Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Grab yourself a Cuppa post.....it's a long one!

Hi Folks!
Please excuse the long post today... but I've got so much to share with you. I'll try and keep the waffle brief :o) I made this card last night with lots of challenges in mind. Joanna Sheen's October Challenge is to create a 'Beatles Song' inspire card (mine's Strawberry fields). Charisma Cardz would like 'Daisy' projects. Cute Card Thursday Candy Corns/Sweet inspired cards. A Spoon Full of Sugar's theme is Kitchen & Cooking. Magnolia Down Under wants Distressing and lastly I followed the Sketch from Just Magnolia, (the Strawberry stamp is by Magnolia)
The papers are by Creative Imaginations. I have used Green tulle for the central band and my EK Success postage stamp border to edge the red spotty panel. The scalloped oval is die cut wood veneer. I embossed the next oval panel with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and used distress inks, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain all over it. The little Hanglar cook I stamped, embossed and coloured with Copic Markers. The Magnolia strawberry I stamped a couple of times. First as with the Hanglar image and secondly using Stazon ink onto red velvet paper. I cut them out and pieced together, as seen in the piccie, using Pinflair glue. The sentiment is also by Magnolia, die cut with my oval Nestabilities, and distressed using Antique Linen and Pine Needles ink. The large flowers are made using my trusty Woodware flower punches. I added a little colour with my Copics, shaped them and glued them together with Pinflair glue gel. The centres are die cut circles (Quickutz) which are painted with Cosmic Shimmers. I finished off the card with a green polka dot ribbon bow.
Now onto my next Joanna Sheen card. I decided to make a slider card to display the Sweet Pea image. I covered all the panels with pretty K&Co papers and inked all the edges. I used an eyelet and ribbon to make it easier for the tag part to side out. The sentiment is from Joanna's Garden flowers Lilac plate which I stamped and then die cut with my Nestability label die.
The image itself is stamped, embossed (I use black versafine ink and clear embossing powder) and water coloured. I had to chop the antennae off the butterfly but I added my own by adhering some wire. I cut out the images and glued them to an acetate scalloped circle The tips of the butterflies wings are glittered. I finished off the card with some cream ribbon and a bow.
Phew.... thanks for sticking with me. I thought I'd share my craft table with you as it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. As you can see I love being completely surrounded by my crafting goodies and am a totally messy crafter....will I ever get organised?? I doubt it!! But I'm as happy as a pig in muck when I'm crafting :oD
Ciao for now!
Sandra x
(Edit - Kerry suggested I enter these cards on The Craft Garden Monthly Challenge which is 'flowers'. If you'd like to enter too you have until 31st October)

29 comments:

spiritofcreativity said...

These are all gorgeous cards Sandra and I have to say that your workspace resembles mine - only tidier!! I think you're very brave to show us :)
Ann x

Kerry said...

What a gorgeous card.

My work space is my kitchen table so no excuses here for leaving it all out as it also doubles as eating and homework space.

My Craft Garden blog has a competition this month that your card would fit into if you wanted to enter.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, Sandra, these creations are breathtaking. You are truly talented. That slider card is something out of this world. Love your crafting space, real cosy.
Hugs
Desire

Ann said...

all gorgeous Sandra - even the craft space!! Great minds must think alike as I made two of these slider cards for Joanna samples - isn't that strange?

Ann xxx

Fabrizio said...

I'd be right at home in that craft messy heaven ! LOL Fabulous cards as usual ! XXX Fab

JanJay said...

wow stunning cards, really gorgeous, I'd feel right at home in your craft space, it looks just like mine!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Jodie from Oz said...

Wow your creations are amazing, love the bright colours, your combination of amazing images and your colouring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Distressing Challenge & hope you will join us again next time.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

mar1ene said...

Yep.. I knew it!! I'm not the only one who works like that!! lol
Fabulous card Sandra, love it!
Marlene x

Fiona said...

Hi Sandra,
Both brilliant makes, but how much patience do you have to cut out all those sweet peas? Nice to see a piccy of your craft desk-tidier than mine!
Fiona x

Vee said...

Hey!!! my desk looks like that. Glad I'm not the only one who leaves 6inches of space to work in...lol.Two fabulous cards emerged like the phoenix rising.Thanks for joining Charisma this week
xx Vee

Annie said...

such beautiful cards and details on them! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

lisa said...

Hi Sandra. Love your Strawberry fields card and the sweet peas are lovely. You give flower cards such a modern feel, they're just beautiful.
I'm very envious of your workspace, I would love to have all my things around me, I have to put them all away everytime we have a meal!!!!
Not sure how I feel about sharing my blog name with someone else, oh well I suppose there's lots of room in Blogland for two!!
Thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave me, they are really appreciated.

Lisax

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card Sandra! I love this sweet H&S image and the fab colours you've used!
Hugs, Vicky ~X~

POPPET said...

OMG your cards are just gorgeous i am so jealous of your H&S stamps i love these cuties, the secnd one must have taken ages to cut out i dont know if i would have had the patience, stunning cards honey, big hugs Pops x x x

P.S. Your craft space is just like mine :) :)

lisa said...

Hi Sandra. I've just read your comment on my blog, I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to make you feel bad, it just took me by surprise. I think I will have to tweek my name slightly to make it unique!!!! See, you have waved your magic blog wand and made it all better.
Thank you for visiting me.
Hugs
Lisax

lisa said...

Hi Sandra. That's a good one, I like that. All I could come up with was Lisa's Craft Garden, not very original. I'm going to sleep on it, my best ideas usually come in the middle of the night!! If you come up with anything else your thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Nighty Night

Lisax

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!
Sandra these are utterly sensational!
Oh my goodness they are just out of this world fantastic and I am so happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

pinky said...

Sandra you are an unbelievable card maker! The first card is just stunning, it reminds me of strawberry jam, those beautiful colours and that image is stunning. The JS card is magnificent, you are a credit to her. Love the desk you make mine look tidy lol
Pinky

sue said...

What fantastic cards as ever, I always look forward to your postings and cards, so inventive and beautifully coloured and detailed.
Your work space looks something like mine, I'm so glad it isn't just me thats likes to be surrounded by stash.
Hugs Sue x

Donna said...

Crikey Sandra, did you pause for breath when you wrote this post lol! Gorgeous cards, the little hanglar card is so pretty and such a cute image, love the flowers too! Wow to your work desk and the Bratz TV...way to go Sandra lol! :) Donna x

sue said...

Hi again Sandra, Do you know any where that shows a tutorial for making the slider card? I'd like to have a go. Thanks hugs Sue x

Norma said...

Sandra, your Hanglar card is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous colour scheme and your colouring is awesome. Love the card. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia down Under.
Your sweet pea card is beautiful also.

Hugs.
Norma

Kristy Young said...

Oh wow this card is fabulous!! WOW! Thanks for Joinging in with MDUC.
Kristy x

Paula said...

Wow both cards are just amazing!!
I do love the first one especially though...and WOW you managed to pack the challenges in! Fancy helping me out on that one?... if I can find 2 to fit I'm lucky!!
And i did have to laugh at your craft desk.....I could have been looking at mine!! I bet you know exctly where everything is though?
My hubby sometimes says I've tidied a few bits up for you so you can find them better!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO! LOL!! I work better in chaos!!
Paula xxx

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Wow, your cards are awesome Sandra, I love your colouring! Hugs, Nikki x

Sue said...

Both cards are wonderful. The strawberry card is so colorful and fun. Distressing adds so much to the card. Thanks for joining the fun at MDUC. Hope to see you back again next time.

I thought I was the only one who had a stamp table that cluttered. Good to know I have company!!!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous cards and I think I love you ... your work space looks like mine ... Thank you Thank you Thank you ... I just knew I could n't be the only one *LOL*

stephanne said...

Hi Sandra, both of your creations are gorgeous!! I just love the little hAnglar on the magnolia strawberry, what a terrific take on the challenges you've joined, beautiful beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at MDUC, I hope you'll be back next time around!!!
Stephanne

Alicia said...

I LOVE your cards. they are just beautiful. Thanks for posting your craft bench. I just showed my husband so he can see I am not the only one with a desk full of stuff and hardly any room left to create! Thanks for participating in the MDU Distressing Challenge and good luck!
Alicia xx