Hello, I hope everyone is having a good day. I’m happy to report that it didn’t snow today, instead we had blue skies & glorious sunshine & much of the snow has melted.
Some of the visitors to this blog may remember that one of my crafting resolutions for 2009 was to attempt more challenge cards. It’s only taken four weeks, but I’ve made two & here is the first one. I made it for the ‘Something Sweet’ challenge at Crafty Muse, (Jan 30 – Feb 12). For some reason, I thought of Neapolitan ice cream, which was chocolate, vanilla & raspberry – or was it strawberry? I haven’t eaten it since my childhood, even then I never ate the chocolate bit – I hate chocolate ice cream! – but I like the colour combination. There is no sentiment on the card yet, because I couldn’t decide what it should be.
Layout – courtesy of Elley. I changed it to landscape.
- Image – Angelique from Crafty Muse, coloured with WH Smith watercolour pencils
- Backing paper – Truffle from Rusty Pickle’s Chocolate Kisses range
- Other papers – Papermill
- Flowers – Prima & Papermania
- Ribbons & jewelled embellishment – QVC
- Brads, (jewelled & brown) & metallic embellishment – Papermania
- Silver heart charm – Mad About Cards.
Eagle-eyed observers will notice that this picture is an actual photograph, not a scan. Another of my resolutions was to learn to use my digital camera. This is about the tenth photo I took of this card! I spent ages wandering around my house, trying to find the place with the best light, finally settling on a window in the kitchen. It’s not a perfect photo, I’d like it to be a little clearer, but it’s a LOT better than my first effort. 🙂 I’ve photographed some of my other cards & I’ve learnt that some need the flash & some don’t, some need the light from the window, some don’t. But I am determined to persevere, so please forgive the bad photos until I get them right.
I think she liked it – thank goodness!That’s all from me for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another challenge card. Thanks for visiting, take care.