Sunday, 20 March 2011

Joy's and Linda's Challenges

 I have long been an admirer of Jacqueline's cards, she has her own shabby chic style and I love it, so when Joy set her first challenge "Create a project that honours someone in the crafty world that has inspired you", I had to choose Jacqueline.

The card I have chosen is this one, made by using up scraps of stamped paper that would otherwise be thrown in the bin.
 I also know that Jacqueline  loves to use butterflies cut from pretty patterned paper and she loves this Hydrangea stamp.  So a perfect tribute to a crafter with a unique style.



































This second card was my entry in the 90minute challenge set by Linda yesterday in the Hero Arts flickr group, I followed Linda's sketch and created this card in the 90 minute time deadline.  Such fun, I was lucky enough to have my sewing machine already set up, as I had been sewing all afternoon. it meant I was able to add the zig zag very quickly to my card.  The background was really simple, I just stamped the classic fabric design with Bundled Sage Distress ink and spritzed with water, followed by the envelope pattern also in Bundled Sage.  The butterflies were stamped onto a piece of shimmery green paper from my scraps box.

I have had a really crafty weekend and  have had time to do a little gardening as well, so a productive time, always a bonus!!


Supplies for top card. Hero Arts Stamps CG187 Floral Brocade. CG 245 Classic Fabric. K5376 Hydrangea stamp.CL383 Antique Engravings. Artistic Outpost stamp. Bloom and Grow. Distress inks.
Bottom Card. CL383 Antique Engravings. CG245 Classic Fabric. SS507 Envelope pattern. Bundled sage Distress ink.

17 comments:

Barb said...

Both cards are just stunning today, Sally! Love your beautiful take on Jacqueline's style and that scramble card is amazing!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally

Both cards are so lovely and to think on one you are using up scraps that would otherwise go in the bin! As always the butterflies are gorgeous too.

Hope you've had a great weekend with your crafting and gardening - sounds perfect to me!

Tina
X

Lin said...

Your cards are gorgeous Sally! I so agree about Jacqueline being such an inspiration, and your card is a beautiful take on hers. But that green one is amazing - I love all the elements you put together and the green is the loveliest color!

Joy said...

Perfect card to honour such a talented lady, Jacqueline is sure that...amazing work on this card Sally..Thanks so much for taking the time to enter my first challenge..means a lot, hugs!

Arlene said...

Beautiful - lovely colors and I love those butterflies. Gorgeous card.

Dawn said...

Sally I am amazed at your beautiful cards. Your inspired by Jacqueline card is just wonderful. Your managed to emulate her style beautifully and your green card was a favourite of mine when I looked at the challenge cards...

lostinpaper said...

Great Cards! Love that patchwork stamped background. (I struggle with the shabby chic look).

Dotty Jo said...

Two beautiful cards Sally! You've deffinitely nailed the shabby chic style, Jo x

Jacqueline said...

Thanks so much Sally - such gorgeous cards - love them both and once again thanks for your lovely kind words!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the soft muted tone of the green and those butterflies are beautiful.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Sally, I love both of your cards; they are gorgeous--you are an inspiration. The butterflies are also gorgeous. Thanks for your comment that you left on my blog. Hugs to you.

Simone said...

Wow Sally these are both stunning! Love those colours and that shabby chic style! :)

Suzanne C said...

Both are wonderful! Love Jacqueline's work and what a beautiful take on the inspiration! The second card is just gorgeous!

Jay Gee said...

Love both of these cards! The distressed 'tag' on the first one is gorgeous.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! these are absolutely gorgeous, Sally! LOVE the colors you used and the designs are fabulous, too. amazing work, girl! love love them!

Tiffany said...

Both cards are so beautiful and love the colorful inchies on your first card!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Sally!
(I love your name Cinnamonsally - it´s so recognizable and it sounds so sweet in German ears!!)
I´m totally fond of your 1st (pink) card - it is sooo beautiful - really a great card with a great design!!
Have a fab day!
Greetings from Austria!