Thursday, 5 July 2012

A Die For A Sketch - Challenge No 2

Hello, my friends! Can you believe a month has already passed since Challenge No 1 at A Die For A Sketch! A special thank you to all of you that linked up a project! Another thank you to everyone that just came by to take a look! We had a wonderful response for our very first round!

It was so interesting to see how many of the projects included colored images on them. Now, I know for a fact that some people do not like to color. I actually know someone who has an intense dislike for coloring. Yes, I know it's hard for some of us to understand but we will not judge them, will we? lol So it was with these people in mind that I created my card this month. There is no colored image on my card! So you see, even if you don't color you can join the fun at A Die For A Sketch. Remember the rules are simple; follow the sketch and use a die!

So here is the sketch for Challenge No 2:

Here is my card! I guess I must confess to a tiny bit of coloring. I used my Versamark pen to color some bits of the teacup. Then I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder so it would look like one of my special china teacups. I'm afraid it was difficult to get it to show properly in a photo. We've had such crazy storms around here the lighting has been interesting. The doily behind the teacup was misted with Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist so it shimmers beautifully. The pretty corners are an old Cuttlebug die. The wonderful sentiment that inspired this card is from my most recent card kit from Simon Says Stamp. 

If you like to color...or not...I hope to see you join us this month for Challenge No 2! :o)

Papers: Prima - Romanitque Collection, Colorbok Cardstock;
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Mist: Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist - interference red;
Dies: Provo Craft Cuttlebug Dies - Vintage,
MM Slice Design Card - Grandma's Attic;
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Absolutely Delightful Stamp Set;
Seam Binding, Pearls, Doily - From My Stash.


  1. OMGosh, Nancy I absolutely am in love with your card. It's gorgeous. Awesome job. TFS... HUGS!!

  2. Nancy this is beautiful!! It brings back so many memories of my Grandma who loved her tea!

  3. Oooo I love your take on the sketch. It kind of baffled me with all those circles LOL, but my sweet and clever friend knew just what to do with it. Your fancy tea cup is tres chic! Cheers!

  4. Oh my Nancy, what a beautiful card. I love all the detail of it. Wow,wow,wow!

  5. Nancy, this is awesome! Your card front looks so elegant. That would be perfect as a place marker at a Lady's Luncheon.

    I love what you have done to the papers to make the tea cup look just like a fine china antique. Stunning really.

    Love you - Leslie

  6. Lovely card Nancy!
    I love all the distressing you've applied to it ;-)
    Have a terrific week-end!

  7. Lovely card Nancy. Just my cup of tea. Nathaly

  8. Hello my dear friend Nancy, what a wonderful card......i like the paper and the cup is so beuatiful, what a great idea.

    Hugs Andrea

  9. Nancy - love it!!! You are a Card Maker indeed!!! xo

    -pamela ;)

  10. Wow! How lovely! that cup is so cute, and all the card is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for your always kind comments in my blog :-) xxx

  11. Hello my sweet friend, hope you are are so quiet?
    Your card is absolut gorgeous. I love the Die's and your wonderful stlye without no-coloring :)

    Love and Big Hugs, Dunja xx

  12. LOVE THIS!! Stoppin' by to say "hello". I finally got my internet back, so I can move forward. Whew! Talk about stress!!
    PS Off to a retreat for the weekend. =0)

  13. Oh this is perfect Nancy! The gorgeous teacup the beautiful papers and that wonderful sentiment, and the circular design really sets it all off.

  14. Nancy! This is GREAT!!!!!!! SOOOO PRETTY! :) ( I just realized, I subscribed to your blog, but HAVEN'T BEEN getting any e-mails!) :/


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