Sunday, 12 December 2010

On a roll!

Well, I've shopped till I've dropped and then come home and made a couple more cards. The first is for a friend's 40th birthday next Friday, and I decided to use the sketch on Our Creative Corner Challenge blog.
 The tree (Penny Black) was stamped with Versamagic Night Sky and embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder. The backgrounds (Hero Arts and Penny Black) were stamped with chipped sapphire distress ink. I added card candy, punched leaves and a flower I made from stardream paper. Besides OCCC I'm entering this into the Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge where the theme is 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' and for me that is trees. 
My other card is made from some offcuts of a card from my last post (woodware holly stamp). The design is one that Brenda came up with and I saw two of her samples at the Stampalot Demo day. Unfortunately I am not as skilled as Brenda is at getting things straight! I think it looks more wonky on here than it does IRL!
Now for some wonderful news!
When our new challenge at Sir Stampalot goes live on 1st January, we are also having a blog hop. We thought it would be the perfect start to the New Year and as you would expect there will be lost of prizes on offer so we hope you will all be joining in the fun.
Please grab the logo above and help us spread the word and look forward to seeing you all on 1st January.
 Finally a little celebration as my holly card from last weekend made the top three on Keep it Simple! Thanks guys!


Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous cards, your always are but the top card here is especially magical, lucky friend. xx Zoe

Tracy said...

I love the first one most, the image is so great. Gorgeous colour.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne K said...

Wow, you certainly are on a roll! Fab cards, love those colours! Well done on getting in the top 3 at KIS. Looking forward to the Sir S blog hop!

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Sally loving the colour so much and that tree image is awesome.
Lorraine x

Mervi said...

Hi Sally!
Both cards are so stylish and beautiful, love the flower on the first.

Thank you for joining in with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge and
Happy Holidays;-))m

brenda said...

Hi Sally

Lots to take in here, so first well done on the Top 3 spot, that was a great creation and well deserved.

Second, love your take on my squares card, I doubt my samples were straight, me and level just don't go and when it comes to pictures things just go downhill from there. Like you take anyhow and the colours.

Thirdly, Fantasy tree looks superb on your creation.

Finally, thank you so much for joining in again at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck and hope to see you again - we have a very special January planned !

B x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Loving your friend's birthday card .. .. that will certainly be one she will keep.

Fab colour choices.

Well done on getting some of the dreaded shopping out of the way too .. .. we still have some to do!!!!

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

two truly beautiful cards!

Violets Corner said...

Congrats on the top 3!

The cards are gorgeous, you're a talented lady.

Thanks for sharing at Penny Black @ Allsorts, hope to see you soon again.


Shirley said...

What great cards Sally. the colour combination is beautiful and I love the layout. What a gorgeous card you managed to make with all the leftovers.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and I hope you will join us again.


Mummylade said...

amazing composition! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black@Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Ellie said...

These are both gorgeous cards! Love the colors you chose, and such beautiful images!
Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Penny Black at all sorts!

pinky said...

Sally your cards are gorgeous, love the colours and beautiful stamps you have used. Well done on getting in the TOP 3!

Carol said...

Beautiful card with fab colours, lovely work :)

Carol xx

Chris said...

Beautiful cards Sally... you have such a wonderful eye for design and colour.

I just adore that tree stamp you used on the top's gorgeous.

Chris xx