Thursday, 5 February 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #3 & Papertake Weekly Challenge Hearts & Flowers

I just received this stamp from the States. I hadn't realised quite how big it was, but I think It's really cute and several sentiments come to mind when I look at the image!!

I think that this is a great sketch which works really well.

The border embossing is Cuttlebug as are the white bits of the flowers. The remainder of the flowers being made from an XCut flower punch, shaped a little with an embossing tool and a splat centre. The background paper is a free download from Canon (I love so many of those papers) and the manuscript is an old piece of music that was hanging around the house. The ovals are Nesties embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss dots. The image was coloured with Whispers pens and a water brush. I tried a little accent with an acrylic gel pen, but I think that the results are what you might call 'subtle', ie you can hardly see it!

I have had a rotten cold this week and haven't felt much like doing anything, but hopefully it has now got past its worst. I'm having my nails done at lunch time so that should make feel better! Let's hope so!


  1. I just see your card through the sketchandstashchallenge Blog, your card is so cute and crisp with CB :) ..if you dont mind, you can see also my card...thanks if you have time to leave a comment for me :) Have a nice day, Monika

  2. Gorgeous card Chrissie. I love those flowers and the music paper.
    Thanks for joining in the Sketch and Stash challenge this week.
    Cathy xx

  3. A fabulous card Chrissie! I love that image, and your papers and flowers are gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for joining in the challenge.

  4. This is absolutely lovely. Super colour combo and cuttling, and you have a great image here - she will be very useful in your stamp collection. I won't say ever growing in case anyone is listening. ikki

  5. Beautiful card Chrissie and I love the colours you've chosen.... what a fab stamp!
    Hope you feel better very soon :o)

  6. Love this card Chrissie, gorgeous image and colours. Beautiful :-)
    Thanks for joining the sketch challenge x

  7. Hi Chrissie, In answer to your question I managed to leave a comment on Monica's card but maybe cos I have a gallery on the SCS site too !!!

  8. Chrissie such a gorgeous card :)

  9. Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is fabulous. Yummy papers also. Michele x

  10. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

  11. I love your new stamp Chrissie and what a brilliant card you've created with it!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun!
    Love Becky xx


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