Thursday, 19 December 2013

A Little Colour Inspiration @ MAWTT

 Good Morning my crafty friends,
Hope you are all well and big hugs to those that are not.
Are we all ready for the Big Man's visit?
I still need to get everything wrapped, so much for wrapping as I buy!!!!!!
There's a new challenge starting over at Moving Along With The Times with Team A
Hosting the challenge is The Boss Hazel who has chosen a colour inspired theme
antiqued bouquet
I took this opportunity to make my first cross card.
I wanted something special for my dear Sister who has been with me every step of the way through my hospital visits/treatments. She even cleaned my house for me before my first treatment so that I did not have to worry if I was unwell.
I have used Heidi, a digi from Wee Stamps that I coloured with markers, chalks and a touch of glamour dust

The papers are from Raspberry Road, the pinky one has had distressed with TH's distress inks
All been matted onto kraft card and the triangle mats were punched with 'Diamond Swing' punch from Tonic
The flowers are a mixture of brought and handmade.
The small roses are brought, I coloured them with markers to match the image, the wire stem I left attached and wound it round a pokey tool to add a bit of interest to the foliage.
The larger rose is made using a circle of paper that I tore and rolled after colouring with a marker. The smaller flowers are a double layer of a punched flower with a viva pearl centre.
The leaves were cut out using a Tattered Lace Die from the foliage collection.

The insert had a verse printed onto it using Photoshop. The corners were rounded and tabs were cut out on the silhouette and attached using brads. A glamour dusted butterfly. vintage ribbon bow and a sentiment were added to finish off the design.
I really enjoyed making this card and my Sister loved it.
This challenge runs for 2 weeks so maybe you can make your entry with some new stash The Man in Red brings you!!!!!!!!
Hop on over to the challenge blog for more wonderful samples using this colour combo.

I would like to enter:

Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Punches & Dies
Crafty Bloggers Network - Girly
Cute card Thursday - Celebrations
Delightful Challenge - Celebrate
Lets craft & create - celebrate
The Cutie Pie Challenge - a card for someone special


  1. Oh Carole this is so sweet, what a lovely card. I was good and last Thursday afternoon I wrapped all my stuff while listening to my Mum on the Local Hospital Radio show. Hope you have a wonderful Festive Season, Much Love Hazelxo

  2. Carol this is adorable, and I love the subtle shades you have used, thank you for sharing it with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Hope you will join us again next week.
    Suzy B

  3. Oh this is gorgeous Carole… I love your soft colouring and the pretty papers and embellies are perfect... the flowers are stunning! it's a very delicate and beautiful card - I'm sure your sister will love this! :-)
    I still have all my wrapping to do - but gonna do it this weekend and quite looking forward to it this year! :-))
    Hope you are well hun
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  4. So gorgeous Carole, perfect in every way.
    Have a very merry Christmas. xxx

  5. A stunning creation, Carole. Gorgeous soft colours and a beautiful image.
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  6. Oh Carole this is so beautiful and you can see the love that went into making it for sure.
    Love the beautifully coloured image and pretty details.
    Debs xx

  7. Loved this one as soon as you blogged it! A super card design and I have to say I'm lovin Wee Stamps at the moment too. Think your sis will be well chuffed with it, and also pleased she could help you when you needed her. Jx

  8. Carole, your card is absolutely beautiful, thank you for joining us for our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create

  9. WOW Carole this is stunning! Adorable image and fabulous cross design!! I bet your sister loved it!
    Hugs, Tammy

  10. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie pie challenge, good luck cheers sue N x

  11. Beautiful card, gorgeous image and beautifully embellished too.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies Someone Special challenge and good luck x Susan x

  12. I just love the vintage look and feel to this card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  13. such a lovely card and beautifully design and made with love, thanks for sharing at crafty sentiment.

  14. Gorgeous creation, I love this color palette and what a lovely fold you have used. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this time:)


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