Monday, 31 May 2010

Crafty Cardmakers 22



Time for a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - this fortnight our challenge is 'least & most', we'd like you to use your favourite colour and your least favourite colour together, it's a good one isn't it? The first challenge for me was deciding which colours to use... I often think I must be a bit odd because everyone seems to have favourites or colours they hate and I really don't. I just like using colour in general, all of them! So, in the end I went for black as my 'least' as I hardly ever use it, and pink as my 'most' as I use it quite a lot. Then for some bizarre reason I made it even harder for myself and decided not to use any patterned paper - strange decision seen as I have some perfectly lovely black and pink dp in my collection that's never been used!

Stitchy Stamps are sponsoring us for this challenge - there are some fab images to choose from, and they also provided some lovely images for the DT to use. I've used the gorgeous little Butterfly Love image, and I've coloured her with promarkers and used LOADS of glamour dust on her wings. You'll have to excuse her dodgy hair, I think I've only tried colouring black hair once before and she's ended up more grey than black, poor love! I've used coredinations cardstock, one piece embossed with a sizzix folder (sorry not sure what it's called) and the oval embossed with the cuttlebug divine swirls folder, and then sanded it all down. The border strip was cut with the MS doily lace trim punch, with a strip of bright pink ric rac ribbon. Used the MS doily punch for the bottom edge, added some flowers punched with an x-cut punch and some pearl centres, and finished with a craftwork cards sentiment (coloured with a promarker).

I'm entering my card for the following challenges (lots this time!):

Ooooh, I nearly forgot - we're having a DT call at Crafty Cardmakers at the moment, if you'd like to join our mad little group. All skills and styles are welcome - full details on the blog here.

38 comments:

gina g said...

Hi Lisa gorgeous card hun i just love the colours and image. Hope you've had a lovely weekend. luv gina xx

Patricia said...

Fabulous card, great colours! Teresa xx

Sarpreet said...

This is stunning - love the embossing

Lindsey said...

Wow! That is stunning! Love the embossing and as always your colouring is perfect! (i'm not going to ask which colours you used as last time I did that I ended up going and buying another 5 yellow shades!)
Hope you are enjoying th BH
Linds xx

Katie said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the sparkly wings!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie and playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Lisa
Yes it was me who asked about the photo's,
Thanks
Christine x

weewiccababe said...

such a pretty card - love those sparkly wings
many thanks for joining in with our anniversary celebrations at Passion for Promarkers this week and good luck - hope to see you again for our new challenge tomorrow
Debbi (DT)
xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely card, lovely image & colours, good luck. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Janet

Sue C said...

Great card, love the distressing on your embossed pieces. Thanks for joining us at PFP. Sue C x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love that image and the embossing works really well with it. Just one thing... how to you manage to remember to check all your entries! I struggle with two.

Love Sarah x

Nina said...

Ohh, what a wonderful card!! Just LOVE the motiv and the colour combo is geat.

Thank you for joining my PBC and SS this week :)
Huge from Nina.

Terry said...

Hiya Lisa, thanks for joining in on my PBC from the Birthday Party at Sketch Saturday, youre card is absolutely fabulous wow youre coloring is fab.....wow just love it. Good luck Hugs Terry xxxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lisa, what a pretty card. Love the image (it is one of my faves) and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

June said...

Beautiful and vibrant
hugs June xxxx

Karen said...

Lovely and what a lot of texture, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
xx

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. Love your colour combo and that lovely image. Love the texture too. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat xx

coops said...

wow stunning card, the image is fantastic and i love the colour combo, a really great striking card.luv coops.xx

Debs M x said...

gorgeous card and love the sparkly wings x

Faye said...

Oh I like this one, I love the rich pink. Good job! x

Cheryl said...

Oh another great card that sitchy will just adore many thanks for joining us at OSAAT love the coulrs on this fab hugs cheryl xxxxx

Suzi said...

A beautiful card Lisa, love the colour combo and that sweet image. Thank you so much for joining us at One Stop Crafts this week with your lovely swirls and pearls card.
Hugs
Suzi x

Francesca said...

What a wonderful card.
thanks for joining us at one stop craft challenge and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

Emma said...

A gorgeous card, love the image and colour combo.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

debby4000 said...

Oh so adorable lisa, wonderful card.
luv
Debby

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, wow love those vibrant pinks, and your image is so cute love it, its one stunning card.
You asked about my 7x7" cards, and I should say I make them from A3 card which I bought on Ebay, but your could use any A3 card you could get your hands on, the chap I get mine from is very quick with his delivery. I find it easier to do that than buy the actual blanks as I can then decide what size I want to create, even tent cards. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Tammy said...

What a wonderful color combination...great card.
Thanks for playing OSAAT. Smiles...Tammy

rosalien said...

Fabulous, pretty colours and a great image. :)0 Thanks for playing with DS.

Rosalien

Squirrel x said...

Brilliant creation hun! Thanks for playing along with the TG challenge this week. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Mandy said...

Lisa your card is gorgeous hun, fab image and I love your embossing & sanding.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Kathryn said...

Hi Lisa, cute card! I love the sanded embossing.
Thanks for playing with us at OSCC!

Have a great day,
--Kathryn

stitchy said...

OH Lisa, this is just gorgeous..I love the pink and as for the black, well I have to admit, black is my favorite with any color lol...thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with me, not only on Crafty Card Makers, but also with us at OSAAT..beautiful..

stitchy xoxox

Penny said...

Just beautiful! thanks for playing along in the Cooking it up with Katie challenge this week
pen

Lisa Foster said...

I LOVE that sweet image! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!
Hugs,
Lisa

Spyder said...

Love your card, fabulous, Thank you for joining OSAAT's 'New' Challenge this week!
((Lyn)

Jo said...

Wonderful card, love the colour combo and the fab image.
Thanks for joining in our birthday challenge and my PBC.
Jo xx

Crafteezee said...

Hi Lisa, love the image, love the colours, very striking. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie. Hugs Tracy x

Farm Girl said...

Gosh, this is stunning! Thanks for playing along at Delightful Sketches & Challenges

xxx

auntbeespickles said...

I totally love those wings!! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Delightful Sketches. Good luck and I hope to see your creativity again!