Monday, 3 November 2008

Secret Crafter #5 vs One Stop Craft Challenge #2

Well, after I'd spent most of yesterday working hard, I thought I'd treat myself to a little crafting time, and join in a couple more challenges, as I needed to make a card for a crafty friend. I think that all of the hours I'd spent staring at my computer screen had addled my brain...all was going well until, I embossed my backing card the wrong way up, which meant I had to flip this week's Secret Crafter sketch over, and make a 'mirror image'...either that or have the birds upside down! lol Then when I went back to the blog to have another look at the sketch, I noticed the 'twist' of only using the colours 'Brown, Pink & White' did I miss that the first time I looked???

As you can see, this card is definitely NOT 'Brown, Pink & White'!!! Luckily, I'd combined the sketch with the theme of 'Things with Wings' over on the 'One Stop Craft Challenge', so it wasn't a complete dead loss! The winged things are: the butterflies on the stamp ('Butterfly Wishes' by Penny Black), and the birds (Cuttlebug 'Birds & Swirls' embossing folder) on the background card. The patterned paper is by Dovecraft ('Aquamarine Floral' stack), and the sentiment stamp is form the 'Critter Party' set by Penny Black.

As I really liked the sketch, I thought I'd give it another go...and pay attention this time! So here is my 'Brown, Pink & White' card (with the sketch the right way round too!):

I've used a 'Forever Friends' image this time, with paper from the 'Glitter' stack by DCWV, a pink and brown spotty 'Flora Doodle', ribbon from a set from the £shop, my 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder and the same sentiment stamp as my first card.
I promise I'll pay more attention next week!


Amanda's paper palace said...

Either way round they are both gorgeous card's lol.Amanda x x

Cathy said...

Such gorgeous cards Helen. Love the top one - those colours are scrummy.
Cathy xx

Cathy said...

Such gorgeous cards Helen. Love the top one - those colours are scrummy.
Cathy xx

Anonymous said...

Great cards. Love them both!
Sandra xx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards Helen. What a fortunate 'mistake' with the embossing - the mirror image looks great (and so do the things with wings). Thanks for joining in again at the One Stop Craft Challenge.

Donna said...

Hi Helen, wonderful cards, beautiful colour combo's . Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge. Donna x

Secret Crafter said...

Both of the cards are gorgeous Helen. Thank you for taking part in the challenge. Wendy x

tiggertastic said...

stunning cards, i love way you have used the layout

Sarah x

Jane Carroll said...

both are beautiful cards

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane xe stunning.

Donna said...

These are both wonderful cards Helen and equally fab in both designs/colourways. Thanks for joining us SCSC this week :) Donna x

Sue said...

These are both gorgeous cards..i love them,thanks for joining us at scsc:)


Sian said...

Lovely cards, both are very pretty.

Jill said...

aww Helen these are both gorgeous and I love the colours on both, glad you liked my sketch thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x