Saturday, 1 May 2010

My Mojo Has Been On Holiday

Happy Saturday Crafters!

A bank holiday weekend ... and we have rain! (lol!)

I have not crafted anything for ages - my mojo went on holiday - it came back just in time for me to make a card and present for another schoolfriend of my daughter whose birthday and party was today.

I'm not very good at choosing presents for children who I don't know very well, and I usually buy or make something small and give some money as well. So this week's challenge at Whiff of Joy was perfect - make a money card. I just added a strip of card inside, and made a small envelope to slip the money into.

The image I've used is Queen Charlotte, and I've coloured her with Promarkers, watercolour pencils and Sakura Stardust pens, then cut her out and popped her on with glue gel. The mats for the image have been die-cut using my gorgeous Nellie Snellen dies (I love this shape), and then the lemon card was embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I've done paper weaving with the Kay and Co papers for the background, and then added punched flowers. I decided not to add a sentiment on the front of the card - I thought it could then be hung on her bedroom wall.

I'm entering this card into this week's Sketch Saturday challenge - it's a fluke that my card (roughly) fits the sketch actually but I can definitely see the sketch in there - you might need to look hard (lol!)

The gift I made is a photo hanger - paper weaving again. I have made the frame myself, using my Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro - I had to jiggle this about a bit when embossing, as the frame on the board was a bit too big for what I needed. So, I think this can be entered in this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge, which is make your own (made my own frame). The frame has been added on with foam tape, and Queen Charlotte and the flowers have been added with 3D glue gel, so I'm also entering this in the A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge, which is 3D.

Hope you're still with me after this lengthy post - thanks for looking - and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Love, Andrea xx


paola said...

A STUNNING! ensemble, well done and thanks for joining us at WOJ

Giò said...

Hi Andrea!!! This is and adorable creation!!! The sweet color are perfect for this lovely princess!! The photo hanger is fantastic!!
Thanks for joining us at Whiff of Joy challenge.


Terry said...

Hiya Andrea, thanks for joining in at Sketch Saturday sweetie with youre wonderfull card. Love the colors and the image that you have been using. Good luck. Hugs Terry xxx