Saturday, 5 March 2011

I'm Happier with this Pink Version

Hello Folks - Happy Saturday - hope you are having a good weekend.

My card today is another simple card without designer paper.

I used one of my favourite stamps, Demure from Sugar Nellie, and stamped her direct onto ivory pearlescent card - I stamped with black pigment ink and then heat embossed it. I also stamped and heat embossed the Hot off the Press sentiment onto the same piece of card.

For the first layer, I used my new hoogie board to emboss the diamond pattern - I love how that worked. The other two panels were embossed in my cuttlebug with a daisies embossing folder. I am also loving the look that this embossing gives - I think my cuttlebug is probably my favourite crafting tool at the moment. Oh and those gorgeous flowers are Joy's Crafts dies - there are three sizes in the set and I've used the three sizes for the top flower, and the two smaller sizes for the two flowers together. They are all layered up and fastened with a pearl brad. Then I coloured the other little adhesive pearls with a pink promarker to match her dress, et voila! I really do love this card - I must take it down from the mantle piece so that it will be pristine enough to give to someone when I need a card (I rarely make cards which are not for a particular person for a particular occasion - so I don't usually have spare cards around). I really should do more of this. Do you know what - I had to buy a card today (do I hear a sharp intake of breath??). I'd forgotten that it is my brother-in-law's birthday on Monday and just don't have the mojo to make a man's card at the moment. I'm feeling really guilty about it too (how silly is that? - at least I have remembered his birthday LOL!)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Favourites - favourite stamp, cuttlebug, embossing, favourite flower dies (actually the only flower dies I own at the moment so you're going to see them a lot LOL!)
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing and/or paper piecing - I have two types of embossing, dry and heat
Our Daily Bread Designs - Yellow, pink, blue, ivory, choose 2 - mine is ivory and pink
ABC Challenge - P is for pink

Well, I'm gonna love you and leave you now - thanks for taking the time to look at my creation today - I hope you will call again sometime.

Wow! I've just glimpsed at Create and Craft TV and seen someone demonstrating how to dye and scrunch the seam binding and make it into a shabby chic bow - it looks so easy. But then, I'm not really into creating a vintage look - maybe one day - but I'll have forgotten how to do it LOL!

See you soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

This is a precious card! The little (or big?) girl that gets this will be very blessed. I'm inspired to use texture instead of color!

Monica said...

Hi Andrea,

Love everything about this card. The flower die is so dainty. The embossing looks great and the image is the sweetest one around.

Wish we lived close by and I could have given you a card from my ready made ones for your bro-in-law - ofcourse I don't know his taste but I could have tried and matched it. Lol!

I forgive you for buying a store made card. Hehe! I can understand why you don't have any cards lying around because you make such lovely cards that it must take a lot of your precious time, you know. So it must be hard to have cards ready and lying around.

xxx Monica

Jan said...

Awwww this is so cute, love the precious moments, and your super coloring!!

Cecelia said...

Hello there;0) Such a pretty card! Very sweet image and I love the simplicity of the white and pink. Thank you for joining us this week over at ABC Challenge;0)

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

sari said...

aww... what a lovely & elegant card! Love the softness of it! Your image is great and love the pearls! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/sari

Rach said...

such a sweet card hun.xx

Marion said...

Such a lovely elegant card. Nice to see the texture for a change, and the image is adorable.

Anonymous said...

So, so pretty and elegant Andrea! Lovely image and the embossing looks so effective. I feel guilty when I buy cards too! I'll have to buy one for my mother-in-law for her birthday next week because she just doesn't 'get' handmade cards at all! xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Andrea this is gorgeous! I love your coloring! Thanks for playing with ODBD this week!

Tab said...

Your card is gorgeous, hun! Love the sweet image :o)
Hugs Tab xxx

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous creation, so clean and elegant looking.
Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Hi Andrea,
your new card is so cute. i love the color of her hair and the how beautiful simple you keept the card. so romantic

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Gorgeous card, Andrea!! I love this sweet image and your coloring!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Anonymous said...

I love the embossing background and the elegance...beautiful! And thanks so much for your sweet comment about my "make it pretty" post...means so much!!



Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW so, so precious! Sweet cared Andrea! Thank you for joining us at the ODBDSLC...hugs ~S~