Tuesday, 15 August 2017

On Your Bike

Good morning crafty friends and hope this post finds you well. After a month's hiatus, I'm back - things got a bit hectic as usual as we approached the end of term at school and then we went to France for a camping holiday the evening we broke up (not to be recommended I can assure you!) and although most of my DT creations were made and posted on the respective DT blogs, somehow I didn't seem to get the time to post them here at Casa Mia. However, now the summer hols are here, normal service should be resumed 😄!

We'll kick things off with the new challenge over at Feeling Sketchy which starts today. This month we're being sponsored by Diane from Di's Digi Stamps. Diane is very kindly offering the lucky winner of this challenge a US$12 Voucher to spend in her store - thank you Diane!

Here is the sketch for this challenge:

And here is my take on it:

We haven't been using sponsor products for this challenge, so everything is from my stash. My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base card - is a pre-made A6 card base in white
  • Paper - is from the Crafter's Companion May 2015 Club Inspire download called Springtime Florals. I have used this pretty sprigged floral paper and inked the edges using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to add definition
  • Topper- is also from the Springtime Florals download and again has been edge distressed using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
  • Flowers - are another part of the Springtime Florals download and I have fussy cut them before adhering them to my project
  • Border - is embossed using a border embossing folder from the current (September 2017) issue of Cardmarking and Papercraft magazine. I have embossed this onto a piece of yellow Core'dinations card and then (following a raid on Papa Mia's shed ... shushhhh, don't tell him will you 😏 ) carefully sanded the raised part to reveal the white coloured core.
  • Sentiment - is another border embossing folder from the September 2017 issue of Cardmarking and Papercraft magazine. I have embossed this onto a piece of Neenah cardstock and cut it into a pennant shape before very carefully going over the embossed lines with my AB2 Spectrum Noir Marker Pen

I hope that I have inspired to you to have a go with this sketch and join in the fun at Feeling Sketchy this time, however if you're need of any further inspiration please head over to the blog and check out the other wonderful creations by my clever teamies. Then come back and show us your take on our sketch - don't forget that you can flip or rotate the sketch or change the shapes ... we just need to see that you've been inspired by our sketch. We'll be back with our new challenge on 1st September.

In the meantime, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I'll be back a little later with my next DT card - in the meantime, enjoy your Tuesday!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  2. Hi Helen hope your ok hunny, such a gorgeous card, lovely design and detail.
    Thank you for joining us at OLLCB
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Gorgeous! I love the bicycle, and all these colors. Your flowers are incredible too. What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz - Chris, DT

  4. Love the colour palette you've chosen. A very pretty card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

  5. Really gorgeous design and I just love the soft colors and beautiful textures and layers of this! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  6. Oh, how sweet! Love the soft colors and that beautiful image. Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Stamps.

  7. Gorgeous card love the papers thank you for joining in the challenge at Ooh-la-la.

  8. I like your style. Very nice work. thank you for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Jarka Ef

  9. It's a lovely card, Helen. Is there a part that is hand colored? To be eligible for prizes from SheepSki Design Challenges, you should have some part of the card be hand colored. Thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges! - Patti (SheepSki Designs Challenges Blog DT)

    1. Oh goodness me - I hadn't realised! I'm so sorry Patti! I will leave a message over at SheepSki and ask for my entry to be disregarded. Apologies for my oversight!


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Helen x