Monday, September 28, 2009

3 Challenges in 1

Morning everyone. It’s a wet & chilly morning here in Dundee today. Perfect weather for a bit of crafting. So far I have spent time printing lots of photos off the computer so I am all up to date with the photos I need to scrapbook. With all the card making I have been doing I am a tad bit behind on my kids albums. Oops, so needless to say I need to get onto that!!

The card I am posting today qualifies for 3 challenges, and I so enjoyed making this card. It was fun. We got home from our camping trip yesterday morning, and I made this card in the afternoon. The first card I had made in 10 days!! The layout of the card is based on the Friday sketch over at Taylored Expressions, and it was a lovely simple sketch to work with. Gotta love that!! Over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog, the challenge for this week was to use stitching on your card. Not so much of a challenge for me, as I use my sewing machine quite often on my cards. For this card I did use a stitch that I have never used on a card before, and I was extra pleased with the way it came out! I will definitely be using that stitch more often. It gives the card a lovely finish I think! And then finally, over at Cute Card Thursday the challenge is to use Yellow & Black. I must admit this was my fav challenge of the 3. I have never used these 2 colours on a card before, and after finishing my card I stepped back and thought how nice the colours look together!! Outside my comfort zone, but a colour combo I will definitely use again in the future. The adorable image is one that was stamped for me by my Dundonian friend Angella. It was such a pleasure to colour in this image with my Copics. So sweet!! I also used my new Moroccan Screen Cuttlebug folder. I love this one, and will be using it a lot in the future!

So without further ado, here is Taylor’s Sketch.

And my card and close-up photo. I have really been battling to take nice photos of my cards, so sorry for the poor quality!

Would love to hear what you think! Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a great week.


RosesMarijke said...

Hello Rene

What a very beautiful cards!!

Greetings from Holland!


Cariena said...

LOVE the cuttlebug Embossing folder! Is it a new one? And the image is to die for! Very nice let's see some scrapbook pages......!!!! xx

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

Lorraine A said...

Awww sooo cute ! I love those hedgies and the papers and embellies are gorgeous ! I love that sewing stitch ,,, had to go back for a second inspection ! lol it's fabulous ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv Lols x x

Annie said...

fabulous card and love the cute PB hedgies. thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Leann said...

So cute!
Thanks for joining us at CCT :)
Hugs x said...

Beautiful papers and how darling is the image?! Great job!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!