Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Addicted to Stamps Sketch

Good morning (just)!  It's time for a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and this week, we have a sketch for you.  Here's what I made using it:

I'm still trying to get some more Christmas cards made in amongst everything else, so I turned the sketch below to my advantage.  I stamped that gorgeous image out from Beautiful Season and coloured it in using my marker pens and my aquapainter. The sentiment was coloured in directly with markers and then stamped.  I die cut out the circle shapes and then inked the edges with Crumb Cake.  The subtle text patterned paper is Crumb Cake, mounted on Cherry Cobbler (quite possibly my favourite of all the SU colours!) and added in some lace trim and Cherry Cobbler seam binding.  Four rhinestones complete the card, which has, surprisingly for me, stuck rather closely to the sketch!  It's good to know I can do it when I try!

Stamps: Beautiful Season
Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, marker pens in Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Paper: Crumb Cake from the Neutrals stack
Other: lace trim (non-SU), Cherry Cobbler seam binding, rhinestones, sponge daubers, aquapainter, stamp-a-ma-jig, circle dies and BigShot

On the subject of supplies, if you were interested in any items on the retiring products list, don't hang about!  Quite a few have already sold out and it's only the 5th September!

A dog picture today to keep you amused:

I look forward to seeing your take on this week's sketch! Thanks for visiting,


  1. Wow such a beautiful card Victoria. I do love that stamp. You must be getting quite a little stash of Christmas cards together now. I have managed to make 27 so far but still have loads more to do!!!. Love the doggy pic, know just how he is feeling. Big hugs Clare xxx

  2. Victoria this is so lovely , a fab sentiment and that sparkly lace is lovely Hugs Elaine

  3. Hi Victoria - you have made a lovely Christmas card with the sketch and I love your sparkly lace trim - Jacqueline xx

  4. I love that you made a Christmas Card. You have put it all together beautifully - your stamps are fantastic xx

  5. Magnifiecnt card ! Bravo ! It's very successful !

    Hugs from France.

  6. Hi Victoria, that's a lovely Christmas card. That stamp is very nice, I like how you have coloured it and the sparkly lace is very pretty. Sue x

  7. Love that sparkly lace! Another gorgeous Christmas card to add to your stash. x

  8. This is really gorgeous Victoria and a brilliant use of that amazing Edgelit die as well as those lovely stamps! Vicky x

  9. Fabulous card Victoria - great combo with the stamp and sentiment. Just seen your photo of the goodies you bought at the weekend - love that cute ribbon and think I can spy some of the lovely Michael Powell stamps in the background; good taste girl!

    Karen x

  10. Lovely festive card Victoria. xx

  11. Hi Victoria, good luck with your new job first of all am sure you will a rave with your students. As for your card, super, love the coloured image so pretty and the blingy bit is just fab ! I used to have a little girl pug and that is the exact expression she had when trying to get at food.


  12. This is just amazing!!! LOVE the ribbons you used and your image is beautiful, Victoria! PS: I miss you at Technique Tuesday! I hope you can come and play along this month! I'd love to see what you create! :)

  13. This is beautiful Victoria - I really love it. The image and the papers are really really gorgeous. You are so talented.

    Hugs Sue P xx

  14. Fab Christmas card Victoria, lovely image and sentiment.

  15. Your card is breath-taking, Victoria. I so love it!!

    And that dog picture will have me chuckling for days and days! TFS!!

  16. Beautiful colouring on your stamp Victoria. Love the colour combo too. x


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