Thursday, 7 October 2010

Oh Flip! Too Late!

Well hello everyone - I hope you are all well - I'm not feeling 100% - had a sore throat for over a week, then developed a headache to go along with it, and now have a blocked nose, which suddenly surprises me and starts to run (yeuch!!!). I should be thankful that I've not had the same as my friend from work, who has a nasty bout of flu at the moment - get well soon Liz!

Anyway, enough moaning - let me show what I made last night.

It's only the second easel card I've made - I don't think I showed the first one as it was for my husband and I wasn't that impressed with it! They're not easy to photograph though are they?

Anyway, back to this one - this card is going to be for someone special. The image is from Di's Digi Downloads, called Party Time, and I've coloured her with Promarkers and Sakura Stardust pens. The shapes have been cut with a Nellie Snellen die. The papers are from a Kate Knight pad. The ribbon was from a gift box my Mum received sometime ago, so I've done a bit of recycling here. And I made the flowers - they are just punched from layers of tissue paper, with some pearl brads through the centre, and then I've curled them a bit by pulling the petals gently between my fingers (hope you understand what I mean!). And I've added some pearly heart shaped ribbon sliders, and used diamond stickles around the image mat. I haven't decided what sentiment to use yet, so that white panel has not been stuck down yet and I will stickle the edge of it when it is finished.

OOwwwwwww! I've just had a bout of sneezing and pulled a muscle in my neck! Actually, I'm starting to feel really rotten :(

And here's a picture which shows the image better I hope - doesn't show the sparkle though! - the crown and beads are quite glittery IRL.

Oh, I forgot to explain my post title - I followed this week's sketch on Fridays Sketchers, but was too late to enter the challenge - flip!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Easel Card
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Sparkle and Shine (lots of sparkle on the image from the Sakura Stardust pens, the stickles, pearly brads and pearly ribbon sliders)
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Punch It Out (punched flowers)
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

I'm gonna go now - I need to listen to my son reading!

Love, Andrea xx


{Jane} said...

Beautiful easel card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Crafting Joanne said...

Such a gorgeous card and adorable kitty image.

Thanks for joining us this week over at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

Mina said...

theres a few nasty virus's going around need a good movie, a blankie and something hot and full of calories to drink...hope your feeling better really hasnt stopped you making a fantastic though...aaaaahhhhhh how cute is that image
Mina xxx

Ingrid said...

What a beautiful card you made. What a cute kitty!
Thanks for entering our challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

Monica said...

Super card... love the kitty and the flowers. The colours are royal!

xxx Monica

Andrea said...

So cute!!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! Thanks for sharing :)