Sunday, 20 February 2011

Hi there peeps

This is the first card I've made in what seems like ages, that I didn't feel under pressure about - ie., it's not for any particular occasion, I made it just for the fun of it, and I'm REALLY pleased with how it turned out.

The image is called Vanessa and is from Crafts and Me.  I cut out the base card using one of my XXL Go Create dies.  Because you need to leave a little bit of the card uncut so that the card holds together it rather spoils the shape, so I then cut the shape one more time in white card, which I then coloured and stamped with Distress Inks to give me my background.  After this I stamped it again with the edge of a stamp from Stempelglede , and glued it to the card base.  I cut the same shape in a smaller size, and then coloured that with the same Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet), then stamped it with a text stamp from HOTP which I've had for ages.  The torn newspaper effect paper is a stamp from Whimsy and you can get it from Quixotic Paperie.  I distressed the edges of everything with Walnut Stain, then added a strip that I'd punched with my newest MS punch.  There are a couple of hearts on there cut with Nesties, the large dragonflies are a Magnolia Doo Hickey die, and the small one is another MS punch.  Flowers from WOC.

I hope you all like it as much as I do.




  1. Hi Judi,
    This is totally gorgeous. I love the background and the image is beautiful and the embellishment is just perfect for the card. Wonderful crafting.
    Fiona x

  2. Gorgeous card, beautiful image and fab colours.

  3. Such a gorgeous card Judi. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  4. wow!! I love you're cards. They are so beautiful.

  5. Stunning card!

    Just to let you know, I've a little something for you on my blog, if you'd like it!

  6. This is GORGEOUS!! I love the vintage feel and that newspaper background image is fabulous!! That bouquet of flowers is pretty and the butterflies are such a sweet added touch! Hugs!