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


chrilvian said...

what a pretty card, love the colourcombo
thanks for playing with the anyoneforanyachallenge

Janine DT AFA

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A really lovely card.

So many gorgeous things to look at .. .. including that fabby MS punch. There are just too many of those around now!! LOL!!

Great use of your snippets and I have to confess to having some of that bright pink paper in my snippet pile too.

Thank you for sharing in the snippet playground again this week.

Love Jules xx

p.s. If you want any more washing just let me know!!!

Jill said...

super cute card Mags, love the image and your pretty papers thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colour combo :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the sweet image, great take on the sketch, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
Kevin xx

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.the image is so sweet and i love your beautiful colour combo and pretty details ;D

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

A very pretty snippet card - love the flowers embellishing it. Had to laugh at the laundry story - priceless :) Elizabeth x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is such a gorgeous card the colours and image were the first things that caught my eye, then the embellishments and design this is one very beautiful creation I love it.
Lorraine x