2 October 2011

A christening card - and a baby elephant ..............

Here is a christening card using the gorgeous LOTV stamp which I coloured with copics.  I added white guipure 38mm lace beneath the image and the magnolia swirl was diecut from plain white card.

I finished the card with stardust stickles, and white silky crush ribbon, adding narrow purple satin ribbon and  5mm Berisford orchid gingham to the knot in the middle.  Lastly, I threaded plum divine twine through an 18mm sparkly button and tied it to the bow - this card is for the LOTV Thursday Challenge 'button it'.
The ribbons, lace, twine and button are all from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/    I found it very difficult not to add a whole load of flowers, but restrained myself!

It was very rainy this afternoon, so I had a go at making a 'less is more' card - not my usual type of card at all - this week the challenge is to make a card based on the colour of your eyes - mine are greeny grey so here is Humphrey's baby brother, Jack (from the new Christmas collection).  I got the shaped cards from the papercraft exhibition at Harrogate a few weeks ago. I used green copics sparingly, added loads of stardust stickles to the wings, mounted the image onto green card and added a scrap of celery twill stripe ribbon.


Chrissie said...

Your LIM card is a little sweetie, I didn't notice that it was a shaped card until I read the description, it was quite hard to see against the white background.
The touch of ribbon is perfect... but then it would be from the Ribbon Girl!
Thanks so much for joining us and do come back again next time.
"Less is More"

Meadie said...

Your card is so cute - I love that sweet image x x

Mandi said...

Super sweet card
Lovely design
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Mandy said...

This is such a sweet card Mary...love the little touch of fab ribbon!


Jenni's Jems said...

The cards are so sweet and cute x

Carol said...

Super sweet LIM card, love the touch of ribbon. Carol x

Vicky Hayes said...

What lovely cards! The Lim card is sweet and I like the way you've done the ellie's wings.

craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card love your backing paper
Lindsay xx

Anne said...

Hello Mary, thanks for entering your lovely card in this weeks Lili of the Valley challenge ...good luck!