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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FSS Hearts & Roses Valentine Card


I'm finally getting caught up with all of my stamping obligations and it feels so good!!!

Here is a Valentine card made using the Fred She Said Hearts and Roses pre-colored image. I love this set because the pre-colored images come in 7 different colors for any occasion, or a digi that you can color yourself. I added the Happy Valentines Day but you can add any sentiment or non at all.

The inspiration for this card started with the January Verve sketch, week 1, that the Heart worked perfectly with.

The paper I used are all  CTMH from the Roxie Paper Packet, except for the green punched strip. That was left over scrap from a Christmas card but it worked perfectly for this card.

The Hand stitching around the card was done with matching embroidery floss.

Other Challenges for this card:
Wags & Whiskers - Valentine/Love
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Needles & Pins
Drunkin Stampers - Love
JUGS - Red, Pink, White
Scrap, Stamp & Doodle - Have a Heart
I Did It - Love
Stampin Sisterhood - Inspiration (roses, heart, pink)
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Make a Heart stand out
Inky Impressions - Heart You

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FSS - Hat Tipping Snowman



I think I'm finally back and able to continue creating. My wrist pain is minimal now and I'm starting off slowly. I sure missed not making cards but especially not being able to hand stitch them. So here is my fist card of the new year. I used the Fred She Said Hat Tipping pre-colored Snowman.

The papers are all from the Wonderland paper packet from Close to my Heart. I really think I need to order more of this paper before it is retired  at the end of the month. I really LOVE it for snow cards and layouts.
It's hard to see all of the glitter on this card but it's around the doily and one the snowflakes.

The Handstitching around the card was done using white Embroidery Floss.

The inspiration came from a sketch challenge at Deconstructed Sketch 35.

Other Challenges for this card:
DYSU Challenge Blog - Patterned Paper
DRS Challenge - Snowmen
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Something Old (Swirls of pearls)
Fussy & Fancy - Let It Snow
Raise the Bar - Ring in the New Year (circles)
Stampin for the weekend - Out with the old. (papers and pearls)
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Let it Snow
Sentimental Sundays - Die Cuts
Stamptacular Sunday - Seeing Spots
Clear it Out - Baby it's cold outside
Ladybug Crafts - Bows