Tuesday 8 May 2012

Opposites Attract

Well, as I hoped last time I posted I was able to get some more card making done over the bank holiday weekend and last night completed another two cards one which I had coloured last week and the other I started and finished from scratch. It was only a little Tilda so no major colouring, none-the-less a complete card in one go is impressive for me. I finished so late though,I had no time left to upload onto my blog page, I did beat the start of the working week deadline as I know I will not get another opportunity now before I go on holiday at the end of this week. I'm only working two days this week with having the bank holiday yesterday and going on holiday...I have a weeks work to try and fit into two days and be as up to date as possible before I go that only means one thing...STRESS.So I am going to enjoy the moment while it lasts, two complete opposites this time, one bright and cheerful and the other soft and pastel but I think they are both nice in there own way.

'Summertime Fun-Time'

I completed an entire card this time, my inspiration came after some blog hopping (there is always time for blog hopping). The crafty ribbon challenge was the inspiration behind this one as I love bright colours .It is also my first attempt at multi layers as I find this difficult not to look really messy and disjointed .It still isn't anywhere near the same league as the experts I have come across, the work is outstanding on the blogs I have visited hence the reason my follow list is huge! But progress is being made, albeit slowly. The yellow spotty backing paper is 'Dovecraft- back to basics', I added an orange floral paper which I matted onto orange card stock. The square pink embossed die-cut frame (eBay) wasn't as large as I would have liked so I also used a die-cut decorative circle (eBay purchase, one day I will have a die cutting machine of my own) on the other corner which I coloured cerise pink to match. My promarkers where once again put to good use for Tilda, I also added some small highlights with a white gel pen.

I Inked the edges of the stamp and mounted it onto a satin cream and pink frame (eBay again) which I decorated with yellow orange and pink ribbon and some washi tape (free with a magazine) again a first for me, it is so easy to use and even better if it goes wrong can be peeled off and re-stuck, which is my idea of heaven, as I am partial to a little mistake or two. For decoration I added an orange satin bow topped with sentiment (eBay) which I coloured with promarkers to match my theme. An embossed die-cut yellow swirl, yellow and white satin, organza and foam flowers. Finally another strip of washi tape (wonderful stuff, I must reiterate) and some pink and yellow pearls. Not quite sure if all the elements work together but I'm quite pleased and think I'm on the right track ,I feel I just need to work more on getting the balance right. 

'Pretty Pastel Party '

Now for some contrast, pretty pastel tones I used for this one. I used Webster and another floral paper (both free from magazine) matted onto a pretty light blue/green card stock. The stamp was coloured with my promarkers of course using soft lilacs, greens, pinks and blues and matted onto green and grey card stock.The same flowers as before although this time using only the white ones. To decorate a white organza satin ribbon and bow and a foiled sentiment. Now for the butterflies which I love using, as you can see I did not go for a minimal look although I think it enhances quirky tea party theme (not everyone's cup of tea). To the butterflies I added glitter and or some clear gems for sparkle and finally some pale green pearls to complete the pretty look. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

'Summertime Fun-Time ' 

Yellow, Pink and Orange

Flower Power

Maypole Ribbons 

Bold and Bright

Texture Challenge 

'Pretty Pastel  Party' 

Use a Die-Cut/Punches

Butterflies, Ribbons and Punches


Flower Power

The letter B -  is for Butterflies

Anything Goes

Butterflies and Add Some Flowers


  1. Great card, but as you have entered more than 10 challenges with this card you cannot be entered into the draw at Emergency Crafters. Jax

    1. oh sorry i thought because i entered two different cards to different challenges it was less my mistake thankyou for the advice

  2. These are pretty! Just a reminder that to be eligible for the prize at Inspired By you can only enter up to 5 challenges including ours. Thank you for playing.

    1. oops thank you maybe next time. I should read the rules more carefully
      thank you

  3. Hi there; like your card in the happy colours; it was me who chose them for the challenge over at Crafty Ribbons! Thanks for playing along!

    La Vikinga

    1. thank you for the inspiration for my card ,and I really enjoyed making it.

  4. Two fabulous cards - i love Tilda in the gorgeous bright colours .. so pretty
    thanks so much for joining us at Moving along with the times this week
    Lisa x

  5. Two gorgeous cards, I love the soft pastel colours and your beautiful embellishments on the second one, a real contrast to the vibrant bright colours on the first one.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  6. amazing butterfly-card, it looks stunning! The colours are wonderful and light, and the composition is really making it look like they're all flying^_^

    thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
    hugs from Laila

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good Luck.

  8. Two very beautiful cards thank you so much for joining in at Willow Sketchie this week.

    Kelly x

  9. Gorgeous card.Thanx for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    Trish (-:

  10. Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week.


  11. Both of your cards are very beautiful. On the first card I love the design, the cute image and the bright colours, while on the second card I love those little flutterbys. :) Very nice! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  12. Aww these are gorgeous Andrea! what a cute Tilda and you've coloured her beautifully! I love the delish papers and flowers and those ribbons are really scrummy!! Love the delicate pastels in the 2nd card - it's a fab image and I love all the pretty butterflies and flowers! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  13. Very sweet card! And your coloring is just marvelous! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps Andrea!

  14. Fabulous cards Andrea! Thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  15. Gorgeous cards! Loving the brights on the first and the second is fabulously soothing with all sorts of great texture. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. xxD

  16. Nice work. Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  17. I love the bright colors of the first card and then the second card the butterflies are so fun. Thanks for playing along with Great Impressions.


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