Sunday, 22 May 2011

A Challenge Or Many

Good Afternoon.

I decided I wanted to make something just for fun and a challenge or two if possible!! I had seen the challenge at Belles & Whistles which was 'Shaping Up For May Flowers' (make a shaped card not square & add flowers) which I really liked the idea of and so that was my starting block for making this.

I used my Cricut Design Studio to weld together the frame and the banner to make the back shadow piece, then cut another frame and banner plus another shadow banner to add to the front. I also added a flap on the back with the section to write a message on.

I also made all the flowers myself using one of Penny Duncan's Rose files and following her video on how to make them. I am really pleased with the result for a first time try. I started out with plain white thickish paper which I inked in two shades of purple and the leaves with a green.

I used this image in particular as it is my mum's favourite of my many stamps and as it is her birthday in a couple of weeks thought I would give it to her if it turned out any good lol. You can just see in the top photo I have written the word 'Sister's' across the banner but I will stamp this once I have found my only set of small lettered stamps!!

Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Image - Belles & Whistles 'Sisters'
Medium - Promarkers & Copics
Gems - Anita's
Ribbon - Seam Binding (Candy prize from Manday aka Crafty Fox)
Die Cutting - Cricut & Heritage Cartridge
Flowers - SCAL 2 & Penny Duncan's Rose File.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Belles & Whistles - 'Shaping Up For May Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly
Divas By Design - One For The Girls
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & Grow
Cupcake Crafts - In The Garden
ABC Challenge - U Unusual Fold (not sure if this qualifies)
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Paper Romance - Anything But A Card
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Kim, Love the shape of your card and love the ribbon scroll just below your image..

Thanks for joining us at EB World Challenge.
Hugs, Janiel

Iris Wiechmann said...

Wow Kim this is a stunning card! Love how you used he Cricut to cut and weld the shapes together!. Also LOVE your handmade flowers! Great job! thanks for joining us at BnW challenges!


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Kim
I'm visiting from Paper Romance. My first time taking part so visiting many blogs that are new to me.
This is so pretty.

Marion said...

Hi Kim, Love how you did the shape and such a cutie of an image. Great colour combo and flowers are fabby.

Brodders said...

This has given me inspiration to dust off my cricut :)
Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a gorgeous creation - I would never have thought to do something like that on the Cricut - well done! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

Faye said...

Oh this is just such a lovely card, it's so pretty. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Christine said...

Your card is so sweet and those flowers are beautiful!!! I'm sure your mother will love it!!!

Karen Tallon said...

That is gorgeous Kim, your mum is right, its a beautiful stamp. Keep up the great work! xx

Jacq said...

Hi Kim,
This is absolutely Beautiful!!! Love the shaped card. Super sweet little image, love the colour scheme and the embellishments. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Kathy said...

Oh this is so pretty kim!! I love the pretty shape and the colors are so beautiful with this image!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Belles and Whistles!

Dawn said...

Really lovely project! Thank you for joining us at CCC!

Darlene said...

Oh WOW ... this project is just perfect! Fabulous coloring!!

Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at SHELLY'S IMAGES. Please come back again next week for another fun challenge.

Shelly's Images DT

Kiki said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love the shape of your creation.

Thanks so much for entering our EBW-Challenge this month!

Hugs, Kiki

Stephanie said...

Just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Anonymous said...

AWW!! This is really sweet!! I adore the purple colors too!! :) Such a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in our Belles n’ Whistles Challenge "Shaping up For May Flowers" last week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Belles n’ Whistles Designer

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your prize winnings too!! :)

Mandy said...

Hi Kim,
This is so pretty I love the shape and the image is adorable...And your flowers are beautiful clever you in making them....
Mandy x

Sandra P said...

Lovely Project!

Thanks for joining PR this week!

Sandra P

Doreen said...

Oooh Kim this is just