too or just want to try the sketch anyway follow the link and go have a look see at her lovely example cards.

And here are my cards:

The first one was asked to be a Christmas card. Since getting my whiff of joy stamps I have been itching for the opportunity to use them all, so this time I chose Charlotte and her cat. I colored her in using my watercolor pencils and aqua painter. Her hat and muff have fun flock on them. First time I have ever used it. It was a lot of fun but a little messy.LOL. The cardstock is Soft Sky, Black and Whisper white. The DP is called figgy pudding from Basic grey. It is 2 sided I used the other side for my middle panel. The sentiment is from SU warmest regards. The card was finished with a flower punch and a snowflake brad.

For the second card I flipped the sketch over and made this birthday card. I need some masculine cards desperately as I have a few male birthdays coming up and did not want to have to resort to hallmark at short notice. For this card I used the same SU set for the sentiment but pulled out my awesome TAC set called take pride for the image. First time to ink for this baby. I have been neglecting a lot of my stamps lately. I seem to buy them and then I forget I have them. So I intend to try and work though my sets TAC, SU and others and see if I can make at least one card per set. The DP is HOTP and the middle strip is some awesome cardstock that my friend Sonya sent me ages ago from the Netherlands. "Look Sonya I finally got around to using it. Thanks again" It is textured and looks just like elephant skin. Other cardstock used is creamy caramel, black and very vanilla. I used my large star punch, spiral binding punch, and 2 circle punches. I also used a large brad and my crop-a-dile.


Debbie said...

Two great cards Nicola, Especially love the Christmas card. Also, good luck with your DT entry.

Jo said...

2 fabulous cards! Love the whiff of joy image, a friend of mine would love your elephant card, thats a wonderful image!
Thank you for taking part!
Jo xx

Sonya said...

I cant decide wich one I love more! the winter one is so great. I LOVE the image and the DP is so pretty! The elephant card looks so cool! Nic,you are doing so great with your cards!!

Joani said...

Nic, these are great! I've not seen that line of stamps before! Great, something else to check out :)
Good luck with the DT entry. I'm sure you'll get in for sure!!

Katharina Frei said...

Super cute Nicola!! Love your Charlotte card. Great colouring and a fab layout!

AngelRenee said...

I don't know how I missed this post. cute cards NIC. Great job. Hey did you get the pkg I sent you finally and very late?