Monday, November 26, 2012

A break.....

So thanksgiving is over....I overate, over-laughed, over-socialized and under-slept ! All in all, a perfect thanksgiving. However, the only thing that went amiss was that I had no time to craft, except...sunday and this morning. And I decided to take a break from Christmas cards and make a girly card that I can use on all most any occasion. So here is what I came up with

And it is rather nice, if I may say so myself....don't you agree?
 So, there's a lot going on this card. The image is Sweet Ebony reflective which I colored with my trusted alcohol markers. Two spellbinder dies are used - the image is framed in Spellbinder Nestabilities dies Label 18 and then distressed a bit. It is then backed with Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies-Floral Ovals. The two designer papers are from DCWV paper stacks. I changed a bit on the background paper - colored some of the flowers bright orange, it just looked better that way. The green designer papers was distressed, sewed and stamped on...poor baby :)
The bird house is hand-drawn, cut and colored. There is a tag on the left hand side for a special message.

 Two of the flowers are made using Spellbinder dies and then topped with a pearl in one case and a flower in the other. One flower is punched on white paper and distressed with tattered rose. The butterfly is Martha Stewart and the heart is hand-drawn, cut and distressed with tattered rose ink. The green twirly thinga-majinga (as my children say it) is actually an extremely thin strip of green paper stock twirled over a chin round chopstick...

The inside card has a pocket with two tags for personal messages and everything has been distressed :)  The butterfly on the right is Martha Stewart.
And Phew!  not used to writing so much...I am sure I still missed quite a few details but I really need to go and finish that yummy left over pie ;)

Submitting for the following challenges
Cute card Thursday  - Girls only

Inky Impressions Challenge - Make it girly

Pile it on challenge - Anything but a Christmas card

Unique crafters challenge - Sugar and Spice

Divas by design - Use two or more patterned paper

All Beautiful Cards Challenge - Anything goes


  1. Beautiful colourful card with fab colouring and details...great inside too!
    Thanks for joining Inky Impressions' girly challenge!
    xxx Margreet

  2. WOW, there's a lot of pretty details on your card! Beautifully done and I love that you hand drew, cut, and colored some too, that's a nice idea! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges this week!

  3. Love all the layers and details! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge Blog this week

  4. Gorgeous card. I love all the details. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  5. Beautiful! You put a lot of time into making this card, and it shows! My, what lovely detail! I sat here and just looked and looked at it; finding more and more things to admire! Stunning work! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge.

  6. What a gorgeous card & I LOVE that image you used! Your coloring is awesome too....thanks so much for playing along with us @ ABC Challenges!!!!!

  7. There is a lot going on in this card - but it's all gorgeous! Thakns so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges for Anything Goes.

  8. So pretty, gorgeous image and layers. Thankyou for joining us at ABC Challenges.

  9. WOW this is just crazy cute. I love all the elements on this one..great design...Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge..