Artistic Etchings

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Artistic Etchings

I’m back with another Sketch Challenge card to share with you all and this time it’s CPS 202 Part 1 from the Card Positioning Systems blog.

I’m not sure if I’ve participated in any challenges from this site before but as you’ve probably gathered, that is if you’ve been visiting my blog for a while, my aim for this year is to be more productive with my stamping and participate in as many challenges as I can. So far I think I’m doing pretty good. Just need to keep it up.

I’d love to find some more challenge blogs though, so if you know of any good ones please leave me a comment with a link to them. I’d really appreciate it.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with this sketch at first, so I browsed through the IB&C to see what stamp sets I thought would work for the circle pieces and decided upon Artistic Etchings. Now I have used this set before but not a lot.

I went with the Love Letters DSP and coordinating colours for my theme and this is what I came up with.



I’m still not sure if it needs a sentiment/word stamped on the front or not.

What do you think??

Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Card: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Love Letters DSP
Inks: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Cutter Kit, Antique Brads, 1 3/4” Circle Punch.

Till next time…..


Secret Sister R3 Month 3

You may have gathered by now that each months items I’d focused on one of the colours she’d listed in her questionnaire so that means this month I got to play with Marina Mist.

However for her 1st card I went with using another of the Stamp sets she had listed, Artistic Etchings, and decide the Love Letters DSP better suited it than Marina Mist would have. I was yet to use this set and it’s been some time since I’ve tried my hand at anything ‘Vintage’ looking. I really like the ruffled ribbon on this card.

Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings
Card: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letters DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Very Vanilla 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Sponge Dauber.

The main gift I sent was all done using a colour combination of Marina Mist and Very Vanilla along with the Medallion Stamp set again. I’ve also used more 5/8” Satin Ribbon (I’d have to say this is my favourite ribbon of them all followed closely by the 1 1/4” striped grosgrain),  lots of Pearls and Rhinestones.

Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of the 2 boxes open to show what’s in them so I’ll just have to let you know.

This smaller box on the right is a Dove Chocolate Box which I’d seen previously on Linda Craven’s blog (which she kindly shared her instructions with me) but was originated from Kerri Donsky. This box as 9 little sections which you can fit 2 Dove Chocolates in each. I placed a mixture of Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Mint Dove Chocolates in there. I hope she liked them.

This larger box contained a 6” x 6” DSP sample of Designer Series Papers (all bar the 2 speciality packs in the IB&C) along with a 6” x 6” DSP sample of each of the Pattern Stacks. That’s 124 6” x 6” sheets of DSP. Also inside was a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I’m pretty sure it was the Finial Press one which I hope wasn’t one she already had.

The card is very simple but I’m happier with this one than the first one I did for Month 1.

And the last item I made for her was a Desktop Calendar. I also included 2 more of the Containers + 2011 Calendars for her so she could make some of her own.


Stamp sets: Medallion, Apple Blossom (Hostess Level 2), A Word for You, Word Play
Card: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist – Subtles Patterns DSP Stack.
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Jewels – Pearls, Jewels – Rhinestones, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Small Oval Punch.


I hope my sister enjoyed everything I made for you and can put it all to use.


Till next time….