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!!)

Recipe:
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!! :-)

14 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nikki x

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  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!
    Hugs,
    True :D

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

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

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

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

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x