Friday, 29 April 2011

Wedding Day

Time for another challenge over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and there couldn't be a more suitable theme for today than Wedding! It will be hard to ignore a certain ceremony that is going on today so you might as well join in and make a card to celebrate someone's big day.
 My husband and I (gosh I sound just like the Queen!) actually got married a month after Charles and Diana 30 years ago and I remember us sitting watching their wedding and wishing we had a bit more money than we had at the time to have a more elaborate affair. However given that we are still together and happy thirty years later if I've learned one thing it's the amount you spend on the wedding day definitely isn't the be all and end all!  Anyway I wish Willian and Kate and any other couples tying the knot today all the happiness for the years ahead and now back to my card. I used Jenni the Cardmadfairy's digi image of a wedding cake and mounted it on a card heart which I covered on both sides with lilac paper before I distressed the edges. I folded the front of the card in half so the heart is only attached on one side, which is why I had to cover the back as well. The paper is covered in phrases related to weddings which meant I didn't have to worry about where to add a sentiment! The little sprig of flowers at the bottom is meant to remind you of the bride's bouquet, and I added some sticky pearls in the corners to finish them off. All the DT cards are fabulous please go and visit the challenge blog and if you agree be kind enough to leave a comment.
This challenge is sponsored by Whoopsie Daisy Designs who make fabulous digi stamps.

I am entering the following challenges:

Friday, 15 April 2011

April Showers...

Hi All, time for a new challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.This time we are hoping to see lots of cards or projects which have used the following recipe; 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments. My three are flowers, lace and the button. The challenge is sponsored by Waxfruit. The image I have used this time is one of Cardmadfairy's own digital ones which are so easy to use and I love the fact that you can make a digital image any size you like, instead of being restricted by the size of a physical stamp. The papers were actually a freebee from a card magazine which I have had for years , the sticky ribbons come from a set which has been in my bits and pieces drawer for so long I had forgotten all about them and likewise the fabric flowers have been hanging about for donkey's years! I added brads to the centre of the flowers to liven them up and the large flower, leaf flourish and oval are made out of glitterboard from Southfield Stationers. The button and lace are from my stash and lastly I inked the edge of the image with 'worn lipstick' distress ink just to define the edge.
I am entering the following challenges; use your favourite things (flower embellishment) 1 image, two patterned papers, 3 embellishments Spring pink, blue, purple, green, yellow (use at least three) card for a child use flowers include a digital element - Female Image On Card/project  Flowers, flowers everywhere April showers sparkle and bling

Friday, 1 April 2011

Well here we are on our 5th challenge already at Cardmad Fairy's Digi Days. There were lots of fantastic entries for the Back to Nature challenge and I really enjoyed checking out all your blogs. This time we are turning our thoughts to Easter even though there are unbelievably still four weeks to go! The challenge is sponsored by Chi Chi Memories.

"Chi Chi Memories is the labor of love of talented artist and illustrator Natalie Tong. Natalie's background in graphic design has helped her create the very happy world of Chi Chi Memories. Her line of digi images centers around kids Jordy and Candace and their world of animal friends such as Freddie the elephant and Teddy the bear, among others. Natalie's designs are meant to spread happiness and cheer around blogland. You can visit Chi Chi Memories at the shop (where you can find FREEBIES), the blog and challenges. There is also a Papercraft Planet group for you come share your work with Chi Chi Memories images and chat. We are so excited to be sponsoring CardMadFairy's Digi Day challenge."
For my card I used Jenni's Easter chick image and I printed it out several times so I could cut the bits out. First I cut the bodies out of yellow card and then I coloured the wings and flowers of the last image and stuck them on so it has a slight 3D effect, although my photography doesn't really show it! I made the flowers with a punch and the buttons are from my lovely Mum in Law's button box.
I am entering the following challenges: create your own 1/2/3/ recipe (one image 2 buttons 3 flowers) make your own embellishments (flowers) anything goes and handmade flower