Thursday, 23 April 2009

High Hopes and Friday Sketchers challenges


High Hopes challenge this week was "distressing". I have used papers from the Basic Grey Porcelain pad which are just fantastic. I distress the edges of the card and the mat that the image is on. The image is from Whiff Of Joy's Spring Collection and I have coloured her with Distress Inks. The flowers are made using my retro Flower Punches and brads from my stash.

The Friday Sketchers sketch was not the usual square so I have made an A6 card for a change. The papers are again from the delicious Basic Grey Porcelain collection. The image is the stamp that came with Craft Stamper this month and was designed by friend Hels. I have coloured him in with watercolour pencils and punched him out, inking up the circle edges. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! Oval All set and is punched out with their new Scalloped Oval punch then coloured with chalk ink. If you would like to get your hands on these SU goodies then I can order them for you, just give me a shout.The flowers were punched out using my retro Flower punches and secured with brads.

9 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

faantstic cards Shazza, love the colours that you have used, and fabby image. hugs rachxx

Hels said...

Both heavenly cards Shazza, loving those Whiff of Joy stamps...me thinks I may have to buy a couple!! And love how you used the Swirly Bird...looks cute! Hugs hun and hope you feeling better today xxx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card Shazza love the little birdie stamp must get round to using mine xx

cats whiskers said...

Great card Shazza love that image, paper and fab colouring have a good weekend sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two beautiful cards Shazza, love the pretty colours, Have a wonderful weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Bev said...

Two delish cards hun - the colours are so yummy (as ar ethe papers). Love the birdie too x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous cards Shazza, love what you've done with the birdie!
Clairex

Cass said...

Two gorgeous cards Shazza.I adore those BG papers too.Love the colours and gorgeous images.The little bird is so cute.
Cass xxx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Both are cute and gorgeous cards! I love the distressed one, its beautiful. And the little birdie one is so sweet too!