Tuesday, February 22, 2011

City Crafters Challenge ... Nothing to it

Hello there ... I'm back for this weeks' challenge at City Crafters where lovely Linda Robinson is hosting for us and her theme for this week is ... 'Nothing To It' ... which means just that ... no ribbon, buttons, lace or flowers ... really a one dimensional sort of card ... Something 'flat' that can easily go in the mail. I always think digital is the way to go with these challenges ... but I opted for non digital and used a 3d punch instead just to add a bit of interest ...



Some fancy borders cut from pretty MF paper using my SB dies and some not so good stitching ... seems my machine does not like this black thread ...


You can see that the butterflies do lie flat which makes it so much better for posting ... postage here in the UK is expensive ...


I  added a small amount of 'Stickles' just to the centre of the butterflies (ooops! sorry Linda) and used a rubber stamp for the sentiment ... Why not hop on over to the blog to see what the other girls have created ... we have the talented Keri Lee Sereika as our guest designer this week ... and her card is so very elegant ...  her blog is well worth a visit too ...
So I hope you will come and join us this week ... We love to see your beautiful creations 

Till soon

~ Ros ~




The Play Date Cafe ...

... I know I know ... 3 posts in one day ... that's a record for me!
But I needed to get this card in to the Play Date Cafe...  who have a 'Combined Grind' challenge  this week ... the usual colour challenge applies but they have linked up with Case Study Challenge blog ... where the challenge is to 'Case' a beautiful card from Eva Doblias ... thus you can either use just the colours and link to The Play Date Cafe or using the colours 'Case' the card too and link up to both challenges! Clear? well I had to read it a couple of times ... which is probably just me ... 
So, this is the card and colours to use ...



Beautiful huh? I did my best to 'case' this card' ... But I don't have any large die cutters ... nor do I have any oval cutters so I had to improvise a little using chipboard for my centrepiece which I first covered in SU paper and a border SB die for my kraft card stock ... I used fancy edge scissors for the paper ...


The flower is a mix of punched SU papers and part of a rose made of imitation leather which was a hair slide ... the leaves are just hand cut from green paper MME?


I also did some stamping in black and added some rubons ... the background paper is AUDacious designs from Design House Digital ... and my sentiment is computer generated ... I actually saw this saying on a billboard and thought it was lovely ... 
Hope your day is bright too ...
Till soon

~ Ros ~




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