Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A couple of challenges

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter.  Yesterday we had our new neighbours over for a BBQ lunch.  There girls are alittle older than my daughter but that didn't stop them having a great time and the older girl (grade 10) was very patient with a grade 4'er.  Tried a couple of new recipes which were very successful.

I must admit I have really struggled with this one.  I love what Laurie does with Waltzingmouse  but, for me, there is SOO much going on in this card it was very hard to choose what to focus on, but hey, what do we do this for.  So, that being said,  I went with blue, yellow, the heart and the patterned paper on the diagonal.  I didn't trust myself not to go through vast quantities of my beloved October Afternoon paper in achieving the effect so decided to turn up the corner.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white
Patterned paper - October Afternoon (Farmhouse)
Stamps - PTI Sweet Love, Pretty Peonies
Ink - SU Early Espresso;  Memento Dandelion
Twine - The Twinery (buttercream)
Other - Rose, thread

The next 2 cards follow a similar and much loved colour scheme.  Really wanted to have a go at the Paper Pals challenge and time is running out.  And the simplicity of the JUGS sketch really caught my eye.

What you need
Cardstock - SU Choc Chip, Pretty in Pink, white
Patterned paper - SU Neutrals collection
Stamps - SU Circle Circus, Four Frames;  PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Ink - SU Choc Chip, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Punches - SU
Pearls - Kaisercraft


Yes, very similar colours but I love them.  What is it about brown and almost any other colour, maybe it's just me.  I haven't had a go at an I spy sketch yet so why not throw yourself in at the deep end with something that is technically challenging for me.

I didn't  think stamping Crumb Cake on pale pink would work, but in real life it does, and you can guess what patterned paper was still on my desk when I did this card.  

What you need
Cardstock - SU Very Vanilla, Choc Chip, Pink Pirouette
Patterned Paper - SU Neutrals Collection
Stamps - PTI Pretty Peonies, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink - SU Crumb Cake, Choc Chip
Die - MFT
Ribbon and Brads - SU
Punch - EK Success
Pearls - Basic Grey


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! ...ESPECIALLY the first one!!

  2. Wow you've obviously had a blast in the craft room this long weekend. Love the results. Stunning cards, and colour combos. I think the first with the upturned corner is my favourite too - I haven't seen that on a card before and I do like!

  3. You sure have been busy! Lovely, lovely cards Cassandra. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. PRETTY cards! Especially LOVE the first one where you lifted the corner for the surprise stamp! LOVE the flower!

  5. Lovely cards! Great idea with the corner!


  6. Love the upturned corner on the first card!

  7. How clever is that turned-up corner?! I love the surprise heart underneath it. These are all such pretty cards, Cassandra! Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study!

  8. Wonderful couple of cards! Thanks for joining in with JUGS and I Spy!

  9. Fabulous designs! love the turned up corner! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

  10. Oh my golly, how cute is that first card??! Love the idea, must try it one day! Thank you for playing along with us at CASE Study :)

  11. Gorgeous cards Cassandra and thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week

  12. These are all gorgeous, but I particularly love the folded corner on the second one! M x

  13. Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches!

  14. All your cards are simply gorgeous! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!


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