Monday, April 29, 2013

persnickety: adjective

 fussy about small details : fastidious 

 having the characteristics of a snob

requiring great precision

Hi everyone, here's some Monday Inspiration for you for our current challenge. 
Our DT member Brenshevia designed a sketch for us this time. 
You need to use a doily and let the sketch inspire you. 

 I took the lay out sketch and made it into a card.

entering this in Electric Paperie - Flowers

 Ranger - Distress paint, distress marker,stickles, liquid pearls
Maya Road - chipboard hearts, butterfly pin
Really Reasonable Ribbon - twine, lace
Autumn Leaves - stamp
Martha Stewart - doily
Faber Castell - gelato

Play along with us and you have a chance to win a fabulous prize from


A New Challenge over at Paper Playtime!!

Begins: Mon, Apr 29
Ends: Sun, May 12
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab

Prize sponsored by TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
"The Royal Garden" stamp set
(must have a USA address)

Here's what I created for this challenge:
( using a letter-press technique for the background)

Background: Fiskars Bamboo Embossing plate is first rubbed with Faber Castell Gold Metallic Gelto, and then run Kraft paper through the Big Shot. This is the letter - press technique part.

Heart: Cuttlebug Music Embossing folder used on heart cut from the Cricut Paisley cartridge, p. 60 and then edged in the metallic gelato.

 Sentiment printed on paper and then cut into a banner shape lifted up with Helmar's Liquid Scrapdots. Twine bow and charm added along with a small brad inserted through Maya Roads felt flower and all components adhered with Helmar 450.

entering this in:

Sparkles Monthly challenge - #43 Hearts ( 3rd entry )


Carole Z said...

Hi Sandee, both cards are really lovely, gorgeous colours on the heart one, Carole Z X

Winnie said...

Such pretty cards and takes on the challenges! Love the softness of the first one, and the rich colors and textures on the second one. Happy Monday!

Liz said...

Lovely cards. Love the embossing and simplicity of the heart card. It's beautiful!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great makes lovely, I popped by because of your word, persnickety, it always makes me smile! Take care Zo xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

both cards are awesome you really rocked the challenges!!

Jean said...

More gorgeous work! Do you know what day it is? Just wanted to make sure you are ok.

Nana said...

Both cards re beautiful.
Have a creative day.
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505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Oh, I love both cards! I pinned the letter press technique - although I didn't know it was called that..... tee hee.

Thanks for visiting. I had a wonderful time at the Festival! Just wait till you see my cow pictures!!!


Pam said...

Beautiful cards, both are so sweet.

Krisha said...

Hi Sandee,
Beautiful cards! Love the heart one.

MaryH said...

Two amazing cards! Love the doilies on #1, so adorable. And the texture on the 2nd one...really liked that. I've just started to experiment with gelatoes, and will have to remember this technique. Colors were wonderful with the gold, and your charm...great finishing touch. TFS

Bobby said...

I love your heart card. I'm going to have to research that letter press technique.

Barb Craft said...

Your cards are always gorgeous and inspiring!! I LOVE that you were able to take the sketch and use it for a card! All of the details are fabulous!!!

barb :)

Anne said...

Hi Sandee thought I would just pop over and say hi. Not noticed you on WOYWW - unless my eyesight is not as it should be!!! Looked back theough some posts - you have made some beautiful cards. Anne x

Alison Scott said...

Two great cards. They are smashing.

L.B. said...

2 great cards and an awesome word of the day!!

Katie said...

Great cards! I really like the letter press technique on the gold background. It looks awesome!!

Sharon said...

Fabulous card!!! I love the embossing and that wonderful heart!! :)

Lesley said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Monthly's 'Hearts' challenge xx

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

I love the color combo on this card and the little charm is beautiful!

DT sister

Teresa Jaye said...

beautiful cards Sandee! The doily one is amazing - you should enter it in the flowers challenge over at eclectic Paperie! The heart one is such a lovely color and I love the hanging embellishment!

Words and Pictures said...

A really enchanting pair of cards - so happy you decided to enter that delicious shabby chic treat of a card and play along with us at eclectic Paperie!
Alison x

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

This is so beautiful. Love the added charm.
DT Sister

Bonnie Irvine said...

Both cards are lovely. I am particularly smitten with the first one with the lovely bits of lace, sweet banner, and pretty flower. I'm delighted you decided to play along with our flower challenge at eclectic Paperie this time. I hope we see you again soon.

Ang C said...

A lovely card

Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our "Hearts" challenge - hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw.

Ang x

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards

Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our "Hearts" challenge - hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw.

Ang x

Janis Lewis said...

I love everything you make - another great example on this post!

Rachelle said...

Love your card and all the details.
DT Sister

Rebecca said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Sparkles Challenges!
Love from Rebecca xx