Friday, 24 April 2009

Two challenges in one

Well, anyone who knows me can have a good giggle because they will know just how hard I found this one. I struggle with busy and cutsie and like nice symmetrical cards. Challenge 57 for Cute Card Thursday is "Getting Edgy - tear, sand, distress or sew the edges of your card". That on it's own wasn't a problem but time being short I wanted to try and combine it with this weeks Friday Sketcher which has a nice sketch by Murielle from France, but quite busy which is where I have problems.

Anyway, I started with a GM'd background (gold, terracotta and sunkissed peach) and tore the edges and distressed with TH vintage photo, then stamped all over with a crackle background stamp from Magenta 32090M using brilliance cosmic copper and as usual if in doubt rely on good old favourite Stampendous P107 stamped with versamark and embossed with detail copper. Then my problems really started, lots of embellies needed to fit the sketch, so flowers, buttons, gems, ribbon and so on. Finally a greeting from Stampsmith and background paper is Daisy Bucket. Done !


  1. oh what a precious and so wonderful card.
    thank you for joining the fs challenge.
    hugs, bea

  2. Fabulous card Brenda, love all the gorgoeus details and beautiful image.
    Have a great weekend
    Tracie :)x

  3. Love this card Brenda, love the muted colours and the beading.

  4. Fabulous card, love that image and the layout is fab!
    hugs, Marlene x

  5. Gorgeous card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! Have a fab weekend! Debx

  6. What a fab card. I love the flowers and buttons along the bottom.

  7. Gorgeous card! Love the colours and you've done a great job with the embellishments, even if you're not used to so many! Thanks for stopping by my blog also.

  8. OH...Brenda, your card is Fabulous!!!
    I love your composition, the papers and details are wonderful.
    Your image is adorable.
    You have beautifully interpreted my sketch.
    Thanks for your participation FS.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Mumur

  9. Great card. I love the papers and colour combo.


  10. Lovely card, really classy. Great colours.

  11. A really lovely card, I love the detail and the beading is great xx

  12. OMG! What a cute card! Dee and I just love your blog! The flowers are beatiful! You have just been STAMPED! visit our blog to pick out your free digital stamp! Congrats!


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