Saturday 2 June 2012

Oooh so cruel!!

Hello blogworld

and how are we all doing today then?  I'm here with my post for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin and this week our boss ladies have been very cruel with the choice of challenge.  They wanted us (and you!) to choose 'Your favourite stamp'.

This month's regular sponsor is Joanna Sheen with a prize of a £10 voucher.

This week's sponsor is Letraset with a set of Promakers for the winner.

Now this challenge caused me a severe headache - how on earth could I pick a favourite stamp?  They are all my favourite and I just couldn't pick one. So...........

I cheated!!!  I thought for a bit and wondered which one did I use the most and it came down to a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp.  I then had a sort through which character stamps I use the most and, to be honest, I really truly couldn't decide.  So I went with a stamp that I'd used a lot a couple of years ago and teamed it up with a very pretty accessory stamp from the same range.

Here is the finished card.
Front shot:

Detail shot and trying to show how I cut out the image then popped it on 3d foam trying for some depth:

Arty farty side view (trying to show the 3dness of it):

I used:

Lili of the Valley - Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments
C.C.Designs - Swiss Pixies; Laying Nora and Butterfly Fence - both coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Oh and I tried Lisa's cloud technique - not nearly as good as hers, but I can see it working with some practice, so thank you Lisa for the instructions.

Nesties: Circle and scalloped circle
Memory Box: Maderia Corner and Bubble Daisy Border (new!)

Making Memories - Butterfly
Docrafts - Tulip

Everything else:
Wooden flower (new!)
Brad (not new)
Stickles glitter glue on her wings

Just out of curiosity can anyone tell me why one of my Memory Box dies is in a packet that has a green strip (Daisy border) and the other (Maderia Corner) has a blue strip? 

So you can you pick a favourite stamp?  Or are you a true stampaholic (like me!) and love them all equally?  Which ever I'd love to know what and how you pick - so why not go see the wonderful inspiration my Teamies have created and then enter the challenge.  You never know, I might end up taking a gander at your creation.

Have fun and stamp!!!!


A challenge, or two:

Sketch n Stash: Challenge 88 - now I know I've turned the circle into the square, tho I do still have the other elements, so I'm not sure if I've gone too far off the sketch to take part?  If you need to delete it, that's not a problem for me - I just wanted to have another go at the sketch after that really bad entry earlier in the week!!

Crafty Calender Challenge: Flowers in Bloom

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons: #28 - Many Layers


Catherine said...

Such a pretty card and I don't think I could pick a favourite.....

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sarah. It is really hard to choose favorite stamp. I like a nice scene with fence and image. You used some new stuff and you bought wonderful things. Wishing you a great weekend. Lily

Laura Bradley said...

This is beautiful! I love those CC images but still haven't bought one yet! Have a fab weekend. Laura x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Aww this is gorgeous Sarah! Love the image and the papers and dies go so perfectly :)

Sue said...

Hi Sarah
Your card is gorgeous, I love the cute little girl and the way you have created the background with the clouds is fabulous.
I really don't know how I could possibly choose a favourite stamp, even though I don't have that many I'm rubbish at making decisions!
Enjoy the week-end
Hugs Sue

mixamatoasties said...

Great card Sarah. I love the way you've created a wee scene.

It was a cruel challenge wasn't it?!

Susan xx

Tanya said...

Fabulous card Sarah! I love all the diecuts, they're so pretty. That image is adorable, I don't know how I'll choose my favourite stamp, they're all my favourites so I think I'll just dip my hand into the box and work with whatever comes out :D

Tags xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, adorable image and love your new dies...I too would not like to pick a favourite stamp.
Wendy xx

Tracey T said...

This is a gorgeous little scene and the stamps are so cute. I couldn't possibly pick just one favourite either! Hugs, Tracey xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous 'scene' card Sarah.... love both of those images... and of course the LOTV stamp is so handy!!

Christine x

An Occasional Genius said...

May I remind you complaining underlings (lol!!) that your bosses do read your blogs!!! And there was us thinking we are so good to you the chance to work with your most favouritest stamps....well that's it. I'm off to cry in the corner now because I'm mean & cruel 'sob'.

Although I have to say, on occasions my OH & children would entirely agree with you!

Anyway, what a blooming lovely card & being the magnanimous boss lady that I am, I shall overlook the 'cheating'. Love ya really xx

Jo said...

Aww, Sarah, I know what you mean...i couldn't pick just one either!You did fab though, gorgeous little scene you've created and love those fab die cuts! Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs Jo x
p.s. had to laugh at your "boss's" you all have a hoot!

Kim said...

Awesome card Sarah! Great details. I LOVE that daisy border die!

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.i love your beautiful colours and stunning image and design :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, love the little scene you have created!
Helen x

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Sarah. Love the sweet scene and pretty die cuts.
Sarah-Jane xx

catherine said...

Fab card Sarah and great dimension you have managed to create with it. Love your stamp choices. I would find it difficult and mine would be from my vintage stash I think!!
Hope you enjoy your weekend
x catherine

Wishcraft said...

Hello fellow cheat... I should probably have chosen a character stamp but I just couldn't do it! I'd have felt too guilty lol.

Love the little scene you've created and all your fab details :o) Oh, and your new goodies all look gorgeous too! Hugs, Lisa x

xxxtglxxx said...

Glorious card, love the pretty details on this Sarah, and those dies look brilliant! :)



Berry said...

Hi Sarah I have no idea about the coloured strip thing on MB dies, my heart and scroll both have blue strips? Anyway your creation is fab I have this stamp too! I would find it oh so hard to choose a favorite no fair!
Hugs Rebekah xx

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Amazing colouring of lovely images. Great choice!! Gorgeous details. Love it!!

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card Sarah and sweet image.

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
Hugs Kate xx

Faye said...

Totally fabbo colouring Hun. xx

Sue said...

a very pretty card, thanks for joining us at SnS


Claudia said...

Hello Sarah,

you've made a soooo wonderful card. The image is very cute and I love all the details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!



Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the die cuts and the soft yellow on this is gorgeous. I don't do favorites in the conventional sense it's more a case of this is my favorite for today lol
Lindsay xx

Flowergirl said...

Really wonderful card! I couldn't choose a favourite either! Love the little scene you've created. Your new dies are fab! Bet you couldn't wait to use them x
Enjoy the rest of your weekend x
Wendy x

Julie said...

Super sweet card, lovely little scene! Thanks for joining us at SNS this fortnight! Juliexx

Doreen said...

I live your card - the image is gorgeous and the fence too.
by the way: Many thanks for joining us at Sns this week
Doreen xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Sarah! it's a very sweet image and you've coloured it beautifully! I love the pretty pink and yellow - the die cuts are really pretty and I love the wooden flower! I don't think I could pick a favourite stamp either!! I would have Top 50 stamps knowing me!! LOL
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...

Hey Sarah

Brilliant card - just love everything about it!

Winston brought me a little 'present' this morning - how sweet if you get me drift.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments - I really do appreciate it - alot.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Hazel xx

Francesca said...

What a great creation
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


Unknown said...

How fabulous is this Sarah…….
What gorgeous details and the colour is superb,fabulous stamps you have chosen , it is hard but well done.
Great work Hugs Elaine

Mary J said...

That's so pretty Sarah! I love all of the elements!

Mary J said...

That's so pretty Sarah! I love all of the elements!

Rachel said...

Soooo pretty Sarah! Love the images. Wedgie xxx

Vicky said...

Hi Sarah, just been having a good ol' nosey round your wonderful blog, WOW!! Your cards are sensational, I love your colouring!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely message, I have repaid you compliment and am now a follower. Looking forward to being blogging buddies!!

hugs Vicky x x x

Teresa said...

Fantastic card Sarah. xx
Can I ask you Sarah is your Docrafts name Kozmik? I can't remember, if it is then someone is looking for you on Docrafts to thank you for something. Hugs Teresa xx

Kathleen said...

Oh Sarah this is beautiful! Your cards are getting more and more amazing! Your colouring on this one is stunning. I can tell you my fav stamp quite easily, silver fairy by wee stamps, I know I love my Tildas but that silver fairy is just so wonderful to colour
Kat xx