Saturday, 12 November 2011
Anyone for Anya meets Sketch'n'Stash
A card at last! On Sunday I surveyed my calender with glee because of all the lovely blanks spaces that meant I could craft! Of course it didn't end up like that, though there were nice reasons (friends coming round for supper) as well as irritating ones (ye olde manne not telling me he had no more clean shirts until he was wearing the last one - the rest were all heaped on the floor because he forgot to bring them downstairs. Bless.)
When I finally settled down yesterday in my craft hovel (it badly needs a tidy. Again) it was such a satisfying feeling! Anyone for Anya? challenge is asking for a thanksgiving or thank you card or a December calendar page. I owe a dear friend a thank you card, so it was a very timely reminder!
The image is one of The Greeting Farm's Hope and Grace stamps, I've had this set for quite a while now but I think she came from Quixotic Paperie. I coloured her with Promarkers. The sketch was lovely to work with - it's the current Sketch and Stash challenge.
The only thing I used on this card that's less than 6 months old is the Martha Stewart punch I used to give a lacy effect on the horizontal strip! Two of the papers are Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection, and the pink background was a freebie from last year.
I used an EK Success retro punch (on an anciet snippet of bright pink paper!) for the flowers, the leaves are a Nellie Snellen punch. The pink brad, pink gems and green ribbon are from stash. I had some tiny butterflies left over from using the Martha Stewart butterfly border so I stickled their wings and popped them here and there. The sentiment is from Hobbycraft, I think.
I used quite a few snippets here (even the image was pre-stamped!) so I'm going to enter Jules's snippets challenge, too.
I'm sorry about the dull photo, I took my camera outside to get better light than indoors, but it's such a grey day that it's not much of an improvement!
Well, time to have a good tidy and change the sheets. And check that hubby has no more clothes waiting to be washed! Honestly, I thought my kids were bad at forgetting the washing...
Have a great weekend, and thanks for looking!
luv, Mags x
Promarkers: Burnt Umber, Chestnut, Cinnamon; Dusky Pink, Blush, Pastel Pink; Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink; Forest Green, Grass