07 April 2012

A Challenge or 2

Hello friends

We've really had beautiful intermittent rain during the course of the day.  This morning I really did not think that we'd even see a small patch of blue sky today, but as I peek out my bedroom window, there are blue skies with lovely puffy grey clouds hanging in the air.  What a glorious day it has been.  The perfect day for crafting actually...LOL

I managed to find not 1 but 2 challenges to enter this little card into.

I found this gorgeous sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches and thought I'd join their challenge.  I have used a Gorjuss Girl stamp called Sitting and teamed her with an Elisabeth Bell background image. The floral paper is from my Wilson & Maclaghan range of papers. 

I am also entering this card into the Sir Stampalot monthly challenge, where they are celebrating their 2nd birthday.... woohoooo, Happy Birthday Sir Stampalot Challenge blog.   I've recently purchased goodies from the Sir Stampalot online store and their service is outstanding. Very friendly staff there.

You can see from the pic above that I have decorated the inside too.  As I did not have enough of the floral paper over, I teamed it up with the lovely gingham paper, which was a purchase from my friend Paola.   You can see the other half in the pic below.   I never throw pieces of paper away, as one can team them up for the inside.  All I did was matt a piece of white paper for your message onto the blue cardstock and I glued that in the centre of the page.

I've kept my embellishments to the bare minimum.  Just added a little bit from a feather in the top left hand corner with a pearl, a few butterflies and a sentiment to complete the picture.

I hope your Easter weekend is going well and that you're enjoying the time with your loved ones.

It would make my day if you left a comment, as I so enjoy reading them.  Thanks so much for visting me today. 

hugs, Sharon x


Hazel said...

Lovely card Sharon - love the sparkle - glad its got a little cooler for you!


Hazel xx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Sharon. Oh my goodness, you are on a roll my friend. Absolutely gorgeous card. Fab papers, cute image, simply adorable.
With love, Sandra xx

jimlynn said...

SO sweet and pretty Sharon; Lovely image that you've colored to perfection and it just fits perfect for this sketch challenge. Beautiful card.
Have a wonderful day!

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours, the papers and the feather.....

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is fabulous, hugs pops x

Riet said...

Prachtige kaart Sharon,lief die stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
Heel mooi papier.

Liefs Riet.

Sally H said...

A fabulous creation, Sharon! Beautiful choice of colours. Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Sir stampalot and Good Luck!

brenda said...

What a really pretty card Sharon and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot Challenge and hope you can join the blog hop as well as we have some great prizes to be won.

So pleased you were happy with your purchase from Sir Stampalot.

B x

Catherine said...

Your card is so beautiful Sharon ! The colours are so fresh and lovely ! Great colouring of the image too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

pinky said...

Gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Tracy S said...

such a pretty card, I really love the softness that little feather adds and that punch work is awesome.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Sharon! Sweet image and pretty colors. The circle tag looks great. Thank you for playing with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Chrissy D said...

This is so sweet! Love the colors and elements you added to finish this card! Thank you for joining us in the Sweet Stop Sketch! Have a blessed week!

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card! The inside looks as pretty as the outside. Thank you for sharing it with us for our Stampalot birthday challenge, and good luck!

Lynne x

Ruth said...

This is such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot blog hop, Ruth