Saturday, 16 April 2011
A card at last
Last weekend I went to Ally Pally and had some great fun buying some lovely craft bits hoping I can get some of my creativity back after my recent dose of crafters block.
I was lucky enough to meet Jacqui Dennis at the Lili of the Valley stand and she had made an amazing card using Lili of the Valley's amazing stamps, I have quite few of these by the way. I contacted her afterwards to ask if she had made the card blank herself or is she had bought it already made, she was kind enough to come back with a link to where she had bought them from but they seemed very expensive to me so I thought I would try and make a card blank myself using card and a x-cut border scallop punch, I know it hasn't got the scallops up the sides like Jacqui's does but I don't think it looks too bad. If you have not seen Jacqui's blog yet Check it out here and Here is the card she had made
Using Jacqui's card as inspiration I did my own version. The stamp is called Together Forever and has been coloured in with Promarkers, the flowers have been punched out with X-cut daisy punches which I have added 3mm gems into the centre of. The pink ribbon with white dots is from Stamposaurus but I think it is made by Woodware. The swirly bits are cut with Marianne Design dies and the butterfly is from an X-cut punch.
I am really looking forward to the Lili of the Valley colouring masterclass on 22nd May where Jacqui and Bev will be sharing their fantastic colouring tips using Copics and Promarkers, I really need help on shading using these pens.
Thanks again Jacqui for letting me use your fantastic card design as inspiration x
I am entering this card into the following challenges
The crafty pad Spring is in the air
Flutterby Wednesdays Soft pastel colours
Paper Sundaes Childhood memories
Quirky Crafts Spring, sparkly and punchy
By the cute and girly Cute and girly
Passion for Promarkers Make your own embellishments
Creative Card Crew Spring
Crafts and me Ribbon
Thanks for looking x