Wednesday, 8 April 2009

a card for my niece...

Hi folks!
Hope everyone is managing to find time to craft over the school Easter break. My kiddies are keeping me busy during the day.... by night I become a secret crafter (tee hee). Was up until 3am crafting last night! Made this card for my niece. I followed the sketch on the new challenge blog Stamp with Fun. My Time To Craft was asking for projects jeans/denim inspired. A Spoon Full of Sugar would like to see a card with the recipients age on. Lastly The Pink Elephant is asking for stamping, embossing and punching on a project. I actually stamped and embossed both of the images, I find it really helps when water colouring and I quite like the glossy slightly raised line on the image too.
The papers I have used are K&Co ( I have stacks of these to use up as they came bundled into a lovely storage file... you guessed it I bought more than one as I like the file. Doh!) The cute cat is a Whiff of Joy stamp and the Sweet girl is from Artful Inkables. I have coloured them in with distress inks. I have used my Martha Stewart Doily punch and die cut Quickutz photo corners and number dies for this card. The panel behind the cat I made by sponging some white linen card with Antique Linen Distress ink. I stamped the swirls on (QVC foam backed stamp), punched it using my Bind-it-all and ripped through the neatly punched holes so it looked like it had been torn out of a notebook. I finished this card off with some self adhesive pearls and a sheer ribbon bow.
Hope you like it :o)
Ciao for now!
Sandra xx

38 comments:

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! That new stamp of yours is mighty fine! Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week Sandra!

Sandra said...

It's not one of my stamps Wendy(can't take the credit for that one) but I have to agree ...it's lovely!

POPPET said...

Gorgeous, love the way you have included the cat :)

Hugs Pops x xx

Tonya said...

WOW this is awesome, so gorgeous!!

COCO said...

WO this is absolutely gorgeous Sandra !!!!! Nice papers and colours !!!!
hugs coco

Karen said...

Sandra, this is gorgeous. Your niece will love it. I just love all the detail on it

Karen x

pinky said...

This is so beautiful, your attention to detail is perfect, was hoping it was one of your images!
Pinky

Saphira said...

WoW what a wonderful Card
thanks a lot for take part.

Hugs Kerstin/Saphira (SWF-DT)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week, Hugs Debbie x

Tara said...

OMG Sandra, 3am?! And I thought I was mad sometimes, lol!!! It is hard to fit everything in though, especially during the hols!
I love your card and the colours are fab! It's nice to see all the pretty pastels about but these darker colours are really dramatic! xx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Sandra. Love the images and the colouring is just beautiful. Hugs Michele x

Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous! Love the distressed look! Beautiful as usual

lisa said...

A beautiful card. Your niece is one lucky girl!

Lisax

Jo said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o) Jo x

LORI said...

Holy Moly Sandra!!!! This is gorgeous!!!!

BTW, The little girls under the umbrella image is a retired SU! Set.
Thanks for your sweet comment!!!

Kim said...

Oh wow beuatiful card, I need that stamp, theres gonna be one happy lady when this is opened from it's envelope, ....

Dawn said...

Oh my word - I LOVE it - it's fantastic and I LOVE the Puss Cat!!
Such a beautiful little scene Sandra

Hugs
Dawn

Kim Piggott said...

Sandra this is just absolutely beautiful!
Love your wonderful card she will so adore it!
hugs
kim x

IsaNorris said...

This is stunning Sandra !! love it
isaxxx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours and all the fabby details

Lesley said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge this week xx

Robin said...

Wow! This is an amazing card! Thanks so much for joining us at TPE this week!

Ann said...

oh wow this is so gorgeous. I love the colours - the stamps - everything.
It's just wow!!
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com

debby4000 said...

WOW she is gorgeous, brilliant teen card.
luv
Debby

kat9 said...

wow! wonderful card. I love the papers, colors and the stamps. I think it looks sort of antic looking. the coloring of the jeans are great. hugs, Kathy

Sandra said...

Stunning is the word,i love this card everything about it is "PERFECT".
Thanks for joining us at SWF,
Take care
San xx

agnes said...

beautiful card,great images.Thanks for joining our challenge.
Hugs agnes
swf-team

Mel said...

Sandra, hope you are well. Fab card your niece will love it. Hope you have a great Easter ~ Mel x

sue said...

Yet another amazing card, I love the way you distress the edges of everything, when I try it just looks dirty. Think I need some lessons from you. You are so talented, I am in awe. Hugs Sue x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautiful Sandra. Love the colour combo and the scene with the kitty is just fab. Sure your niece will treasure this. Hugs from Desire

Bev said...

Oooh this is brilliant sweetie! Love all the detail you add to your cards - just stunning. Those two images work so well together too. Love it!! xx

Enfys said...

Wow! this is amazing, it looks like an illustration from a Harry Potter book! Love it
hugs
Enfys

Heike said...

Wow, another Stunning work Sandra. Love all the wonderful Details and the colors are so great......

Hugs
Heike

Pysselplaneten said...

Wow! So many nice cards!!!

Karen Valentine said...

This card is absolutely adorable. I love the softness of the colors. Congrats on your Pink Elephant win!

Andrea said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card!
xAndrea

Phree said...

Stunning card, love that cute cat and the girl.

toners said...

Super job! Thank you for your kind words about my Artful INKables tutorial :)