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Sunday, 12 August 2012

My Promise to Myself

Well for a while I have been promising myself that I would enter more challenges. I have tonight made a card that I am entering into a couple of challenge blogs.

I know I am still a relatively simple crafter, but I put a lot of time and effort into my cards and would like them to be seen by a larger audience. even if they don't win any prizes!


I have been playing with my Crafters Companion Moreheads CD again and found the most adorable image of a baby girl and a cute dog.


I took a 6x6 card blank and made a simple easel card with it. I found a gorgeous 12x12 k&co paper and matted this on pink and then yellow card stock to make a base for the bottom of the card and the visible side of the top of the card. I matted the Moreheads image with the same card.


I cut a lace ribbon border on my bigshot out of the pink card and added a yellow ribbon and bow as my easel card stopper.

I added the layered imaged onto the top of the easel card and finished the card off with a swirl and some beautiful hand made flowers cut out of the same coloured card as the layers and put them together with a pink and a yellow glittery brad.


I know this isn't as spectacular as some cards, but I am still practising with embellishments, and sometimes 'less is more'.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Lace or Anything Goes


I hope you like this card as much as I enjoyed making it.


24 comments:

steph said...

I think it is BEAUTIFUL and you did a fabulous job! Nice blend of colors.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much Steph. I do like pink and yellow together I must admit. Thank you do much for popping by and leaving a message...lemme go take a looksee at your blog xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Such a cute baby girl card Lisa. Love those flowers! xx

Kate M said...

I think that you have the balance right - anything else on this card would have been too much- it's just perfect. Sometimes you just have to know when to stop. There's nothing wrong with your work - don't put yourself down, you do some fabulous work - and remember - beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Kate
xx

Celia Harrington said...

Gorgeous card love the colours and the image is so cute xxxxxxxx

Zoe said...

Lisa I don't know where your getting the idea that your cards are not as good as others? All the ones I've seen and commented on are fabulous! This card is lovely, I've said before that cute cards aren't my thing, but there are a lot of crafters that love and do a lot of cute, and this card is certainly as good if not better than some Hun, so go on do those challenges, it'll boost your confidence. Xxx

Cheryl said...

oh what can I say to my numpty of a friend how many time have I got too tell you your cards are brilliant I will have no more of this negative,comments,next time I see one I will put you on the naughty step and it will be the only one,for you,so no more
this is stunning Hun honest the detail is amazing,and the layout and colours are just lush,love hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautifully designed card Lisa. The image is adorable and the colours and layout are so gorgeous. I don't think you are a 'simple' crafter and I can see the amount of thought and effort you put into making your cards look so lovely.
I hope you have a good Sunday
Hugs Sue

Linda said...

Lisa your cards are stunning and I wish you wouldn't keep putting your artwork down. I think that your cards are ALL beautiful and this one is certainly no exception either. You should also enter this into the Crafter's Companion challenge too as I think their theme this month is best friends and this would fit superbly too.

Have a great day hun
Hugs
Linda xxx

ps

jane stillman said...

What a fantastic card, nothing simple about it, please stop putting yourself down, because all your cards are amazing x

Zoe Dibavar said...

Simply stunning hunny, fab colours and design, you should be proud as ince again you have made another fabulous card xx good luck in the challenges I'm sure you will do great xx

Love and hugs always zoe xx

Zoe Dibavar said...

Simply stunning hunny, fab colours and design, you should be proud as ince again you have made another fabulous card xx good luck in the challenges I'm sure you will do great xx

Love and hugs always zoe xx

Zoe Dibavar said...

Simply stunning hunny, fab colours and design, you should be proud as ince again you have made another fabulous card xx good luck in the challenges I'm sure you will do great xx

Love and hugs always zoe xx

debbi taylor said...

this is lovely! the colours work so well together - there is nothing simple about it...
hugs
Debbi

Doreen said...

This is so beautiful,love the colours and gorgeous image.xxx

Barbara said...

Lisa, this is a very pretty card, just as nice as anyone else's.....none of us are experts, we all learn as we go. So 'buck up' pet.....and stop being negative. KEEP THINKING POSITIVE....that's my motto!

donemark crafts said...

Very pretty card love the image you have used.
Kaz CBN DT

Joan Macdonald said...

This is a beautiful card and i love the image you have used.

Joan x

Carol said...

This is a beautiful card Lisa, love the colours and the design. Carol x

annemarks said...

Very sweet and very pink :)

Nicky Wilcox said...

Lisa as normal you have a fantastic card love the cols and the image is soooooooooo sweet love ya xxx Nicky

Abbie721 said...

Such a gorgeous card lisa Love the image so very cute. Thank you for joining us at ATC's this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

Tony Dillon said...

Don't put your work down! Your cards are brilliant and very professional looking. Keep it up :) You have a new follower!

Aunty Sue said...

Wonderful card and thanks for joining CC this week hope to see you back again next week.