Saturday, 25 July 2009

C4E Sketch Challenge

I am back from Scotland, I had a fab week with the in-laws, my mother-in-law is a crafter so we indulged in a bit, erm a lot of craft retail therapy, but it was my b'day & I was given pennies to spend!!!!! My MIL had also bought stuff to make projects together so we made a few things in her new craft room, including this card!!!!!! This weeks sketch for C4E incudes the option 'Vintage', I struggled with this as I took nothing vintage to Scotland with me at all so I had to make do with what I had & raid my crafty mummy's stash!!!!

The papers are MME Bloom & Grow Asparagus from Stampeezee & the image is Charmed Delectable 'Annie with Ted' another neglected stamp of mine!!!! I coloured her with........erm....Copic Ciao' I have not gone to the dark side it's just we had limited space in the car, what with my son in the back & 3 doggies in the boot & was restricted with what stash I could take!!! My MIL kindly allowed me to use them, got to say, I prefer my PM's, it took me ages to get used to the brush tip of the copic pen, I much prefer the bullet tip of the promarker, not to mention trying to get used to the colours!!!!

My background shape was created with a Martha Stewart border punch & my circles cut out with nesties. The sentment is one from my MIL's stash punched out with SU punches, I also raided her lace stash for the pretty bows.

After I had stuck the card together I realised I had not inked my edges but it was all a little late by then.....LOL

Anyway, some fab news, C4E have 2 new DT members, Andie & Suzette, check out the girls blogs as they are super talented.

Sadly there is also bad news from C4E, the lovely Cindy has been involved in a nasty car accident, if anyone would like to send Cindy a card please contact Michelle of C4E for her e-mail address.

Anyway, thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.




  1. This is absolutely stunning sarah- I love the background shape you made using the punches! The vintage look is fab! Love Rowena

  2. I love how you have used MS punch to creative that pretty frame. Beautifully coloured as always. Glad you had a nice break :D

    Emma x

  3. Hi Sarah, thanks for the lovely comments! Re: the whimsy owl you can buy him at Quixotic Paperie-Elaine is the only seller I know who stocks whimsy stamps in the uk-her service is fab as well:) Lots of Love-Rowena

  4. Hi Sarah, I love your card, I think that you've managed a lovely vintage feel, it must have been difficult not having your own stash about you but this is fab, great colours you have used. I hope your friend is ok and I'm glad you had a lovely time up here. Dawn Marie.xx

  5. Sarah this is beautiful and your vintage works well with this Annie image. I was thinking how cool to have a MIL that crafts too then realized she is probably not much older than me!!! Sue :o)
    PS love the new look blog

  6. this is great i love that image as i have that stamp too and you have made brilliant job with yours love cheryl xxxxx

  7. Gorgeous vintage card Sarah. Pleased you had a good time in Scotland and have had fun spending your birthday pennies!!! Love the pictures of your rescue doggies! They are beautiful, bet they are spoilt rotten!
    Katrina xx

  8. beautiful card as always Sarah! glad to hear you had a good time in scotland! hugs mx