Friday, 2 April 2010

Happy Easter

Well it's Good Friday and a beautiful day here in the South of Scotland, the snow is beginning to disappear, seeing the sun definitely cheers me up - although I've been quite cross since I heard that tomorrow's craft fair has once again been cancelled because of the snow. I'm sure I'm not the only crafter who has produced a lot of work and now has no outlet for it for the 3rd time this year! Anyway the sunshine is helping and so is the crafting - I would do it even if I never sold another card to be honest, I'm sure it's the only thing keeping me sane at the moment.

Today's card is for a colleague who shares my birthday tomorrow, I've only been working with Pam for a few months and we only seem to share shifts once or twice a month but she's a lovely girl and I wanted to make her a nice card. I used the sketch from Our Creative Corner as the basis for the design, the circles were cut using my Nestabilities, the stamp is a gorgeous one from Dimension Fourth which I bought at a stamp show in Edinburgh last year. I coloured it with Promarkers and Sakura pens using the colour combo from this week's C.R.A.F.T challenge - Purple and Turquoise. I was going for a bit of a vintage look to suit the Creative Card Crew challenge so I combined a free backing paper (sorry not sure where this one came from) with a free digi image from AiFactory to create a flourish border. The flowers came from my stash box and the purple gems were part of a card competition prize I won around Christmas time. Finally the sentiment is from Stampin Up set Oval All.
The card also fits the challenges at
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - photo Inspiration
Papertake Weekly - Open Theme

Happy Easter to anyone who visits my blog this weekend!


Trimgym said...

Great card and image Jenni, thank you for joining us again at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow this is just gorgeous! Love the colors too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Crystal said...

Great card, love the blue & purples! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes!

BananaStamper said...

Very nice and what beautiful flowers! Happy early Birthday!
Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!
Shanna :)

Lynn said...

What a stunning card and the bird is fabulous..:)Lynn

Gillian said...

Hi Jenni
Love the image and the paper goes beautifully.
See you soon XX

Eiglas said...

Gorgeous card Janni - I particularlly like that bird - it's lovely!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

HappyCrafter said...

What a neat card, love all the flourishes and the combo of soft and vibrant colours.

HappyCrafter said...

Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundeas!

Mandy said...

Jenni I'm so sorry I missed your birthday, I hope you had a great day.
Your card is stunning, love the colours, the image and the flourish on the paper is beautiful
hugs Mandy xx

Rose said...

Gorgeous card Jenni, the bird image is lovely, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.

Rose xx

Suzi said...

Hi Jenni, Gorgeous card and stunning image. Love the design. So glad you joined us at C.R.A.F.T.this week. Hugs Suzi x

Donna said...

A really beautiful card and such a fantastic layout! Thanks for joining in the fun with PTW :) Donna x

Magda said...

Beautiful card! Great colours and image.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenge.
Magda :)

Rose said...

WOW!! beautiful card :) thanks for joining us on the OCC Sketch Challenge this week :)

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week in our purple and Turquoise challenge! Good luck in the draw. Fab bird - great colours and Happy belated Birthday!Cheers Claire x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at the OCCSC. I hope you can join us again soon!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing with us at OCC this week! xxx