Tuesday, 10 May 2011

CAS-ual Fridays wk1 - texting skills

I thought I'd play along with the new CAS challenge CAS-ual Fridays where the challenge is 'texting skills'.  Now that I've made my cards I'm not sure if I followed the challenge properly...



I had this new Penny Black stamp that I wanted to use, but now I'm thinking it should have been text paper or something along those lines rather than just a large sentiment.  Oh well, too late now.  These were really quick to make!  I followed the sketch at Clean & Simple and I just LOVE this sketch, I'll definitely use it again.

For the first card I used another new Penny Black stamp for the spotty background, but I hadn't realised quite how big the background stamps would be!  Really I need a huge stamp block to use them properly - the only thing I had big enough was a rock-a-block and it didn't work that well for such a big stamp.  For the second card I used a scrap of spotty paper instead of the stamp.  I prefer the first one though I think :o)

I'm also entering my cards for the following challenges:

36 comments:

Liz, said...

These are totally fabby. Off now to check out that sketch,

Liz x

Debs M said...

love them both, great sentiment x

jackid said...

fabby cards both of them and isn't a challenge meant to be your interpretation of it so it should be fine love 'em both
Jacki xx

Anonymous said...

Whether they're right or not, I think they're fab! Such a simple, effective and stylish design. xx

Audrey said...

What gorgeous cards! I love them both!

Melly said...

Hey honey
These are just stunning! I love them!
Sorry havent been round been so busy but have seen some of your stunning stuff!
Hugs Melly xxx

lindyloo said...

hello hun Gorgeous cards thank you for sharing with us at the crafty catz this week hugs linda x

Kelly Schelske said...

These are super!

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Fab card love the sentiment. Thanks for joining in at Here Come The Boys. Woo x

Vicky said...

They are both gorgeous hun...and I love the new sentiment stamp sweetie..and super layout too..!

hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

Love them both Lisa, so stylish. I once used a pyrex dish lid to stamp a large image, worked out well as it has handles.

Donna x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous cards Lisa,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

carol said...

Hi Lisa, love both your cards, thanks for sharing your fab creations with us at CraftyCatz,x carol

Jenny said...

Both are fab Lisa, love the sentiment it's a great font.
I've become a follower too :)
Jenny x

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Both projects are absolutely adorable - great sentiment, too. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

Lisa A. said...

Both your cards are wonderful!! Love the sentiment...PERFECT for this challenge...sweet:)!!

Ann English said...

Both just wonderful!
Thank you for joining us this week for our anniversary challenge. Don't forget the blog hop-opportunity for a prize!

Virginia L. said...

Fantastic design on both cards!Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Two gorgeous makes .. .. love the idea and your lovely sentiment.

I use my cuttlebug plates to mount my big stamps on - although I love the thought of Donna using her pyrex dish lid. I think that would work even better!!

Love Jules xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh super card beautiful design and layout and fabulous sentiments,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Challenge Quote/ Sentiment,.

Good Luck,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT,

Little Snippets said...

Gorgous cards Lisa, the layout is fab. I would find it hard to choose between the two - they are both great. Sarah x

coops said...

fantastic clean and simple cards lisa.i love the sentiment and great papers and design.
i use my bigshot platform for huge stamps :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, they are both great cards. Just perfect for men (like my husband) where you can't make hobby themed cards. My hubby is into railwayana and just laughs at the train themed cards. He might well find himself getting a card very like your ones! Sarah

Judie aka Craftymess said...

they are fab !! such a great idea

hugs
Judie xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lisa,
Fab cards love them both,love the layout too must give this one a go :) xx

melsanford said...

Fab cards! The layout is fab and I love the spotty-ness :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Michelle said...

I love them both Lisa! They are fab, I love the sentiment and colours on both of them xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, what fabulous cards and the sentiment is just right for any occasion. with hugs Shirleyx

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! I love the design and the focus on the sentiment.

Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~

Anonymous said...

Fab cards Lisa, love them both!
Helen x

Laura Davis said...

Two great cards!
Thanks for playing CAS!
Laura

Aileen said...

Both are really fab. Love the colours and papers. x

Julie Day said...

Fab color combos on these cute cards :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sharon said...

These are fab.
Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Here Come The Boys, hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x

karen said...

Fantastic, great cards for men! Thanks for sharing at HCTB, karenx

Dana said...

I've been attempting to post a comment on this particular project since Thursday afternoon. Thanks for joining us for CAS-ual Fridays!