Thursday, 16 October 2008

Couple of Challenge Cards

I created this card for yesterday's sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and I have to say I don't really like it, I think it's a bit insipid. I do like the sketch though so I might try it again one of these days. The snowflake stamps, I've used for the backgrounds in this and the next card, I bought before Christmas last year but this is the first time I've used them.

I had a snowflake die on my shopping list when I went to Ally Pally last month but what with me humming and hawing over which one to get they'd sold out of the one I decided on by the time I'd finally made up my mind. So anyway I decided to cut this one out, mad I know. I realised it was a silly idea quite soon after I'd started specially with me being craft knife challenged and having to use scissors, but once I'd started I just couldn't make myself abandon it. Shame I don't really like the card after all that effort.

This card I'm much happier with. It's for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which features Katharina's Sketch 13. It's a great sketch and the card came together really easily. The snowman and the peace circle are by The Angel Company. If I hadn't been trying to keep to the sketch I probably wouldn't have added the crystals. The photo doesn't really show how lovely and sparkly it is. ttfn and tfl.

31 comments:

Rach said...

gorgeous Julie, love the snowman one in particular, hugs rachxx

Batteris said...

Oh my gooooood! These are amazing!!! Wow! How long does it take to make one? Absolutely amazing!

Chrissie said...

I just love em!
Chrissie

Sue said...

Beautiful cards, Julie. How patient you are to cut out that snowflake, it was worth all the effort though it looks amazing.Sue.x

Donna said...

You have some stunning cards on your blog Julie and this snowflake card is one them :) Donna x

zcdl said...

amazing cards :))

Pauline said...

Both these cards are beautiful, but i can understand when a card doesn't go quite to plan, I have many of those :o)

Dawny P said...

No way is that inspid Julie. It's stunning hunny. I love it and also you PTW card, that has the most beautiful colours. Fab work as always. Have a great weekend xxxx

Jilli said...

I agree with Dawny.... that card is just gorgeous...they both are. I love the colours of both and really wouldn't like to pick a favourite. Jillix

Caroline said...

Stunning! My friend would adore this she loves green.

Anesha said...

Two really beautiful cards and your efforts on the snowflake is just wonderful. Really like both.

Tara said...

Beautiful cards Julie! Does one detect that you like Christmas per chance, lol!!! xxx

All Pink girl said...

Wow to fabulous cards ,please dont be so hard on your self they are so beautifulxxxDawnx

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are awesome! :0) Tab xxx

maddy hill said...

lovin those colours ! great cards

Bev said...

Julie they are both exquisite - not insipid at all!! Send them my way - I love them both!!

hugs Bev x

Terrie B x said...

Julie your cards are always absolutly `beautiful` so precisley finished well balanced and overall `UNIQUE`
You really are a fabulous creator I love them:)
Hope your enjoying your weekend:)~X~

Trena in Naperville said...

Julie, I love this card! The colors, the layout, your coloring, the sparkles! Beautiful!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Tammi said...

They are both beautiful! Wow on cutting out that snowflake, I think it turned out really pretty...and I love the soft colors in the second card, great job on the sketch!

Rica said...

You may not like it, Julie, I DO!,
it's stunning. I know what you mean about starting things and wishing you'd never bothered (Lol)but it was well worth the effort.
I love the colouring and the image on the PTW challenge card.
Heather xxx

mueppi said...

Two wonderful cards, Julie!
Hugs Gisela

Kim Piggott said...

Wow two supurb cards.
kim x

Stacey said...

Beautifully sparkly cards - perfect for the festive season ~x~

Dawn said...

Wow how beautiful are these - the colours and design are brilliant - gorgeous colouring too!

Dawn said...

P.s Julie
Could you E-mail me (details on m profile) I have something to ask you....

Thanks
Dawn

steph said...

This is lovely Julie! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Roz said...

Wow! I'm definitely going to link you on my blog coz I have to keep up with your gorgeous creations, they're stunning!!
I shall put a link on tomorrow.

Love Roz x

Barb said...

These are absolutely beautiful! And the sparkle DOES show up on the snowman card... LOVE it!

The 'Simply Stamped' cards from yesterday are also very elegant!

katy said...

Beautiful cards Julie and just spotted them on Inspirational !! xx

kerry said...

Great cards Julie!
Good to see I'm not the only one who starts cutting things out then can't stop...lol
Kerry xxx

Zoe said...

Both of these are lovely, I love the colours!

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