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Friday, 28 January 2011

A Spoonful of Sugar # 136, Bunny Zoe's Crafts # 8, Paperake Weekly # 52 and Pollycraft Monday # 77

Got the chance to make another card or rather start one.  Liked the theme at Pollycraft Monday for black, white and one other colour.  Thought I would choose red as it would work for challenges that were for Valentines.  However, I couldn't find any black or red paper only cardstock. 
When I first started scrapbooking and then cardmaking, I only used cardstock as I couldn't get my head around patterned papers.  Now with using patterned paper, I couldn't get my head around cardstock only, so this was a bit of a challenge for me.
When I started the card, I had to leave it as it looked very plain.  Had the idea in the middle of the night (as usual), to add some black and white ribbon.  Found some and it started to look a little better.  I then decided to add the little red hearts in the MS border rather than use another layer of red.  As my daughter Hollie thought I had too much red and she is only 8, going on 28.
Card was left again as I didn't have any images that would suit for a Valentines card.  Not much planning or organisation to this card was there.  Then I remembered seeing this little image on KennyK's as a free download.  I still haven't got used to digi's but thought I would give it a try.  When I printed the image, I thought it was too small but after layering it seems fine.  What do you think?  Added a few black gems and card finished - no.  Forgot about the rest of the sketch.  As I didn't have any heart punches, I used my woodware flower punch. Was going to stickle it like little veins, when hubby came in the kitchen and said no no, it just needs a little dusting or frosting.  He definitely has watched How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days too often.  You will understand if you have watched this film.  Then for the text, I thought it would take away from the card where it was to be placed so added the letters with the heart in the image.  Quite like how that turned out.  Finished inside of the card and job done.  This morning I decided to add a little bow to the front and a sentiment inside the card.  It really is finished now.  Has turned out better than I thought and quite like it, which is surprising as I always find fault with my cards. 

Anyway I am entering my card into four challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Valentine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the Air
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Pollycraft Monday - Black White and one other colour

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Paper Mill
Black Gems - Mei Flower
Image - Kenny K
Woodware Punch
Martha Stewart Punch
Distress Inks
Ribbon and letter stickers from stash

Sorry about the long winded post. Sometimes I get a bit carried away and it sort of explains it all back to me.  If that makes sense.

Hope you all have a good weekend and enjoy some crafting time.


*mieke* said...

Jeez ... Two card on one day...wow! And this is also a very nice card again!
Wonderful weekend!
Love Meke

Granny P said...

Someone else who gets ideas in the middle of the night! Anyhow, the card has turned out great and you have nothing to find fault in. Love how you're carrying the design through to the inside.
As you have a Valentine baby it could also be a really cute birthday card.
Glad to see L has come through again!

Mina said...

makes total sense to me Donna, I keep a pen and paper by the bed as I often get ideas lying in bed too...now your used to digis there will be no stopping you but if you have any problems with them drop me an email and I will do my best...I love the check ribbon and how you used your punched layers
Mina xxx

Janie Printz said...

Wonderful card & so beautifully designed inside & out. Lovely colors & such a cute image.
Hugs, Janie

xxxtglxxx said...

I often get inspiration in bed - then I cant sleep! ;) lol. I love digi-stamps, as you can resize them for any project, and once you are used to them, they are less faffing about than normal stamping, as they are 100% perfect. I just hit 'print' :)

Anyway, I love this card - I like black, red and white as a combo, and the Kenny K image is lovely. I really like how you have layered the MS punch - its so effective, and the check ribbon and flowers are spot on!

Good luck, and have a great weekend


dolcreations said...

This is such a gorgeous card! The black and the red just make it! I love that ribbon and the flowers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna, your post made me laugh; you sound just like me!! I get ideas in the night and just before I drop off to sleep and then in the morning I can't remember what they were! Well, your card turned out just beautiful - I love all the little details. xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh this is soooo CUTE!!!! I love the red black and white and that bear is too cute! Fabulous take on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you can join us again next time!
hugs, Sharon

Melly said...

Wow wow wow!
I love this card! The plain papers work so well in the colour tones!
What a arty family you have hee! Its great that can all help you and make you feel good about what your creating!!
Love that ribbon!
Hugs Melly xxx