Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Finally some cards!!

I finally have a card to share! Well actually I have two!! 
I have a lot going on at home just now and my heart is just not in crafting or blogging just now, which is why I haven't posted on here for ages, but I didn't want to let my design team girls down again, so I forced myself to make a few cards :)

The first is for By The Cute and Girly for our April challenge which is Vintage.
Our sponsor this month is Tea House Bridge who is giving away this lovely selection of goodies to the winner.

The lovely owner also sent me some goodies for the design team to play with, so I have used some of them on my card :)

I used a freebie image that I have had for a long long time and coloured with Copics. The papers are Prima and some old sheet music. I distressed all the edges and inked them with vintage photo distress ink.
The pom pom trim and cute flower buttons are from Tea House Bridge.
Paper flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, crochet flower from Little Snippets (link in my sidebar) and the cute little charm I found in my stash and thought it went well with the image.
Oh the gorgeous lace which you can't see very well in the pic was a gift from one of my teamies at BTC&G and friend Ger, and the sentiment is a Pink Gem stamp.

 A close up so you can see the charm better :)
You can also see the pom pom trim and one of the buttons from our sponsor better in this pic.

My second card is for Digital Tuesday where the challenge theme is Springtime.
I've had huge problems with the post over there today and for some reason although the post was showing when I went to edit, it wouldn't show on the actual blog! I now have it fixed though and the post is up :)

Our sponsor this week over there is The Paper Nest Dolls
who are giving away a $25 gift certificate to the winner!

I used one of  their images on my card and kept it quite simple as I really wasn't in the mood for crafting last night........I still love to colour, but just can't be bothered making the card....weird!!
Hopefully I will get the crafting bug back soon!

Sorry about the rubbish pics, I had to take them quickly this morning before there was much light.

The image I have used is called Playing In The Rain. I was going to use a different image at first which was a Springtime image, but I thought this one captured what Spring has been like here this year! lol
I coloured with a mix of Copics and Promarkers- mostly Copics.
The papers are MME, ribbon from my stash, border was cut using a Cart-us die and the butterfly was done with a die that came free in a magazine!
I cut the butterfly out twice, one on orange shimmery card stock and the other on patterned paper, just to give it a bit of dimension and then I added a pearl bead body which had fallen off a store bought butterfly embellishment, so I thought I would make use of it.

I'm not sure about the colouring of the hair on this girl. I'm rubbish at hair like this- at the ends where it just trails off , but I think it looks ok?

Finally a close up of the butterfly so you can see the dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I really don't deserve to have any visitors as I have been rubbish at blogging these last few months, but I do appreciate it and every comment you leave makes me smile :)