Sunday, 30 January 2011

Lili of the Valley - Challenge 82 - Anything but a Square

The challenge at Lili of the Valley this week is to create a card/project as long as it is not square. I've fancied trying to make a round easel card, but just wasn't quite sure how to make one. I then came across this brilliant tutorial created by a lady called Norma, so I thought I'd have a go. I've used Rosie Posy for the main image, and Papermania Rose Garden for the patterned paper. I used cotton candy stickles on Rosie's buttons on her cardigan but you can't really see them, and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome

The challenge at Cute Card Thursday is Monochrome. Now I'm not really sure whether my card actually fits this catagory. Yes my papers are all of a pink colour, but have I then spoilt it by colouring her hair and cake a totally different colour. I'm just not sure, but I thought I'd enter the card anyway. The stamp I've used is a Lili of the Valley called Rosie with cake (I think she is a little cutie and love the size of that cake). I've used Forever Friends paper, and Cotton Candy Stickles for the icing on the cake, and Pink Stickles for what I am guessing are cherries on the top of the cake. The sentiment is also Lili of the Valley.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #83

A great sketch has been supplied yet again by Arlana (I don't know where she gets her ideas from). My friends daughter is celebrating her 16th birthday soon, and I purchased this Kenny K image with her in mind. The papers I used are the new Papermania Birdsong, and I got to use my new Magnolia Doohickeys Dragonfly cutting die. I don't know whether its me, but I found that the dragonfly's wouldn't come off the die without me dropping the die on the table I few times??? I also used one of my Martha Stewart punches for the centre of the card.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 145 - Thank You & Phindy's Place Challenge #36

At long last I have made a card. My first card of 2011. The challenge at Cute Card Thursday and Phindy's Place was so appropriate. The Thursday after christmas my hubby who is fanatical about his bikes went cross country cycling with friends. Unfortunately I got the phone call I have always dreaded. It was from a paramedic telling me that hubby had fallen off his bike and they were taking him to hospital. The hospital he was taken to wasn't local (in fact it was 30 miles away). My mind went blank and I ended up running to a neighbours house who kindly jumped in their car and took me to him. He ended up in hospital for 3 nights with broken ribs!!! Anyway on to my card. I can't thank my lovely neighbours enough. I used a Papertrey stamp - Year of Flowers - Roses. I stamped the image 4 times onto Stampin Up Earth Elements paper, cut it out and decoupaged the rose, stamped the leaves onto dark green card, and used a Swiss Dots embossing folder for the pink background. The sentiment was also Stampin Up. I hope they like the card, but not a good start to a new year.