Saturday, 9 July 2011

Pink {Ink} Sketch Challenges Blog Hop!

Well, there had to be one didn't there...the one who didn't think okay, if it's 9th July in Australia it's 8th July over sorry I missed the first day of the hop and, well, the opening itself, I'm really really kicking myself, I can tell you!

Today (or yesterday...) marks the start of our brand spanking new sketch challenge blog and we're doing a fun hop so you can meet the DT and see what amazing ladies I get to work with :D!

Here's my take on our first sketch, which was designed by Jane:

Card Ingredients:

Magnolia; My Favorite Things sentiment
Paper: Elzybells Art Stamps cardstock; Pion design paper
Embellishments: Kaisercraft pearls; Wild Orchid Crafts roses; string; metal corner
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval Large; My Favorite Things tag die; McGill leaf punch
E00, E51, E93, E21 (skin, cheeks)
E44, E43, E42 (hair)
E41 (socks)

Right, onto the hop, if you've come here from the very talented Cheri then you are on the right track! If you're just getting started then please go to the Pink Ink Sketch Challenges blog and start the hop there.

We have some amaaaaazing sponsors lined up for you, giving you a chance to win some fabby prizes! From a super-cute stamp at Tickled Pink Stamps, owned by our very own Kellie, to some more cuteness from Love to Stamp, a lovely stamp from Whiff of Joy and a gift certificate from Whimsy Stamps all the way to a choice of five digital sentiments from our Cheri at Graphicat Designs!

I'm off to go sit in a corner and be very ashamed of myself...but before then I'll send you onto the amazing Jane for some more hopping! Have a great day, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join in with your own take on our sketch!



Kellie said...

OH wow this is gorgeous and so pretty, girlie and elegant, I love it and the way you used the sketch is amazing!

Hugs from a fellow Pink Ink girl xx

arjette said...

Hoi hoi,

wat een mooi kaartje!!!!!!!!! Hahaha ik miste je gister al in de blog hop! Maar niets aan de hand hoor, kom gewoon een daggie later nog een keertje langs!
Fijn weekend!!

gr. arjette.

Karyn S said...

very pretty! I love the soft pinks and all the yummy flowers!

nicolet said...

Wat een prachtig kaartje heb je gemaakt Erica!
Fijn weekend.
Groetjes Nicolet

Dunja said...

Hi Erica,

oh my god this card is gorgeous! These delicate colors, the magnificent coloration, simply stunning. Erica I love this card. Thank you for your inspiration.

I registered as a follower. I really like your blog.

With love
Dunja x

Tracey Manderson said...

Your card is so beautiful and soft. Love it.

mariska said...

Wauw! Wat een leuk kaartje heb je gemaakt Erica!
Ziet er schitterend uit!

Liefs mariska

Martinas Welt said...

What a lovely card! Great to have found this new Challenge Blog! Soo coll! And you all do fantastic jobs!!

Louise said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colours

De Roelies said...

schitterende kaart erica

Tanya S said...

Stunning!!I just love he color combo!And that little tag is adorable.

Jolanda said...

Wow wat een gave kaart zeg!!! Vind hem SUPER..mooie zachte tinten, daar hou ik wel van. Was gisteren hier ook al maar zag nog niets dus vandaar dat ik vandaag lekker langs kom.
Hartelijke groetjes van Jolanda

Antoinette said...

Beautiful and subtle...a yummy card Erica! Congrats on your first challenge! Hugs Annie xXx

Mimiko said...

So beautiful and precious!!

Katie said...

So pretty! I love how you used the sketch! Those flowers are gorgeous too :) Thanks for the inspiration!
xx Katie

marion said...

Wauw wat een supergaaf kaartje, zo lief en rustig ! superzzz ! Liefs, Marion

gobeagirl said...

Hi Erica. I don't think you missed it. I also think your card is just wonderful! She is just so sweet and soft looking on this beautiful card. Love your coloring and can't wait to see more of it. Hugs, Lisa G

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

Supers mooie kaart!
groetjes Yvonne

My Handmade Expressions said...

Cute card Erika,

Bernadet said...

wat een geweldig lief kaartje Erica!!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Wat een super mooi kaartje Erica.
Het pion papier is prachtig en wat een leuke sketch!
Groetjes van Jacqueline

HandmadebyTLC said...

Terrific switch on the sketch, love the colors too
Tammy louise

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card!


sallysbitz said...

Your card is just lush x
Love the pastel shades used, looks very delicate. Great take on the sketch.

Gonna complete the blog hop, then have a go with the challenge too.

hugs sally x

coops said...

beautiful card, your colours are so pretty and i love your details :D

xx coops xx

Margreet said...

Wat is je kaartje prachtig Erica...lieve, zachte kleurtjes...mooi gekleurd en leuke details...ik heb mijn kaart al klaarliggen, maar mag hem vrijdag pas plaatsen.
xxx Margreet

ms.espresso said...

Very pretty and feminine card! I can't wait to use this sketch myself :)

Sue said...

Love this, Tilda is coloured beautifully and love the DP.

Jane said...

Oh this is so pretty Erica!! love the soft pinks and gorgeous details! hehehe, I almost missed the 8th is 9th thing too - not to worry your card was so worth waiting for! hugs, Jane xxx

LaJanette said...

Oh what a soft and sweet card! Very pink!

raindropecho said...

Oh this is adorable, Erica! No need to be sorry - this was worth waiting for :) Gorgeous card!

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous!! Hugs, Linda

Becky Dunham said...

Don't kick yourself too hard Erica - I get that time zone thing mixed up all the time and if it makes you feel better, i completely forgot about this new challenge blog that i was sooo excited about! So the fact that you were late didn't even phase me cuz I just remembered to check it out! Can't wait to play with this sketch! Love this card - soo cute! Hugs!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lelia Pierce said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it!


Mary C said...

OMG This card is gorgeous! I love that image and all the details. Great way to use this wonderful sketch Erica.

Dot said...

What a wonderful card, sweet image and some beautiful colours.
hugs Dorte

niili said...

gorgeous card! colors are exquisite, the flowers are beautiful, but Tilda is super!

Archies Mum said...

Lovely card, those pinks you've chosen are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more sketches soon

Eva Gro said...

So pretty card - the soft colors and how you put it all together.

Miranda de Groot said...

Wat een prachtige kaart
groetjes miranda

MrsK said...

Hy Erica this is one cute and girly card i love it! x

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card, love the colours and Tilda looks great!
Helen x

Carol said...

Erica this is absolutely gorgeous Hun! Luv the soft colours you've used and fab sketch! Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Jill said...

What a gorgeous card Erica!
But that's just what you do :)
I love the pale pastel colours and your card is just sooo sweet
Great work and congrats with your first pink ink challenge :)
HUgs, Jill

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a sweet card! I love your Tilda, and that pink and kraft colour combo!

Playing with paper said...

Very delicate pretty card, love it.