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Thursday, 8 October 2009

First past the post

Assuming I get this typed out in time I think I might be first past the post with the Cute Card Thursday challenge to make a 'charming' card. The challenge was to use a charm somewhere on the card.

I have been up since the crack of sparrows this morning and was feeling creative so this one came quite easily. I had already coloured in the gorgeous Bildmalarna stamp with Lyra Aquacolours and was wondering how to use her when this challenge actually inspired me to finish the card off. I had a few garden charms, one was a watering can which was the identical shade to the watering can on the image, but it was too 3D and stuck out too far, it might look better on a scrapbook page I think.

I trimmed her out and matted her onto a spellbinders pendant and used the matching border to that pendant to make a border on the card which I threaded through some pretty floral ribbon to lift it a little. The flower is one of the Woodware range I think and the centre is a dovecraft brad. Just love those brads. I tied the charm behind the flower, and finished off with a sentiment die cut from the Creative Cardmaking magazine's first issue.

The three pictures here look a little different as I have been fiddling with the settings in Photoimpact to see if I could improve the original pic. The bottom two are as my camera captured the card, but the light is not quite bright enough. The main picture I enhanced the light. It's still not quite right, but better. Oh for a super expensive camera.



  1. Your card is very pretty. Love the cute image... Happy day! Silke

  2. Lin you have done a fab job on this card ! xx jo xx

  3. You have done a great job and well done on being first :0)

  4. Really great card, and I love your blog graphics, very fun!!!

  5. Fab card, so bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us this week on CCT.

  6. cool card love the aspects you have used - your blog wall paper is fab too

  7. Yay, well done on your speedy typing!
    Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us on CCT :)
    Hugs x


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