Thursday, 14 July 2011

Clean and Simple Card for My Niece

Hello Everyone - I hope you are well. Well, I've finished my extra busy stint at work - our Office Manager has been on leave for 3 and a half weeks, and I've been covering for her as well as doing my own work, and so I've had to work 5 days a week instead of 4! But I have a day off tomorrow as the children have finished school for the long summer break today - it only seems like last week that they were starting the school year in September! Then I'll be working 3 days a week instead of 4 through the school holidays.

I've also been busy at home this last week making presents for the teachers and teaching assistants which has meant late nights - but I'll show you all those goodies another day. I am feeling pretty shattered at the moment, and I'm looking forward to a lie in tomorrow (I'll be lucky probably - not LOL!).

Today I want to show you the card I made for my niece who was 6 on Monday - I hope you had a lovely birthday Caitlyn.

Sorry, it's not the best photo - the image looks kind of squashed up somehow - it didn't look quite that bad IRL.

The image is a digi by Wags n Whiskers, called Snuzzle Love - I bought it from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I chose her as I think she looks just like my niece, and my niece often has some kind of a cuddly toy with her. I tried to colour her hair like Caitlyn's. She's been coloured with Promarkers. I cut the image out, so that I could emboss the mat to sit her on using 3D glue (the mat was die cut using a Spellbinders scalloped circle die)- the embossing folder I used is a small one which was free with a Do Crafts magazine. I just love the gingham paper - printed from a Cute Companions CD.

Unfortunately, I don't have much luck with papers I've printed - this card was standing on the table drying as I had to use wet glue at my Mum's to stick the insert inside the card. I forgot I'd left it there, and then spotted Eleri dunking her sweets into her glass of water! - she'd blinking well splashed the card with only one tiny drop of water, but it splodged the gingham paper. There was absolutely nothing I could do about it though as I was at my Mum's and I was leaving the card there for Caitlyn - I just hope it wasn't showing up too much! I had thought about spraying the paper with a Crafters Companion spray but I decided not to - I'm going to always spray papers that I print from now on - lesson learned!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Cute and Cuddly - I hope my cute little girl cuddling her teddy counts
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Use those Scissors - I cut the image out to give it a bit of dimension
Digital Tuesday - Spellbound - the mat was cut using a Spellbinders die, and the flowers are a die as well, the only set of flower dies I have, and I really must buy some more!

Well, that's enough waffle from me. I really should be back soon as I do have another card to show you and the teachers' presents. I think I'm going to do a bit of jewellery making tonight - I'm developing another addiction, and getting butterflies whilst watching the Jewellery Maker channel on TV - I would love to buy so much from there too! You never know, I might just show you some jewellery I've made soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

This is so pretty Andrea! The image is really sweet and I love the way you've coloured her - especially her hair (I really struggle with hair!) I like the flowers along the bottom edge too. xx

Debbie said...

Oh Andrea what a sweet little girl, just look at those gorgeous pigtails!
I would say your card deffinatly counted as "cute", over at Sweet Stampin with us, good luck. Don't forget to join in again this Saturday for our next challenge, it's a good one!. Debbiexx

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Nice card! I'm sure she'll like it! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

"Let's Get Scrappy!"

xxxtglxxx said...

This is a really delightful image and your colouring is brilliant! :)

Lovely sweet and girly card.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, cute card Andrea.

Cheryl said...

OMG this is GORGEOUS and beautifully coloured!!! BTW thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Monica said...

Such an adorable image and I love the embossing and the paper. Simplicity shines!!!

xxx Monica

bettand said...

Lovely card. Love the embossing as well as the colouring. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Hope to see you again soon;) Bettina

salma said...

I have never seen such like before this one its looking amazing simple designing great color combination..
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