21 November 2009

Quixotic Challenge # 3 - Kraft & Red

Greetings friends, whatever you are doing this lovely Saturday afternoon, I hope you're having FUN.  It has been one of those hot days today, but Capetonians love their sun, beach and braai's (barbeque's), so we're not complaining.

The Quixotic Challenge this week is to use the colour combo of Kraft & Red and if you don't have Kraft you can use any brown cardstock.  I have therefore used a fab chocolate brown as the base of my card.  I then matted a lovely piece of the Merry Day of Christmas Gingerbread Lane paper onto some red cardstock, in keeping with the theme.  Further embellished with a poinsettia flower which I glued onto a creamy coloured leaf which is edged in gold. In the centre I adorned with a pearl (can't remember what the lovely silver centrepiece is called, help me Paola?)  A great opportunity to use the calendar stamp I won recently. I placed that in the left hand corner.  The lovely Tilda was a gift from my blog buddy in Holland and I coloured her in using the trusted Copics (am I improving of what??)  Dankie Marijke, hoop jy hou van my stempeltjie :) )

I am really enjoying giving my cards a more polished look by decorating the inside as well.  Just cut a strip from the Gingerbread Lane paper and pasted onto the chocolate brown cardstock. Then I took one of those brown manilla envelopes most people have in a cupboard somewhere and cut that to size using one of my fancy scissors to give it a lovely edge. I then cut white paper to place on top of that for one to write one's message.  In each corner I finished off with a little red rhinestone.

I really hope you like my entry for this week and if you do, please leave a comment as I so enjoy reading them!   It encourages me to step up my pace and move to the next level.  I am really getting into this now and enjoying it...lol, hope you are too.  Thanks to everyone who does take the time to leave a message, I have such fun reading them -MWAH to all of you! 

Good luck to all my crafting buddies, with whatever challenge you may be taking part in this week.   I look forward to seeing what you've come up with.  That's it for now folks, back to the wedding invitations.  Enjoy your weekend further, take care, hugs Sharon x


Hetty said...

Wat een mooi kaartje is het weer echt toppie

gr hetty

Rose Petal said...

Hello sharon. Your card is beautiful sweetie. So colourful and gorgeous colouring too. I love to see what you make, I think we learn from each other, and you always make beautiful cards.
The weather here is dreadful, wind and heavy rain, so you enjoy the sunshine.
Love Sandra xx

Heartland Creek Graphics said...

Prachtig Sharon!
Je wordt steeds beter!

groetjes Vera

paola said...

Stunning Sharon! Cant believe how well your doing these days, while i thought you were doing invitations, he he. I will try to do some work for the blog this week, just got to get my head straight.

Dena said...

Sharon, your card is wonderful!!!! Very sweet Tilda colored just perfectly. I think you are doing a great job with those copics. Nice insides too! It takes a little more time, but really does make it more attractive!
Hugs, Dena

ursula in RSA said...

What a lovely card Sharon. A bit of decoration on the inside makes a difference. Envy you that lovely view. At least we woke up to lovely sunshine today after 5 days of rain and cold.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. Love the sweet tilda image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Sharon ! I am green with envy when I see what you achieve... The colours are beautifully put together, the layout is fab and your colouring is perfect... What else can I say ? I just LOVE it !

Jane ... said...

Sharon, your card colors and Tilda are beautiful! Thanks for following the Women to Women Sharing Jesus site! What a beautiful view in the photo! We're starting to get some near-freezing temps here in the Midwest USA, just in time to decorate for Christmas soon. Blessings!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous Sharon!! your cards are looking so beautiful these days and all your effort is paying off. I love the insides..just so professional! Gorgeous colours and colouring! Hugs Judy xx

Catherine said...

Hi Sharon ! It's Catherine again ! I just wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you have left on my blog... It's really sweet of you. I have found your cupcake on one of your posts and I love it ! I have also noticed that we have two things in common : the love of teddy bears (I have all of "Popcorn" CD's !) and the love of sweet treats ! If ever you have time I would love to have the recipe of your yummy "Milktart" ! Take care. Smile from Catherine

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am speechless! Your work is absolutely fabulous!!!!

Angela said...

A beautiful card, the colours are perfect and the sparkle is gorgeous,
hugs Angela x

paola said...

Now sharon the thingy is called a spacer or bead cap,he he

Riet said...

Ohh wat staan hier schitterende kaartjes Sharon,prachtige stempels en papier.
Ik kom zeker regelmatig bij je kijken hoor.

Liefs Riet.

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is gorgeous, love the image and red and Kraft together. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

Martine said...

aww this is adorable sweetie, i love this tilda stamp, you have coloured her wonderfully, gorgeous papers and embellies too :) :)