Tuesday, 5 January 2010

MSE Sketch challenge - my first card of 2010!

The lovely Rainmac over on MSE has challenged us to a fantastic sketch challenge to kick off our mojo's for 2010!

I have to be honest when I saw the sketch I went into a blind panic and refused to join in, I hate sketch's as my cards always look crap with sketches and I can never follow them properly!
But I was determined that I needed to do this challenge just to a) take part and b) give it a try, if it was awful then I would vow never to follow a sketch again !

Anyway I dragged out the stash and the lovely new crafty stuff I had for christmas and made this!





I have to admit, I love it!! and found it very easy to make and follow which suprised me! I think the only thing I should have done differently should have been to raise the scallop circle on 3d pads so it had some layers about it!

*stuff* I have used:
Papers: Basic Grey Sultry and DCWV Latte mattstack
Image: Penny Black running with roses (stamped image from Gemm thankyou!)
Punch: Martha Stewart round the edge lattice punch. (thankyou OH for my fabby xmas present!)

14 comments:

Ali said...

How cute is that - loving the corner details!

leia said...

Ooh great card - that punch is fab x

wam73 said...

Well done on your first card!! trying to get inspiration for mine. x

Rainmac said...

What an amazing card, I love everything about it, it's stunning xxx

Susan said...

I love your card Rusty. And I think the punch is gorgeous too.

furrypig said...

That is really cute I would love a Martha Stewart round the page punch set, fingers crossed there will be an offer on sometime somewhere!

Anne's Crafting Adventures said...

Rusty, that is a lurvely card - go you!!

I've got corner punch envy, drool.

dragonllew said...

that looks fab love the corners I think I need one of those punches lol

Maria (mumhug) said...

Wow thats gorgeous Tams xx

Dawny P said...

Hi chick. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and also for your nice words xxx Sorry I've been a while getting back to you but it's been a bit mad here !!!

You were asking how I did the shaped bits on the Anya card. They do look like nesties, I agree, but they are actually done with a Martha Stewart Flourish Edged punch. It gives a single 'bow' shape which you can use along a border. Or if you have a square or rectangular piece of card and just punch once in the centre, you end up with what you saw on my card.

I just tried to see where you can get them from and everywhere I looked it said that they were out of stock. I headd a rumour that these were being discontinued but I am not 100% certain. You may be able to still get them from the US perhaps?

I saw on our profile while I was looking for your e-mail addy that you are in Blyth!! We got our English Setter from there many years ago and it is a lovely part of the country.

Anyway, hope this helps hun. Hugs, Dawny xx

Myzdamena's World said...

Ooh that's completely gorgeous! I wish I could make 'classy' cards like you all seem to do all the time lol xx

humel said...

Oh, this is great - I'm a big fan of hedgehogs, and I *love* this card :-)

Gemma said...

ooh I love this, the browns look so lovely and love that paper you've used on the rectangle :) xx

Butterfly-Meadow said...

another gorgeous card!! Love that hodgy-pig image!!! sooo cute xx