My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sheetload of Cards online Publication

For those of you that have never heard of Sheet Load of Cards, it is an online publication which provides you with a new sketch every month. Along with the sketch they provide you with the cutting directions for making 8 identical cards out of the least amount of paper.

They then provide you with loads of samples of cards made using that sketch.

Sweet 'n Sassy stamps is the sponsor there for the month of August. All of us Design Team members were invited to be the guest designer this month. To check this out, go to their website and then to Saturday August 1st and click on the box that says Sheetload of Cards under "August 2009 - Sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy stamps". This will then open up a PDF file with this months publication.

These cards also qualify for the Stamp Something Challenge Blog, to use paper piecing.

I submitted two cards.
The first card is using Elly & Friends stamp set.
The papers pack I used is called "Expedition" from Close to my Heart.
All stitching is done by hand using embroidery floss.


This second card is form a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called "Sweet Dreams".
The paper pack is called "Daydream" from Close to My Heart.
It's hard to see all the glitter on this card. Olivia had purple glitter on her eyelids, pink on the stars of her cap and green on the leaves.
I used two pewter decorative brads and hollyhock Twill ribbon, all from Close to my Heart.
The white half pearls are white solid dew drops.
The owl and branch is stamped and colored with Copic Markers twice. Then cut out and layered for a 3D affect.

All stitching was done by hand using embroidery floss.


6 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both so gorgeous!! I love your coloring and paper piecing! Your sewing is gorgeous. I am so excited to be working alongside you as GD for Sweet n Sassy this month.

Stampin Lucy said...

Adorable, lovely....I am in awe of you art!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, Nancy, both of these cards are adorable! As always, I LOVE your stitching. But you sure have a wonderful eye for color and design. It's always a pleasure to see what you create.

P.S. I'm hoping to get the catalog off in tomorrow's mail. I've been a bit sidetracked lately.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

You busy girl! Both of your cards are incredible! I love that little elephant! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Deedee Anderson said...

When I saw these in the magazine, I thought they were so pretty, but seeing them up close, they are just amazing! Beautiful cards, Nancy!

Chrissy D said...

Oh WOW! Nancy, both of these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!