Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge # 13 - Lilian's Sketch

Hello everyone! It's a perfect summer's day here in Warwickshire. I should be outside enjoying it, but I had to get my craft fix first!

This morning I made a card following a fabulous sketch by Lilian which is this week's challenge over at the Sugar Bowl.

(Silly me, I've just noticed that the "please include" option of the challenge is "Please use the colour ‘kraft’ in your design"- I wonder if her basket will count?)

My apologies for the washed out photograph. This isn't quite how it looks in real life. Any photography tips would be gratefully appreciated.

Here's what I used to make this card:

Stamp: Sugar Nellie "Country Garden"
Colour medium: Copic Ciaos
Cardstock: Die Cuts With a View; Coredinations Whitewash; Rymans own smooth white
Accessories: Imaginensce brad
Tools: MM paper trimmer; Cuttlebug "Spots and Dots" embossing folder; Spellbinder "Mega Scalloped Rectanges" - Large, "Flower Creations 1" and "Flower Creations 2"; Woodware corner rounder punch; Scor-Pal scoring board.

Thank you for vising my blog and taking a look - I appreciate this more than I can say.

Enjoy your week and happy crafting.
Clare x


NormaJean said...

Hi Clare, your card is beautiful, and thank you for telling about sugar nellie, I kept check over there than gave up, thinking I dont win...lol cant wait to see what I get
Hugs normajean

Juls said...

sweet little card, Very summery! love it.

helen said...

great card clare fab colouring and i love the embossing
helen x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Clare,l love the image.

Hugs Riet.x

Jacilynn said...

Super Cute! That is a great image. Love the flower and brad.
We are having a beautiful day here in NW USA. Hope your day is beautiful as well!

NormaJean said...

Hi Clare, I left you something on my blog

Lilian said...

Hi Clare! What a sweet card! You've colored the adorable image beautifully! Loving the textures of your card. Gorgeous flowers! I am really buying those dies lol!
Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Suzie Q said...

Hi ya,
Great card the scoring looks great - I too struggle with the photography so sorry no tips today ! x

Jules said...

Hi Clare

My photography skills are not brilliant (as you can tell from my blog) but one of my bloggy pals Poppet suggested I try one of those blue "daylight" bulbs.

I have been trying this recently and can definitely tell the difference between the ones where I have used the bulb and the ones I haven't. I have the bulb in an angle poised lamp that I shine directly onto my "subject".

My son also suggested that I set my camera to take "close up" and get as near to my "subject" as I can so that I am not relying on "cropping and enlarging" my picture via the computer so much.

Perhaps some of the tips I have been given might help you too.

Love Jules xx