Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Card Patterns and More Challenges

Finally got some time to myself today to make some cards. I really wanted to participate in the Card Pattern Sketch 126 this week. So I used the sketch as my base for several challenges.
I love the mimi in paris stamp set! I recently purchased it from Simon Says Stamp online store. When I can't find a stamp here in Canada, I know I can find it there. I was so excited when it came in the mail!

I started with the navy paper from MME's Lime Twist. Then added a few more patterns from the same paper pad. The first die cut (Spellbinders Label 16) was stamped with PB Paisley Swirls in Broken China, then distressed with Broken China and Faded Jeans. The second die cut (traced) was coloured with Faded Jeans distress ink. The third die cut was coloured with Antique Linen distress ink. The flower stamp (from mimi in paris) was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa - I first stamped the image on scrap paper and then on the die cut so the image wouldn't be quite so dark.
I paper pieced the image, using MME's Lime Twist papers and cut it out. The sentiment is from PB's Fun in the Sun. My idea of summer fun is an exciting vacation to Paris, France! I really do wish I was there.

Challenges I am entering:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Free and Easy
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Black/Ground
Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge - August Free and Easy
Card Patterns - Sketch 126


  1. Fab card love it all,thank you for joining us at Penny Black @allsorts this week.
    Louise xx

  2. What a sweet card!!! I love the image and the colors are absolutely fabulous!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns!!!!

  3. Oh this is so sweet, I love her beret. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. Gorgeous beautiful card, adorable image and pretty colours.

  5. super cute card jeanette....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

  6. Hei Jeannette,
    so sweet card, lovely papers, too.

    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck & welcome again;-))m

  7. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Your card is SO cute!!! I love your use of the Card Pattern's sketch for this past week - I'm DELIGHTED that you took the time to share your lovely work with us! THANK YOU! Yee Haw!