Monday, 1 May 2017

Coffee and Friends

Me again...I have actually managed to grab some time to myself and make some cards just for fun, so, inspired by some current challenges I came up with this.

It was the first time I had inked this sweet stamp by Your Next Stamp and, as usual, I coloured her up to match the papers that came from The Works ( as well as a few other pads actually!!)


I used SN Illustrator pens to colour her and am pleased to say I am getting the hang of them. I also broke the mould and tried blonde hair which I am really pleased with. The embossed panel was supposed to be a panel with texture paste but the colour was wrong so I improvised and used a Leoni folder instead. I will save the paste panel for another project!!

The rain has gone so today I am going to spend some time in the garden, the weeds on the patio will be easier to deal with now the ground is damp!! No riding for me as poor Surprise is lame at the moment and having a week in bed so I can use the time doing something productive!!

Whatever you are doing, I hope it's a good one xx

I was inspired by these challenges

Sweet Sketch Wednesday



Allsorts #413 - Embossing
A Gem Of A Challenge #193 - Embossing wet or dry
Creatalicious challenges #114 - Anything Goes +/- Mothers Day or for the girls


30 comments:

Debra K. said...

This is so sweet! Love the image, well it's got a cat on it and I LOVE cats :) . The embossed panel looks wonderful as does the heart edge with the pearl flowers. You've definitely nailed the blond hair, it looks fabulous.
Your other card looks fine as I've saved it so would you like me to email it to you and see if it looks any better than yours? Debra x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card and layout, have a lovely week cheers Sue x

Julie B said...

Still grey and overcast here but hopefully the predicted showers wont come and I too can get into the garden! Not tried the SN markers but one or two of the girls at craft class were saying they couldn't get on with them. Think I'll stick with my Copics! Happy BH. :)

Pollard Carole said...

Great card Sarah love the colours and such a pretty stamp. That sentiment is just perfect Great colouring with your new pens enjoy your weeds !!! Love and hugs Carole x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is so sweet! Fab card design and the embossed panel is lovely!
Lucy x

Veerle said...

Aaaaaah Sarah such a sweet card. I absolutely LOVE that sentiment. And that sweet image. Hugs Veerle x

Mervi said...

Cute and fabulous card! So sweet image and colouring.
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

Chrissy said...

Aww..what a sweet image and I love your papers and the lovely sentiment..enjoy your time in the garden..mine needs some urgent attention.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Laine said...

Sweet image and so pleased you are using your Illustrators Sarah. They really are fabulous. Stunning papers and detail. Have fun with the weeds.
Laine
x

cotnob said...

A pretty card Sarah, such a sweet image and lovely sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lorraine said...

A lovely image and brilliant sentiment, fab card.
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Very cute image and love the colouring. Great papers. I have bought quite a few of the 12"x12" pads from The Works. They are more card than paper and at £3 a pad an absolute bargain!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

MiamiKel said...

Oh Sarah, this is a delightful card! Such a cute image and a cuppa ... the perfect combination :)
Isn't it fun to craft just for us!

brenda said...

A great card and perfect embossing for our Allsorts theme this week Sarah, many thanks for joining in.

Do hope Surprise is soon over her lameness, if your grass is anything like ours can't blame the lushness to create laminitis. We badly need some rain to perk up the grass here in the Fens, there's been less than an inch this month and heading into May it always spells expensive hay.

B x

Heide said...

Cute, cute card! Love the sweet image and the embossed BG. Thanks for joining us this sketch. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Michelle said...

Hi Sarah - I love this stamp - it is gorgeous and so is your lovely card - glad you got some spare time to play! Michelle x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Aw this is sweet and I love the sentiment too.
Lorraine

Lisa xx said...

Hi Sarah, this is a beaut! Such a sweet lil' image and very pretty papers (I have this pad too)

So glad you were able to join us this time at SSW2 xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
playing catch up on my comments today.
Your card is very wonderful and your have coloured it perfectly too.
I had a lot of SN ppens when they first came out and couldn't get on with them so I gave them to my niece, and went back to my Promarkers plus they wouldn't work together, but my promarkers are running out now and I need to replace a lot of them soon.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a sweet card, lovely embossing panel. With my DT hat on thanks for playing at agoac

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous sentiment here and such a gorgeous card.xx ♥[aNNie]

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love the sweet image and fabulous sentiment x

Jane Savage said...

Sooo pretty, Sarah! Love that pearl border and your colouring is fab! xxx

Inkyfingers said...

Coffee, friends and a good natter sounds great to me Sarah! What a sweet image and I love how you have put the card together - that embossing folder is gorgeous. I'm glad you are getting to grips with the Illustrator pens - I love mine.

Annette said...

Awwwww, a lovely image and a fab sentiment to match.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Too cute Lorraine! Love that gorgeous sentiment. Such a sweet card. Loving that paper too! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Tracy said...

Cute creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lena's Creations said...

Lovely card with a beautiful sentiment. The image is just too cute :-)
Love the card layout!
Have a wonderful day.
Lena

sweetbloominscraps said...

Adorable! Love your embossed heart papers! Thanks for joining us at SSW2!
Judi SSW2

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for the girls / Mother's Day” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…