Saturday, 27 November 2010

Black friday deal at sweetpea stamps

No card today, just a quick note that friday through sunday you will get 20% off on all stamps at

plus free shipping to USA residents (overseas only $4.95)
You have to go to the homepage and order through a link there to get the discount. Enjoy your weekend. I'll be back before it ends with a sweetpea project.

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Monday, 22 November 2010

Snow queen has it all...

...and then some! I went crazy with the colours for this card. Have you ever seen so much going on? It was a delight to colour though.

For today's card I've been playing with a wonderful winter scene drawn by Linda Biggs called snow queen.(from sweetpea stamps)
I couldn't decide on a colourscheme, but knew I wanted to add some sparkle to the flakes. I started out by using blue, but it got a bit too much so after finding these papers with pinks and reds I went all in :) Maybe a bit too much, lol.

I struggled with it and I'm not sure if I like it or if it's too cluttered. I wanted the image to stand out more, but it almost got lost here. On the other hand it coordinates with the papers and embellishments quite well. Ultimately I think I need to give this image another go.

The paper to the far left is from cloud9design, the other two are from Basic Grey's eskimo kisses line. I used a nestabilitie to cut out the image and coloured it with promarkers. The edges are inked with distress ink. The snowflake is made using different nestabilities dies.

Challenges for this card are:

ABC challenge - H is for holidays
Anything goes - let it snow
Basic Grey challenges - wings
Creative inspirations - winter wood land
Cute card thursday - sketch
Paperplay challenges - let it snow
Simon says stamp - sparkle
Stampin for the weekend - winter
Totally gorjuss - not so traditional

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