Saturday 19 September 2009

A Challenge - in more ways than one!

I have decided to go in for a blog challenge! This is something I have never done before, so haven't really got a clue what I am doing (so what's new LOL).

The challenge I have chosen to cut my teeth on is a Sketch Challenge, which you can find here. Now, not only have I never done a challenge before, I have also never worked with a sketch before. Talk about jumping in at the deep end!

I have done two cards, can't decide which is best. The first one is quite cute, and the other one is a Christmas card.

Here is the "cute" card. I have used one of the "Miss Anya" stamps from The Greetings Farm, and I have coloured it using ProMarkers (something else I am just getting used to!). The piece of backing card was put through a Cuttlebug folder to emboss it.

The Christmas card has proved to be a bit of a problem. I finished it yesterday, and tried scanning it, but, because it is dimensional, it didn't scan very well. Never mind, I thought, I will take a picture of it. Now, the camera I am used to, I have loaned to my daughter. The camera I am using in it's place was at home, and I was here in the shop. So, I got out the little camera that we use to take pictures of the "show and tell" in class each Monday. Brilliant camera, took an excellent photograph, only to find that I couldn't get it into the computer because it had a different fitting to the lead I had.

So, the plan is, I will take the memory card home tonight and put it into my laptop.

So......................................... watch this space for the next picture!

And here it is, via my husband's laptop, into mine by e-mail. What a journey!!

The main "image" on this card was from a tunnel sheet bought from CraftsUprint, which I made up in my class last Monday. I decided it might make a good card following the sketch. I have mounted the lot onto some white embossed gloss card, which says Merry Christmas, then the background piece is a pattern I created myself from a picture of a poinsettia. The image is mounted onto gold mirri card. The embellishments are snowflake buttons.


  1. Great cards, I really love your Anya - such pretty colours. And well done on your first sketch and challenge, the first of many I'm sure! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o) Lisa x

  2. Thanks for that Lisa, really encouraging! I am also just getting to know how to blog!

  3. Whoop whoop well done on taking the plunge Sue! Great cards hunny, love your anya and the embossing. Thanks for joining us x