Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Carlyann if you like suprises please don't look!

I was hoping I would have got this posted in the post box by now so I could post it here,without fear of Carlyann seeing it before she recieved it. I should explain, I belong to a fab fun club called the craft rak club, the logo is on my side bar. Every so often we have a craft rak and names are drawn out of the hat so to speak and we get a partner to send a crafty rak to. I'm sure if you wanted to join you could. We also do birthday raks that don't break the bank, but I am so looking forward to recieving some beautiful cards from all the other members , if their blogs are anything to go by they will be so beautiful.

Well this time my craft rak partner is Carlyann and from her blog I have a feeling that she quite likes pink, so although it really isn't my colour and I so rarely make an all pink card I thought for Carlyann I would have a go, move out of my comfort zone and all that. Carlyann deserves it as she has had a bit of a rough time lately with her poorly pussy cat and a car accident too. When you get my card etc I hope it helps to cheer you up if only by you having a good laugh at my disaster in pink. I must say I do find it hard to know if I got it right as I'm so not into pink and anything more than a little splash just looks wrong to me when I do it, I don't know how Carlyann and other fab crafters make it look so good.

I decided to totally challenge myself by making a fancy fold card too. I saw this on the sugar nellie site , fab tutorial and thought I'd give it a go. Quite time consuming but I love the card design and you can get away with no envelope if you give it to the recipient by hand delivery. I'm sure if you try you could make it look fantastic but mines pretty basic.

I thought I might enter my card into a few challenges . The first being moving along with the times. I have used their sketch and somehow always seem to be on the last legs or just miss the entry deadline, hope I'm just cutting it fine this time.The challenge is to use the sketch, pink brown and ribbon.

Here's another that I seem to be only scrapping in to as the deadline is 9pm tonight. The challenge over at The creative cottage is pretty pink, so hope mine counts.

KLstampin n scrappin  have a recipe challenge . Use 1 image or sentiment, 2 different papers and 3 embellishments.Hope my plain backing papers don't count or I've gome over the top on the paper count.

Secret saturday craft challenge have a theme entitled 'how does your garden grow?' Hopefully my pretty little gardner will come under that umberella challenge.

Stamp somethings challenge is simply pink and thats one thing my card has a lot of.

Pollycraft have an anything goes challenge this week so here's an entry for that challenge too.

Crafty cardmakers have a challenge that I didn't even realised I would be entering. I challenged myself on 2 counts, using colours I don't normally and making such a fancy card base.

The fancy card base means I can also enter the Incy wincy challenge as they want a card that has at least 2 folds , mine has 4 I think so I'm in .


Becky said...

What a beautiful card, love it!!
Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage and Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx
Why not stop by my blog and say hello!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful card, love the image and a great take on my sketch/theme! Thanks for joining us this week over at MAWTT, good luck! Heidi (DT) xxx

Joey said...


gorgeous card! Carlyann will love this! thanks for joining us at pollycraft


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is lovely I'm sure your RAK Friend will love it. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT. Hazelxo

Heather "Hev" said...

Beautiful work :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!! Good Luck !! and dont forget our DT call aswell

Please visit my personal blog Vanilla Hevn

Lisa said...

Very cute card! So glad you could join us at Stamp Something this week! Hope to see you back soon!

Erin... said...

so pretty! wonderful colors and I love that image! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something!

Tam said...

Hi Julye,

Gorgeous creation.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge.

Please feel free to visit my blog: www.catlover-tam.blogspot.com.


Christine said...

Stunning creation thanks for sharing & joining us at SCSC

hugs Christine xx

Nikki said...

This is just lovely
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki
& I have some digi candy till 15th too HERE

Lynsey said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Kelly L said...

Sweet image. I am sure your friend will love it. Thank you for joining us at KL SNS this week! Hugs, Kelly

Vixykins said...

What a sweet creation and so much thought, great RAK. Lovely work hunny, thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x