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Sunday, 18 April 2010

Full of cold, everyone say ahhhhhhhhhhh

Haven't blogged for about three weeks again, grrrrr. I have been working like a demon getting some sample cards ready for someone and then I went down with this hellish cold and for a couple of days there I thought I must have had a sex change cos all I had was flu but I thought I was dying ;-)

Anyhow, cold/flu still hanging around, but I do feel better in myself so I have finally managed to get back to crafting.

Before I whitter on about the card I have made, I was thrilled to discover I had got a Top 5 award over at ABC cards for my easel card a couple of posts down.

Anyhow enough of 'woe is me' and 'look at me how clever I am' and down to business.

As it happens I had to make a birthday card for my Sister and I am somewhat ashamed to admit that even though I had some ideas in my head I thought I would see if I could make her a card and enter a challenge or two at the same time.......... is that like some kind of addiction do you think?
So first

Cupcake Crafting wanted Childhood memories, and whilst I don't claim to have ever been a fairy (well maybe a fairy elephant), I do remember we had a place called 'Deep Ford' and in the summer I loved nothing better than to wander off with my big sister and dip my toes in the cool water, and the memory is one of the things that attracted me to these Mo Manning digis........

Creative Card Crew wanted a Happy Birthday theme, which ties in nicely with my card.

Papertake Weekly's theme is Cutie Pie.... I think these fairies are cute

ABC Challenge theme is S for sparkle and I might have gone a bit overboard with it here, leaves, dragonflies, fairies wings........ all sparkling away like mad.

Flutterby Wednesday as usual require a butterfly or fairy for their challenge.

Cute Card Thursday wants 'Touchy Feely' - hope my flowers make the grade

Stamp Something want something Layered, to be interpreted anyway you think fit, so I think an easel card counts as layered in itself.

and finally

Secret Crafter's theme is 'A Day Out'..... so there we are back to the beginning and my memories of lazy days spent down the ford dipping my toes in the water.........

Dern good job my Sister doesn't blog, she would get to see her card a few days too soon.

Background papers are Basic Grey's lush new Kioshi pad, fairies are Mo Manning's digis, flowers are from stash but sprayed with glimmer mists to get the colours I wanted and leaves are cut from the new Marianne Creatables dies, dragonfiles are from stash and the sentiment mat was cut from Kanban card with a giant flower punch.

I hate photographing easel cards they either catch the light too much, or not enough!
I have shown the card in two different light sources, in one it's warm and sunny and the other cool....... but the warm one does show all the sparkle as it looks in real life, although it's not that yellow looking. David Bailey I am not!

Now unless life gets in the way again I am looking forward to some more crafting.


PS Notice lots of folks are copyrighting their images so check out the new signature on my images created with a fancy new font


  1. Oh Wow!! That is a truly gorgeous card Lin, I don't think you have overdone it, it is just perfect! Now I need to go check out Mo Manning, you are just not good for my bank balance!!

  2. Oh, sorry, meant to say I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Hi there

    Sorry to hear you have been under the weather.
    You have bounced back well though, this card is stunning. The image is soooo cute and love the story behind it too.

    Take care hun.

    HUgs Ali x

  4. wow what a fabulous card and so beautifully embellished

    Get well soon

    Thanks for playing along at Cupcakeand Creative Card Crew this week

  5. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  6. a really lovely card Lin tHE Mo Manning images are so cute and you havedecorated the card beautifully I love the idea of using glimmer mists to colour the flowers Something else I need to buy!

  7. Such a beautiful card... your sister will treasure it forever!!

  8. Super sweet! I love that image so much! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  9. Gorgeous sparkles

    Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x


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