Sunday, 25 January 2009

Catch up Time!

Happy Sunday Blogland! It's been a busy ol' week with one thing or another. I even got to make a couple of cards this week - only thing is, I haven't had time to photograph them so I've actually missed the deadline for at least one challenge I played along with - what the heck, it was fun to do and it was a great sketch! This card is from Sketch Saturday's challenge no. 34

And so I went on and made one for this week's challenge too, which I did manage to photograph and upload in time! Many years ago I used to have a real thing about Clarisse Cliff designs and I would paint just about everything with these designs - plates, plant pots, cups - I even painted a mural on a bedroom wall once. Recently I picked up my pen again and made some drawings for a set of rubber stamps that I made using the Imagepac kit, and this is a card I made using one of those stamps:

Twinkling H20's are perfect for colouring these because of their bright vibrant colours, but I added some glossy accents to parts of the image to highlight some detail and I noticed that cracks had formed when it dried. Obviously H20's and glossy accents are not compatible with one another! Grrrr....

And finally I also made a card for this week's Ismaki challenge - I always love sketch blogs but for some reason keep managing to miss them, so I have promised myself I am going to be much more active with sketch challenges this year (along with everything else I've promised myself!!!)

Before I wish you a happy week to follow I'll leave you with this thought - my 7 year old son asked me, in all seriousness, this week "Do you think Henry VIII had so many wives because he liked collecting gold rings?" LOL!!

Have a great week and Thanks for popping in! ;o) xx


  1. Hi Anne, you have made 3 fabulous cards, I love your tilda gorgeous colouring. I am a fan of h20's too i havent used them so much lately. hehe your sons commen made me laugh funny what they come out with. joey xxx

  2. Such beautiful cards you have made!! I love your way of colouring the images.

  3. What lovely cards, I love the stamp on the bottom one. Thank goodness your son didn't realise he collected heads in baskets lol

  4. tres jolie carte , ce sketch est magnifique je trouve , amitié
    ma carte est faîte, elle se trouve sur mon blog

  5. All you cards are wonderful Anne, the images are all fabulous and I love the beautiful papers and embellies. Debbie x

  6. tes cartes sont sublimes
    bizz Mu

  7. Lots of cute cards here! Great job with the sketch!


  8. 3 wonderful cards, love the colouring on the Tilda one and the art deco one you made with your own stamp is stunning!

  9. Three fabulous cards Anne, love the SN one - so pretty
    hugs Bev x

  10. Hiya anne!

    Ooh scrummy cards and each one just so different - I love the last one especially it-s so gorgeous!!
    Lol at your son!!! How their minds work He He!!


  11. What beautiful cards Anne, I especially love the one in the middling, I haven't tried twinkling h20's, they do a beautiful job of colouring

    your sbs23 sister

  12. I love the wish card - your watercolouring is just fabulous, so delicate! The 1920's inspired card is amazing, so original and it really does look like the china :)

    ps I will send you photos of the wish christmas card so everyone can see how stunning it was.

  13. Great set of cards!!! I love them!

  14. what a great cards you have made so lovely
    hug sylvia

  15. Hiya girlie - the things kids say hey?

    I adore that clarice cliff inspired stamp - you knew I'd like that since I love clarice cliff designs...I think the slight cracking effect on the glossy accents adds to it rather than detracts....

    Fab cards both of them...xx


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