Thursday, 9 February 2012

Two challenges, two cards!!













 After struggling to find the twine I wanted in the UK, I eventually found  The Ribbon Reel site which is fantastic, it has a huge array of ribbons and twine plus other craft products.  I ordered my twine plus a few other bits that just fell into my basket when I wasn't looking ( LOL!!) and I was thrilled with the excellent service.  After looking round the site I noticed they had a blog and a fortnightly challenge, so I just had to try my luck and have a go.   The inspirational photograph is below and I love the pretty colours, the other requisites were to use, ribbon, lace, stitching and roses, I had fun with this one as I love a bit of shabby chic!!

Supplies:- Hero Arts stamps Classic Fabric Background, Happy Definition, Antique Engravings, The Crafts Meow Label Stamps . Patterned Paper. Prima Crafts



My second card is is for the current Hero Arts challenge to use Die Cuts, as you can see the background is made using the same technique as my first card.  I used some Serenade Chalk inks to stamp the Classic Fabric background and then over stamped it with the Happy Definition stamp.   The Greeting stamp has been inked and embossed with Moss powder and then I over stamped the Newspaper background stamp before die cutting and then distressing.  The second butterfly has been stamped onto some patterned vellum and embossed with clear powder.


One more day and I am on a weeks holiday, its half term next week so plenty of time to relax and craft, can't wait!!

10 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Mmmmmm, that ribbon site is a 'reel' find! Gorgeous cards Sally, love the colours and stamps that you've used. Is it half-term for you next week... aka crafting week? Jo x

Keilly said...

Stunning cards Sally, both with butterflies - my fav! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

onecraftymama said...

These are both gorgeous - love the butterflies, especially the vellum wings! And the pink twine & pearl look sweet :) Hooray for holidays coming up - get a nap for me too!

donna mikasa said...

Such pretty cards, Sally! I love your take on the photo. Soft, sweet colors on both.

judkajudi said...

These cards are gorgeous, Sally! I am always on the lookout for twine! Love your work.

Dawn said...

awesome cards Sally. I really love the second one. It is so pretty

Lisa said...

Sally, your first card is just sooooo girly and fenminine! Love how pretty itis with the lace and flowers :) I adore the butterfly on the second and that gorgeous bg!!
Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

These are exquisite Sally! I love that Vellum butterfly! Let me know if ever you need some twine, I can always see how I can help out!

Helen said...

These are both just exquisite cards Sally, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight :)

Pauline said...

Two beautiful cards Sally, love the shaped card for TRR, and the beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!