Sunday, 24 May 2009

Back to Normal...

Well... it looks like I've managed to get everything sorted with my blog/Firefox now, so here I am - able to upload some photos without faffing around with photobucket! How good is that?!
So.. here we are.. I tried my hand at a few different challenges this week whilst I had a bit of spare time.

This first card was made for Kathy's challenge - here's the sketch Challenge 10
And here's my take on the sketch..

I used Stampin Up products on this card, mainly because I liked the colours. Here's a close up of a few bits... 

As you can see, I curved the flowers and butterflies once I cut them out (and added some 3D gloss)

This was the greeting which came with the stamp set, and because I wanted a more muted colour over the white cardstock, I rubbed green pastels over the top. I accented the flowers and wording with 3D gloss. 
This was the next challenge sketch on my list - Kathy's Sketch 11, followed by my take on this one. All of Kathy's sketches are wonderful to work with!
As you can see with this card, I've turned it around on it's end and because it was for the lads at Motosave (who have done a sterling job this week with our car - more on that later!), I decided to use male colours, and thought the flowers would be better missed out so I added the wording really where the flowers should have been. Hope you like it!
Here's a close up of the colouring. 
I am a bit ashamed to say that I've had this stamp now for absolutely ages, I think it came from Funkykits (?) and I opened the packet to stamp it for the first time this week! 
Now onto my next Challenge.. 
This cute little pink card was for RosieDee's Challenge blog no. 35. It was called Layered Stamping. So, I stamped out my Gorjuss girl and layered her up onto the front of the card. Pretty pinks all around. The papers are the new ones from Papermania. Aren't they lush?
It also fits in with the challenge this week over at ABC challenge - the theme this week is O - for Orderly. Everything had to match, so I made my image central to the card and added two dimensional butterflies in an orderly fashion. lol.
It also fitted in with this sketch (3 challenges with one card - now that's what I call efficient multitasking!) The sketch is from Stamp Something - another great little challenge blog. I did miss off the sentiment, because I usually don't add one until I know what occasion I'm using the card for.
So.. that's my first set all sorted.. You want to see more??

I decided to join in the Pink Elephant blog Challenge too. It's the first time that I've entered it, so I hope it's good enough. I love the card anyway, so I don't mind too much if it's not.

Here's the requirements - Monograms/Letters - Thank you includes letters doesn't it? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick? lol.

And this one too - Stamp Challenges - and this is what they put..
This week we want to see your Clean and Simple Thank You Somethings! We would like for you to browse Lauren's work and find a card to CASE or create your own card inspired by one of Lauren's creations. Please remember to keep it clean and simple though as this week is all about Lauren's style!
So here goes.. the card I cased from Lauren.
And mine -
a little close up too - 
I did change the colours, and I made mine from SU cardstock. I added little glitter gems to my design across the card too. I am not generally one for the simple look, but I personally LOVE this card - now that's not something I generally say!

Right.. that's all for now folks..

Have a good day tomorrow whatever it is that you're doing. You never know, I could well be back on here again now I'm on a roll!


  1. Oh Jo...You have been one busy little bee!!! All of your cards are FABULOUS!!! Love the detail you put into each one!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!!

    Hugs ~ LORi BOYD

  2. wow an amazing collection of cards - all quite different but all with real style. Love them. Thank you for trying out the Pink Elephant challenge this week your contribution was more than good enough.

    Ann xxx

  3. That is such a pretty, girlie card Jo! Thank you so much for taking part in our challenge this week.


  4. Lovin' these cards, lady!!! Awesome stuff here!!! tfs!!

  5. Lots of lovely cards Jo, you have been busy, my favs are the Gorjuss girl and the clean and simple one. Very nice work.

  6. Oh my Word Jo - what a feast of cards you've made - I've had a fab time looking at them all!
    A special Thank you for using my
    Sketches - and I must say how much I loe those little flowers on the one for sketc #10 - they look wonderful

  7. love your stuff, it's all the little detail - just love it!


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