A Easter Card and an OCC Challenge

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I thought you all needed a bit of a sunny lift after yesterday's dark and sombre image. :D

Starting on Thursday nights, I usually scout around blogland looking for challenges or ideas for my cards before I start making them over the weekend. I start scribbling down ideas so that by Friday night I can start creating rather than just sitting there dreaming up something! On Saturday morning I'll check out what challenge the girls over at Our Creative Corner have dreamed up just in case it's something I can play along with too. This week they have a sketch challenge AND giveaway - perfect!

I used this Stampendous Easter Plaque stamp that I bought around this time last year. It made a nice substitute for the oval nestibilities (which by the way, QVC has a SWEET deal for nestibilities right now!)

I think there's something missing from this card. I have a tendency to rush through cards and later on think of things that I could have done differently. The ribbon probably should have been a solid and I think I could have done some stitching around the base layer...oh well, c'est la vie! I will always be my own worst critic! I also remind myself that I've only been stamping for a year, and still have a lot to learn. I DO love this patterned paper though. It's from K & Company...again! I can't get enough of their stuff! It's great for cards.

This OCC challenge is open until tomorrow, Friday 12pm (not sure if it's EST or not) so if you wanna play, you'd better get cracking! :D


Stamps: Stampendous 'Easter Plaque'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Cool Caribbean, Morning Marigold, Barely Banana, Almost Amethyst, Certain Celery, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Distress Inks 'Black Soot'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil Bling cs, PP - K & Company 'Raspberry'
Access: Ribbon, decorative scissors, Stickles, dimensionals, sponges


~amy~ said...

Whatta SWEET card...thanks for the nestie link...I don't own any...yet...I think I'm one of the only peeps that still uses the 'ole coluzzle :)

Vicki G said...

What a great take on the OCC challenge!!!! Love the little image and your mix of DP's!!! Hey! RU following me around today? LOL!!!

Silli said...

ohhh SAndra, your eastercard is so sweet. Love the LO and the papers... Your coloring is always beautiful.. Have a good day...Hugs from Silke

Jacilynn said...

Ooooh, I love the DP too. It's one of the first things I noticed on this card. The image is cute. Love all the layers.

You are too funny. You gave me a good chuckle about the twilight poster. My DH bought me a Smallville calendar, cause I love that show and love Tom Welling. It's hanging on the side of the fridge. He's a good sport. lol

Janna said...

Ohhhh I love it Sandra! It is not missing anything! Just perfect the way it us, but I know what you mean. I do that with my cards as well. I sometimes have to tell myself to put it down and walk away! I love this though, the papers are fantastic and I like the way you used the stamp to replace the oval! So, so cute!


kadie said...

Beautiful! I love the papers and the layout and I agree with everyone else...it's not missing anything, it's eggcellent!...sorry just dorked out there for a sec.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Great dsp and scallop details. Great job with the sketch challenge!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lorie said...

Nope...I don't think it's missing a thing either. The entire card, DP, stamp, coloring, ribbon...everything is perfect!!!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Hey Sandra this card is simply gorgeous!!! I love the papers and the image you used!!! The colors are so great together and it is really pleasing to the eye!!! Bonnie from twinkling has a stamp that says one Hot Momma she used it last week some time on a pregnant mommy image.

We had ourselfs a regular new england snow this weekend 18 inches I put pictures on my blog quite amazing for us!!!


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