Sunday, 12 April 2009

Dottie's World- Hand Made challenge

Happy Easter everyone-hopefully the sun will make an appearence later but at the moment it looks a bit murky out there.....we will have to do our Easter Eggs hunt indoors at this rate!
Right, another Sunday brings another challenge over on Dottie's World and this week it was Nicola who put us through our paces.
I want to see completely hand made cards, no bought backing papers or embelishments, the odd ribbon is fine though, but if you're gonna use backing papers I want you to have made it, if you use embelishments I want you to have made it,not just bought and stuck on and of course a Charmed Card and Crafts Download.
Now once again, my mojo and confidence has vanished, perhaps it's lurking somewhere with my missing kitchen cupboards.....but I struggled, dithered around nearly all day yesterday and just couldn't decide what to do...then I decide to use an image of Holly I had already printed and coloured and some text paper that I had previously attacked with some distress inks and perfect pearls.

The handmade flower embellies were stamped using a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine a few months ago, then I noticed the similarity in one of my Hero Art stamps- Pocketful o' posies, so I stamped a floral border across the bottom. To give a bit more depth and interest I added a bit of colour with a copic marker and a bit of depth with some liquid pearls.
Some great inspiring ideas over at Dottie's World, make sure you go check them out.
Once again, I'll wish you a very Happy Easter.


Ruth (ooffee) said...

Love it!! Especially those flowers - I have that stamp too ... it was certainly worth all the dithering in the end ... hope my dithering turns up something just as good xx

Karen said...

Fantastic card Adele, you certainly seem to have found your inspiration!! I love it! xxx

ENJAY said...

Brilliant card Adele, sorry I messed up your link on your card too, all sorted now awell, hadnt even touched chocolate either!
This is an amazing card, a work of art, I never have thought it was sucha a hard challenge sorry,but wha tna amazing card you have made!!.

Louly said...

Oooh Adele that's lurrrvly! I like how this challenge has got us doing really creative things. I love those flowers.

having a {me} day said...

This is a really happy looking card! It doesn't look like you struggled at all, I love it! Love how you've made the flowers. katxx

having a {me} day said...

This is a really happy looking card! It doesn't look like you struggled at all, I love it! Love how you've made the flowers. katxx

Tasha said...

Wow beautiful card love the colours and the flowers
love tasha xx

Ellepiggo by Vanessa said...

Absolutely gorgeous. :) I have (and used) that flower too. :) The flower border works just lovely with it.


Pascale said...

Beautiful card I love your background and those flowers are so lovely hugs Pascale

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