Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Sugar Bowl & Create 4 Fun Challenges Plus A Wedding Card

Good evening all. I finally had chance to play yesterday and decided to join in with a couple of challenges. The first challenge is The Sugar Bowl where they have a great sketch and the added option of the colour 'Blue', now I don't normally do blue but thought this really made it a challenge for me so here it is. The other challenge is the Create 4 Fun challenge where this week there isn't a sketch but a theme of 'Flowers' which I think I have covered with this card.

For my 6" square card I used some Laura Ashley 'Traditional' backing paper along with cordinations cardstock. The stamped image is my all time favourite 'Daisy' from Sugar Nellie coloured Promarkers. I have cut the image mat and the mats and layer cuts on my Cricut using SCAL2 using the nestie style shapes designed by Penny Duncan Creations and then embossed the mat layer using the technique shown on her blog. I added prima flowers as well as some small flower shaped gems. The sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments

Whilst your here I thought I would show you a wedding card I made for a friend who got married a couple of weeks ago and now she is home from honeymoon and seen the card I can let it loose lol. I also made all the cards for the bridesmaids too but I forgot to take photo's of them.

A close up of the front

The box

The card is a 6" square easel card made using Dovercraft 'Tradional Wedding' backing paper with bazzill cardstock. The stamped image is another from Sugar Nellie called 'Happily Ever After' coloured with Promarkers. I made the corner flower from a flower cut on my cricut from the 'Accent Essentials' cartridge and the butterflies were cut using SCAL2. I used the Cuttlebug 'Heart Blocks' embossing folder and added butterfly ribbon to that. All the mats and layers were cut and embossed as before using Penny Duncan Creations files. I made the box myself using SCAL2 and cut it on my cricut and then made a band of the flower ribbon and attached the name plate to that. I added a shop brought flower to the corner.

Lastly before I go I jsut wanted to head you in the direction of some lovely Blog Candy. Suzette the owner of Crafty Sentiments has some yummy candy on offer until 11th August, hop on over to her blog Craft Enthusiast and have a look for yourselves.

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully normal service will now resume lol.


Liz McGuire, said...

These are beautiful. The image in the first card is one of my faves.

liz x

Lilian said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! Daisy is one my faves and you've colored her beauitfully! I love your frames and paper. Your easel card is another beauty! The butteflies are the perfect touch! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
These are beautifully crafted. The wedding card is gorgeous and Daisy is brilliant in that layout with those papers. Wonderful work.
Hope you are keeping well.
Fiona x

Lorraine Robertson said...

Hi honey, sorry it's taken so long for me to visit. Love your cards and hope it's helping you feel a little better.

Take care and sending you love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Elise said...

Ooooh these are GORGEOUS! I love the dp's too! They are DIVINE! The nestie shapes on Daisy is BEAUTIFUL! And on the wedding card .. all those butterflies ... ahhhh ... sooo LOVELY!!!


Christine said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love the flowers you made with your Cricut!