Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tulips from Amsterdam :-)

I made this card following the sketch on the Sketch and Stash Challenge I also followed the colour scheme on the Cupcake Craft Challenge , there is a selection so I chose pink/brown. It qualifies for the ABC Challenge which is 'F' for flower and also the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge which is 'gems' I am also entering this card into the last Arty Girlz Challenge which is 'stamping'. I am sorry this is the last week :-(
I used old and neglected and new stuff in this card. The tulip stamp is old and neglected and the papers are new basic grey. I used my new SU border punch for the scallped edge, the ribbon is from papermania I think. I made the flower from punches after getting the idea from Poppet, thanks for the tutorial :-)The gems are by hotfix.
I was thinking of sending this card to my niece who'll be 17 soon, she lives in Holland, hence the tulip ! but do you think it's a bit 'old lady'??? Amy thinks she'll like it but I'm not convinced, I appreciate your HONEST opinion, I can always send a different 'trendy' one !

It's a public holiday here in Malta and we're having a tidying up day, well, Ray is :-) He's cleaning the yard ready for BBQ season :-) summer's almost here !!! yay
Gypsy is recovering from her op (to prevent more kittens !!) on my knee, I can't move otherwise she growls and bites me so thats why I'm not helping Ray !!!! :-)

bye for now ,,,,
Lorraine x

? Christmas Birthday !!

I made this card following the sketch on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge I also used the colours red/green so it qualifies for the Colour Create Challlenge and I used 'buttons' so it qualifies for the Pink Elephant Challenge .I have had this stamp for a long time ( a couple of years!) and I've never used it so when I saw the 'buttons' challenge I just thought I'd dust it and give it an airing :-) I used another bit of the same SU paper I used a few days ago, I love this green ! I also used red cordinations, one piece just sanded and the other swiss dotted. The buttons are papermania and the ribbon in from my tangled messy ribbon drawer !!
I tried not to make this look 'Christmassy' but as soon as I stuck those buttons on it transformed into a christmassy card !! so this will be saved for a December b'day :-)
Ooh I forgot to say I coloured this with my new prisma pencils and blended with odourless spirit ( bartoline, same but cheaper than sansador the guy in the shop said !!! )
Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave one :-)
Lorraine x