Well, another hectic week at work, card making is definitely my new escape and is becoming my obsession... a nice obsession I may add, I find its a really good distraction, having to concentrate and it definitely beats the more mundane aspects of life such as housework, ironing, cooking... need I say more! This weekend I've made and finished two cards so far... I hope to squeeze in a couple more. As ever my plan of stamping, colouring and planning in the week and then constructing at the weekend, when I have a bit more time, is paying off although the husband doesn't quite agree due to the fact that he didn't get lunch until 3pm today... I got distracted and lost track of time, oops!
For the background and sentiment I used Nitwit papers free from a magazine: in check, floral and plain. Blue is my favourite colour and this is actually the first blue card I have made. I love the tones and think they work well with the colouring. I coloured Tilda with my promarkers as always, then cut her out and placed her on a heart embossed die cut frame (from eBay) made from cream mulberry paper. I would have preferred a narrower frame but I don't have any and wasn't keen on the idea of cutting it down or sure how to go about it, I dont have the skill or steady hand to do that and it would have ended up as scrap in the bin! I was also having trouble cutting out her antenna, I didn't like the look it created as you could see the white background so I cut them off then drew them back on with black fine-liner pen then added the hearts... I am much happier with this. The ribbons are cream lace which I threaded with some pale blue grossgrain ribbon. I used the same blue ribbon to make a bow. For decoration I used a couple of organza roses, a foam type rose (not sue what its made of but looks pretty) from my local shop, blue candi and finally pearls to add some bling.
'Happy Birthday Wishes'
'Lily of the Valley Stamp' this time, coloured using promarkers of course. I mounted the stamp onto a teal satin card die-cut frame (eBay as above) and added silver peel offs to frame the stamped image, I used a white gel pen for the spots on her trousers. This is the first time I have used peel off strips, I need to learn how to mitre the corners as they look a bit tatty and unfinished by not doing so. Without realising I have used a very similar colour palette of blues and teal, although this one has more bling and sparkle. The delicate floral backing paper is petite papers from Webster's I got with a magazine (I buy lots of magazines as you can probably tell by now). There are some really lovely papers in the pack its very feminine and I'm looking forward to using more soon. I overlaid blue satin ribbon onto a wider cream organza/satin trim ribbon. Using the same blue satin ribbon I made a bow, which I finished with a white button and blue flower gem.
For the sentiment I put some silver cord onto a foiled greeting. I decorated again using the same organza, satin and foam flowers as above, some blue flower gems and pale teal candi (I cant decide what colour they are, I think it's teal). This card would be perfect for a special birthday or mothers day, I think, definitely one for the ladies. I'm off on holiday next weekend for a fortnight so I need to get some more card making done to make up for not being here.
Until next time... Bye and happy crafting to you all!
Challenges I would like to enter this week are the following:-
'What a Cutie'
'Happy Birthday Wishes'
Andrea these are two fabulous cards, with such cute images, thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet. Joey xxReplyDelete
Lovely card and thank you for showing it to us at Sweet Stampin' this week. DebbiexxReplyDelete
beautiful card! love all the flowers and flower bling! Thanks for playing with us this fortnight at lia stampz!ReplyDelete
Both cards are adorable. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.ReplyDelete
Definitely Cute Cards. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.ReplyDelete
you really made a nice job with your first two blue cards, they are just darling cute,ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Awww, these are so beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies!ReplyDelete
These two cards are just lovely.The main images are too cute, I a, glad you foun an easier way to add the antena and i love the spots on the pants as well
yes, card making can become quite an obsession, whenever I am stressed card making makes me feel much better. I hope you enjoy your holiday andmake sure to share your holiday stories when you get back, details on my blog.
Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)
Gorgeous card Andrea. Thanks for joining this weeks Digi Doodle Shop Challenge.ReplyDelete
Lorraine x DDSC DT
So sweet, love all the blue! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox!ReplyDelete
What a super creation, beautiful in blue! Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week for Anything Goes!ReplyDelete
Both cards are so precious. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.ReplyDelete
what a sweet pretty card ,love the colours and cute imageReplyDelete
thanks for joining us at the digi dodle shop challenge and good luck
Thanks for playing along with us on DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs!
Lol! Just leave hubby a local takeaway leaflet somewhere obvious or buy him a cookbook.....this hobby is addictive!! Good to hear you're enjoying it.ReplyDelete
Two gorgeous cards hon, love your colours & a beautiful flower arrangement on the 4 legged friends card! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin', hope to see you again next week x
Really cute cards Andrea! They both made me smile :DReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,
Beautiful cards Andrea! Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet May Flowers Challenge! x DebReplyDelete
Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us this fortnight for our Mother's Day challenge at Lia Stampz!ReplyDelete