Hope everyone is enjoying the Bank Holiday in the UK despite the miserable weather ... I'm just pottering about wondering whether to brave going out this afternoon, but in the meantime I thought I would post a couple of cards I made on Saturday.
My first card was primarily inspired by Dawny's wonderful sketch for this week's Simon Says Challenge. I actually couldn't wait to get started as I have several deep border punches which would be ideal for this sketch. Here's what I came up with.
In the event I was feeling very flowery, so I used my Martha Stewart "wildflowers" PATP and made a card in restful tones of lilac ... I also managed to play with my gorgeous new Magnolia swirly butterfly; and I took the opportunity to incorporate one of my Marianne D Creatable dies as they really are my favourites, and it meant I could also enter the new Marianne's Design Divas challenge :-). I decided to slightly cut down diecuts from my swirly leaf die to make them suitable as a leafy frame for my large flower - I rather like the result and think I will use it this way again.
Main image: LotV fairy coloured with Promarkers and liberally dusted with glamour dust;
Sentiments: Penny Black transparent set "Party Critters";
Papers: Papermania Forever Friends "Springtime";
Supplies: large gardenia from Wild Orchid Crafts; Papermania gems;
Tools: Martha Stewart "wildflowers" PATP; Marianne D Creatables leaf flourish die; Magnolia doohickey "swirly butterfly" die.
Simon Says - Sketch by Dawny P
(rotated by 90 degrees to the right)
Flutterby Wednesday's #168 - Open Theme
Sparkles #19 - Punch It
Papertake Weekly - Dies To Die For (2nd entry)
Fab 'n' Funky #87 - Mono Madness
Marianne's Design Divas #1 - Anything Marianne D Goes!
Spoon Full of Sugar #162 - Happy Birthday (2nd entry)
For my second card ...this week Chrissie and Mandi over at Less is More are challenging us to combine any three of the previous challenges. I had a little time left over after making my previous card so decided to make a quick one ... and here it is.
I simply embossed the flowers onto pearlised white card and mounted onto pink and black pearlised matting, then added a die cute sentiment with a single gem heart on the "i" in "friend" plus two punched butterflies. This to fulfil the following three previous challenges:
Week 1- Pink, White & Black
Week 2 - Flowers &/or Trees
Week 15 - Embossing
Week 16 - Butterflies
Supplies: pink and black gems + heart gem from stash;
Tools: Cuttlebug Cut 'n' emboss folder; Martha Stewart small monarch butterfly punch.
Less Is More #30 - Take Three Challenges
I think that will be all for today .. enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday.