Monday 3 August 2015

FMS#197 & HLS August sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!!!!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!!!

First card I'm sharing this morning is one for the sketch challenge over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog.  The sketch:

and my card:

The pieces of patterned paper are from Teresa Collins and KaiserKraft.
Flower and flourish die from MFT.  Sentiment banner dies from Verve.
Arrows cut with Tim Holtz chevron die.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

I've also made a card to link at the Happy Little Stampers August sketch challenge.
This is the sketch:

and my card:

Daisy dies from MFT.
Given my daisies some shine with my WOS brush.
Sentiment stamp from KaiserKraft.

Thanks for popping in  - always a pleasure to have you here!!!


Hannelie said...

So mooi en perfek om die blou van 'n Maandag weg te vee!
Ek hou daarvan hoe you chevrons en dots die oog lei na jou pragtige blom!
Ai daai sequin garland sal enige mens wat verjaar se hart so bly maak. Dis slim en baie baie mooi! Feestelik!
Mooi dag en week vir jou!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I always get excited when I see one of your cards in my reader and can't wait to get over here and give my eyes a feast! Today's are no exception of course Petra, my dear friend . . . two winners in my eyes! I adore all that wonderful movement you have put into your second one here, those sequins are gorgeous and your interpretations of the sketches are spot on!! Have a lovely, lovely week! Hazel xx

Monika Reeck said...

I come back again to visit you
hope you like to visit me again sweet friend
I loveee that flower on your first card
looks like a real one and the arrangement is perfect
Adorable card
the second one I love all that bling from Sequin
so sweet with white flowers
Awesome made Petra
your card and photograph is wonderful
hugs from Germany

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards as usual. I always enjoy seeing the cards you've made. Karen x

Jen Brum said...

Such beautiful cards Petra! I love that sweet flower and those chevrons! Such a creative take on the sketch this week! As always I love those mountains in the background of your pictures! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Birgit said...

Two beautiful cards here, Petra! The sequin banner flanked by the daisies is sweet and clever!! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I so love the way you use chevrons [and DOTS!] - another winner [I''m sure] -- clever use of the [my fav color] sequins with HLS sketch~

Unknown said...

Two lovely cards today Petra. The first one is gorgeous and fits the brief perfectly but I adore how you've adapted the bunting for those gorgeous sequins on the second.


Karen xxx

Donna Ellis said...

how innovative with the sequins, Petra! Your placement is perfect! But my heart is with the floral chevron creation on top. It's so pretty! Stay warm! xoxox

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Petra. LOVE the use of the sequins for your banners ... so pretty, shiny and very unique. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Anita in France said...

All the yummy dimension and gorgeous colour on that lovely bloom really makes it pop against the cool neutrals, Petra ... it's simply fabulous! Your sequin banners are brilliant ... so fun and creative! Anita :)

Linda Callahan said...

Your work is always fabulous! These cards are gorgeous! Glad you shared one at FMS!

Deepti said...

Way to rock the challenges, that flower on ur first card looks good enough for me to pluck it :D and the use of sequins is simply genius :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Beautiful cards Petra! I love that gorgeous rose and your sequined banner is so creative!

Happy Dance said...

Two really wonderful cards, Petra. That bloom is stunning! Love the entire design, but the flower really makes your card shine. And using sequins for a banner was a brilliant idea! Sweet little daisies too. Great cards. Bev

stampingbowd said...

Oh, how fun!!! I love both cards!!! Love the arrows and dots paired with the beautiful peach rose on the first one and LOVE the sequins on your second. What a great take on that sketch!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! SCS is pretty special, that's where I first saw one of your cards, then followed you to your blog and we've been friends ever since!!! :)


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Many, MANY congratulations on you well deserved win over at FMS Petra my friend! I told you there was a winner here!! Well done! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Petra. Love the soft looking layered flower. The peach color is so pretty. The arrow elements look awesome. The second card is so sweet. The sequins look great as the banner lines... fantastic take on both sketches.

GerJanne said...

Ha Petra,
ik denk dat je Nederlands ook kunt lezen. Ik kan het Zuid-Afrikaans prima lezen. Ik vond je bij Freshleymadesketches, je winnende kaart.
Wat een prachtige kaart! Ik ben gaan kijken en zie dat je veel meer van dit soort mooie kaarten maakt. Natuurlijk word ik volger.
Je kaart met de sequins is ook super mooi.

GerJanne said...

Hoi Petra,
ik las je reactie bij. Dank je dat je volger bet geworden. Heel leuk!!
Onderaan mijn blog staat dat je ook kan volgen via bloglovin'. Misschien moet ik dat bovenaan zetten....Het zit erg verstopt. Als dat makkelijker voor je is, kun je je daar aanmelden.

MaryH said...

#1 is so well designed, with the black graphics, the ledger banner, and that beautiful rose & flourish. #2 is equally gorgeous with the design and those sparkling sequins used as a banner with the tiny flowers interspersed. A brilliant design and you are so clever!!! Love both of these. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved WIN from FMS, Petra!! I think your brilliant banner card will be a winner, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Vicki Dutcher said...

I knew you were going to win at FMS! Congrats mf - so awesome~

Rosemary said...

your cards are absolutely amazing, petra!! congrats on winning freshly made sketches... so very well deserved as your card is stunning! the second card has absolutely captured my heart... the design is so clever and creative!!

Becca Cruger said...

You always have some of the most interesting design elements, Petra. The way those chevrons perfectly accentuate the corners is remarkably effective. And I love the teeny sparkly banners! Adorbs!

Joyce said...

Two beautiful cards set against your lovely backdrop. Love how you have combined so many different elements in your first card--great idea how those little chevron arrows point to your focal point. That flower is just amazing. And, I really love the clever take on our sketch at HLS. So unique and fun--I never would have thought of a sequin and flower banner, and now I wonder why everyone wouldn't do a sequin and flower banner. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Geri said...

Two more amazing creations Petra! The coral flower tucked inside the black frame is stunning! I love the lined paper that you used for the banner. And once again, your chevrons & dots rock! I'm calling Winner, Winner with this beauty!

And speaking of winner, winner...yep, calling it for your second card! "Brilliant" idea (literally). The sequin and flower banners are fun, fun, fun. Love how you made the angle of the banners opposite from the angle of the sentiment :)

Tanja said...

love the sequin banners and the pretty layered flowers - thanks for sharing your card at the Happy Little Stampers August Sketch Challenge

cm said...

...GASP! Petra, once again, the creativity and beauty of your cards have taken my breath away! Your coral bloom, accessorized with the black framing and graphic banner, is absolutely gorgeous! Your sequin banner: ingenious! I'll echo the others: a duo of winners here!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Petra! Love the fancy blossom and all the sequins! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mynn xx said...

These are both AMAZING, Petra! I am in LOVE with that gorgeous dimensional flower on the first, and your sequin banners ARE GENIUS! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Hannelie said...

Geluk met jou FMS wen! Hulle het goeie smaak ;)

Marika said...

Congrats on your win, Petra! This card surely was a certain WINNER in its freshness, cleanliness and dimension!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your FMS win! (Veels Geluk!)

Desire Fourie said...

Beeeeautiful Petra. Hou van die swart trimmings op die eerste en n mens kan nooit te veel bling gebruik nie.
Mooi bly
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Gloria said...

I love your clean and simple design!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Little stampers sketch challenge!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wanted to say thanks for all your sweet comments on my cards! I had to come visit and check out your latest card creations and oh have such a great gift for using geometric designs! Love the use of the chevrons as accents! Am really loving the peach and navy color combo a lot! Hope you're enjoying this fine Wednesday!