Friday, 21 January 2011

Keeping It Simple

There hasn't been much going on in my craft space for the past few days, as I have been off work since the middle of the week with a stinking head cold. I've spent the past couple of days ambling listlessly around the house - yesterday I never even got dressed til mid afternoon, so I'm feeling pretty dopey and sorry for myself. I thought today I would try making a card to cheer myself up a bit, but my energy has got up and run for the door, so I stuck with a couple of simple themes which didn't require too much mental attention lol!

I made a card which is rather more simple than my usual style, and would like to enter it for the following challenges:

Challenge Up Your Life #35 - Clean and Simple
Creative Craft - Monochromatic Madness
Crafts & Me #22 - Monochrome
Wee Memories #39 - For the Love of Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Ribbons and Pearls
Creative Belli #109 - The letter P (petals, pearls)
Pile It on #3 - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes #52 - Favourite Challenge of the Past Year (2nd entry)
(this time I have chosen #46 - Adorn Those Corners)

I have to confess I also made this card with a view to entering it into the Passion for Promarkers Challenge ... but ... errr ... I didn't use Promarkers - oops!! (told you my head was full of cold lol!!)

Main image: Penny Black "Blush" (2666K) inked with Marvey brushstroke pens;
Sentiment: LotV sentiment circles;
Paper: Papermania "Forever Friends - Spring Time";
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House; patterned ribbon from my stash;
Tools: small circle and lacy circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart PATP corner punch "Wild Flowers".

Off now to cheer myself up with a coffee and a cupcake ... see if that will get my mojo back on track!! :-)


  1. hi pauline
    Great card love the colour...i had that same cold 2weeks ago i was in bed for one week i can sympathise with you
    feel better soon
    sylvie xx

  2. Such a pretty card, Pauline! LOVE that floral image! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories!

  3. This is so pretty and elegant Pauline, the colour is fabulous too
    love tasha xx

  4. Soooo pretty!!! Love the colors and the ribbon is perfect!

  5. It may be a simple design but is very elegant. I like it a lot

  6. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) so stylish ! :-)
    I hope you're feeling better now xx

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Beautiful card Pauline - love the colour!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  8. Lovely card Pauline, gorgeous colours too. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

  9. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

    Nikki x

  10. Beautiful birthday card Pauline!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    True :D

  11. OH this is so Pretty! I love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

  12. Absolutely beautiful Pauline, real stunner! Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me, hope to see you again x

  13. Gorgeous card - so beautiful and elegant, I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  14. Love this brush stroke image, such a pretty card.
    Kaz xx


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