Monday, 17 January 2011

Birthdays and Butterflies

My card this week is actually the fourth I made this weekend but it is the only one I can share as the others are for a new challenge blog which is coming very soon. You can find out about it over here. I coloured the image a few weeks age when I was making Rachael's birthday card but then I decided Jenni's image would be more suitable. I bought a new set of papers by V&A  and was so pleased with the results I got on the other cards that I couldn't resist making one more. Ah well, the housework will still be there next weekend!
I was very cross with myself as I had just finished putting it all together when I realised I had got a black mark on the corner of the image... hence the butterfly!
I am entering it in the following:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge -pastel colours
The Crafty Pad -Something new
2 Sisters Challenge -flowers
Creative Inspirations -celebrate
Catch the Bug -birthday
Prairie Fairy Friday -happy birthday

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Exciting Challenge News

Well I knew that the Fourth of February would be an exciting day as it's Rachael's 20th birthday but now I have another reason. Jenni over at Card Mad Fairy has been putting together a new challenge blog and it is being launched on that day, I have been asked to be on the design team and I am very excited. I can't wait to see what challenges she gives us.
 Why not pop over here and have a look at all her fabulous digi stamps.
There will be blog candy for 1 lucky winner as well so why not become a follower and put the blog on your blog roll so you don't miss out!

Monday, 3 January 2011

First card for 2011

How many of you, like me, can't believe it is 2011 already? It doesn't seem anything like that amount of time since the new millennium. And what it means to me in particular is that I will no longer be the mother of teenagers as my younger daughter is about to turn 20! Actually I still have a month to go but I wanted to get a head start and make a card for Rachael's birthday in February before I go back to work tomorrow. She is already making plans and dropping hints even though we have only just got Christmas out of the way.

I decided to have a go at something a bit different for a change so I have folded the card in three, I'm sure there must be a proper name for it but never mind. The papers are from a Dovecraft set which I just happened to have out and Rachael said how much she liked them, so that was a no brainer, and a matching Basic Grey one. The image is one of  Jenni's which you can find over here and you can see her fantastic work over here too. It is very appropriate as it looks just like her( Rachael not Jenni) . I coloured it with Promarkers and added a little extra detail to the flowers on the dress to echo the flowers on the backing paper I hope Jenni won't mind! As I was following the challenge over at Creative Inspirations which is to use something new I then added two techniques I haven't done before, first a tag with a pocket and then a panel for writing on. Also one of the flowers on the front is made with some new felt I made myself so I hope that is enough 'newness' to fit the criteria.
Finally I thought I would add a picture of my beautiful Rachael to prove how like her the image is!
I am also entering the following challenges:
Catch the Bug -anything goes
Crafty Emma -anything goes
Crazy 4- celebrate something
Mark's Finest Papers -use something new
Crafty Sentiments -anything goes