Wednesday 24 August 2011

Hello, you down there

Yep, a second card today from me.  Not a DT card this time around, but one just 'for fun'! LOL.  So I wrote down a few challenges & this is the resulting card.

I used the lovely sketch over at Glitter Geeks as the basis layering up my cards & papers with glue gel as well as tape for a variety of layers & depths.  Whilst I had used these particular colours on a card which posted only last week, this time around the tones are far more subtle & soft - which I thought suited this picture of innocence from A Day for Daisies far more (& the image, if you are interested, is being offered as a freebie to anyone wanting to join in with their challenge). I coloured her (with my Promarkers, of course! LOL), but kept it all a lot more simplistic than some of my cards to try to retain some of that innocence. I popped her circular mat into the centre of a couple of layers created with a Spellbinders die to turn it into the centre of a flower - and the sentiment, from Artistic Whispers was recoloured & then also die cut to match the central mat.

The white satin ribbon (which is one of those my daughter brought back from India when she was there) was layered up with a narrower green satin ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons. The gems are by Anita's & the twine, in the centre of my layered buttons, is actually pale green like the 'bling' but it might be difficult to tell this from the photo.

Sorry, it's not a very clear photo so I hope you can see the image too.

I also gave the card a coordinating inside using a traditional kind of insert, recolouring the A Day for Daisies image to pink, fading it a little & setting it behind a sentiment that actually came from Mo Manning a while ago, placing to the top & bottom of the insert so that the name of the recipient etc., can be written in the middle over the background image. I then cut the insert to size using a scalloped blade which I thought also tied in with the scalloped flower shapes on the front. Voila!

Have a great day & happy crafting everyone.
Tine :)

Glitter Geeks - design sketch
A Day For Daisies - twine (& one of their images)
Birthday Sundaes - colour scheme - pink, green & white
Crazy 4 -  bingo (square/die cuts/2 or more dps)
Karen's Doodles - punches/diecuts
Papertake - dies
Barely Mine - bling
Kaboodle Doodles - ribbons
Digital Tuesday - cute & girly (& digital)
Corrosive - girlie
Gingersnap (Chestnut) - babes & tots
A Spoonful of Sugar - happy birthday
Sentimental Sundays - birthday
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes.

- & thank you for your comments. :)


  1. Adorable card!Wonderful colours and paper!
    Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

    HUgs,Kari :)

  2. Beautiful use of the sketch. I love the dimension you've created with your die cuts and image. The colors are absolutely spot on! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, good luck and hope you'll join us again.


  3. That is such a cute image and so beautifully coloured to. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  4. So pretty, and a great use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck :).

    Helen xx

  5. This is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week & Good Luck :)

  6. What a pretty card! Isn't nice to be able to craft for fun :) I enjoy nights like that! Thank you for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

  7. Super, super cute card !! Sweet image and i like the soft colors. Thanks for joining us @ The Corrosive Challenge this week.

  8. Cute card. I love the colours you have used.
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sunday.

  9. Beautiful cheery papers and the coloring style you've used is really interesting! Thanks so much for sharing this with us for the ADFD challenge!

  10. Hi Tine

    Great card and such a cute image! Love the colour pallet that you've used too!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  11. Beautiful colors and love how you layered the ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles.

  12. OMG what a cutie!! Love the soft colors and such a darling image. So happy you joined us at digital tuesday!!

  13. So pretty......Love the image, great card!

    Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

  14. Oh my...oh my this is completely and amazingly gorgeous!!! I love the image(s). Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


  15. Very cute! And adorable card you have made. thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs

  16. So sweet Tine! Love the colors and this pretty paper too!

  17. Gorgeous card Tine :-) the image is adorable and the pastel shades are lovely :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  18. This is beautiful! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us for ADFD's challenge.