Saturday, 3 January 2015

Angie's card designs
Hello my friends,I hope you have all had a good Christmas and new year. I have unusually had to take to my bed all over Christmas and new year with a very nasty cold which felt more like flu and still hasn't given up the ghost yet. I can honestly say I have never felt so ill. I have had no appetite so did not have a Christmas dinner but will push the boat out as soon as my taste buds return. I hope you all fared better over the festivities.
Anyway, after losing all track of my days and spending the whole day believing it to be Friday today,I logged into facebook and saw a post which said it was the start of the new challenge over at Gruffies and Guests and it was then I realised I had missed posting my design team card first thing this morning,and not as I thought first thing tomorrow ha ha. Well not funny really as I always seem to be late for one reason or another these days. I for one will be so glad 2014 is over and we have started a new year,as my health was terrible last year and I hope it will improve this year,well lets face it,it can't really get any worse (can it) .
So my new years resolution is to sort out my craft room and to try and be more organised,the first I am sure I can manage,the second....... well watch this space.
So without further ado here is my first card of the year. I was so inspired by this beautiful image that the designing of this card came unusually easy to me. Using the colours from the image I cut a pink piece of card 5mm smaller than the 8x8" card blank and one oiece of yellow card 5mm smaller than the pink to give a nice pink boarder around the edge of the card. I then used this heart shaped die from Tonic,the name of which escapes me but it shouldn't be hard to find,and placed it closer to the top of the card than the bottom as I wanted to leave more room at the bottom for the bow to go. I used the largest inner die that just cuts out the boarder and the smaller outside edge die so that it would cut the appeture out while giving it a pretty boarder. Then I had to line up the yellow card over the pink to give a even boarder around the edge and placed the smaller outside edge die to line up with the one cut from the yellow card so that when layered up the pink card would show through the boarder of the heart. Then I put the yellow layer through a heartfelt creations embossing folder (one with hearts on it). Then with my new Sue Wilson Delicate Daisys dies i made the flowers by cutting them from the same pink card and inking the edges of the petals to give them dimension,layered two of the same size petals together and used these sparkly yellow pompoms I bought in the pound shope as the center of the flowers to make them look like the flower in the image. I then added the pink bow and added a yellow button and pink button layered up with some yellow twine to tie them together. I 3D decoupaged the image to bring it to life and added the happy birthday tag.
I hope you like it and it will inspire you all to have a go and maybe enter the challenge over at which is to use buttons,bows or both and you will be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher from this months sponsor

Happy crafting everyone

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