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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Yellow and Black Card a winner

Wonderful news!  The Yellow and Black card was one of the cards they picked as a winner, so I am absolutely thrilled!
Thanks to the Fat Cats Card Corner for the wonderful competition - check it out and see the other entries and winners in their Gallery.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Yellow and Black

I created this card to enter the Fat Cat Card Corners 'Nellie Snellen Multiframe Competition'. I had done one entry previously with the 'Step card' that is further back on this blog, but decided to do another entry, and looking back on my blog, a lot of the cards I have done lately are pink or mauve, so decided to do a completely different colour this time.

I was trying to come up with a different way of using the mutilframe die, than all the other cards entered, and I decided to try making a flower with the inside die.  I used 7 of them alternating the colours between white and yellow.  I moulded them with an embossing tool, until they became cupped, more so as I worked into the middle.  The centre is a quilled fringed strip rolled up and then with some 'stickles' on the ends.  The other flowers are done with the ek success daisy medium punch moulded and cupped and a punch bunch small sun punch.  The black flourishes were made with one of the cuttlebug vintage corners and the leaves are a mixture of the Ash family leaf punch and a punch bunch medium dusty miller leaf punch.

The salutation I did on the computer and put the larger of the multiframes around it.  The embossed white background is the cuttlebug 'tiny bubbles' embossing folder.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Purple tilda

Gosh its been a few weeks since I made a card to put on my blog, I have been busy making flowers the last week or so, but no actual cards. 

I made this card to use the marianne doily die that I love so much. 
I used a Fiskars punch to do the edging of the panel behind the doily die, a vintage cuttlebug corner.

The flowers are roses done with a vinca punch, leaves done with the Martha Stewart rose leaf punch and the Ash family leaf punch.  Some pearl stamens to add a little bling, and then ribbon and lace to finish it off.  
You can't quite see but tilda has a bit of stickles on Tildas hat and around the edge of her dress.

Competitions I have entered this time with this card are

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge Blog - Flowers
Magnolia Down Under Challenges - Lace and Ribbon
Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge Blog - buttons, bows and bling
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - April showers bring May flowers.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - April showers/May Flowers
Stamp with Fun Challenge - Lace and Ribbon