Saturday, 7 March 2009

Sketch Saturday #41 & Secret Crafter Challenge #22: Dies to Die For guest DT call

Click to enlarge image Tracy Kendall, owner of the fabulous online crafty store Dies to Die For, has a call out for a Guest Designer. Hop on over to the Dies to Die For Blog where you can find all the details for making an entry. But you'd better be quick, as you have until 1.00pm (GMT) tomorrow (8th March 2009) to post your comment/entry.

So, as you can guess by now, I've decided to enter! I know I've only been making cards for 3 months, but I would love to be on a design team in any capacity! I've spent most of the afternoon making this Mother's Day card for Tracy's GDT call. It's taken me ages, but as it's for my very special and wonderful mum, plus the GDT call entry, I've taken my time to get it "just right". And, for once, I'm really pleased with the result!

I've used this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday (Sketch #41) and also thought I'd try (for the very first time) the technique of 'Masking', which is this week's challenge (Challenge #22) over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. Masking was definitely a challenge for me, as I took ages to figure out where to stamp the tree stump (not too high, not too low, etc...) but I managed (or maybe fluked!) it in on my first attempt - WOO HOO!

Both images are from the Whiff of Joy Spring 2009 Stamp Kit - 'Willow sitting with a floral wreath' and 'Tree Stump' - and coloured with my Whisper Pens. The rest of the 'ingredients' are: Laura Ashley patterned paper, Basic Grey buttons and brads, Prima and Hero Arts flowers, ribbons and pearls from my stash, Versamagic Dew Drop (Wheat), and a computer-generated sentiment. Oooh, and I managed to tie the bow myself - woo hoo! My darling hubby showed me the way he ties bows which leaves it looking all professional - I love him so much!!!

Cross all your fingers and toes for me.....

Hugs, Sem x


  1. stunning card, love the colours and that image is sooo sweet. well done with the masking

  2. Oooh this is so gorgeous sweetie, a fabulous job with the masking and such delish colours. Love it!! x

  3. oh Sem
    this card is adorable as are all your cards i think you would make a great DT so good luck honey, i didn't realise you had only been making cards for three months( you have a real talent for it)
    Debar xx

  4. ohh Sem, it's stunning and you should be so pleased with it, I love the soft colours and your masking is wonderful, Good Luck with the DT call and thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

  5. wow I love this card !! it's BEAUTIFUL !!! I hope you get picked you so derserve it !
    the coloration is OUTSTANDING !!
    Three months you say.. wow don't wanna tell you how long I have been at it ... you're gifted !

    hugs Annita

  6. what a lovely card, good luck with the dt spot :o)

    Amanda xx

  7. What an amazing card-can't believe you've been cardmaking for only three months-I couldn't make something this nice in a million years!!You really deserve to get picked!!
    Dei xxx
    p.s have a great day tomorrow:-))

  8. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  9. Such a beautiful card Sem, good luck with the GDT call.

  10. Oh Sem GOOD LUCK hun!!! Your card is a winner in my book it's gorgeous.

    Happy crafting Jan x

  11. Good Luck Sem, it,s Fab and you deserve to win it.
    Go Girl!!!!
    Trish (-:

  12. Wow...stunning coloring and beautiful card!

  13. I just love the colours and detail of this card. Wow how awesome!

  14. Stunning card, beautiful WOJ and gorgeous papers and flowers.

  15. wow that is absolutely beautiful x mandy

  16. Fabulous Sem - just love everything about it. Your image is so beautifully coloured and your embellishments are stunning.
    Happy Birthday to you!!!
    (I wont sing - you wouldn't like it).
    hugs Heather xx

  17. What a gorgeous special creation! Good luck to you for the DT call.

  18. This is gorgeous! Good luck with the DT! xx

  19. Wow what a beautiful card she looks gorgeous luv it all, good luck with the DT call, sue.x

  20. Wishing you a happy birthday Semsee sorry it is so late in the day/evening. Hope you had loads of fun and some yummy goodies too.
    Debra xx

  21. hi Sem...OMG this card is the image and the colours..great job at masking.
    fingers crossed for DT call....and i cant believe you've only been making cards for 3months..u sure its not cause all your creations are gorgeous hun..well done.
    Happy birthday to you hunxx hope you had a brill day hugs clarex

    thanks for taking time out and popping over to my blog and leaving a lovely comment..and good luck with my candy thanks clarex

  22. wow, what a wonderful card! love this one!!! good luck for the dt :D

  23. only one word for it hunny and thats ....stunning !!! good luck with the design team call
    helen x

  24. Gorgeous card Sem, your colouring is stunning and I love the tearing and all the pretty details. Good luck with the DT call. Debbie x

  25. What a stunning card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SCSC!

  26. Ohhh this is gorgeous. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Yummy papers also. Good luck with the DT call. Michele x

  27. I love this card great colours anr fab layout I just love every thing about it hugs Donna x


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x