31 January 2011

Old Macdonald meets Sketch n Stash


Morning Peeps!

You might want to grab a cuppa, because this is a double whammy post!

If you're observant, you'll have noticed that my usual Monday morning post is three hours late! If you're really observant, you'll have noticed the sneaky new blinkie that has appeared in my sidebar (actually, there are two, but I'm not ready to properly tell you about that yet, as I want to put up some candy with it)! So for the time being, I'm really chuffed to tell you that I've joined the fabby DT over at Sketch n Stash. :)

I may not always combine posts, but last week I was at my house in Devon and I wasn't sure if I would have Internet access, so I scheduled a few posts, and it was just easier to put these two cards together!

This week, at Cupcake, it was my turn to choose the theme and I picked Old Macdonald had a Farm. You can make anything you like, so long as it incorporates something you would find on a farm. Simples. Take a look at the wonderful creations the Cupcakes have made. We are sponsored this time by Crafty Emma's Store and don't forget our monthly sponsors; Blue Jelly Stampin, Polkadoodles and The Paper Shelter.

Over at Sketch n Stash, Vicky has come up with a brilliant sketch for you to play with:


You can flip it round if you like, so long as we can see the basic elements of the sketch, we'll be happy. Don't forget to tell us what stash, new or old that you use.


This is another of the mountain of cards I suddenly needed the other week, made for a friend who just had a little boy. I actually added some text after this picture was taken to the bottom of the frame, but didn't have time to take a new one. I tried to use Happy Spray on the image, but only varnish came out and no glitter. (I think I need to degunk my nozzle.) I was a bit disappointed as it made my colouring go a bit blotchy. Boo! My stash is the frame and Hanglar image and the papers are new.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning images from Kenny K or Meljens Designs, you'll need to play along, so what are you waiting for? You could probably combine two challenges right here...

34 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie, your cards are GORGEOUS ! I love the big button for the tractor wheel ! What a fab idea ! I love the colours of your second card and the stamped image is so sweet ! Have a lovely week Fluff ! Hugs and love from La Chic !

Catherine said...

Sorry it's me again ! I forgot to congratulate you on your new DT post ! They are lucky to have such a talented Lady in their team !

sari said...

Congrats on your New DT!!! Wohooo!! =) Your cards, both of them are adorable!!! Have a happy monday!!

DesigNeAl said...

I love both your cards, Faye, but that Old McDonald one is just OH soooo fabulous!!! I love how you played with the wheels and the buttons, and the colours... mmmm, simply wonderful!
Congrats on the new DT post! xx

BananaStamper said...

Fab cards Faye! Old McDonald eh? Perhaps I'll have to pull out the a$$ that Pickle Pants used on yesterday's card and make my own with it, that should qualify as something that hangs out on a farm, lol.
Your Hanglar baby card is adorable! Fab paper and I love how the image looks, has a bit of a vintage feel, love it!
Glad I could provide a laugh yesterday! Chester and Pickle Pants provide and endless supply of laughs - thank goodness for that - motherhood provides us with so many curve balls, we sure need the comic relief!

Debbie said...

These two cards are lovely Fluffy~
I might enter the Cupcake "Farm" challenge, somewhere I have a brillinat stamp I can use for that, but will have to search for it.
Debbiexx

Chrissie said...

Two gorgeous cards Faye, love the colours you've used on both of them and wonderful colouring.
lol Chrissie xx

Jill said...

Absolutely love your cards Faye - that's two challenges I must do then! Jill x

Lindsey said...

Fabby cards hun!
Congrats on the new DT post. I honestly don't know where you get the time! I find two hard enough going and there are days I think I'll pack in blogging as it's so time consuming!
Linds x

Margreet said...

congrats on your new DT!!!.....both cards are gorgeous....the first one gives a real farmy look and the second one is very sweet!
xxx Margreet

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Two great cards! Love the mesh and the buttons for wheels on the first and love the papers and soft colors in the 2nd. Your coloring is great on both!

chris said...

2 Beauties faye, love them both.

Jill said...

gorgeous card Faye they are so cute great image hugs Jill xx

Linda w said...

Thanks for popping by my blog today. I love both these cards. That button for the tractor wheel is a wonderful touch. My grandson would have loved that card a year ago...they grow so fast....make sure to savour all the stages with your adorable little Sweet Cheeks. Hugs lin

Linda w said...

Oh, and congrats on your new DT post, well done. Hugs again

Terry Oulboub said...

Congrats on your new DT position, Fluff! Isn't gingham gorgeous - love the combination of the two and how cute - look at the buttons for wheels! I almost missed that - too busy admiring the line, dot on the photo corners. You're just too crafty for words my dear! I adore the blue card with the cute little guy on the moon holding the start. Great papers and it all looks to turn out right - love it!

Wishcraft said...

Both GORGEOUS cards Faye, I just love the buttons on the tractor wheels and your baby card is fab too - love the soft colours and spotty frame :o) Congrats on the new DT! Lisa x

Vicky said...

WOW....sweetie these are both stunning my fave is the hanglar tho I love the image & the colour is just so soft its really beautiful.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Julie said...

Two fabbie cards, Faye!!! Great primary colours with the first - I love a bit of gingham and the wheels are brill!! LOVE your Hanglar - such lovely soft blues and gorgeous colouring!!! Hugs, Juliexx

Delphine said...

Oh your cards are gorgeous! I love your cute tractor image, fab papers and those buttons are just brilliant! As for your second card, the soft colours and your colouring are fantastic, and I ADORE the image! Big hugs sweetie:-) Delphine xx PS: Congratulations again on your DT spot:-)

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super cute hAnglar! No blotchiness evident! and as for the first card - what a sweetie - ee eye ee eye oh!
Public congratulations on Sketch and Stash too, Fluff! Hugs, Lesley

Mrs A. said...

Me thinks you had a little help from Tractor boy on this one.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, adorable cards Faye.
luv
Debby

Liza said...

Gorgeous cards Fluff, I love the designs.

Liza x

Tracey T said...

Congratulations! You must be so chuffed! Lovin' the card - you could make a fortune with this in my part of Scotland - real farming country! Hugs xx

Sue said...

hi sweetie, 2 fabulous cards and both gorogeus:)

Welcome to the team Faye:)

sue
xx

Abi said...

Oh hon, that tractor card is soooooo fab! Love the feel of the baby card too, all soft & lovely just like babies!

Congrats on joining Sketch n Stash. Hugs xx

JustYolie said...

Both cards are fabulous. Love the buttons on the tractor.

Shelly said...

Hiya Fluff! Oh wow two totally scrummy cards, I LOVE the little tractor card... how cute are those buttons :) And the blues on your second card are soft and lovely! Hope you're ok, hugs Shelly x

Emma said...

Both gorgeous...love the buttons on the tractor wheels.
Hugs Emma x

Donna said...

Totalyl adorable card Faye, such a fab choice of papers and gorge image :) Donna x

Donna said...

Oops sorry Faye...I totally missed your cute lil tractor card on this post...I'm loving the gingham and your super cute image...how sweet are the little button wheels :) Donna x

having a {me} day said...

These are BOTH just fabulous! I love the bright colours in the first one and the BUTTONS!!! You're having a button fetish!! Just fab. And I love the muted colours on the Hanglar and the fabulous layers. Have yourself a lovely weekend! keeleyxx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Congrats on your new DT spot...well deserved my friend!!! So happy for you!! I adore both cards but the little farmer on his tractor is precious with those little button wheels!!! BRILLIANT!!!!