Card-making Sunday

Published September 22, 2008 by isisimaginings

Yesterday was a lovely day & I really should have
worked in the garden, but card-making won! Sarita sent me these fantastic images & the sketch for this LO. I think the creator of the sketch is Tamara Wheeler, but I deleted the pic before taking note of the name. I’m sure Sarita will let me now if I’m wrong. The images are very detailed, so I tried to use different shades of the same colours. The glitter card is matted & layered onto dark silver paper, (again from Sarita), and the silver & dark purple ribbons are from QVC.

A doCrafter asked if anyone would like to make a card for her daughter’s 12th birthday on Wednesday & after much faffing around & changing my mind this is what I came up with. I suppose, strictly speaking, this is a Christmas Tilda, but I stuck to pinks & greens & hopefully it works. The embossed vellum is from Geraldine, (, the striped paper is from DCWV. I put the gold peel-off numbers onto white card, then attached them to the flower with 1mm foam pads – I’m hoping they survive the Royal Mail experience!
I made this card for Clare’s 8th sketch challenge at doCrafts & it marks my first attempt at watercolouring & pretty awful it is too! I love how others manage to get lovely colouring & shading on their images, I definitely need LOTS more practice. The paisley backing paper is from Capture The Magic – I love paisley patterns!! The torn Dawn Bibby daisy vellum is attached with glitter brads, the floral paper behind Tilda is DCWV with two ribbons tied across the centre & the image is matted onto glitter card.

This card is for Loretta’s LO challenge at doCrafts from last Sunday. It looks simple, but it took me all week to come up with this card! The rules were it had to be a Christmas card & you could only use black, white & silver. It was only when I found the white glittery star – it’s from Josy Rose – that I decided I could actually fulfil the challenge! The silver ribbons are Anita’s sticky ribbons, I cut pieces from a decorative silver peel-off for the corners of the topper & found a B&W brad for the tag.

This morning I had to take the cat to the vet, she keeps getting kidney infections. I’m not sure what’s going to happen long-term, but the vet is going to give her antibiotic shots every month until Christmas, then we’ll review the situation again. When the time comes it’s going to be awful, but the most important thing is that she’s not suffering.

When I got home I happened to glance out the kitchen window & saw white stuff on the grass. It turned out to be feathers & there was sparrow hawk munching on a collard dove!!!! Part of me is thrilled to have a bird of prey in my garden & part of me feels so sorry for the dove. It’s all part of nature.
Thanks to everyone who’s left comments here. I’ve been ‘tagged’ so I’m off to find out what that means & what I have to do – I’m such an ignoramus where all this blog-speak is concerned! 🙂
Love & lght.


One comment on “Card-making Sunday

  • Hi KirstenThank your for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. Your cards are lovely! I really like those Tildas. I hope to see some more of your cards in the future.Hugs Lynsey 🙂

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