Sunday, 2 August 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar, Cute Card Thursday and One Stop Craft Challenge card.

Well, what a day I have had today with the children. Visiting Granny in the morning, our Sunday ritual. Then playing in the park. Then No 1 dragon went to a Birthday party and actually let me go home - it was the first time (she is just 5)- and of course everything was fine. She even volunteered to help with one of the magic tricks!!! Dad took No 2 dragon for a walk around a local nature reserve - some spooky woods - which she loved. That meant I had some unexpected time to craft, so I put the finishing touches to this card.

Firstly, I followed the sketch at A Spoon Full of Sugar copy of which is below.

I then used inspiration from the other two challenges to help me come up with a card. I hadn't intended to do the Fruity challenge from Cute Card Thursday until I came across some free downloads from Tinker & Co specifically the Strawberry Sundae motifs. So I put the designs on some silver miricard and teamed them up with some swirly paper from one Of Glenda Waterworths CDRoms - Seasons Greetings. The sentiment is just a straight forward Happy Birthday chalked with a matching colour. The flowers are from the Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies Cd Rom and on top I have added other flowers with a pearl in the middle thus satisfying the final challenge - Swirls and pearls from One Stop Craft Challenge .
I have also suddenly realised how to link the challenge to the word in my blog - you know when a light bulb goes on over someones head- instead of typing out the blog address. I can be a bit slow sometimes.

Look forward to reading your comments.



Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is fab! Love the image and the clever way you added the pearls and swirls. Such pretty colours too. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Kimmi said...

Brilliant card. I could just eat an ice cream now! Love the flowers and the sparkle!


It is sad about Vanja and her blog being hacked. The only thing I can suggest is changing your password every other week... And make a note of all your passwords away from your pc, try not to have the same password for everything your belong to, i.e. blogger, forums, webshops etc...

Hope this helps

Kimmi :D

Pamela said...

I love this card! Thanks for the link to Tinker & Co. One day I might have the 'lightbulb' moment and work out how to do the word links.

Susan said...

What a yummy card! Love it!
I know what you mean re: lightbulbs - has taken me an age to get used to the blogging thing - and I am sure theres plenty more quirks I am unaware of!
Ever learning!

Unknown said...

such a great card!! Hmm... i want ice cream now...*lol*

PinksyDoodles said...

Ooh this is delicious - I could just eat that ice cream and I love the flower embellishments.
Clare x

Wendy said...

wow.....that card looks so yummy....well done, will become a follower of your blog, your work looks great.

Wendy x x

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

What gorgeous cards and blog.
Good luck in my candy give away!!!
Hugs Alison.xx
PS.The little dragons are soooooooo cute!!!

Unknown said...

Yet another lovely card. I may just use the link to Tinker and Co myself. Keep up the good work - I love following your blog - you give me so many ideas.

Linnie said...

Your card is yummy i love it soooo pretty

Jules said...

Oh what a beautiful card. I love the scrummy images.

It's lovely when you get a bit of unexpected craft time isn't it.

Love Jules xx

Crafty Jenn said...

Yummy! This card makes me hungry! Great work with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my BLOG CANDY! Also, thank you for following my blog. I truly hope you enjoy my creations.

<3 Jenn