Tuesday 27 August 2013

3 Cards, 4 Challenges

Hello out there,

this week the Paper Players are challenging us to with the following sketch:

I found it rather difficult, first I didn't find a stamp with the size I wanted, then I decided for a digital stamp by the alley way. When I started colouring, I found that my printer's ink bleeds quite a bit...
The arrows and mat are card stock, covered with Washi Tape, because I wanted to combine the sketch with the current challenge by Less is more, but in the end I was not sure if it would qualify as "clean and simple", with all those layers, so I didn't submit it there...

So, I'm not entirely happy with my card, but anyway, here it is:

I also created my first dry embossed card with my brand new big shot for Crazy for CAS, using the embossing folder "Swirls 1" by Hobby Solution and the butterfly from the Sizzix Basic Shapes die that came with the big shot starter kit. The black banner was created with one of the border stamps from the SHEart Doodles set by unity stamp company (same as the borders up in the 1st card).

And for the 3rd card I combined the Sketch of Fusion Card Challenge
 with the challenge of Creative Friday, which includes selfmade design paper. So this is the sketch. As you can see I used only the sketch, not the foto:

For the selfmade design paper I stamped and embossed snowflakes on a piece of cardstock. Unfortunately I don't remember, by whom the snowflake stampset is. The reindeer stamp is by Butterer. I stamped it with Ranger Archival Ink in black and colored it in with my daughters' watercolour pencils. The patterned paper banners are from the "Bissful Blizzard" 6x6 stack by fancy pants.

Did you notice? There definitely is a trend for my current favourite colour...

See ya


  1. Darling cards Ela! I especially like the one using my sketch at The Paper Players. The bird is adorable and you've used the sketch perfectly! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. Drei besonders schone karten. Danke fur deine teilnahme an Crazy for CAS.

  3. I love the reindeers.
    Thanks for joining us at Creatvie Friday.

  4. I can't believe you are not happy with your sweet little bird card because I love it! The image is just adorable and I love how you covered your card stock with washi tape before cutting it out. Thanks for playing along this week at The Paper Players, Ela!

  5. I love the embossed swirls! Nice cards! Thank you for joining us at CFC.

  6. What a cute interpretation of the sketch, Ela! That image is a sweet one! Thanks so much for joining us at FUSION!!!

  7. awesome cards...love how you were inspired by Fusion!