Saturday, June 07, 2014

Back from Margs

Well I had a lovely break in Margaret River, had a bit of wine and a wind down and managed to colour up exactly ONE image while there, lol - the best laid plans and all that!  This card is for the new challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge, the theme is Ribbon and Bows
I used one of my favourite folds for this card, cutting away half of the front so the "inside" paper becomes part of the front decoration.
It lends itself to particularly well to symmetrical sketches, which is why i used this one from Digi Sketch Challenge.  
The image is one of Di's newer ones, called Candle on Top, I think it's super sweet :-)  I coloured with Copics, adding some Stickles to the hats and cupcake case and some gloss to the candles and the strawberries.  Paper Crafting Journey and Cute Card Thursday both have "Pink" challenges, so I'm entering them, while Stamping Sensations has Animal Antics so in there too.
The papers are from Merci, matted onto some white sparkly card from my stash, even though the sparkle doesn't show in the photos, sigh.  Crafty Creations has "It's All About S", I have Stripes, Sparkles and Sweet - the image, of course  and Strawberries :-) The vertical edge of the front was cut with a Martha Stewart Doily punch, the edge inked with pink and purple.  The sentiment is from Hobby Palais cut with Nestabilities Standard Circles.
The sparkly ribbon is self adhesive, it came in a pack from Portacraft.  To make the bows I folded a piece over and put talc on the inside of the loops so they didn't stick together then wrapped a small piece around the join.  I used Memory Box's Corner Bow Die on the corner of the image panel and a cut down version on the inside.  Delightful Challenges and That Craft Place have Ribbon challenges running too, so I'm entering them, and Through the Craftroom DoorPapertake WeeklyStampin' for the Weekend and Colour Me CopicThe pearl floral embellies are from my stash, as are the pink rhinestones I backed the centres of them with.
Well that's about it for today's card, I'll be back in a few days with another card from my drafts. Pop over to the challenge blog and check out my teamies inspiration it's FAB, hope you get a chance to enter the challenge this time around, such an easy theme and a fab prize from Love Bug Creations... and don't forget if you use one of Di's cute images you go into an extra prize draw, bonus!
I have to go to the Doc's on Monday as I have developed a reasonably large lump under the largest of my incision sites from my gallbladder op, I think it's a seroma but as I have to get results from all of those tests I had done last month I may as well go now and make sure!  Other than that I'm recovering pretty well, some adjustments are still being made with my diet, my digestion is more sensitive than it was but I'm hoping it'll settle down soon.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

I love all the matching papers and a brilliant design Ginny x

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a delightful and fun birthday card. Those strawberries look so real.
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Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Donna. The image is adorable and your colouring is beautiful.
I hope your recovery goes well.
Take care
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Donna. I love the sweet image, your colouring is fabulous and the strawberry looks good enough to eat!
I hope you get on okay at the doctors on Monday and continue to make a good recovery.
Sue xx

pinky said...

What a cute little creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

rachel said...

this is cute! thanks for joining our challenge at that craft place and good luck xx

Gale said...

Beautiful card Donna. Love the sweet image and the card design. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ in our “Perfect in Pink Challenge” and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

brenda said...

A super card and such fun and happy colours Donna, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Anna-Karin said...

This is adorable. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again.
Hugs Anna-Karin

Pat K said...

Another beautiful card Donna. Your colouring is crazy good girl..the ice cream looks good enough to eat.....I love it.
Hope things went well at the docs today. hugs, Pat K xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great fold & image, love the shiny strawberries
Hugs Shell xx

Chasing the Dream said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges . We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT