Monday, 26 May 2008

Bank Holiday Offering

Is one pitiful but quite beautiful card. Honestly I couldn t believe that I got so many days off with nothing planned but managed to create nothing. Saying that there were so many jobs around the house outstanding that really I had to take some time away from crafting and get on with them, and also I am the proud owner of an irrigation system for the front of my house to water my pots and plants, so no longer will I have to sit out there watering for 30 minutes every night.. woohoo now that counts for something, I will have more time to craft!!

One of the girls I work with celebrated her Birthday today so this is what I made for her.

I ve lost my mojo lately I really wanted this card to be purple and lilac and the sort but after 3 attempts that ended up in the bin, I got tired and resorted to a safe colour combo (I am determined to do the purple combo though). Rose Red card stock was stamped with the gorgeous paisley background, I ve stamped the branch from the Garden Silhouettes ( you re probably getting tired of me using this stamp but I just cant help myself sorry), I ve used my markers to ink the image in Cert. Celery and Pretty in pink, then I ve inked the stamp in Old Olive and stamped some more for extra interest, I ve also used some little flowers which were punched out with the 3 for you punch on page 80 pf the catalogue. Look out in June for a cool offer from StampinUP for this set. Really exciting. Pretty in pink taffeta ribbon was tied in a bow, and the sentiment was stamped in black Staz on. Now this was my mistake with this card, like I said my mojo must have left me for somebody else cos I ve just picked this stamp up and never give it a thought wheter it will be wrong and IT WAS!! I think I needed something bolder to show up more on my background but by the time I ve stamped the sentiment it was too late. So I m not that happy about it, but I wasn t that unhappy with it so I would start all over again. I was going to make another video tutorial today but have not been feeling great so I will do one for next time. Hugs and stamping kisses Monica xxx
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12 comments :

Need More Time to Craft said...

Oh Monica...this card is fab (yet again) I really do want this set!!
Sorry mojo has up and left, it's just horrible when that happens. Hope it returns soon. Sending you hugs. Carole XoXoX

maria's cards said...

Wow what an elegant card Monica, I love the colours, layout and the stamps you have used.x

Lighthousegirl said...

Hope you feel better soon.

I love the card and this stamp set. I actually like the subtle greeting - it lets me focus on the flowers first and then take time to notice the greeting.

Great work as ever

love

Bx

NattyK said...

Monica, this is beautiful. x

Shirley said...

wow I adore this card, the colours are amazing. Im not one for greens, but this works so well that I actualy like the green. Love how you have done the edges on the image,

Diane.W. said...

I luv this card,it is so pretty & delicate :o)x

karen said...

Monica that card is gorfeous evey bit of it, and no im not getting tired of that stamp, i hope your mojo returns because i sure miss your creations.
karen x

Cass said...

Beautiful card Monica.Love the colours with the hint of green.Just gorgeous.
Hope you feel better soon and look forward to more tutorials.
Cass xxx

Clair & Sharni said...

Love the card!
Get well soon Monica - I love your tutorials & cant wait for the next one! xxx

Justine said...

Just stumbled along your blog and I really love your creations!
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Justine

Anna said...

This is absolutely stunning. Your photography always amazes me too.

Joanne said...

Ah . . . found it! Further back than I thought - time flies! This gorgeous creation is my inspiration card for the one I made today with my new stamps and punch.