Saturday, 30 July 2011

A lovely cup of tea

I came across some Kanban toppers that I thought would look nice on a DL card - when I got out my stock of Dls I found a trifold card with a pearly iridescent finish, so I decided to use two of the 'cup of tea' toppers, with some ribbon behind them (one of my newest purchases from Hobbycraft) I lined two inside panels with a piece of green butterfly paper from the DCWV Mariposa stack.

The sentiment on the outside of the card reads:

When your day is topsy turvey and as chaotic as can be
There's nothing quite as tranquil as a lovely cup of tea.


The one on the flap underneath says:

I wish we could sit down together and have a cup of tea,
but since we can't, when you have this one I hope you'll think of me.

On this photo of the inside opened out the iridescent finish of the card blank is more obvious:

This is for:

Creative craft world: anything BUT birthdays
Sentimental Sundays 65: focus on the sentiment
Aud sentiments 33: enjoy your day or sentiment to make you smile
Dream valley 12: surprise - something hidden
KB cute Monday 23: food & beverages
Happileigh scrappin' 32: shaped cards and special fold cards
Little Claire designs 11: things with wings
Deep ocean 4: ribbons
Allsorts 114: last week of free and easy

A special thank you

I was asking to make a thank you card for someone who is leaving our church soon - I think the lady in question is far too busy to visit my blog and see this, so I'm sure I'm safe in showing it.

The current challenge on Karen's doodles is a Bingo choice - choose a line in any direction:

So I chose flowers, die cuts and gems.

The background paper is HOTP, which I covered with acetate with the gold foiled butterflies (I rang this through the xyron so that there was even coverage of adhesive which doesn't show through the acetate. The scalloped circle is a nestie die cut mounted on to gold mirror card, on to which were added decoupaged flowers, with a strip of sticky stitched ribbon at the side and computer generated text mounted on gold mirror card. A few gems on the flowers add a bit of bling. This is an A5 card. This looks much brighter irl because the acetate gives a sheen to it.

This is also for:

Creative craft world: anything BUT birthdays
Anything goes 46: pick of the bunch (flowers)
4 crafty chicks 48: get your bling on
Kaboodle 77: stitching
Little Claire designs 11: things with wings
Some odd girl: thank you
Pixie dust studio 85: what's your favourite colour? I love making cards with shades of lilac or purple

CHNC challenge 31: feature some festive food

Another week has gone by since my last CHNC challenge and it's time again for a new one. This week I'm asking for 'festive food' on Christmas cards - you can see the details for challenge 31 here - I'd love you to join in if you can.

I used the sketch for There she goes 117 getting sketchy challenge:

Papers are BG eskimo kisses - and the white with red stripes is an old piece of Brenda Pinnick paper. The stamped images are, of course, Forever Friends - for Forever Friends 'pastel colours' challenge - with the tree stamped with stazon cactus green masked behind the bear, as was the mistletoe too. I deliberately didn't use copics of promarkers, but coloured in with colouring pencils (I much prefer markers nowadays) - this was for Paper pretties 164: no markers.

The sun was peeping over the top of the photo, so you can't see that the sentiment says 'Happy Christmas'.

I'm linking this for these Christmas challenges too:


It's also for:

Creative craft world: anything BUT birthdays
Hooked on craft 4: cute and cuddly
Charisma cardz 30: 4 legged friends
KB cute Monday 23: food & beverages
Cardmakin mamas 25: food and drink
Die cuttin' divas 25: sweet treats
Paper issues: life is sweet
Stampin' B 121: make a card using ribbon
Deep ocean 4: ribbons
Stamp and create July: ribbon and bows
Wags n whiskers 59: buttons and bows
Truly scrumptious 62: buttons & bows
Use it Tuesday 12: it's a two-fer - two hoarded items - the checked ribbon (had it ages, can't remember where it came from and the red and white striped paper is about five years old)
Allsorts 114: last week of free and easy