Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Made My Own Embellishments ... but I missed the challenge

Hello Everyone

Well, today's plans have gone out the window - yesterday, we had a lovely walk (well, Andrew cycled, and Eleri scootered!) and we were planning to do it again this morning, but its bloomin' well raining. So I thought I would post a blog before getting the hoover out instead. We're going to the cinema to watch Tangled this afternoon.

This is the twisted easel card I made for Eleri's birthday. I've seen some gorgeous twisted easel cards around blogland, but I think mine needed a bit more in the corner of the base.

I've used an image called Maisy with Teddy from Di's Digi Downloads, coloured with Promarkers. I've die cut the mat with my Nellie Snellen die, and used an X-Cut border punch. The flowers are a new die I bought with some of my birthday money - they are smaller than I was expecting but I do like them, and am looking forward to making some handmade paper flowers using these dies, not just layering them up like I've done here.

I found a fab tutorial blog where I saw the idea of the birthday cake. The tutorial had candles with the cake, but I just did not have time to go to that much detail last week - I really want to give that a go sometime though. Here's a close-up of my cake embellishment (I was hoping to enter the Simon Says Stamp challenge - make your own embellishment - but I missed it - ah well!)

Eleri has always said she likes to have a badge on her card, so I made a badge as well. Just punched a couple of circles of card and glued them together, then covered with DP, added some punched flowers, and some peel offs saying Eleri is 6, and added a brooch pin at the back. Unfortunately I was a bit heavy handed with the glitter spray. Here's a close-up of the badge.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts - Do it with digi
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday card with a cake on it
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use a die cut
Top Tip Tuesday - Bling it on
Sketch and Stash - I followed the sketch but rotated it. I'm not sure if my entry will count though because I've changed the shape of the mat - apologies if you have to delete my entry

That's it for now - need to get on with some housework.

Love, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

A real little work of art made with so much love Andrea! Such a lovely creation - I'm sure Eleri loved it. The cake is a fab idea and so is the badge. xx

Vicky said...

Pretty card Andrea and I love the twisted easel ~ so gorgeous hun :o)

thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts and sketch n stash and good luck sweetie!

hugs Vicky xx

Julie said...

Oh this is so pretty - fab papers and I love your design with the cake!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash this time around, Juliexx

Lizzy xx said...

Very pretty card, luv the twisted easel design

Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash ..good luck!

xx Lizzy xx :)

weewiccababe said...

fab card, love the cake - and it must have been a week for it - I missed the Simon Says MYO Embellishment challenge too

Rach said...

Andrea this is gorgeous hun, so pretty and i love your cake.xx

paulssandy said...

What wonderful colors and coloring. Love the ribbon slide, where did you get it?

Thank you for joining Digital Tuesday Challenge this week.

Maria Matter said...

so lovely Andrea!! very creative too!
so glad you came to play with us @ Digital Tuesday!

Shelley said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx
Some candy on my blog if you want to enter...

Tab said...

Fabulous card, sweetie! Just a gorge image you have used :o)
Hugs Tab xxx

Heike said...

Wow, your card is wonderful, the image is so cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.


Mina said...

I bet Elerie love this card and her badge and hope you had fun watching Tangled Andrea...I dont think your twisted easel card need any change at all, its perfect and I love the little cake its so cute
Mina xxx

Monica said...

Ooooh that cake looks delicious... just love it. And the easel card is simply lovely - the image is the cutest! I love the round diecut with Eleri is 6. DELIGHTFUL!

xxx Monica