Today we have a new Di's Digi Designs Challenge starting... the theme this time around is "Flower Frenzy". Now we don't mind if you add flowers, use floral paper or, like me, have an image with flowers on, as long as there's a lot of 'em ;)
The image I've used is Curly's Butterfly and you can get him here on Di's fab new website. How cute is he? and very versatile too. Craft Your Passion has Make it Cute as does Gem of a Challenge, so I'm entering there and Crafts 4 Eternity has Cute as you like so I'm entering there too.
I've coloured with Copics, adding some Ice Stickles to the butterfly and around the bouquet... not that they show in the pics of course.
I've used the sketch from Sketch and Stash this time around, you know I love a good sketch :) I cut a scalloped border with Classic Border dies from Nestabilities to take the place of the lace in the sketch, and I haven't used a sentiment - I'm leaving it open. I think it makes a super Anniversary card, so I'm entering the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge which has a theme of Fuzzy Friends (Anniversary or Wedding Card)
The papers are from a new (well new for me anyway!) pad from Kaisercraft; Botanical Odyssey, very lush indeed! Digital Tuesday has Spring Colours for their current theme, so I'm entering there.
I followed the sketch for the inside of the card too.
The flowers are a set of Joy Craft dies, the two on the front are the large and medium, the two on the inside are the medium and small. The centres are Card Candi... to get the smallest one to be a better scale I cut a piece of Card Candi using a Fiskars hole punch - it took me longer to balance the Card Candi on the punch than it did to cut and shape the flowers, lol. The Paper Shelter and Simon Says Challenge both have Anything Goes themes, so I'm entering there.
That's about it for today's card, having such a nice easy challenge theme should mean I'll see loads of you entering the challenge; sure hope so :D The prize is a goodie too, $10 from There She Goes Stamps, yay!
I'll be back tomorrow or Monday with one of the baby cards I made for the twins... I'm just about to go and see them (and their parents of course!) not allowed a cuddle today, they have lost a little too much weight :( For Nathan in particular that is a concern as he has now dropped under 2Kg, so they need to rest and they are now getting topped up with formula; my daughter in law is very keen to feed them herself so she is feeling a bit frustrated at the moment - but she does realise that the best way to monitor them is to measure their feeds - I'm sure it will all sort itself out in a few days. My son is being fantastic, he's sleeping at the hospital and keeping track of everything, doing the nappy changes (until Elaine can get out of bed at least), scheduling visitors, all sorts - we're so proud of him. Before I go I have to wash some 00000 size clothes, the 0000 are still drowning Nathan :p
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna