Thursday, 20 June 2013
BAUBLES FOR THE CHRISTMAS CARD CLUB!
Good afternoon blog peeps! I would like to wish my new followers a huge hello and welcome to my wafflings and warblings! Thank you so much for following my blog, I do hope you enjoy reading wot I have writ - I may not always make sense to you - but I do make sense in my head! lol!!!
Well here is the first card I have made as a member of the Christmas Card Club. Kerry chose 'Baubles' as the theme this time, even though I have only used one!
I used Spellbinders Nestabilities for the bauble and then cut a snowflake and two stars out of the shape itself. I popped the snowflake, which I shaded in light blue chalk ink, underneath the bauble then used 3mm foam pads to give the bauble some dimension. I had found some embossed and glittered card blanks in my stash and chopped one in half. These are quite pretty but I like bigger cards so I layered this onto a 7.5" square card. Edit: to those eagle eyed bloggers out there I had a senior mo and this card is no more 7.5" square than I am!!! It is, in fact 5.75" x 8.25"!! Just send me back to Majorca!" I put everything together and added a Christmassy sentiment. I added a few 'poils' (pearls lol) to the front and then my trusty sidekick and photographer took the piccies for me.
Because this is me, I decided I wasn't too sure about the lilac sparkly ribbon - although Graham said it was just right (bless him). I changed the ribbon to pale blue so that it complimented the light blue card layer and light blue chalk ink. I'm still not sure so I have posted both cards to see what you think.
Hope you like it - one down, three million to go - as they say!!!
The piccies don't really show the fact that the snowflake is underneath the bauble as are the pearls in the middle of the stars. I probably should have had a piccy taken from the side but David Bailey - sorry, my hubster - is busy watching something to do with motorbike racing so I won't disturb him! You see I can be soooo considerate.
I will check out some challenges and may enter this one - then again I might forget if I digress!
Hugs to you all and thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you have time to leave a word or three but there is no pressure at all.
I am just editing this to add my card to a few Challenges -
Dutch Dare Card Challenge No 222 - http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/222-things-that-begin-with-letter-b.html
Happer Campers Challenge No 18 - http://happycamperscc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/happy-campers-challenge-no-18-white-on.html
Inky Impressions Challenge No 113 - http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/iic-113-anything-goes.html
Paper Crafting Journey - http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/pearls-and-swirls.html
Penny's Paper Crafty Journey No 132 - http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/pennys-challenge-132.html
Pollycraft Challenge No 1 - http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/pollycraft-challenge-1-anything-goes.html SUE