Wednesday 29 June 2011

Divas by Design, Challenge No 4: Die cuts and Punches

Hello again blogworld,

Things are slowly starting to get back to normal now all the festivities are over.  I have a pile of ironing to do, the upstairs needs a hoover and my windows need washing, but am happy to ignore it all to make a card or two - ahh yes normality is restored!

I think I may even have acquired a new follower or two - but you have all disappeared again, so I don't know for sure!  If I have - hello and welcome to my blog.  Hope I don't bend your ears too much with my waffle and I do post about cards sometimes - promise!

Just to prove a point, here is a post about cards.  I know this is getting a bit repetitive, but I can't believe that another two weeks have flown by and it's time again for a new challenge at Divas by Design.  What a wonderful selection of art there was for the theme of anything but a card.  So much variety and invention out there - wow!

This time the challenge is Die cuts and Punches and we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.  There is a huge variety of digital stamps over there, something for everyone.

So here is my card, it's the card I made for my daughters' fourth birthday last week.  I had tried a stepper card for a DoCrafts challenge and liked it - once I got past all the measuring and swearing!  So thought I would try it again - don't know that it will be something I do a lot though.

 Close up of the image:

The image is a Sarah Kay one - Rose's Garden, coloured with my Primas and shaded with chalks.  I used my new Go-Kreate dies to mat and layer the image.  The heart border is a Martha Stewart punch, sentiment and letters from Craftwork Cards, leaves are a die, flower I made using Prisma petals.  The '4' is from a sheet of letters and numbers I had in my stuff.  Papers are from a pack I'm using a lot just now - DoCrafts A5 Tulip linen pack.  Goodness that was long list!  Think I've remembered all of it.

Am really looking forward to seeing what is created this time round.  Thanks for reading to the end of this very long post and I'll go now!



Berry said...

This is an adorable card Sarah I love the colouring on this and such a fab shape too, bet she loved this! Hope things get back to normal soon, I crave normal so much right now! Hugs rebekah xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Sarah this is just amazing, a beautiful card and perfect for your daughter's birthday. I love how you have personalised it and such gorgeous colours.
Glad everything is settling down again.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Juls said...

wow!!!! Just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Karen said...

Lovely card. Love the colouring of image and the shading around. xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah,one of my favourite images and so beautifully coloured,fabulous card.
Wendy xx

coops said...

fantastic card sarah.the shape is great and fab pretty colours and details.i love the beautiful image too :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

I bet she loved this . . . the measuring does take the patience of a saint for these step cards, I usually have to toss my first piece of cardstock almost every time. Glad the birthday bash went well! And the vacuuming can always wait to make another card or two, I've discovered in my home that everyone thoughtfully leaves that job for me no matter how long it takes me to get to it!

Anita said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous Sarah! I love the step cards and this one is just perfect. I'm sure she loved it too.

Jayne A said...

such a beautiful card.


Wishcraft said...

Oh WOW Sarah, this is absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous card :o) Lisa x

Laney said...

well worth the measuring and swearing I think Sarah!! its a fabulous card
I'm sure your daughter loved it too!!