I had a real blast making my card for Sunday Sketch & Stamp this fortnight. This was one of these wonderful cards that just 'fell' into place. Sem's sketch was a joy to work with, and having recently received a 'small' delivery from Funky Kits, I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use! Here's what's in it:
I did begin working on a canvas based collage which was coming along well, but I couldn't get it finished to my satisfaction in time for this challenge. Luckily, I had also been experimenting with customising picture frames, so I came up with what you can see above. My love of cupcakes is well known, and I could just see this taking pride of place in my kitchen. Here's how I made it:
I painted the plain wooden picture frame with 'soft apple' paint. After it was dry, I stamped my images and text on (both from my Inkadinkado 'Eat Cupcakes' collection), and coloured the cupcakes in with my ProMarkers. I stapled the ribbon onto the back of the frame to hang it by, and cut some cupcake paper to size to fill the frame (I may, at a later date, have a very unflattering picture of me stuffing my face with cupcake to put in there!)
Thought I'd tantalise you all with a little sneak peek of my upcoming challenge card for Sunday Sketch & Stamp. Can you guess what's in there? There might just be a little glimpse of a new stamp I treated myself too, and some gorgeous paper that I've been wanting to use for ages...
I was so pleased that this GF Edward stamp turned up in time to use for this challenge (although as someone commented to me, he does look a bit like Jedward!)Here's what went into it:
Stamp: Greeting Farm Edward, coloured with Promarkers
Papers: Patterned paper from a magazine freebie, coloured card from stash, embossed in the Cuttlebug
Sentiment: from a Buzz-Craft sentiment sheet
Embellishments: Buttons from The Works, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
As I have a lot of birthdays in April/May/June (2 brothers, 1 sister, 1 mum, 1 mother-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, 2 aunties, 1 uncle, and 3 friends) I always like to get a head start on my making. And I can see this Edward stamp getting used for my brothers and male friends - he's neither to 'old' nor too 'young' for them, which is something I've been struggling with for other stamps.
Hurrah! It's my turn to set the sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp, and I decided to really challenge everyone with a double image sketch:
And here's my take on it:
This card was made to send to a fabulous friend of mine, and I'm pleased to say she loved it. I wanted to send her a card because I hadn't seen her in ages, and as a result, we got together for tea and cakes. I'm going to send more random 'just because' cards to my friends this year I think!
Here's what it's made of:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Eat Cupcakes Collection and Hero Arts Tags & Tickets Message Stamps