Thursday, 12 June 2008

Slightly challenged......

I'm not normally one for doing card-making challenges (I tend to just go with an idea that pops into my head, if you see what I mean!) but the current one on the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog really grabbed me yesterday. I sat down to make one card, and ended up making THREE!

First of all, I dug out this butterfly iron-on motif that has been sitting in my stash pile for at least four years and stuck it with foam pads onto a piece of olive-coloured pearl cardstock, which was trimmed with my scallop scissors. This was then stuck onto a piece of darker green cardstock that was slightly distressed with gold ink. This was then mounted onto patterned paper (from a Sizzix pad I think!) which was trimmed with deckle scissors and inked ever-so-slightly with green ink. Last but not least, this was mounted onto more pearl cardstock and decorated with gold Stickles.




Next, I cut an oval shape from my new Costco papers, mounted that onto a blue card (which I stamped with silver flourishes from Gel-a-Tins) and framed with a selection of Prima daisies in muted blues and greys - and just a touch of yellow for colour. These were then decorated with Icicle, Silver and Dark Blue Stickles.



And last but not least, I used up the scraps of paper (Costco again!) from my last card making session. These were both rounded, mounted on each other, and then mounted on a piece of Cuttlebugged card (which had also been chalked). The final touches were two of my own crochet flowers (held together with a brad) and - of course - some Stickles!!! It was Copper this time....just in case you wondered :-)


After all that hard work, I made a couple of very simple 'male' cards, including this Father's Day card requested by a colleague - I hope her hubby likes it!!! In fact, if anyone knows who makes the beige letter stickers that I used here, please let me know, as I need to find some more and can't remember where or when I bought them!!!

That's all for this week folks - thanks for looking!!

8 comments:

jennyap said...

Fab, the butterfly card is just gorgeous!

Linda Elbourne said...

Loving your work X

Yorkshire Tea Jenny said...

Your cards are absolutely fabulous (dah-ling!!) Donna x

Beautifullily said...

Love the butterfly card, so pretty

Maria said...

Oh these are beautiful! Well done on being so productive! Thanks for taking part in our challenge. Maria x

Claire aka Feline said...

Fab cards but my favourite has to be the rugby playing bear...love him and he's in a red kit :) xxx

Paige said...

Such pretty cardsa nd you seem to have had another very productive day :) Like the other posters i LOVE the butterfly it's beautiful!!

EllePiggo said...

Fantastic work!! :) thanks for taking part. :)

Vanessa.

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