15 May 2011

Lilac and Pink Colour Challenge

This is the card I made for the new Colour Challenge No 8 over at the Ribbon Girl Blog - this months colours are Pinks and Lilacs - there's a fab prize of a collection of ribbons, lace, felt and embellishments from the Ribbon Girl shop plus a £10 LOTV voucher from the lovely Laila and Lisa over at Lili of the Valley - and if you missed the launch of their new boy stamps, get yourself over now before they're all gone!

I wanted to make a pretty thank-you card for the Marie Curie Hospice where my late brother-in-law received such wonderful care in the last months by the very caring and devoted staff and I decided to attempt an easel card with heaps of flowers, bling, ribbons etc. As we're still crafting out of plastic boxes while the building work continues, I spent most of the time walking back and forth looking for just the right paper or embellishment!  I used one of our new Molly Blooms stamps - this one is 'Molly Sitting' which I coloured with copics and carefully cut out.  I added Stardust Stickles to enhance Molly's dress and I used a nestie to make the lacy background, then embossed a circle of white card with roses using a cuttlebug folder and used digital papers (Christmas Kitsch) from Sweet Shoppe designs.  I love our new rhinestone and pearl  flourishes and choose the very sparkly rhinestone flourish for the front of the card.

and spent ages arranging the Wild Orchid roses, blossoms and rose-buds with punched foliage from Martha Stewart punches and also added 25mm satin ribbon. I must say that I am having more success placing my flowers and leaves now that I am using incredibly tacky glue from Wild Orchid - it allows me to move everything around until I'm happy with the result.

I used one of the straight lengths of diamante from the rhinestone flourish to make the 'stop' on base of the easel card and added more Wild Orchid flowers (pretty blossoms and rose buds) plus some leaves from my facvourite Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Inks.

I had such fun making this card, and those who know me won't be surprised to learn that it took me nearly a full day to complete and the rest of the day to admire! lol

4 May 2011

Honey Bee

Here is a round card using aTeddy Bo as a honey bee image coloured with copics.
I cut a white circle with a Nestabilitie die and placed it on another die cut circle of flowery october afternoon paper, all matted onto dark brown textured card.  The wings were sparkled with lots of Stardust stickles.

I went to town with the flowers and foliage and used my new sweetheart blossoms, some roses and some tiny rosebuds, all from Wild Orchid, plus some leaves I punched with two Martha Stewart punches.

I finished off the card with satin ribbon, very fine cream cluny lace, black narrow ric-rac, a black and white spotty button and a bumble bee charm, all tied together with natural button twine (all from here)
I will enter this into the Papertake Weekly challenge (anything goes, option of circles) and also Stamp Something, anything with wings plus edited to add Wild Orchid, white plus 2 colours plus roses (forgot to include the WOC challenge have done it today 8th May)