Friday, October 1, 2010

A Sketch at Phindy's

This week we have a sketch for you at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog.  Don't forget that you must use one of Phindy's images on your card but with all the fabulous new images Phindy has created lately, finding one to use should not be difficult.  As always, Phindy has a lovely prize for the random winner and the creator of the top card picked by the design team will be in the running to be a guest designer.

I will certainly need to send this card in a box because of the thickness of the "flowers", which are made from a pine cone.  I saw pine cone flowers in a Martha Stewart Living magazine and spent an hour trying to make one of these but it was so tedious taking all the scales off the pine cone and then when I put it back together it didn't look anything like the ones in her magazine.

I am sure I could have made some I was happy with if I had more time but I was trying to get this done before I left on my vacation.  I happened to look outside and saw my neighbour and had an ah-ha moment - he has a bunch of woodworking tools in his garage.  Sure enough, he was able to slice the cone into sections for me and then I shaped the scales and played with some trimming.  I like the way they turned out, even if they are kind of thick.  I added the tops from cloves to the centres so the card even smells good.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz  - Christmas Crafting
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in September
ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for Tree
Your Next Stamp - Make Your Own Flowers
Little Red Wagon - Make Your Own Embellishments
Paper Pretties  - Animal or Animal Print

Image:  Trim the Tree (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Gold & Red (Recollections)
Papers:  Stripe (My Stash), Red & Christmas Swags (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Cloves (My Kitchen), Pine Cone (My Stash)


  1. had to chuckle with your pinecone flowers - we just dont give up do we!! love how they turned out and your card is wonderful - love the different Christmas colors ...

  2. Oh how fab!! Those flowers so look like pine cones...perfect for Christmas. Gorgeous coloring and design. Thanks for joining the YNS challenge this week!

  3. Such a great card! Thanks for playing along with us!

  4. Awww, such a sweet little image. Obviously the pine cone flowers are just over the top. Awesome card!

  5. cute card
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

  6. Wow what a wonderful card! I really like the digi you've used...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  7. This is such a fabulous card, Cec! Love your pine cone flowers!!!

  8. Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  9. Lovely card, thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

  10. lovely creation! Thanks for joining in this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  11. OMGosh!! Those pine cones make AWESOME flowers!!! I love them. Gorgeous!! Love everything about this card. Thanks so much for joining us at YNS!!



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