Thursday 5 March 2009

Stamps and Smiles Thursday Challenge!

Hi girls! Today is the start of Stamps and Smiles Thursday challenges!
I'm honoured and delighted to have been asked to be a part of this fantastic team.

The Design Team........

Jennifer Meyer (Owner)
Cindy Haffner
Lori Boyd
Mercy Kerin
Pam Varnell
Suzy Tyler
Julie Lacey
Crystal Birr

Well I hope you're all fired up and ready to play along!
For full details please pop on over to the fantastic Stamps and Smiles blog, where you can see all the DT 's beautiful cards and get bags of inspiration.

Here's the first Thursday Challenge sketch, designed by the one and only Mercy Kerin......

This is my take on the sketch.

I matted Bazzil Basics CS onto white linen card.
The patterned paper is one I picked up on my travels.
I have no idea where I got from.
(Possibly Hobby Horse in Derby). Not sure though.
I used a scrap of SU that was as near as damn is to swearing to the patterned paper and stamped it with a clear scroll stamp by Rhonna Farrer.
Satin ribbon from my stash with the little flowers from my Leone Em punch.
The sentiment is another mystery 'coz there's no name on it! I inked it with Adirondak 'Cranberry'.

Don't forget to hop on over to the Stamps and Smiles blog to see all the beautiful cards from the other DT members.



Handcrafted With Love said...

Ohhhhhhhhh Viv this is just such a beautiful warm looking card ..... I just love everything about it. Excellent work.

Love Pam xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A gorgeous card with fabulous papers and colours! ♥

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Viv, LOVE the pretty colors and that image with those flowres are beautiful!!
Great card, Jennifer :)

Unknown said...

Hi Viv, lovely card and layout, love those colours together.


Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Viv, I love the stamp and those papers are gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Gina said...

Oooh I love this card Viv, the colours and the papers you have used are gorgeous. I love this sketch too, I may have a go at this one :)
Gina xxx

Tracey said...

Love this sketch and your card is just gorgeous Viv!! xx

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Hello Viv, I am so glad you stopped by my blog and left such a sweetheart comment... and because of it I learned about you and Stamps and Smiles. Your copic coloring is awesome, you did wonderful with this image... I wouldn't have known it was your first if you don't mention it.... I am also thinking in getting the copic myself, but I am afraid to pay such a high price and not like them... I will stick with my prismacolors for a while...
I will post my card for the Stamps and Smiles challenge soon, and I have linked both blogs to mine...
HUGS...SK :)

Unknown said...

vivi...this is beautiful! love the *pop* of the green against the dark bg...great eye!

amazing job with this week's sketch, darling!


Natalie said...

Lovely card Viv. x

Shirley said...

Love your layers and the little flowers are beautiful too~

Anonymous said...

The colours are just so unusual on this, it's very striking. A very good combination of papers and colours. Really attractive.