Friday, 16 October 2009

Five for a Friday

Evening all
Well what a busy bunny I've been today. Not content with my multi challenge cards to date I have three cards tonight which cover 5 challenges..... How greedy is that? To be honest I am still at my parents so there is not much else to do and there were some great sketches that I really wanted to do despite my lack of stash and all my papers to hand. They are not my best attempts, but I am putting it down to the fact that I have only one small bag of crafty stuff rather than a whole room of things to draw inspiration from .................LOL. The first challenge was for the Basic Grey challenge. It was a bit tricky as I only had one pad with me, the Eskimo kisses.

Recipe: 185/365
Only two tiny stamps both from the Dashing Reindeer set from Woodware. Papers: Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses. Mulberry Street Flowers from Petaloo, Candy dots by Pebbles & card candy by craft work cards.
The second card was for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, but used the Simon says stamp sketch. I had to go out and buy the ribbon today & the buttons are from my Grandmothers old button tin, which has now found its way into my craft bag.... whoops. She was always thrifty and cut all the buttons off worn out clothes and put them in an old baby milk tin which has a best before date of 1st may 1950!

Recipe: 186/365
Stamps; Christmas Critters - Penny Black; Christmas Characters - Inkadinkado. Papers; Pebbles - Snow fun flakes, Sizzix card stock brights & vellum from Stash. Nestabilities - Blossom & Create a flake 1. Coloured with distressed inks plus stickles everywhere!

And at last here is my final card, which is for the Lily of the Valley challenge using the lovely sketch from Sketch Saturday. I really had a tough time with this card as I struggled firstly to cut into this gorgeous paper, but secondly trying to match my limited supply of red and green Inks and papers... Mum to the rescue with some ribbon and some snowflakes.....
Recipe: 187/365 Stamps: Christmas Bunnies - Stocking from Lily of the Valley coloured using distressed inks. Papers Making Memories - Icon stripe Mistletoe, Ruby Bazzill & Bazzill Dotted Swiss Card - Clover Leaf. Sentiment from Craftwork cards. Embossed using Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Holly With Berries & candy cane stripe. Ribbon and snowflakes from my mums stash (thanks!). Finished off with some star dust stickles.

I think these new stamps from Lily of the Valley are just so cute & the great news is
they are bringing out some more in two weeks at the NEC.
Well its off to bed now to conserve my strength for a fun packed day of shopping. Samuel Taylor have their 60th Birthday celebration demos this weekend so we are off to Embsay tomorrow and it would be just so rude not to drop into the Stampman on the way back, especially when we can have a fab lunch in Skipton.

Catch you later
Sara xx


Kath Stewart said...

wow you've been busy...super cute the adorable image and great use of buttons and bows...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

cats whiskers said...

OMG what fabulous cards these are love them all but of course the LOTV bunnies are my favourite, thanks for joining us this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Timcso said...

Your cards are gorgeous!Beautiful the snowflakes and very cute the image!:)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

Iris said...

Your cards are all really brilliant. Love all the details.

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Iris and the DT

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, adorable images but my fave has to be the Hedgies with the fab snowflakes.