Monday, 2 March 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #5

Sketch & Stash's challenge this week has a great sketch that I had to make. The challenge requires you to use something new, that you've either bought recently or had in your stash and neglected.

I've done a bit of both with this card. The stamp is from a new set I got from Elusive Images . So this is new stash. I've used a couple of the stamps but not this one before.

I found some watercolour pencils abandoned by my sons and tried them out for the colouring. I like the effect and the pencils are now commandered stash :).

Finally the papers are giveaways with a craft magazine. Some of these papers are, ahem, better quality than others, these are of decent quality, I think they came from Simply Cards & Papercraft. I've a pile of the papers sitting waiting to be used and thought the colours on these worked really well with my image. So the papers are neglected stash.

No idea where the ribbon came from, the flowers are Prima flowers from the Stamp Attic.

I'm so relieved that I managed to finish the card, I suffered one of those locked room mysteries while making it, thank fully with a happy ending :). How can one small "Congratulations" unmounted stamp vanish without trace in a room where no one and nothing has gone in or out??? It took half an hour and some frantic sorting through the bin before it turned up stuck to a plastic storage box. Phew!


  1. This is so bright and cheerful! I love it!! katxx

  2. Lovely card Anne, fab image, the papers and flowers look gorgeous too :-)
    I'm always misplacing things too, I was checking my bin for a missing stamp and found one I didn't realise was missin !!


  3. Wow! What an absolutley beautiful and stunning card. Anne, you have been and are such an inspiration. I have an award waiting for you on my blog!

  4. So very cute, Anne! I love the bright colors! I will try this sketch myself just for fun. So simple, yet, as I said, cute!

  5. Ha, I love your mysterious disappearance story. What a cheerfully festive card for what seems like a very long long winter. My husband was frantically looking for his truck keys the other day (he was holding them in his hand)...I'm glad you found your stamp.

  6. I love your card so much Anne, I love how you've repeated the image and I love those papers too, I've used mine already, they go wonderful with the stamped image!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  7. Hi Ann wow what a wonderful brigth card. Love thoses papers you so good and your stamped line of drinks look good enough to drink thanks for joining in.

  8. Hi Anne wow what a wonderful card so nice and bright and your stamped line os drinks look good effect to drink!!!

  9. This is a fab card. I haven't seen that image before, and the colours and papers you have used are really bright and cheery.
    Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
    Cathy xx

  10. I love this card so cheery and party ish! LOL! great colors!

  11. Purty. I really like this!

  12. Oooh I love this Anne! The colours are great and those glasses of wine look very tempting LOL!
    Thanks for joining in with S&S.


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