Wednesday, 28 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #22: Anniversary

I know I shouldn't be doing Anniversary Cards when I'm behind with my Birthday Cards but well, shh! ddn't tell anyone, but the prize on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge is 6 ProMakers! And I have a really big soft spot for ProMakers! Sorry about the picture quality, no real light in my craft room, and it's dark outside!!
This card started off having blue trim, yep! Blue ribbon and little gems to match the blue on the Popcorn Pyrimage Twister (free a few months back from the Crafter's Companion via a crafty magazine) I was actually hunting for some Forever Friends but only had one driving his car, one in a nappy and another playing with a hammer. Not really suitable for an Anniversary Card!
I folded a plan pearl card and then found some pearl paper the same colour to use as the insert and did the same to that. Before I fixed the insert inside the card I used my new Martha Stewart lace punch to make the filly bit along the edge. (I did try to use it on the actual card but it wouldn't cut, so I had to cut a bit off the front of the card because it left 'teeth' marks!) The only trouble was, when I did the same to the insert, the pattern at the back didn't match the front, so I cut it off and stuck it to the left side of the front of the card, and covered the join with the ribbon. (Are you confused? I'm confused too!) I fixed the Popcorn Pyrimage together (Very easy) after edging it with smoke blue ink and punched out the 'hearts' you can see at the front with my Crafts-Tooyou punch. This is when I realised I'd have to change the blue ribbon to pink, because, well, you can't have a blue heart can you? it had to be pink or red and red, in this case, I thought was too harsh. All I did was scribble a bit of pink, with my pink Copic Pen, on the inside of the insert so you can see the pink through the hearts. Then I decided I needed more pink. So I took a ruler and coloured about half an inch of the inside of the back of the pearl card too. So, there's a tip, you can tint your pearl card with ProMakers or Copic Pens, no need to add strips of coloured card, just colour them with your pens instead! (and they don't bleed through pearl card either!)
The lovely flower is from my jar of Daisy Doodles and is fixed on with silicone glue, everything else is from my stash.
Just time to say hi to a new follower! Hello (((and a Big Wave!!!)to Mandy! From A Sprinkling of Glitter Some lovely cards for you to go hunt out, but you'll have to scroll down a bit because Mandy has some lovely blog candy until the 30th of November! Go on, pop over and join in! See you later!
No hang on! I've just remembered, if you haven't spotted it on my sidebar, there's a free Christmas PopCorn Download from Papercraft Inspirations HERE
Scroll down when you get there as there's other Christmas freebie papers too! Hurry cos they may be gone~ although they are still there as I type this!!

10 comments:

  1. Lovely and cute card, Lynne, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Love,

    Jo.

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  2. very pretty Lyn, love the big bloom in the corner

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  3. A lovely card! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

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  4. Oh such a fabulous card!
    hugs
    kim x

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  5. Lovely card...the flower looks gorgeous.

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  6. This is lovely Lyn, good luck in the challenge :)
    I love hearing about your mishaps on the way to create your beautiful cards, as I have so many many mishaps of my own, and it cheers me considerably that yours always look fab in the end, however many twists and turns the design process took along the way :)

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  7. Gorgeous card, that daisy doodle is to die for,I love it.

    Hugs Sandie x

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  8. Beautiful card, Lyn! I love the pyramidal image.

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  9. I'm having trouble posting. So I'll tell you that your entire blog is wonderful.
    Blinking computer....arrrrgh
    Chris xo

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  10. This is a gorgeous card Lyn, I love it! I know I'm a bit (well a lot) late, but thanks for joining us at CRAFT last week!

    Love, Rose xx

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