Wednesday, 17 September 2008

2 challenges, 2 cards

I've two cards to post tonight, Papertake weekly has another fabulous sketch from Katharina - her sketches ROCK!! I just love working with them and this one is one I will use over and over.

The Sugar Nellie image is from the Hobby House which I coloured with distress inks and H2O's.
Papers are Making Memories Garden Party also from The Hobby House. Their website has a limited range and does not anywhere near show what they have in stock but an email or phone call to Jill will usually have what you want to you by the next day.
Brads, flowers, charms from stash
Ribbon is from my friend Sally.
The border punch is Fiskars Threading Water.


The Spoonful of Sugar challenge is to make a Christmas card so I've done this one and not used any papers!! Must have lost the plot when I started on this one lol. The picture is not a very good one but is the best of a bad bunch. The snowflakes are not showing on the background around the tree.
Creative Expressions tree from The Hobby House stamped in green stazon, Penny Black Carolers (also from The Hobby House ) coloured with distress inks and H2O's. I decorated the tree with Beadazzles, Stickles and peel off jewels. I then popped the hedgies up on foam in front of the tree. The sentiment is an old rub on that I found lurking in a drawer, the ribbon is also from my stash.

I also received this from Roz, together with the sweetest email. Thank you so much hunny, you have made my day *U*

And I received this one from the mega-talented Jacqui - thank you sooo much hunny xx

I need to pass this on, what a job I am going to have to just pick 5 people lol. Okay, here goes:

Camilla, Murielle, Deb, Gill and Kim

Thanks for looking,

73 comments:

  1. Absolutely DARLING! I am in awe of your cleverness, with the tree & the hedgies. SO cute!!

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  2. Bev these are gorgeous - love them both. That Christmas card is gorgeous - fab tree and hedgies, great papers.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  3. Love the cards! Great colors and papers.
    TFS
    Cynde

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  4. Wow Bev, two wonderful cards:)love them both too :)

    Brocéliane

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  5. wow what lovely cards as usual Bev, so excited cant wait to get back to work ............lol

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  6. Ahhh! Love them both! LOVE the green and stamp in the first one and the 2nd one is just good plain FUN!

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  7. Wow Bev these are absolutely stunning.
    Love them as always. You are so talented.
    kerry x

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  8. Beautiful cards Bev and I can make out the snowflakes behind the tree - love all that sparkle! annie x

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  9. Gorgeous cards Bev, both so different and equally fabulous, love the colours on the first and your chrissy heggies are so cute
    lv Gill x

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  10. A blow of heart for your first card(map) which is sublime, and I like very much the used colors

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  11. Fabulous cards, both of them. The Christmas Card doesn't need papers it's just perfect
    Beryl x

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  12. Wow Bev your cards are gorgeous. I love both of them. Debbie x

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  13. oh wow, Bev you have made two exceptional cards both completely different but both equally as fabulous...wonderful hun...hugs rachxx

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  14. Thanks Bev for your sweet comment :) loving your cards, they are absolutely gorgeous!! :) x

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  15. Oh Bev these are so beautiful!
    Love both ofyour cards so stunning.
    kim x

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  16. Wow these cards are truely awesome hun
    (clapping) stunning well done xxxxxxxx

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  17. Great cards Bev and how sweet are those hedgies - brilliatn design.

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  18. Your cards are stunning, Bev, as always. M.Carmen

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  19. Beautiful cards once again Bev, if anyone can help you find your mojo then I think you can!
    Love Becky xx

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  20. Both gorgeous as always!!

    TFS
    TC
    :)

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  21. Two fantastic cards again Bev,love the Christmas one with the Hedgies,but i'm a bit of a Penny Black fan...perfect colouring on both,but that goes without saying,do you ever have a bad craft day like me ?...lol,
    Take care
    Sandra x

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  22. Fab-u-lous! Both cards are stunning andI love that Christmas tree!!
    Beemer

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  23. WOW!!
    This are stunning!
    Love the colouring,it is fab!!

    Hugs from Maya

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  24. Bev, you have really produces 2 fabulous cards - they are both to die for and I am so inspired by your talent!
    -x-

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  25. I love both of these Bev. Cant pick a fave!!! The PTW one is just fabulous and I love those colours together. It is a fab sketch, you're right and I love your take on it. And the tree and hedgie card is just soooo cute. I am going to have to get me those stamps cos they are gorge, espcially the tree. Awesome xxx

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  26. Bev these cards are gorgeous, what cute designs. You are so clever. Hugs Linda x

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  27. I agree with you that Katerina's sketches are great, but your execution of the sketch is even Better! Stunning card.

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  28. Both cards are fantastic!!! Love the colors you used!

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  29. ooohh these 2 cards are lovely, I really love that christmas card! Both fab cards with great colours!
    Oh btw I have posted on my blog about your candy before I forget! lol
    Xxx

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  30. beautiful cards bev! - Sleep well (if you can shake my raidof CPW out of yuor head, he he heee)

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  31. Two such different cards Bev, but I love them both, the pink girly one is just so sweet and I agree with you that sketch is to good to use just once. The Other card is so classy and lots of work I have that tree image it is so versatile isn't it
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  32. Wow! Bev both cards are gorgeous. Love that Christmas tree.

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  33. There is a little sweet thing for you on my blog honey
    Hugs jacqui x

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  34. I am never disappointed when i come and visit your blog. You are a true card artist...

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  35. Hi, your cards is so beautiful and i Love the colouring.

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  36. Gorgeous cards Bev, love the christmas card with the cute little hedgies. Thanks for joining in our challenge. Hugs Nikki x

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  37. Both cards are stunning Bev, I love the colours on the first and the Chritmas card is gorgeous. x

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  38. Gorgeous cards Bev, Thanks for playing along this week, Hugs Debbie x

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  39. 2 fabulous cards Bev, I love the colours on the first one and those hedgehogs are so cute. Have a good day

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  40. Wonderful cards Bev, both of them! As usual I just love your colours, papers and everything else. Well done on the 2 awards, very well deserved too.

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  41. ooohh Gorgeous cards, I love the DP on the sugar nellie one, they are so bright and cheerful, love the cherry charm. I love the xmas card, fantastic colouring. Congratulations on your awards you deserve them Jill x

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  42. fabulous cards Bev, love the christmas tree and sweet carolling hedgies, how cute!

    Thanks so much for the award, so thrilled to have been given it from you, it is such an honour!

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  43. Fantastic cards Bev!! So beautiful!:)
    And thank you so much for the award!! I am so honoured that you thought of me! It was really sweet of you!
    BIG hugs, Camilla.

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  44. Love both of your cards, you have a good eye for colour ~ Mel

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  45. Hai Bev,
    Both cards are beautifull! Nice colours and great stamps you've used!
    Greetings from holland, Kyra.

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  46. Oh Bev thank you so much for the award:) I wish I could give it back to you.
    I love your blog you make the most wonderful cards and give so much inspiration.
    Hugs kim xxx

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  47. Bev Congratulations!
    I am very pleased to receive this award is very nice to think about me, you are wonderful.
    Your cards are magnificent.
    It is a real pleasure to look at your accomplishments.
    Hugs, Mumur

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  48. 2 more lovely cards from you Bev, the PTW card is so pretty and I love the happy colour shceeme you have used. The hedgies are cute two and the card looks so elegant :) Donna x

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  49. Great cards! Love the colours of the PTW one! - fab! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

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  50. 2 gorgeous cards Bev, the images are so cute and coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining ASFoS.
    Joanne x

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  51. oooh if you are ocming to Harrogate - bring us a stottie!!! LOL

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  52. 2 more stunners Bev, they are gorgeous as always:)

    sue
    xx

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  53. Hi Bev boths card are fantastic! They are coloured so lovely.
    Hugs Lynsey :)

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  54. Wow, what absolutely stunning cards, the colouring is just beautiful. xx

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  55. Gorgeous cards Bev.
    The images are sooo cute!

    Hugs
    Swaani

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  56. Hi Bev, fabulous cards...just love the hedgehogs...I have this stamp...one of my favs! What is the tree called...I must get it...such a good size!
    Hugs
    Carole ;-)

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  57. Hi Bev,

    Love this Sugar Nellie card - the colours are fab,

    I have just got back from holiday and can't believe how busy everyone has been - it is taking me ages to get caught up on everyone's blogs.

    Great news about the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog - can't wait to see what you all come up with at the DT.

    Karen x

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  58. All are fantastic Bev :) I love visiting your blog as it always brings a smile to my face :)
    Hugs sonia x

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  59. Brilliant card, love them both but especially love how you used the tree stamp together with the hedgies.

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  60. gorgeous coloring and lovely cards yet again :)

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  61. Love both the candy colours of the first card and the traditional look of the 2nd: Both great cards.

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  62. All are fantastic Bev
    All time i love to visit your blog!
    I love it!
    Hugs Gisela

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  63. Gorgeous cards love the papers on the top card!
    Congratulations on you awards!

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  64. Sorry Bev sweetie, forgot to thank you for the lovely award, sorry about that, not feeling 100%, will post it later on my blog, congrats and thanks so much for thinking of me
    lv Gill x

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  65. oh... what a nice card.. love it

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  66. Gorgous cards Bev.Love the colours

    Vicki

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  67. Gorgeous cards Bev, love them! Louise x

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  68. gorgeous cards and congrats on your well deserved awards
    Sharon
    x

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  69. Absolutely luscious cards Bev and a fist full of awards too which are so well deserved. Hugs, Chris xxx

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  70. You're right - another fab sketch by Katharina! I love what you've done with this one ~x~

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  71. Both these cards are gorgeous!! I love the sugar nellie image and the penny black image! You are very good at putting your colors together! These are wonderful! Thanks for joining our challenge!

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  72. Lovely cards. :) Specially the first one, those colors match so perfectly with the papers.

    Rosalien

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  73. Love the Christmas tree with the hedgehogs. I clicked the image and saw the snowflakes up close. Beautiful [ as always ]
    A very devoted fan x x x x

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Bev x

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