It's been a glorious day here on the south coast of the UK - the sun's still out, there are a few clouds in the sky, I've had a line full of washing ... the only damper is that is that the clothes will need ironing later! Still, at least it seems we've got a spell of warmer weather. Just hope this isn't our summer :o)!!! I hope the weather is just as nice in your area. Welcome to Jackie, my newest follower - hope you enjoy this crafting journey!
Well, with apologies to the team, I'm a day late with this post. Yesterday saw the start of a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, and our theme for you this week is Use a Circle on your Creation.
Our lucky winner's prize is (as usual) one sheet of images from the Whoopsi Daisy Store, unless you've used a Whoopsi Daisy Image for your project in which case you can choose two sheets of images. Linnie has let us all loose in her store again, and if you haven't visited in the last couple of weeks, now would be a good time to go. Not only are there some beautiful new images there (including my favourites 'the misses'!) but there's also a really sweet freebie there for you.
For my card this week, I've used the current sketch at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards and have also been inspired by the St. George's Colour Combo of Red and White at Ladybug Crafts Ink, and here is my card for you:
My card recipe is as follows:
- Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Snow White which I cut, scored and folded to make a 12cm square card.
- Borders - have been embossed using the Bubbles border on my Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Teddy Surprise and Butterflies directly onto my base card. I wanted to make it appear as though one of the border was on top of the other (as per the sketch) and actually embossed it like this. However, I think I'll need to have a re-think on this technique, as it hasn't worked!!!!!
- Design Paper - is Paper 1 and it's from a mini scrapping kit called Only You by Studio Basic Designs at Sweete Shoppe Designs. I've taken the paper into my word processing programme, and superimposed a circle with a broad line over the paper, to give the impression of a matted layer.
- Image - is of course by Linnie from Whoopsi Daisy and she is a pre-coloured image from Sheet 444. She's one of the newer images that Linnie has created in her range of older girl images. She shares the sheet with herself as a line drawing, and also with the girl I used in my post Très Chic earlier this month who also comes as both a line drawing and pre-coloured image. I've put this "lovely" in a circle with a broad line around it.
- Pearls - are from my stash and are coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pen in shade DR3
Do come over to Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and have a look at what the other talented Divas have made for your inspiration which feature "Circles on your Creation". Don't forget to come back and show us your projects - you've got until Sunday 28th April to link your creations up. And don't forget, as usual, if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image then you don't have to follow this week's theme!!!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Challenge #37 - Layout at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards
- Challenge #52 - Round and Round at Ruby's Rainbow
- Challenge #180 - Embossing at Totally Gorjuss
- Challenge #42 - Clean and Simple at The Cutie Pie Challenge
- Colour Combo - Red & White at Ladybug Crafts Ink
- Challenge #83 - Digi Days at Bearly Mine Designs
- Seasonal Fun Challenge Group at Crafter's Digital Art Center - this is seasonal because today is St. George's Day (St. George is the Patron Saint of England) and his colours are red and white, hence the colours of my card!
- Challenge #109 - Clean and Simple at Celebrate the Occasion
Hope you enjoy your week.
Hugs, Helen x