Monday, 24 May 2010

Recipe versus No Stamped Images

Morning peeps, not sure where last week went but Monday is here again along with my two new projects.
Looks like it´s gonna be another scorcher today, 29 degrees already which is about as hot as I like it.

Anyhoo onto today´s challenges
Sweet Pea Stampers theme is a RECIPE of

4 Patterned Papers
2 Ribbons
1 Button
2 Shapes

I inked up Ocean Fantasy and coloured with my copics, followed the sketch on Sketch Saturday. One Stitch at a Time would like to see furry friends, just look at the adorable wee mermaid kitty - what a cutie. Crafty Catz have set the theme for Stars and Stripes, Sew Many Challenges say Anything Goes and SophistiCat have set the theme of "Splish Splash".
Papers are from the BG Indian Summer pad, ooh I adore these - ribbons, button and gems are from my stash.


Die Cut Dreams have set the theme of

Words Only "NO" Stamped Images

This was a challenge and a half for me as I don´t have many word stamps so was completely lost. The sentiment is this week´s freebie at Sentimental Sundays where they want you to Get Well, this brilliant sketch, another lifesaver, is the theme at Crazy 4 Challenges. Flutter By Wednesday would like to see flowers along with your butterfly, fairy or angel and Stampin´Sisters in Christ have set the theme of distressing or sponge the edges of your card/project - I have sponged with rouge fluid chalk. Papers are K & Co Classic and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Don´t forget you have another week to enter my Birthday Candy.


~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful cards!! I love both of them! Love the image in the first card and all the details!! Love the flourishes and flowers in the 2nd. Simple and elegant!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

thread-bare said...

What a fantastic couple of cards. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Suzanne said...

Two lovely cards. Thanks for joining in over at Crafty Catz and good luck
Suzanne x

Poppy said...

wow lovely cards.

Cindy Haffner said...

Both are BEAUTIFUL!!

kimmie_35 said...

Love your card... it's lovely!

Mummylade said...

both cards are absolutely lovely!!!

Teri said...

Stunning cards hun - love the sweet pea one. I would be lost with no image too - words just seem to sit there and stare at you. . .
Wet and dreary here - seems summer has upped and gone!
Teri x

sam said...

Both cards are great Nicola and you are right that is one cute mer-kitty there. Thanks for joining us this week here at OSAAT.
Sam x

peggysue said...

So sweet with the little cherub and those flowers in the lower corner to balance the layout. I'm sure it will brighten someone's day! Thanks for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Susie Sugar said...

2 master pieces Nicola
wow !!!!I love them both
Hugs Susie xx

Emma and Susan said...

Beautiful cards Nicola! We love your colours and papers on both cards,
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Sandy O said...

Oh My, this is just lovely! Love the vintage look you made

It is wonderful to have you join us this week at Sew Many Cards Challenge.


Hi Nicola
Both cards are beautiful,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh two beautiful cards Nicola!
kim x

LucianaW said...

The vintage look is so pretty!!! This is a wonderful card!!!

CraftyC said...

These are gorgeous cards Nicola, especially the sweet pea. Hope your enjoying the fab weather!

Danni said...

Such gorgeous creations!! So happy to see your name at FBW!! Hugs!

carol said...

lovely pretty card, thanks for sharing with us at SMC x carol

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Nicola,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sarah said...

Both card are beautiful, fabulous detail, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT and hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie i love the first one she is just fab, gorgeous colours and papers, the second one is gorgeous too so elegant, hugs Pops x

Anita said...

That mermaid is just fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Nicola these are two stunning cards such wonderful colours and designs I am loving looking at these so much....thank you for joining us at SMC this week.
Lorraine x

Tammy said...

These are beautiful...i am so loving the sweet pea image. Wonderful coloring.
Thanks for sharing at OSAAT this week. smiles...Tammy

Cheryl said...

oh wow hunny love this its really gorjus love the papers,you have used fab image too tahnks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxx

Pascale said...

Two super cards Nicola. I love the colouring of the sweetpea image really beautiful and gorgeous take on the receipe hugs Pascale xx

casitadefieltromont said...

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Jo said...

WOW! stunning work! *claps*
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
Jo xx

JanJay said...

These are both so gorgeous, wonderful colours

Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan x

kaos said...

Lovely card - just shows that you don't always need an image - looks great!

SemSee said...

Gorgeous cards! Your Sweet Pea one is STUNNING! Thank you for joining challenge #104 at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Sem x

Tammy T said...

Two lovely creations. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.


Good afternoon Nicola, and wow what a beautiful card you've made this week for the Sweet Pea Stampers. I adore the image you've used and those yummy papers and flowers! hope you are well hunny enjoy your afternoon hugs Linda x

raindropecho said...

I love how you've used the freebie! Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week :)
- Ann V

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! Love them! The top is so brigt and fun! Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge Spot“! I look forward to seeing more of your FABULOUS CRAFTY WORK in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Debbie said...

Nicola your cards are both gorgeous Hun...I love the stunning colours on your SPS card and your DCD card is the cute cherub.
PS: would you email me your Addy so I can send you a bithday card please.

Lelia Pierce said...

Hey beautiful! I love these cards! :O)


KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card Nicola. Very classy.
Cathy xxxx

Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous cards Nicola! Two fabulous sentiments that I never seem to have handy (Birthday and Get :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are both beautiful Nicola!! I just love your sweet pea image and your take on the Saturday challenge!! Gorgeous!! The card with no stamped images is so clever and beautiful as well.

Annika said...

Stunning card - the image is so cute, texture fab and layout works perfectly! Adore those lovely flowers and corners too!
Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sundays!

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! I love the design and the papers you used. Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. We hope you will join us again.

crafty amy said...

Wow,wow,wow! Nicola these are both so different and both so amazing I would be completely stuck trying to make a card with out using a stamp now and I love you take on the recipe.


Amy xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very pretty!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

mudmaven said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing our Sentimental Sundays challenge. Hope to see you play again soon. ~chris

Anonymous said...

Great card for the challenge. I love the flowers and the beautiful DP.

Thank you so much for sharing your art this week with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges.

stitchy said...

Hi Nicola, wow your cards are both beautiful, what a cute little mer-cat lol, now that is unique, can't say I have ever seen one of those little critters lmao...your coloring is just wonderful..thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again..

stitchy xoxox

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Both cards are wonderful, thanks very much for joining in with our Furry Friends challenge at OSAAT, don't forget to check back tomorrow for the new challenge, and good luck in the draw :D

Love crafts forever said...

It is just stunning cards.

Anonymous said...

WoW! When you get done with these sweet pea images they look like a piece of art.
Your coloring skills are excellent!

Moshie said...

Both cards are simply beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticat this week. Please come play with us now at Craftalicious !

hugs, Diana