This is a rather long post - as it also includes photos of my goodies i bought at the NEC !!!
Why is it sometimes you see a sketch and the DT's take on a sketch and think 'Wow' that looks good, i'm make a card using it - now i know why some people are in DT teams for these challenges and i'm not !!!, as this card nearly ended up in the bin at least 3 times !!!, so in future if i see a sketch that is really for a scrapbook page - then i will leave well alone !!!, as it is i had to make an 8 x 8 card to fit all the elements in, oh well i guess that's what Challenges are all about.
This card by the way is being sent to Joy at SOS, for our troops to send back home for Mothers Day.
Right onto the Card and Challenges :
Cuttlebug Spot - are taking part in a blog hop this weekend and the idea is you go along picking up bits of each blogs to make a card / scrapbook page - Cuttlebug want you to emboss /show texture - i've used 'Roses' CB folder
Sassy Lil Sketches - this is the bit i found the hardest incorporating everying from this fabby Sketch
Scrapfit - use 3 of something - I've chosen 3 roses, 3 different coloured card for sentiment and embossed section
Crop Suey - where they want you to use ink, paint, mist or all 3 - i chose Twinkling H20's paints and Tim Holtz Distressing Inks
Scrap Tiffany - want you to add some lace - mine was won in Helens blog candy.
The other challenges i'm entering that are not in the blog hop are :
My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 114 is 'Rapsody Of Roses'
Images - Penny Black - 'Hugs' & 'Critter Party' both from Transparent Sets
Papers - Papermania - 'Rose Garden'
Embossed Section - Cuttlebug Folder - 'Roses'
Leaves - Sizzix - 'Flowers, Branches & Leaves'
Tags - Stampin Up - 'Punch Jewelry Tag'
Stamped Letter on Tags - EK Success - 'Image Tree - Antique Alphabet'
Distressed Lace, Edges, Images, Tags - Tim Holtz - 'Spun Sugar'
Right as promised photos of my goodies from the NEC :
The only thing I was disappointed not to get was the new LOTV sentiment stamps, as they had sold out by Saturday and as i refuse to pay postage, as their address is only 20 mins for Father In Laws house - i guess i will be looking for some other ones !!, mind you they aren't the only ones Craftwork Cards are 5 mins from Father In Laws house also and again you have to pay postage !!!
Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x