Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Tempus Fugit !

Well, my plan to blog 3 times per week failed quite miserably didn’t it? I really don’t know where the almost two weeks went . . . time just seems to fly right by me right now, it’s quite scary!! I must, must, must get more organised.

A lot has happened though, I won a challenge competition. I was picked at random by the lovely people at CropStop for this card and won a generous $15 voucher to spend at their store. What an Aladdin’s Cave that turned out to be, the hard part was settling on exactly what to choose, needless to say I spent more than the $15 and two new Martha Stewart Punch around the Page sets are hopefully winging their way to me at this moment. I really can’t wait.

I have completed my first month’s DT submissions to CCAYR. The theme for February is Pink or Red (or Pink and Red) in homage to St.Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Again, a nice and easy challenge, so why not join in?   I'll be posting them in the coming days, whilst trying to complete the DT inspiration cards for next month's challenge.

I’ve had commissioned cards to complete too which thankfully I’m managing to keep up with (fingers crossed that this continues to be the case).

This card was made for a ladies 60th birthday recently. The image is Tilda with a Peony and it remains one of my enduring favourites, she is just so beautiful when coloured and glittered.

Colours used:

Skin: E000; E00, E02 and R20

Hair: E53; E31 and E33

Dress: YG03; YG23 and G94

Shoes: R11; R23 and R32

Socks: C1

Peony: R11; R23; R32; G14 and YG03

The designer paper is from Prima Fairy Fantasy matted onto cardstock from the Papermill.

I've used Papermania Adhesive stones to embellish the swirls which were cut with a Marianne Creatable die.

The bows were made using lime green 20mm organza ribbon and I've placed
pink pearl flower gems from Dunelm Mill in the centre of them.

The glittered birthday sentiment paper ribbon is from Kanban in Powder Pink

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, all except the pink daisy type flowers, they came from eBay quite some time ago.

Just for a change I thought I would show you the box that I made to go with this card.  Since completing it I've added a sentiment to it but it's a commission piece so I photographed it before adding it.

I've used pink pearlescent card for the box lid and plain white card for the base.  I used the same Martha Stewart border punch to pretty up the lid edges.

Again I've used Kanban birthday ribbon sentiments and glittered paper ribbon to decorate the top.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm off to the Stitch and Creative Crafts Show in Manchester with a crafting friend tomorrow, I've been saving up all of my pennies for quite a while and I can't wait to get there.   I'll let you know how I got on, on Friday hopefully.  I'll be far too exhausted from all the shopping tomorrow : )

Apologies for the appalling quality of the photos, I photographed them quite late at night and couldn't avoid the shadows.

I'm entering this into the following:

Thanks for reading,


Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for entering the DT call at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - good luck!
Helen x

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Ooh I love the punch and ribbons!! Gorgeous flowers and coloring too!! : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Christine said...

Oh my goodness. What is not to love about your card. Great way to use the ribbon and I love the flower cluster. gorgeous coloring of Tilda too!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your beautiful cards again soon.
xoxo, Christine