Friday, July 30, 2010

A Girl Thing!

I've been doing "girl things" this week - I went and had a manicure and also my eyebrows done - the last time I did either of these was ahead of our wedding...... we're celebrating our 17th anniversary tomorrow!  I'm going to try not to leave it another 17 years before the next manicure (not so sure about the eyebrows - that bit was rather more painful than I remember hehe!) - in fact while I was there I booked an appointment in September as a birthday treat for myself :-)

Anyway, I digress (nothing new there, then...), this week sees Nat's very first time setting the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers and here's what she says:
 August 1st marks Girlfriend's day - a day to celebrate that very special friend in your life, and Sister's day just happens to fall on August 2nd.
So the choice is yours, you can make a lovely card to give to your best friend, or send something to your sister - or maybe your best friend is like a sister to you, she could even actually be your sister! ;o)
It all went a bit pear-shaped - I spent hours and hours on Tuesday searching unsuccessfully for the perfect quote for the card I wanted to make.  Then I spent another hour or so looking at my stash (see Wednesday's post if you want to see the mess I made just LOOKING!).  I finally sat down later on Wednesday and made a card which has "Sister" on it, and as I don't actually have a sister I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it! 

It was the sentiment DieCut from the Crate Paper "Blue Hill" collection that inspired me to actually make something, it's just too pretty not to be used, and even though I am sister-less, this challenge gave the perfect opportunity to use the sentiment panel, some of the die cut swirls and of course the lovely papers, which are some of my favourites anyway.

The Flowers:  
Coiled paper roses made from Blue Hill papers as are those made using a couple of the Cuttlebug Quilling dies - I didn't want full size flowers so used only the smaller width cuts from the dies (Chrysanthemum  and Daisy sets), the three ready made wired flowers are from Creative Treasures.
Wired pearly trim, ribbon and lace from my stash
"Happiness" rub-on is also from the Blue Hill collection, I matted it onto ovals cut for me by my lovely friend Kath (thanks Kath!)
I wanted to say a big thank you for all the lovely, thoughtful messages I received after Wednesday's post - they were all so appreciated - and I also must apologise to Linda for clumsily deleting her message while I was trying to enlarge it to a big enough size to be read on my ipod Touch!  I've already grovelled a bit in private, but thought I should also say "sorry" here!

I hope you'll join our challenge this week and celebrate those special girls in your life - there are some fab cards to inspire you over on the DCM BLOG this week.


Kate said...

Lovely card kathy.

** Kate **

Rein said...

Fabulous card Kathy!

Lynda said...

Another very very pretty card - your flowers are always gorgeous Kathy.

Love Lynda xxx

Karen said...

This is gorgeous Kathy! Yes, that sentiment is far too pretty not to be used and I think I need to investigate Cuttlebugs quilling dies as those little flowers are so pretty!

Jules said...

Hi Kathy

A beautiful card - love all of those scrummy flowers.

Have a wonderful anniversary tomorrow!

Love Jules xx

Angelnorth said...

Lovley card card Kathy, your flowers look great as ever! I'm sure somebody with a sister would be happy to take it off your hands if you can't come up with a creative way to use it yourself!

Dolly said...

Just beautiful Kathy, lovely papers and all those pretty flowers. :)xx

Janice said...

It's lovely Kathy. Have good Girlfriend Day Sunday and I'll be your sister on Monday if that helps? hee hee hee

lisa said...

Hi Kathy
I had to laugh at your work desk, looks just like mine when I'm hunting for papers for a LO. I've nothing at all on mine at the mo, it's been taking over by packing!!!!!
Hols fast approaching,hurrah!!
I'm not sure what I think to Girlfriends and Sisters day, that's a new one on me. All I know is that in this neck of the woods. Aug 1st is Yorkshire Day so I shall be celebrating that instead. Your Sister card is gorgeous though, I love the flowers and swirls and the colours are so beautiful. What a pity you don't have a Sister to give it too.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you get up too.
Hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Kathy and Happy Anniversary. :)

Those coiled flowers are gorgeous.

Vanessa x

Hazel said...

Those flowers really are so special - as is the whole card - any sister would be proud to receive that x

crea_leni said...

beautiful card