Wednesday, 24 June 2009

CRAFT & Papertrey Challenges


Made this card for two challenges this week, a fab sketch at CRAFT (I just love a patchwork look on cards) and have combined it Papertrey's "Flower" theme.

The image is Stampin' Up! from the set "Tea & Crumpets" and I've coloured it with SU markers. I fell in love with this stamp set when I saw it in the mini cat, but every time I use it I'm disappointed with my results, I still see other people use it & think it's fab, but I never like how I use it - if that's makes sense. I may do a "swapsies" on ILWS forum for another SU set as I just don't think I'm making the best use out of this one!

On to the rest of the card then, the papers are Papertrey's "Green Tea", which has such a lovely delicate pattern, the c/s is SU "Certainly Celery" and the sentiment & circle are both SU! from "Circle of Friendship" and "Frames with a Flourish" - another underused set, which I could make more of! The small flowers are also from "Tea & Crumpets" which I've cut out & stuck on with SU Dimensionals.

I'm just not sure about this card, something about the main image (and I think it's the colours I've used) isn't right, but I love the rest of it! Hmm, back to the drawing board!!


10 comments:

Sara said...

It's a lovely card Jan and the patchwork background is yummy. Guilty admission here - I've had my Frames with a Flourish for over a month now and still haven't made it up. I know it's a great set, just busy with other stamps at the moment. Sara xx

pinky said...

Jan I think your card is lovely, the image in the centre is just perfect and softens the whole outlook of the card with all the pretty flowery papers behind. I wouldn't change a thing about it.
Pinky

Peggy said...

Lovely card !!

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge.

Good luck,

Peggy

Allissa (Lisa) said...

Hi ya Jan.... thanks sweetheart for your lovely comments. This card is fabby! I must try this LO coz I love all the patterns on this one. Reminds me of a pw quilt my Nanna had...Bless.

Hugs
Lisa.xx

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and good luck!

Love,

Jo.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT-challenge with this beautiful card! So sweet and fresh!

Saskia :)

Zoƫ said...

I love this too! Great use of patterns. Z x

Julie said...

Lovely card, fab patterns. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.
Julie x

Stephanie said...

Step away from the card - it's perfect as it is!! I adore it :) Thanks for joining in Jan, love Stephanie x

Kate Lewis said...

I agree - it's a great card Jan! Love the patchwork background, thanks for joining the challenge! Kate xx