Friday, 25 September 2015

Friday Challenge Time

Hi Friends I've 2 cards to share which I made today, hopefully
in time to drop them in at the challenges!

First up I've been wanting to enter the latest Timeout Challenge
where the challenge is to CASE a card by the wonderful 
Tracey McNeely of In My Creative Opionion

It's a super pretty card with some subtle ink blending; here's 
my take followed by Tracey's 

I've 'tipped it on it's head' by using vellum but only as a strip to 
mount my sentiment and I've used similar pastel shades inked
through a stencil from My Favourite Things called, Rose builder.
I love the curly font of the sentiment in Tracey's card so I've used a
(new to me) die from Simon Says Stamp with a cropped sentiment 
from Uniko: Pure Florals Cosmos.

The challenge over at this week's Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
is 'No Design Paper' so I'd like to drop my card in there too as I've
made my own design-paper-type background with the inky stencil.

Grab Our Badge! 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Next up and you can perhaps tell I made them one after the other!
This one is for the Muse Card Challenge where my buddy and fellow
Less is More DT, Anita, is the 'Muse' for this week! 

When I saw Anita's card earlier in the week I knew I'd like to use this
stencil from My Favourite Things 'Concentric Circles' and I did consider popping
 it in at CASology but I think I'd get a 'red card' as it's not particularly CAS! 

I started out by inking through the stencil with Versamark ink before heat embossing
with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. Instead of adding water and pigment as
Anita has ... and also I realised I hadn't picked up watercolour card! DUH!
I decided to blend Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, 
Mustard Seed and Cracked Pistachio before spritzing with a little water and perfect pearls.

The 'Thanks' die cut sentiment is from WPlus9 and I couldn't resist adding a 
few sequins and some embroidery thread to mimic Anita's idea, here's her card ...

Ok that's all from me for today, thanks for stopping by and I'm off to 
watch some sequins, and glamour as Strictly is back this weekend!

I'll be back tomorrow with the latest challenge details for 
Less is More and Addicted to CAS so hope to see you then.

Thanks for calling in. 


  1. Love both of these Cards. Soft colours look so pretty.

  2. Amazing set of cards Sarah! You are definitely on a roll . Love them all ☺ Viv xx

  3. Love these - you've done Tracey proud with those stencilled roses and I love the fun take on this week's Muse! So glad you joined us this week, Sarah!

  4. LOvely! I hope to get one made, too ... you've inspired me, Sarah!!
    =] Michele

  5. Your cards are so pretty! You really did a fabulous job with those stencils! Love all the techniques you achieved with each of them! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  6. Gorgeous cards, Sarah! I love your pastel flowers with the bold, black sentiment on the first one, and your concentric circles on the 2nd card are so fun!

  7. Fabulous cards Sarah. I think you are the first to flip Tracey's card around, inspired idea and it looks great. And your Muse card is so pretty. Great to see you join us at TO

  8. So glad you played along at Muse this week, and what a stunner. You and fab colour are best friends! I love your CASE of Tracey's card too, so pretty and I love the yellow card base. xx

  9. Beautiful interpretation-each one of them! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “No Design Paper” Challenge!

  10. Gorgeous as ever Sarah!Sorry,have missed several of your posts-have been super busy lately :(
    Nessa xxx

  11. Sarah love both of your cards, your CASE of me is so pretty with the stenciling and your Muse is beautiful too. Thank you for sharing over at Time Out and Muse!

  12. 2 stunning cards Sarah! Those stencilled roses looks beautiful! Love the circles too!
    Fresh and gorgeous!

  13. Both are so pretty, Sarah with the pastel colours and wonderful blending! You seem to have a design for every challenge :)

  14. Two really fab cards both have the wow factor for me! x

  15. Wonderful take on the Muse. Both stunning cards.

  16. Really pretty card Sarah - you are amazing with stencils! The CASE on Tracey's card is great - I love your interpretation with the softly coloured flowers and the vellum strip. The CASE of Anita's card is gorgeous too - I love those circles! Thanks for sharing over at Time Out. Hugs, Jill

  17. Came over from the Muse to tell you that your take on Anita's card is very pretty! The stencilled roses are also lovely!

  18. I am so VERY late to the MUSE party, LOVE your gorgeous interpretation of Anita's Card!!!!


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