Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Oldie But A Goodie #24 - Francesca's Sketch


Hi there, and welcome to another Oldie But A Goodie challenge. This is my first card for about two weeks, as I have just got back from a week's holiday, and before that I had a bit of a health crisis (thankfully resolved !) .. so apologies that I didn't manage any commenting over the past fortnight. Hopefully things will settle back down to normal now ... so on with the next challenge!

This fortnight we have got a fantastic sketch for you by Francesca

We also have a fab prize - this fortnight we are sponsored by Stempelkallan. Don't forget that to be eligible for the prize you should follow the sketch and also use a stamped image (no digis please) that is at least 6 months old - that's why we're called An Oldie But A Goodie ;-)

Here's my card - Francesca's sketch inspired me to make my first Christmas card of the year ... and not before time (eek!)


Recipe:
Main image: Penny Black "Poinsetta" coloured with Marvey markers, and edged with "peeled paint" distress ink;
Sentiment: LotV Chirstmas Sentiment Circles;
Papers: Dovecraft "Jolly Happy Christmas";
Supplies: ribbon, brads, corner peel offs and spacers from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch; Marianne D Creatables small poinsettas.

Here's a closeup of the poinsettas - I used my "no more shims" mat from Once Upon A Stamp for the first time (bought it in May lol!!) and it made a big difference to the embossing.


Challenges:
Penny Black Challenge - Christmas In July
Craft Your Passion #68 - Christmas In July
Creative Inspirations #64 - Christmas In July
Pollycraft Monday #103 - Christmas In July
Fun With Shapes and More #88 - Christmas In July
Creative Belli #122 - Christmas In July
Penny Black At Allsorts (July) - Flower Power (3rd and final entry!)
Crafts & Me #44 - Add a Flower
Crafty Pad #131 - Embossing
Stamp Something - Something Embellished
Totally Gorjuss #90 - Punch or Die
Crafty Catz #92No Pink Or Blue
ABC Christmas - O is for Older Image
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Allsorts #113 - Free and Easy

Looking forward to seeing all your interpretations of the sketch - have a good week!

36 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good break- you needed it x
    Love this pretty image and the gorgeous little punched flowers
    Lisa x

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  2. Just gorgeous hun, really love how you have teamed the stamp with the diecuts. Hugs Sxx

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  3. This is a lovely card Pauline, great colour tones and love the stamped image. Hugs, Claire x

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  4. Stunning card Pauline , those flowers are great

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  5. Hi Pauline, I did wonder where you were! Hope you had a fabulous holiday.

    This is such a beautiful and elegant Christmas card. xx

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  6. Love this gorgeous card Pauline, your break must have done you good!

    Hugs Laurie x

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  7. This is gorgeous Pauline, love the stamped image. Glad to see you back again.

    Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  8. A very lovely card Pauline, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  9. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  10. Hiya Pauline
    This is stunning! I love the image.
    Gorgeous traditional colours.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  11. Pauline this is a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.

    Hugs
    Shannin

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  12. Pretty embossed flowers, thanks for playing with us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Hugs, Ali x

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  13. Fabulous take on the sketch Pauline, gorgeous creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  14. Your card's so very pretty!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge.

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  15. Gorgeous Christmas card.Love the stamped effect with the markers.Lots of beautiful details too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  16. What a beauty,
    gorgeous card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck and welcome again;-))m

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  17. Wonderful, gorgeous card Pauline.
    luv
    Debby

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  18. this is one gorgeous card love the colors,and detail on this ,bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week hugs cherylxxxx

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  19. Hi Pauline
    A beautiful card fabulous colur's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  20. Beautiful card Pauline - the stamp and die cuts look gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  21. Gorgeous Christmas card - fabulous colouring. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

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  22. Lovely cards Pauline, Ihave really enjoyed visiting your blog, thanks for sharing the link with us at Penny Circle on flickr. Did you know we also have a discussion thread here where you can introduce yourself here http://www.flickr.com/groups/pennyblackinc/discuss/72157627059065040/page2/

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  23. This is a marvellous christmas card. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss ths week ad good luck.

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  24. What an elegant card. Gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas challenge.

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  25. This is gorgeous. Love the flower. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Bettina

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  26. Hi Pauline!

    Fabulous card love the image sooo effective!!

    Thanks for playing in our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

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  27. Really gorgeous Pauline, Fab job! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week :-) Elaine GDT for July -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to enter :-)

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  28. This is a lovely elegant Christmas card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Pollycraft. x

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  29. Hi Pauline, this is a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your gorgeous creation.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  30. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts this month.
    Louise xx

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  31. Hi Pauline,

    What a lovely Christmas card. Love the sweet simplicity of it - what a beautiful image that is. So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  32. Love you designer paper. The sentiment is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

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  33. The poinsettia stamp is so pretty, as are the poinsettia die cuts, really beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Pollycraft :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  34. Your card turned out adorable! Thanks for Joining us at Craft Your Passion "Christmas in July" Challenge Good Luck! ~Jamie~

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  35. Pauline I love this image sooooo beautiful just right up my street! great card! Thanks for playing along with us on the
    ABC Christmas Challenge
    hugs Samantha

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  36. Oh I do love this image and you have used it beautifully. Fab papers & great die cuts & ribbon all make a gorgeous card.
    Kaz xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x