Friday, 12 September 2008

Been Having a Play!

I got my Stampin' Up pre-order set on Tuesday and just had to have a play. Of course it's taken me until today to actually post about my cards, but that is another matter...

I ordered a set called "For Father", because I really loved the images (especially the cute little puppy - you'll see :)), and they're so well suited for men's cards, something I'm always struggling with a little.

So, first I stamped the apple crate, which has a lovely olde-worlde-feel to it, and very autumnal, too, so it's just right for now. Didn't find it very easy to colour the image, I must admit, I am no artist and shading and highlighting don't come naturally. I am quite pleased with this, though, my second attempt, and I'll give this card to my father-in-law along with his belated birthday present...

The image and all supplies are Stampin' Up. Cardstock and designer paper are Old Olive, the mats are Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa. The image was coloured with Watercolor Wonder crayons and my Aqua Painter.

Secondly, I stamped the cute puppy. I think that stamp really sold the set to me :) I made this card initially for A Spoon Full of Sugar and Nikki's great sketch, but it also fits Cute Card Thursday's challenge of Cats and Dogs. (Apologies for the shadows across the picture - apparently that can happen when there is sunshine! It's been so long, I think I had forgotten...)

The image, sentiment and supplies are Stampin' Up, except the ribbon card blank which are from stash. Cardstock is Close to Cocoa and Not Quite Navy, designer paper is Rose Red. The image was again coloured with Watercolor Wonder crayons and my Aqua Painter.

Okay, I'm ready now to create some more. I'm starting to feel in the mood for Christmas cards - is that weird? I think I'll get the Christmas box out and see where that takes me :) Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous card, I saw this stamp set on Monica's blog and I just love this image. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

  2. Fab card Love the cute image, Thanks for playing along this week, Hugs Debbie x

  3. Gorgeous card Anne, love the cute doggie image. Thanks for using my sketch. Hugs Nikki x

  4. fabulous cards, love them both, thank you for joining in the CCT challenge and ASOS

  5. Hallo Anne,
    herzlichen Dank für deinen Eintrag,habe mich sehr gefreut.
    Habe 2x nachgeschaut, ob du tatsächlich deutsch geschrieben hast. ;o)

    Deine Karte ist niedlich und gefällt mir sehr.
    Die Farben sind toll !

    Herzliche Grüße

  6. Oh what gorgeous cards Anne - I just love the challenge card with the dog on - fabulous image and colours

    hugs Bev x

  7. That little dog in the boot is so cute, beautiful card.

  8. Aww, what an adorable stamp, so cute. Jillix

  9. Adorable! I love that set, however I wouldn't be able to create anyting as beautiful as this! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Your cards are lovely Anne! These are great images that you have used.
    Hugs Lynsey :)

  11. gorgeous cards,
    I loved this stamp set too. hugs rachxx

  12. Lovely card what a beautoful image, and great colors
    Hugs Jacqui x