Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Sketch Saturday, another sneak peek and a how I did it

I had such a job deciding which sketch to use for this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge cos I love all Jo's sketches but eventually went with sketch #17. I didn't want to use a Prima flower, it was too "pretty" for the feel of the card so I made one instead. It's quick and easy to do and I've done a mini tut on how I made the rustic flower, it's near the bottom of this post.

I've used one of the soon to be released Whiff of Joy Party Animals images - isn't this little goat just the cutest!! As soon as I saw this image I started thinking checks/ginghams/rustic and knew the new Laura Ashley papers would be perfect. I Cuttlebugged the centre strip in keeping with the gingham backing paper and stitched around the edges of the paper. The scalloped border is done by punching out 3/4" circles and sticking to the back of the mat.

I'm still loving decorating the inside and back of the card, hope I can keep it up lol.

The heart on the back of the card is punched with a Woodware punch

Here's how I made the rustic flower, sorry the close ups are a bit blurred.


I punched out 3 circles - 1 x 1.5" in blue, 1 3/4" in gingham and a 3/4" in blue/



Distress the edges of the circles with a distressing tool and a nail file. Don't be afraid to crumple/crease the discs, crumpled and bashed is GOOD! Edge the discs with a matching ink and add a few more bends and creases for good measure. Assemble with a brad - the one I've used is from the QVC Cosmo Cricket TSV and was perfect for the look I wanted.

Recipe:
Whiff of Joy Party Animals stamp coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's
Laura Ashley 6 x 6 Velvet paper pack Love Song
Sentiments: - front is Cuddly Buddly, inside is Elzybells

I also received this award from Ceal, thanks for thinking of me hunny. I've already passed this on so if anyone hasn't received this yet please help yourself lol.

Thanks for looking,

38 comments:

  1. Oh my this is just gorgeous dear. You sure are so talented dear just love the way you have done this card to show off the gorgeous paper. The new release at WOJ is sure going to be a great one again.
    Thanks for the sneak peak.

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  2. Simply stunning as usual

    Mrs W x

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  3. Fabulous card, but trying not to look at the new stamps. Love the scruffy flower, I think they work well on mens cards cos its not quite a flower if you know what I mean.

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  4. Fantastic!!! I love the gingham and stitching. I also love the inside and the back. The design is fab and lovely that you shared your expertise. Hugs Pascale :)

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  5. Gorgeous card,luv the gingham!!! I bought the 12x12 LA papers yesterday in case I ran out of my 6x6,lol!!!
    I also bought the Heart Fiskars border punch!!! :o)x

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  6. Brilliant creation, just love it and your handmade embelli just finishes it off nicely! Lovely.

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  7. Awww such a cute card, I love the sentiment stamp you have used inside the card =) xxx

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  8. Amazing card Bev, and thanks for sharing the how to.
    x Natasha x

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  9. Gorgeous, love the flower and image.
    Emma x

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  10. cute card Bev! love the denim and gingham look and the distressed embllie you made. hugs, annie x

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  11. another gorgeous card Bev, love the image and papers hugs Jill x

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  12. Beautiful card so cute and gorgeous ,fabulous work ,hugs Dawnxx

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  13. What a funny image... a goat in shorts?!! It did make me giggle. Love the whole 'country' feel to it and thank you for taking the time to show us how you made the flower. Thanks for taking up the SS challenge.
    Hugs
    Sandra xx

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  14. This is beautiful Bev I love the gingham with this cute little goat and your new nestabilities are great. Happy New Year Sue :o)

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  15. Such a gorgeouscard Bev. Love the papers and that goat is so adorable! Love the rustic flower too.
    Have a Happy New Year,
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  16. what a beautiful cards Bev.

    hugs Riet.xxxx

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  17. Another superb card Bev - great rustic look - love it!
    Pauline x

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  18. Fantastic card Bev, love the cute image and the gingham paper is gorgeous.
    Really looking forward to the new WOJ releases...although I don't think my bank manger will be quite so enthusiastic :) LOL.
    Happy New Year! Debbie x

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  19. Hi Bev -I've just discovered your blog and am awestuck(is that a real word?!)Tjis and all your cards are stunning and I love your great tips and ideas!Dei xxx

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  20. super duper card Bev! pleased to see you getting a bit distressed lol!! you're such an inspiration xxx

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  21. Oh, this card is so cute, Bev! Absolutely beautiful as always!!
    I hope you're enjoying your Christmas!
    Thank you so much for all the inspiration you've given me this year. I look forward to see all your beautiful work next year too!
    Happy New Year, my friend!
    Big hugs, Kirsten

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  22. Oh, this card is so cute, Bev! Absolutely beautiful as always!!
    I hope you're enjoying your Christmas!
    Thank you so much for all the inspiration you've given me this year. I look forward to see all your beautiful work next year too!
    Happy New Year, my friend!
    Big hugs, Kirsten

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  23. Love these new stamps Bev and the gingham is so perfect ! I do love the way you are decorating the inside and back of your cards. You're an absolutely star!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs
    Julie

    p.s. you did some 'pom pom' flowers ages ago, but I couldn't find the tut for it???

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  24. Hi Sweetie,
    You have done it again, such a brilliant card, love the gingham papers that you chose, they work brilliantly with the image.
    love the flower that you have made too. awesome!!!
    Thanks for making my birthday special sweetie, you are a brilliant friend. Hugs rachxxxx

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  25. fabulous card and love the inside out too!
    Happy New Year!!

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  26. Aw, Bev, he's gorgeous, I love him and the combination of papers and stitching and distressing - just perfecto.

    Alice (beemer)

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  27. Hi Bev! As always, you come up with such special creations! Love the flower. All the Best for 2009 xxx

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  28. Brilliant card again hun just adore that Gingham and thanks for the tutorial on the flower it is great
    Happy New Year Buddie
    Hugs Jacqui xx

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  29. Fab card Bev, love the new images, can't wait to see the new images when they come out. Louise x

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  30. This is a great card Bev! I am just catching up on my blog hopping! Not nearly as much time as I need these days! Love your take on the sketch and my very best wishes for a fantastic 2009! May it be filled with all sorts of inky goodess! Hugs Jeanette

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  31. oh super card !!! very lovely stamp and your coloring is very super !!!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!
    hugs coco

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  32. Brilliant Bev - love it & yes snap - love your take on sketch 17 (great minds think alike eh? (lol).
    Certainly liking the look for these new stamps - ooops there goes another hole in by bank account.
    All the best for the New Year.
    hugs Heather xx

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  33. Another stunning creation Bev! I do love your work ;)
    I do my scalloped edges the same way too
    and thank you for the tut, I shall try that myself.
    Thank you for taking part this week.
    Happy New Year hunni!
    Jo xx

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  34. What a darling card Bev! And LOVE your customized prima....the tutorial is GREAT! Gonna have to try this one!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  35. Oh I love this card and the extra flower Bev!!
    You always have th most impressing ideas!!
    Hugs
    Katharina xx

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  36. Gorgeous card Bev. Happy new Year. x

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  37. Gorgeous card. I love the colours and the cute image.

    Vanja

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Bev x

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