Monday, 2 April 2007

CPS 8....

I have 2 weeks holiday for Easter(one of the great things about working in a school, only working with 15 and 16 year olds you kinda need the break as they can be quite stressful!! Sometimes it's very a rewarding job too!!). This weekend got lots of gardening done, so this morning I thought I would have a go at the latest CPS #8 sketch.

Well two and a half hours later (yes, I really spent that long making one card!) this is what I came up with;




Now you are probably thinking two and a half hours for that! But the flowers took ages as I hand cut them, sanded the edges, inked them, layered and doodled them. Plus the stitching was done by hand.

Items used; my precious Pheobe papers, Fruitcake paper, 7 gypsies rub ons, white cardstock, ink, mm cheeky clip (they are really called that!) and ribbon from stash.

The photo doesn't really do the colours of this paper justice.

I should be getting a few stash parcels this week, was very naughty at the weekend and ordered loads of bits. :o) Finally managed to get my hands on a pack of Crate paper Avenue, cant wait for that to arrive, also ordered loads of Blooms, and got a few bargains on Ebay.

Better go and do some housework now Ggrrrrrrh!




12 comments:

Allison said...

This looks great...I love that paper (I have it myself!)...

Em said...

This is a really lovely card Sarah, I can well believe it took that long - hand stitching takes forever!

Enjoy your rest - sounds like you deserve it...

Maura Miller said...

Beautiful card Sarah

Rein said...

Wonderful card,
great job on the hand stitching!

Chris said...

Beautiful card Sarah... the flowers are great... well worth the time you took to make them.

horseygal said...

well worth the time! It's beautiful!

ct said...

Love this! Christine

Tammy James said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for visiting my blog. This card is beautiful and I love your one for the sunshine challenge too.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous card and such beautiful stitching.

Kandis Smith said...

Way cute!! Love the flowers!

Jo said...

This is beautiful, love the paper that you have used and fantastic stitching!

jo xx

Tami said...

AMAZING!! I love those flowers!