Sunday, 11 April 2010

PaperCrafts Magazine - Sketches

I have subcribed to Paper Crafts magazine for some time now and so when they bought out this Go to Sketches edition and I saw what people were doing from it I ordered a copy from the US. It came in a week and I am really chuffed that I got it! It's well worth grabbing a copy if like me you love a sketch to kick start your projects. My copy has already got yellow post-it's stuck all through it - well I have to justify buying it.























So first up I made this card - very simple and very little stamping but I like how it came out. I chose pastel (ish) Papertrey colours on antique cream cardstock and stamped one of my butterfly sentiments from a Stamp Camp set that I have had for an age.






























This is the sketch I followed

















Secondly I made a patchwork card based on another design. I used Anna Griffin dp's and some pretty lemon flowers that Tilly sent me for Christmas. I cut the squares at 1 and 1/2 inch on another Papertrey antique cream base - the sentiment is also from Papertrey.
























and this is the cute design from the magazine that I used -







We've had a beautiful day here in London - sunshine all day. I hope you have had a good weekend and thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Joyce across the Pond said...

Hi Chris.....love both the cards...they are simply elegant...I just adore butterflies so was greatly attracted to the first card...but oh...before I discovered PTI I drooled over AG ......the second card is wonderful...thanks for sharing and yes, today was also stunningly warm in Northern Ireland - not a cloud in the sky..walkers out in force...hopefully more of the same this week.
Kind regards.

Karen said...

Great cards. I love this magazine too. I've used a couple of sketches and have LOTS of pages marked!

Brenda Weaver said...

Both your cards are great, but I'm partial to butterflies, so the first one is my fave.
I found your blog from the PTI Pixies blog and just wanted to stop by and say hello.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! The first card is so dainty and the 2nd one is gorgeous!

Tilly said...

Whooohooo ... I was the lucky recipient of the patchwork one! Thanks so much Chris. It's even better IRL. I just love it. Thanks so much for thinking of me. Your other cards are gorgeous too of course! xxx

Michelle said...

That Anna Griffin paper is gorgeous!! New to your blog from the Pixies...no idea what chuffed means, but I'm excited to hear more cute words from you!

Teresa said...

Great takes on the sketches! I especially love the punched butterflies!!!

Danielle said...

I love your take on the sketches! Your Hello card is so pretty!

Sonya said...

Hey Chris!

Love the cards - very pretty. Thanks for the heads up about the sketch magazine. Hopefully there will still be an issue or two on the stands when I get to the store. I'm loving the Anglo-slang I'm picking up too. "Chuffed" is my new favourite word.

Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Carter said...

I love your butterfly card! That is so beautiful! Great work on both cards!

Karen H. said...

Oh my that butterfly card is wonderful! I love the soft colors.

Janis said...

Oh my goodness your cards are beautiful Chris! I love that butterfly card, so simple yet so eye catching. I bought the Go to Sketches magazine too and it sits right on my desk for inspiration!

Carolina Girl said...

i love your butterfly card the the shadow box with flowers. Thank you for your inspiration.

Caryn said...

Chris, I adore both your cards, they are so crisp. Love the butterflies on the first one.

Big hugs,
Caryn xxx