Saturday 17 October 2009

More challenges!

I have been really busy this week with cross stitch conversions, but I have managed to find time to make a card that I think I can enter into three challenges.

For the Anya challenge I had to include paper piecing (I love paper piecing), so I first stamped Anya onto IQ smooth card and coloured her with my ProMarkers. I then stamped her again onto some very pretty card that was a creamy colour with tiny pink rosebuds on. I cut out her dress, socks and flower, coloured the shoes, then stuck all the bits onto the original stamping. Next I stamped her again onto the IQ card and coloured in her apron, cut that out and stuck it on. That was the paper piecing done.

For the Passion for ProMarkers challenge I had to follow a sketch. Here is the sketch -

I figured the layout without too much trouble. The lilac rectangles were lilac pearlescent card with a layer of a pearlescent textured paper. I mounted the Anya image onto another rectangle of lilac card from which I had cut the corners. I used the corners on the two rectangles, top and bottom. The sentiment is on a piece of lilac satin ribbon.

Then came the flowers. I searched my stash and my shop, and could not come up with flowers that were right. Then, while eating my lunch, I spotted a card on my rack that I had made a while ago, and remembered the rubber stamp I used - a flower on a Juddikins block. When lunch was finished, I got the stamp out, stamped the flowers, then coloured them using the ProMarkers. Cut them out and stuck them on after shaping them a little.

On Crafty Cardmakers, the challenge was to use ribbon, lace or fibres, and as this has a bit of ribbon on, and I won't have chance to make another before Monday, I thought I would enter it.

So now, all I have to do is enter them, and keep my fingers crossed!


  1. Hi Sue, what a pretty card. Love the anya image and the paper piecing looks fab. Great colour scheme and the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. such a pretty card Sue
    thanks for joining is this week on PfP and good luck

  3. Such a pretty card Sue. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  4. Adorable card Sue! I fell in love with your flowers :) Thanks for joining us at PfP this week!

    Hugs Ida

  5. Great paper piecing Sue and fab colouring. And I'm sooo jealous you have a full house of promarkers now!! I'll catch you up maybe next year lol!

  6. Hi!

    What a lovely card with all the purples and don't you just love the effect of paper piecing!

    Love from AFA!


  7. Gorgeous - I love how you kept to a monochrome theme

  8. beautiful Anya card, well done, thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

  9. Gorgeous card, I love the image you have used :)

    Thanks for joining in at PFP this week

    Hugs Gina xxx