Monday, September 1, 2014

Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #27 - with a sketch


It is time for another challenge over at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge, and this time it is a sketch and/or colour challenge.


I chose to work with the sketch, which I flipped.

The image I used for the panel came from McMahon Five Design - unfortunately I cannot link to the store as it is currently closed.  I printed it out, cut it using an oval SB die and lightly sponged the background before I removed it.  
The flowers were coloured with prisma coloured pencils.

The wee stamp was one that came as a freebie with a magazine, supplied by Crafty individuals.  I stamped it with Cocoa Ink and coloured it with chalks, and added some Kindy Glitz for a wee bit of sparkle.

The elements of the sketch were made using lace for the horizontal line and web ribbon for the vertical banner shape.

The background dp was some sent to me in a RAK by the lovely Kelly, the Sandcastle Stamper

I am linking this to:
(the bird is coloured with chalks)

Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated
May your day be blessed


  1. Gorgeous card Maxine love this cute style...
    with DT hat on, thanks for joining in our challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society.xx
    {Scrapbook Stamp Society DT Member}

  2. I really love this one Maxine. You've done an awesome job on it.

  3. delightful. Your butterflies are gorgeous.

  4. So beautiful. Love the lace on here and that little bird. A gorgeous way to tell someone you're thinking of them.

  5. A beautiful card maxine. I love the little bird. it is one of the nicer freebies that I have had. The sentiment oval is lovely too. Kate x

  6. I love all of the elements that you used on this. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
    SBC DT

  7. Love the Bird STamp...i have it too and its just what is needed to complete your card....lovely

    Fiona DT

  8. Very special and creative card Maxine.
    Love the twiggy look above and below the sentiment oval. Clever. - Jim

  9. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  10. So pretty and vintage. Love that little blue tit. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  11. Your card is beautiful, Maxine. You've really taken the best of the color challenge and the sketch and combined them so beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge this week. I'm always tickled pink with your sweet cards, and I thank you for sharing!
    God bless you, my friend!
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. This is lovely, Great layout & I love the embellishments.

    Thank you for joining in our challenge (TTPH) Good luck x

  13. this is sweet and beautiful Maxine.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  14. Maxine, This is really wonderfully done, the colors are used in this beautiful scene. This art is delightful. Thank you for dropping by. Sunny sweet smiles from Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

  15. LOL I see you commenting on some WOYWW desks, so my question is why dont you play every Wednesday with us? You have a desk and a craft area!!
    Bridget #1 woyww 274

  16. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  17. Wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at love to scrap! Hugs Martha LTSCB DT

  18. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 44 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  19. This is gorgeous Maxine! Beautiful sentiment.

  20. What a soft and sweet color palette Max! This is so romantic too :)

  21. Such a lovely take on the sketch, wonderful. Thanks for joining us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges Hope to see you again for our next challenge
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  22. Such a pretty image and a lovely design for your card.

  23. Adorable Maxine - I love the image and the sentiment - love everything about it! {{{hugs}}}

  24. A lovely verse, liked the way you've die cut & sponged it. The lace is beautiful, but of course the tiny bird caught my eye. This will brighten up the day of whomever receives it. Great sketch & you aced it! TFS

  25. Nice card, and I love that little bird. Thanks for joining the ATSC. Hugs Rita

  26. Beautifully colored in with chalks. Mine never turn out that well. Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.


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