Saturday, 8 November 2008

More Cards and Challenges

This must be a record for me. Usually if I've made this amoaunt of cards in a week, it's because I'm crafting for someone else or because I'm in a rush to get some done. This time it's because I've decided to join in with some card challenges and make some cards 'just because'. I've spent the last few months concentrating on scrapbooking and have made about 80 lay-outs since the middle of March this year. Card making took a back seat and now I've got re-newed interest in them.

Both images are pre-coloured from the fantastic and amazing animal magic download bundle available by Lou and available exclusively from Charmed. To see more, visit Dottie's World.

First card is using Donald Donkey and made for the Sketch Saturday 1st November challenge. They had an added challenge of using Autumn colurs too. I've used yellow, brown, rust, bronze and gold. The yellow is actually a little lighter, but no matter what I did, I could not get it to look any better. Even using an editing programme didn't help much. The ribbons are gold satin.

I'm just a little late with this next challenge, but I loved the look of the sketch and wanted to make a card using it. The sketch is from Papertake Weekly and is the 13th October challenge. Told you I was a little late didn't I? I have some new vellum glue and put too much on the left corner, so the vellum wrinkled. Because of this, I decided that I could cover it with the sentiment and that itself flipped the sketch over. Simple to change and problem solved.
The multi-toned blue organza ribbon is gorgeous and was in the blog candy I got a while ago from the lovely Emma. I also used red organza, brads and a rub-on sentiment. The image is 'Home Tweet Home'.

Thanks for looking

Love and hugs


Sian said...

Awwww what cute cards. The donkey is adorable and the little love birds and really sweet. Both cards are wonderful.

And you have been very busy with cards and LOs, glad you're having great fun with them!

Donna said...

Fantastic cards Sarah, love the images I hadn't seen these ones yet, glad to hear you've got back into making cards, i need to get back into scrapbooking as i've loads of pics to sort out. Hope your having a great weekend. Donna x

COCO said...

beautiful card !!!
thank you for your participation in my first sketch !!!

Marlou said...

awwww Sarah, love this birdie card its soooo sweet :) x