Monday, 7 February 2011

Something new for me

no it's not using Lili of the Valley stamps, this is Thomas with champagne and the card is for some very special people, my aunt and uncle's wedding anniversary so the romance theme for the LOTV challenge was very appropriate for this card. The papers are from the new Nitwit Collection Tippy Toes I loved the papers and the embellishments are very pretty too. I coloured the image with my promarkers of course, the ribbon was from my stash, the little sentiment I made myself on the computer, I was very pleased with myself when I had finished and promptly made lots of different ones for different occasions.

This is just a little close up of the image I think these to are so cute.
These stars are printed out from the Tippy Toes collection as well, the little faux buttons (cos I don't have any in my crafty stash just not something I use but I may change my mind now!) are just punched circles with holes poked through and threaded with a little bit of thread.
This is new for me, I bought this little stamp and one other from ebay so I could enter the Just Magnolia challenges and this week I am combining that new challenge with another one Friday Sketchers Challenge so lots of new things for me this week. These papers are from the So Berry precious collection from Nitwit Collections.I cut the corners using my new Marianne die, these were bigger than I thought they would be but I like them on a the bigger cards. I embossed the oval and sanded it just to tone down the brown as I thought it looked too strong otherwise. The band across the middle is a Martha Stewart Infinity punch I have found this really useful for all sorts of cards. I used some petaloo flowers and a fabric one from my stash, the sentiment is one I got on the Internet but I can't remember where but it gave me the inspiration to try making my own.
Here she is in a close up yes I am rather pleased with it can you tell, it's for my aunt's birthday so I need to get it ready for posting. As well as the challenges alreasy mentioned I am entering the card in the following:

If your still here thanks for popping by and I love to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.


Tine said...

Hi. Lovely cards. I like your stars with fake button centres and that is a lovely Tilda image. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Kathleen said...

Lovely card, an adorable image and lovely papers, thank you for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.

downrightcrafty said...

Fabulous stars and a gorgeous image, thank you so much for sharing your pretty work with us at Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Wendi said...

Fabulous cards love the first one and very creative & crafty with the sentiment
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

WeirdCat said...

Great card,so pretty and love the pastel shades, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

~Jeri~ said...

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!

Susan.... said...

Hi tracy,
Great to hear from you !
l never got any blog updates from your blog either,l am actually missing loads of updates from others too.l thought it was just my blog playing up, as l do rely on updates, so l can pop over and visit...l will have to look into it-Just caught up on your lovely, creative makes, good luck with all your challenges..
susan x

My name is Wynneth said...

Quite lovely cards ! Such pretty colours. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Simply lovely!

Thanks for joining us on WINTER WONDERLAND 

Hugs Jane x

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards. I love the image on the first and the colours and papers are fab on the second.

Nikki x

Marcea said...

What a lovely card - thankyou so much for joining us this week on LOTV

Caz said...

Such a soft and pretty card, thanks for joining us this week on LOTV.
x said...

Love them both!!! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Sweet cards!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!