Monday 25 January 2016

FMS#220, TimeOut#48 and SSDTTT#2

Hi everyone!!!

It's very late allready, but before I go to bed, I've got two cards to share!!!

First up is my take on the sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog.  This is what the sketch looks like:

and my card:

I've done the bg with Milled lavender DI and Grape Jelly Dye ink from MFT.
Daisy stamp from Verve.  Leaf stamp and die from PTI.
Purple daisy stamped on Grape Jelly cs from MFT.  Coated with WoS and given some extra shine with 3D Clear Gloss.  IRL it's got a lovely shine.
Added a twine bow and purple sequins and black plastic dots.

I will also be linking this card at the Time Out Challenge where we are to CASE this card of Marika Rathu.

My second card is for the Tic Tac Toe the Stamping Smiles Designs Blog.                       

I made this card using the elements in the top row:                                                           

                                                 Snow     -    Glitter    -    Trees

Tree stamp from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.
Used a white gel pen to add some snow to the trees.
The snow at the bottom is fine white glitter I got at a stationary shop.  It's got a lovely sparkle that can't be seen in the photo.
Added a piece of silver twine.

Quite a few of you asked how I've done with my stall at our Farmers' Market and I keep on forgetting to tell you.  Unfortunately I did not sell a lot of items and the weather was not good either - it rained at times!!!!  But I'm OK with that!!!  I've got an order for four of the lamps I made, which I have to deliver tomorrow.  And I was surprised that my cards were my best selling items!!!!  At the end of this year I might take a stall at a local church's Xmas market where I think sales would be much better.  I've got some time to think about it and make up my mind if I want to do it!!!!!

Past 12, so I'm off to bed!!!

Thanks for popping in and have a great week!!!!


Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for sharing how you did at the craft market, Petra! Now you know CERTAINLY that your cards are amazing if that was your best seller! Congratulations! Sorry to hear that the weather did not cooperate. That must have been disappointing. Lovely Christmas card, too! But it is you eye-catching sketch card that really grabs me! I'm always wowed by your combination of geometrics and nature! Hope your week is extra special, Miss Petra! Hugs, de

Rosemary said...

the first card is absolutely gorgeous, petra... another winner in my book!! love the clean simplicity of the second card! thanks for letting us know how your market went... i'm not surprised your cards were a bigger seller as every single one is a little work of art!!

Jan Clothier said...

I love the card you cased at Time Out. That sweet little 'hello' against the detailed, yet clean, background is just wonderful.

sandie said...

I love this design Petra. Really like how you stamped the daisy stamp and in the background and then popped one up. Had a browse of your blog-fab! Just started following you.Great to see you at TO

Anonymous said...

Twee bjoeties, Petra: heel mooi gedaan!!!
Creatieve groetjes, Gaby

Anonymous said...

I love both cards, but especially the first one - just beautiful.

Irene said...

Dat je kaarten zo goed verkochten op de market daar kijk ik niet van op Petra, ook deze 2 zijn weer super fantastic mooi!!

xx Irene

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW these are just fabulous Petra my friend!! Both are very different, but equally as fascinating!! The first one has your signature, terrific, knack of CAS layering and the second just leaps up with that dark panel and that big, beautiful, word die-cut!! I love what you have done with the trees with the gel pen and that glitter snow is just stunning! I bet it looks even more fabulous IRL (glitter always does).

So sorry that the Farmers' Market didn't go as well as you'd have hoped (and as well as I had hoped for you) but I am not surprised that your cards were your best selling items as they are so amazing!! Next time, hopefully, the weather will be better and more people will get to see all your wonderful creations, and I just know, you will then do amazingly well!!

Have a lovely week my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Vicki Dutcher said...

BEAUTIFUL CASE of Marika's! You did her justice and I am SURE your card will be top! It is a pleasure getting your posts!! :)

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Petra!!! This is just as magnificent as it could be! and total perfection for both challenges! LOve them, my friend... not at all surprised that they were popular purchases at your stall!
=] Michele

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards Petra, but my favourite is the first one - gorgeous. Love the placing on the second card.......looks like it's "off piste"!


Karen xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Petra. I especially love the first one. The flow of this card is just perfect... from the flowers in the background to the twine... and water colored background. You inspired me to make a card today and I pretty much CASE'd your card! So thank you girl! Thanks for the up-date on the marker you did. I think it's different every year... one year you might sell your cards, but next they will want gift items... the rain must have not helped! Glad you got an order out of it!

!neke said...

Geweldig mooie kaarten !!!!!
Prachtig met die bloemen !

groeten Ineke

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Petra! Love the blossoms and pretty shimmery trees..

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh my...these are both so gorgeous! I'm partial to the first with the corner floral design! We got 24 inches of snow over the w/e and forgive me if I don't say the snow card is my fave - lol!

Stella said...

Beide kaarten zijn prachtig maar de eerste vind ik echt eindeloos mooi. Wow!

Thea said...

Ik ben een poosje niet aan het bloggen geweest maar zojuist al je mooie kaarten bekeken, wow wat ben je toch een kei! Schitterend zijn ze allemaal.

Groetjes Thea

Monika Reeck said...

Wooooww Petra
I really looveee the first card
the second is magical look too beautifully made the second one
nbut the first one woooww I see purple there I see many layers for your hello flower and leaves woooww
I never put sentiment like that and I adore your idea
briliant daear Petra
I will try to catch up
was 26 days in Indonesia, Petra
see you soon again

MaryH said...

Oh WOW! #1 is just another stunner. Love how you translate the inspiration into your own unique, beautiful style. I really like this one! And #2 is a bit different for you, but equally amazingly lovely. The color shades blend together so well, for such a winter feel, and the 'snow' on these trees shows splendidly. I like the way you've done the perspective with the trees and also the snowhill. Doesn't surprise me at all to learn your cards were good sellers! Shows your customers had great taste indeed! TFS & Hugs

Anita in France said...

What a cool and deliciously shimmery snow scene, Petra! Your purple bloom is beautiful ... gorgeous against the soft watercolour and that fabulous twirly twine! So happy to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

PS ... thanks for sharing about the market ... I'm not at all surprised your cards went so well ... they're stunners ... each one!

Becky said...

Wow, what wonderful cards, that first one is just stunning!

Joyce said...

These are both so beautiful. Love how you did up that upper left corner on your first card--so very pretty, and the flowers stamped in the background is a great little subtle touch. And, your glittery and snowy trees are wonderful too. Glad to hear that you sold lots of cards at your show. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! These are both beautiful cards! I love the water colored background and the beautiful flower on the first one. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Unknown said...

Both your cards are SO very pretty!! Love the double inking with the trees. Lovely!
Thank you for joining us at Stamping Smile designs tic-tac-toe challenge!!

SewPaperPaint said...

Wow oh wow! These purple flowers are AMAZING! Such a wonderful card! And the trees are just beautiful. Such an inspiration these are!

Pat said...

A gorgeous card so beautifully designed Petra and is a wonderful CASEing of Marika's pretty card, and your beautiful trees and glittery snow in those non-traditional colours work fabulously. x

Martha said...

Petra, both cards are simply beautiful.
Fabulous designs & beautifully done.

Geri said...

First of all don't get discourageD with the craft sale. I did 'the circuit' with my dad for many years. One sale goes really well, the next one could be disappointing. The demographics of the 'buying crowd' is beyond your control. Always remember - YOUR STUFF IS AWSEOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!

Speaking of awesome...yep, your cards are exactly that! Your cleverness in using partial petal edges along the edge of the card is genius! Love the soft lavender water color wash!

Geri said...

Oooops! Me again....hit the post button before I commented on your snow card!

Speaking of want some? I'll share. We have tons now thanks to a huge dump of snow over the weekend! Warm weather usually accompanies the snow, so it is definitely a trade-off! Stunning tree images, beautifully adorned with snow and an icy road! Love the blod pop of white from the sentiment :)

Nora Noll said...

What lovely cards you created!! I LOVE the layering on the first card. The second card those trees look so real!! I LOVE the glitter snow. Fabulous design Thanks for playing at Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe-Challenge.

Nora Noll
Stamping Smiles Design
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
Design Team Member

Tracie Pond said...

Lovely card. Those trees are beautiful and the large die-cut adds a great touch.
Tracie Pond
Stamping Smiles Designs
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
Design Team Member

KT Fit Kitty said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the inky background and floral stamping on the first card and such a beautiful CASE of the featured card! The second card really appeals to me as it's the middle of winter here! Your trees are gorgeous! Love how you offset the dark panel! Thanks for sharing how you did with your craft stall - sounds like it was a success to me! Well done on the lamps and cards!

sandie said...

congrats for getting HM at Time Out, we loved your card x

My Paper Cat said...

Congrats on getting an honourable mention over at Time Out challenges. Great card

Lindsey said...

Petra, each of these are so stunning! So happy to see that you won HM at the Time Out Challenge! It was so so well deserved! And your snow covered tree tops look so beautiful and realistic. Love both of these!