Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Two challenges and two new cards!!!

























Before I tell you about this card please take time to visit my previous post here and enter the draw for my Blog Candy giveaway to celebrate my year of blogging.

I wanted to make a card for the challenge over at sweet Jenny's blog this week and the theme is "Button, Brads and Bling". Now I have hundreds of brads in my stash so this was the perfect opportunity to open up the packets (shame on me, I buy things and never even open the packets, I hope I am not the only one guilty of this.)



































I had some background scraps left from making this card and decided to add some smudges of purple to match the flowers and butterfly, I also added some Glossy Accents to the butterfly to make it stand out a bit.

Supplies: Hero Arts Stamps S5213Dots and Flowers. S4878 Old Letter Writing. CL342 Everday Sayings.  Hero Arts Digital Butterfly image. Distress Inks: Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint. Prima Flowers.




















Its great being on school holidays I get loads of time to create, after seeing the colour scheme at the Embellish challenge this week I had to give it a try, love these colours together.























The challenge also said "Quirky, Cutsey and Clean" I find it hard to keep my cards simple, I love adding buttons, ribbons and bling so I hope this qualifies.

Supplies: Hero Arts Stamps. S5341 Lace Background. CL342 Everyday Sayings. Cuttlebug Butterfly and Martha Stewart Border Punch.

Both these cards also qualify for the current Hero Arts Challenge "Keeping in Touch"






















Sorry for the long post, I just thought I would add another photo of my holiday, this is me in Italy enjoying a delicious peach Bellini.
Hope you are having a good week.
Sallyx

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh I love it Sally, so pretty!!! :D And your second card is so pretty too!! Looks like you had some fun on your holiday!!! :D :D

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous cards for both challenges! Love the color mix and details! And you look---MARVELOUS, Sally!

Alice Wertz said...

you look fabulous in the photo, Sally! wow! LOVE both of your beautiful cards, too! love the distressed background and colors in the first one and the butterfly in you second card is so pretty! love the flower and button on it!

Dawn said...

Love both cards Sally.... and I can't wait till I get to Italy to try one of those yummy looking drinks... later today head off to the airport and arrive at Heathrow at 12.30pm your time Thurs!!!!

Simone said...

Sally both cards are gorgeous! Oh yum! Peach Bellini's is what I miss about Italy - soo yummy! :) Your blog candy is awesome! Happy Anniversary! :)

Heather Maria said...

These are two absolutely gorgeous cards Sally! Wonderful designs, colours and details! Another great photo from your holiday - I've never had a peach Bellini but it looks yummy!

Judith said...

Lovely cards, the colours are beautiful.

paperkissesandinkywishes.com said...

Love these cards Sally. Just love the colors, the flowers, the Glossy butterfly and the soft feminine colors of the second card. Very nice! --- and that peach bellini looks pretty good, too!

Lin said...

TWO gorgeous cards today!! And love seeing your pic on vacation, too! Happy times!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! Love the designs on both of them. Very elegant.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us on Wee Memories this week!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous cards! love the flowers! thanks for playing at Wee Memories.

Court said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories! You know you can enter more than once and your second card has a button too! Enter that one as well! :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Love both cards, and your holiday photo and I can confirm that I too am guilty of buying things and then leaving them in the packet!!

Tina
X

Traveling Mama said...

Italy, huh? Looks FAB!!! Love both your cards! You have such an elegant style! Thanks so much for playing along with us! Hugs from Denmark!

Charlene Austin said...

Your card is PERFECT but I'm really interested in that Bellini! heehee.

Thanks for playing!