Monday, 15 February 2010

Card inspired by my mum

You'd think with not having had much tome for crafting over the past few weeks I'd be bursting withb ideas but whenit came to it I couldn't get going. I found this magnolia image half coloured and for some reason thought about my mum. Mum loves autumn and all the fab colours autumn brings and she loves pottering in the garden so thats what I decided to theme my card on.

I started to look through my little note book for a sketch and found this one thaat was for Friday sketches though the challenge deadline is well gone , but I thought the layout was quite nice so decided to use it.

Its been a while since I've made a gate fold card and I'm sure I read a challenge for a fancy fold card, I know its not really that fancy but I did intend ll my card layers interlocking which if I'd manageed to ake it work it would have been really fancy but I didn't quite pull that off without damaging the corners and edges so now it's just a gate fold card.

There are quite a couple of challenges for using ribbons, flowers , buttons and bows around so I think I will enter my card for those . The first is Totally Papercrafts #3 who want buttons and bows. I have 3 little bows on my card and 2 buttons, I cut the shanks off the heart and the watering can, oops 3 the bumble bee is a button too, so thats 3 of each, hope thats enough.

Magnolia down under have a buttons bows and flowers challenge and as I also have 3 flowers on my card along with my buttons and bows I can enter their challenge too.

Creative inspirations have a challenge to use left over scraps and all the bits of card and paper are from my scraps folder, there is even an old envelop in there somewhere, so I guess I can enter their challenge, I seem to be on a roll.

Papercutz #28 have a theme card for a teen and I know I said I had my mum in mind when I made this card but I think a teenage girl might like it so I will enter their challenge too and see what they think.

Stamp something want you to stamp something cute and I love my card and certainly think its cute so I will pop over there too and enter their challenge as well.

Cute Daisy May want us to make bright and cheerful things this time and my card is certainly that so thats another, I can't believe I can enter so many.

Finally and by no means least The Pink Elephant just wants ribbons and as I've used 3 different ribbons I think I can enter their challenge too.


Mrs Bs Blog said...

This is such a fab card Julye. I love all the layers and the papers you`ve used. The image looks great, they way you`ve coloured it. hugs Val xxx

Mel said...

Gorjuss little card petal. Love all the added detail inside the card too!! The ribbon is fab too xxx

Sue said...

Hi Julye
gorgeous card luv the colour combo, great layout & lovely papers. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Betty Boo! said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at TPE this week!


Michele Spera said...

Love the layers of your card!! really cute! thank you for joining us at CDM this week

pinky said...

Its gorgeous, definitely bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing at CDM.

Katie said...

I love the way you turned the sketch into a gatefold.
Cute card!
Thanks for playing at CDM this week!

Debra James said...

This is just a beautiful card.. I really love the sketch and gate fold idea together...such a pretty card..Thanks for playing with magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hugs xxxx

Helen Dooley said...

Awesome card. great colors and perfect for a birthday! Thanks for playing on PCC this week.

Unknown said...

I have to agree with your Mum, Autumn colours are my very favourite, great card, good luck with your challenges, many thanks for sharing with us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job with the challenge. Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week!

Trudi said...

Very cute Julye, I like the little bows! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!

Chelsea said...

Beautiful folding card and a great take on this week's challenge at MDUC. Love the vibrant colors on your card. Thanks for joining us. ~Chelsea

Linda . J said...

Gorgeous card and love the design and detail, the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at CDM and hope you will join us next week.
Hugs Linda

Kimba-Slydog said...

So sweet!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at MDUC.


Anne said...

Gorgeous image, such gorgeous colours and details. A fantastic card
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Denimo said...

Yep... this is definitely CUTE! What a great card. So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Tracey Feeger said...

Wow what a great fold card. Cute image, wonderful colouring. Great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Melissa said...

This is so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Something!

Jenn K said...

Just Lovely! Thanks for joining in the TPE fun this week!!

Valérie Goldenschue said...

oh what a lovely card

Thanks for joining us at CDM this week.


I opened a new blog, here,, on which I shall like listing all the challenges, every day. Thanks for have a look.