Monday, 14 February 2011

Playing in the Sugar Bowl...

This week is the Mother-in-law's birthday, so as a dutiful daughter-in-law, I made her a card...

I was taken by the sketch and colour theme posted on the Sugar Bowl Challenge blog this week, and was inspired by Erika and Kiki's examples as I came up with this card.

Doilies seem to be the rage right now, and since I picked a couple of packets up at my "local shop for local people" aka The House of Sugar on Saturday, I thought I would use them!
The image is Fairy Tale, one of the Simply Sassy stamps, which I coloured in with ProMarkers. I covered the image in a 3D Clear Gloss, and when it was dry, I cracked the gloss and swiped some brown ink over it to make it look like an old tile.
The script paper is a Prima stamp, and the sentiment is from Personal Impressions. The lace and ribbon is from my ribbon box, and all the cardstock is Bazzill Basics.
This card also qualifies as one of my Card from Scraps, as the blue paper is an unknown scrap from my scraps folder.

The weekend has been full of work, sleepovers and a little bit of crafting. On Saturday, Jemma and I went to see our friend Erika demo-ing at our local craft shop, affectionately known as The House of Sugar (seeing as it is the home of Sugar Nellie stamps). Jemma stood the whole time next to the demo table, taking in everything that Erika did. Needless to say, when she got home, the craft box came out, and I now have various felt and paper flowers strewn about the house, all Stickled within an inch of their lives! Me, on the other hand did a bit of heckling with some of the girls from the Hopeman Crop - life would be boring without a bit of banter!
We did a little retail therapy, as it is rude not to, and I came out with some more Distress Inks, some Stickles and a couple of new rubber stamps. Jemma used some of her pocket money to buy some card toppers and a bottle of Stickles. So a pleasant afternoon was had by all!

Apart from making a birthday card, I have been working hard on my next DT sketch - it has been a challenge, but then that's part of why I wanted to be on a DT in the first place!
Talking of Sassy Lil' Sketches, the new sketches are up today on the layout and card blogs, and the girls have created some fabulous pages and cards! I can't wait to play with the layout sketch myself!!

So, all that is left is to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day, and I best get this card down to the Post Office.....

TTFN



xxxx

9 comments:

nylene said...

What a fun blog you have. Just wanted to say hi and let you know I stopped by. Jem's crafting makes me giggle. NOthing like little girls and glitter!

hilde janbroers said...

such a sweet card!

my4blessings said...

Love the doily! Great card.

ScrappnBee said...

What a cute card! I am sure that she will love it! Doillies are so hot here that you cannot find them anywhere! Loucky you for scoring some!

Erika said...

Great card Sarah and fab to see you and Jemma on Saturday...come on over to my blog as I have an award for you. Hope Jemma hasn't found your secret stash!!

smdluxe said...

A cute card. I love that crackle glass effect.

Bella said...

I LOVE this card! So cute!

Cindy said...

Great card Sarah! Love the lace and the pretty soft blue! Cute image also!

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card with one of our sweet Sassy girls!! Thank you for playing the Sugar Bowl!