Wednesday, 31 October 2012

My first ever Saturated Canary Card...for Amelia!

It's unbelievable to think that I am typing here today about our darling Amelia's 11th Birthday. It has been a long struggle at times, especially with her education and healthcare but hey ho, I can always hope that life will get easier.

I haven't done any crafting for ages, the stress of life and work often leaves me in a useless heap on the sofa at the end of the day, not exactly in the right frame of mind for any creativity. I keep telling myself to get off my backside, venture into the depths of my craft room clutter and dust off my mojo...but it just doesn't happen. (Blush!)

WELL, until yesterday when I HAD to make a card for Amelia and also set the November Time to Create challenge over at Carolyn's.  Now I cheated a bit as I have been admiring the images over at Saturated Canary for some time but unless I was actually crafting, it seemed madness to pay out for yet more stuff. SO, I downloaded some freebies a while ago but only ever got as far as colouring in a few faces! Knowing that I had to actually finish a card for today, it didn't take me long to decide what image to use. 

I so enjoyed making this yesterday, despite sitting in my little craft room for a short while surrounded by sky high clutter! ( I have left my basket of Copics and a few images downstairs next to me, just in case inspiration strikes again! )

I used paper from the Spring Feast  Collection by First Edition
Flowers cut with Sizzlets Decorative Strip- Tattered flowers
A bit of sparkle with a glittler gel pen and some glitter

Lots of ink!

As I mentioned earlier, I made this card to help set up the November Time to Create challenge over at Crafts by Carolyn's forum. It's an easy peasy challenge. All I am asking you to do is use "Vintage Florals" in your creations, so come over and join in the fun! x

I am also entering this card in the Saturated Canary Challenge 29, a shaped card. Quite a challenge for me, I am usually stuck in a 6x6 inch square box!

Hope to "see you again soon" with some long lost mojo!

x X x


Anice said...

You might think you have lost your mojo but..what a come back! A really fantastic card.
Anice xx

Kathy said...

Wow, this is stunning, Adele - if this is what you make when your mojo is on a holiday, we're in for a treat when it comes home, all refreshed and ready to go!

Hazel said...

This is utterly gorgeous - I'm sure Amelia loves it - wishing her a happy birthday. x

Sue said...

Oh she's so pretty and beautifully coloured.
Sue x

Natasha said...

Too cute, and strangly enough you've found a bit of mojo at the same time as me, and ive been sat most of the evening colouring this same image in similar colours ready for the next bit of ooomph that I find lol. Happy birthday Amelia xNx

Unknown said...

Your work is beautiful. I've been admiring Saturated canary images for a wee while now too. Inspired by your work I really must have a go. Looking forward to more inspiration.

Loopylou. said...

Oh my would you look at that?! its just stunning hun and I love the shape of it too.
Thank you for playing along with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog too
Hugs Lou xxx

June Nelson said...

Oh this is gorgeous,thanks for plying along with us at saturated canary, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this time, huggles Pops x x x