A quick post again today because its been the kind of morning when my eyes rebel against the idea of having my contact lenses in. I can't see much without them so it's a little inconvenient! Hopefully they'll settle down soon.
As ever, Friday is Daring Cardmakers Day:
It's Nat here and this week I'm challenging you to
make a card for a special lady in your life.
With Mother's Day just around the corner here in the UK, this might give you the nudge to get your card made if that's still on your to-do list.But this is by no means just a Mother's Day challenge!We want you to celebrate all women, whether family, friends or paying homage to a female figure you admire.You can even quote your favourite fictional characters.The design team has been hard at work creating some lovely projects to jump start your creativity, see their cards HERE
I used this week's challenge to get a Mothers Day card for MiL, but I also gave a nod to Svenja's recycling challenge from last week!
As I mentioned then, I have a bunch of cards I've made but felt were not quite 'right'. I kept this one because although I really liked the papers, colours and especially the flowers, I felt the balance was a bit 'off' on this 10x10 card and the focus piece would work better on a larger card.
I knew the papers were digi ones from an old Funky Hand CD so I'd be able to print more from the same collection. I saved the flowery rectangular section and the handmade flowers, then printed another couple of designs to make a new background.
This time I used a border punch on one strip of paper, added a knotted organza ribbon, printed a new sentiment tag and added a few pearls and gems
Digi papers 'Lollipop' from the Now That's Funky CD, printed onto White Bazzill Bling card
EK Success border punch
I can't remember which dies I used to cut the flower petals, sorry!!
I think it's better now, I love the soft sheen you get by printing onto the Bling cardstock, and it would have been a shame to waste those roses!
Anyway, that's all from me today, I hope you have a great weekend.
Thanks for visiting