Sunday, 27 September 2009

SWU sketch challenge and sneak peek 7

Welcome to another Stamp With Us challenge. This week it's a sketch:
Now I almost always use stamps and technically I still have here (for the sentiment) but I thought I'd push a little outside my comfort zone and I've used a rub-on for my main image:

Stamp set: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: So Saffron, More Mustard
DSP: Haiku
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Rub-ons: Hidden Garden Blossoms
Other: Pretties Kit, Crafters toolkit
Non-SU: Cuttlebug embossing folder

I used the groove of my paper cutter and my bone folder to create the embossed square around the main image. The Haiku DSP is only available until Wednesday 30 September (but we have some fantastic new papers arriving in the 2009-10 catalogue on Thursday).

This weekend's a bit of a whirlwind for me. This afternoon I'm off to Cardiff for a week's training so poor DH is left at the ranch looking after Bess on his own. Yesterday was our wedding anniversary so I'm glad I was still at home for that. Today's sneak peek is the anniversary card that I made for him:

I'm feeling quite smug actually. I finished the card on Thursday evening, over a day ahead of schedule. Usually he's doing well if I make it on the day, lol.

Yesterday I was also out for a while delivering a workshop to a lovely bunch of ladies who already meet regularly for a crafting session and donate the money left out of the room hire kitty to the Air Ambulance Service. As usual my workshop overran and we had to rush the make and take a little. The ladies were pretty impressed with the quality of the punches and the DSP's and scrapping kits particularly. Scandinavian Season went down a storm especially with the different looks you can give it with the Dazzling Diamonds. The wheel guide for the Stampin' Around wheels even convinced some of them they'd be able to stamp in a straight line. Hmm, wonder why I overran ...

Looking forward to seeing you again soon ladies.

Please hop along and see what my fellow DT members have created with this week's challenge. Right now I'm off to go and check out any of your entries for last week's challenge that I didn't get to yet.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx


JanJ said...

Wow Sara, busy, busy, hope you have a good week in lovely Cardiff (where I'm from originally).

Love your cards, the colours on your SWUs are beautiful.

Jan xx

yvonne said...

This is beautiful. I really love this colour you have used. So pretty.. will have to go and look at the other DT cards..

Bekka said...

Lovely cards Sara :-)

Have a fabby time in Cardiff - I spent 5 very happy years there so please say hello from me!

Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary


AuroraDawn said...

Beautiful cards Sara, especially love your DT SWU card the colours are lovely.

Many congrats on your anniversary. Enjoy Cardiff, hope DH copes on his own for a week!


Heather x said...

Happy Anniversary Sara! I love the card that you made for DH very stylish :0)
*hugs* Heather x