Monday, 27 September 2010

2 cards - 6 challenges

I'm feeling much better now, all thats left of my cold is a sore throat and a slight cough :)
I'm so happy to be able to have some free time at the moment to sit and make cards, and it's nice to have a go at some of the fab challenges that are around in blogland.

Here's my first card today...

I started with a cream card base and rounded the top corners.
Next I stamped the 3 trees (SUs 'Trendy Trees' stamp set) onto cream cardstock using Old Olive, Really Rust, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa inks. I cut these out and used foam adhesive to stick them to a piece of my fave Chatterbox 'chateau' cardstock which I had punched the top corners to replicate the card base and also scallop edge punched the bottom of it, adding some yellow ribbon just above the scallops.
The sentiment is also from the same SU stamp set.

I'd like to enter this card into the following 4 challenges:

Allsorts - Plain and Simple

Sketchy Colors - Colour Challenge
(Yellow, Orange, Green and Brown)

Stamp Something  and  Stamptacular who are both asking for us to use fall (autumn) colours this week.

This is my second card...

I've used SU's 'Almost Amethyst' cardstock and 'Tea Party' papers for this card.
I paper pricked all around the card and one of the centre pieces then dragged a purple pen through the holes to make the 'stitching'
The pretty Magnolia image was coloured with ProMarkers.
I punched out the flowers from glittered cardstock and coloured the centres with a purple pen. The sentiment is from SU's Pocket Silhouettes stamp set.

I used the lovely sketch by Dawny over at Just Magnolia's and would like to enter this card to their challenge.
Also, the challenge over at Crafty Catz which has a theme of stitching.

Thanks for looking :) xx


  1. WOW Jo, stunning cards! Glad you're feeling better too :o)

  2. I think this cold lurgy has done wonders for your creativity as these are also lovely. I really, really like the tree one. Take it easy. xxx

  3. Hi Jo
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. Hi! Jo, such a cute little card. simple but yet so chic. I love the stamped images, and your paper combo. very nice fall colors.
    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

  5. Such beautiful cards! Love the first one so much! The rounded corners really stand out and look fantastic!
    Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Season's Change challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  6. Your cards are gorgeous Jo ! I am so happy to hear you are feeling better ! Take care Sweetie ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

  7. My goodness Jo, I wish i could be this productive when I feel pants! Fabby cards, LOVE the trees and great stitching on Tilda too.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week

  8. Jo, beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  9. Great Card, perfect for this weeks challenge I love the layout and the little trees are lovely!

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  10. Ohhh Jo, they are gorgeous!!
    Love you`re coloring and all the details are fab.
    Just wanted you to know that i am so grateful for all that you do!!
    You are an angel :)
    Hugs from Maya

  11. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

  12. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!