Monday, 10 May 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge


I've just made this card for the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge where they would like you to use the colours pink, green and brown this week, following the sketch over at Sketch and Stash.
Last week I received some gorgeous stamps from Sweet Pea stamps this one is called Fly Butterfly. It has been coloured with Copic markers. I've paper pieced her dress and added glamour dust to the edges and the moons. I've coloured the background with pastel pencils. All the papers are from Basic Grey.
I've used a Corner Chomper with a cloud cut for the corners and the sentiment has been stamped onto the smallest of the Nellie Snellen oval set of dies.
This card also fits in with the following challenges:
Now for a rant. I was trying to cut out some leaves for this card with my Leone Em punch and the punch stuck completely. Despite me trying to persuade it to become unstuck with the aid of a hammer, I've had to throw it away! The paper I was trying to punch was quite thin and should not have been a problem for any paper punch.
Can anyone recommend a leaf punch that actually does what it is suppose to?
Thanks.

25 comments:

Stamping Susi said...

Hi Jen,
usually I didn`t like this fairy verry much, but your interpretation, work and coloring blows me away! She is awesome, thank you for sharing.

Victoria said...

i have the same problem with my punch - refuse to buy one of theirs again i often have to bang it ont he table to unstick it my fern punch i will check whom made that as it is much better, but won't do card.
this card is gorgeous btw x

Sue said...

beautiful card and fabulous colours,thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


sue
xx

Anne said...

Oh WOW Jen!!! This is just gorgeous! I had a similar problem with a couple of my leaf punches but my DH managed to sort them out for me and they're OK now as long as I only use really thin paper, and sometimes I don't want really thin paper leaves, so I do sympathise! I have a couple of Woodware punches which emboss as well and they are gorgeous, but they're also quite big.

Anyway getting back to your card, it's absolutely gorgeous and your colouring is amazing! Thanks for playing with us at SPS too! :o) xx

SVIT said...

Fantastic card, Jen! I love yur colouring and image is so beautiful!

Crystal said...

OOOOO this is beautiful, LOVE those sweet pea images and your coloring is awesome...LOVE the added lace too!!!

Pascale said...

WOWee Jen this is so beautiful I agree you have made her look so so stunning. I love the paperpiecing (you will enjoy next weeks challenge) and I love the whole design. I love the brodiere anglaise too. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers hugs Pascale

Rica said...

Hi Jen, love the Fly Butterfly image, beautifully coloure and fabulous paper piecing. Wonderful details,
hugs Heather xx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Gorgeous hun, I wonder if you can buy what she's wearing as a dress?!!
Hugs
Helen x
I have blog candy!!

Julie said...

Stunning card - love your colouring and the layout!! Can't help with the punch except to totally agree with how frustrating this is!! Juliex (Thanks for joining my candy!)

maxine said...

A beautiful card, lovely image, thanks for joining us at the crafty pad.

Paula said...

Wow Jen this is absolutly stunning love the image so elegant and such fab colours. Now please step away from the hammer lol lol.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Debbie said...

Lovely card and great layout. :)

Thanks for joining us at the crafty pad and good luck. :)

xxDebbie CPSdesigns

Mummylade said...

really nice colouring! Thank you so much for joining the DCD challenge this week and good luck!

~Christina~ said...

VERY pretty :) :) :)

Becky said...

Wow Jen! I love your card and I would die for a dress like hers, gorgeous colours!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card and image which is so beautifully coloured Jen. Fabulous papers, layout and accents.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and Die Cut Dreams.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Suzi said...

A stunning card Jen, love the image and the design. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

LINDA said...

Simply stunning.. fantastic job on the dress..Fab coloring to.. Very lovely..
Hugs, Linda

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jen :-) The image is beautiful and your colouring is superb ! everything is beautiful :-)

I have a couple of Martha Stewart leaf punches and haven't had a problem with them,,, so far ! :-)

thanks for joining in the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Michele said...

Oh wow beautiful card Jenni. Gorgeous colouring of the image and fab details also. Hugs Michele x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Jen, wow hunny what a stunning card! i love the image and those pretty papers. I am sorry you had trouble with that punch, they can be temperamental can't they? Im sorry ive not been by before now I dont know where the time goes, hubby has driven today for the first time, but is still not really right! (well, never has been not really lol!!). have a great weekend hope to catch up next week, hugs Linda x

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

very pretty card gorgeous image, thankyou for joining in at die cut dreams this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Jill said...

wow stunning card Jennifer I love the image and your colouring is amazing, great paper piecing too! thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

Angela said...

This is just beautiful!! Love the paper piecing and your coloring looks awesome!! Thanks for joining our Sweet Pea Stamps Challenge!!
Hugs:)
Angela