Monday, 17 May 2010

Totally different to how I intended

This card started out with a totally different plan, you know how you get an idea and decide mentally thats what you are going to do well I do usually, but this one just went right off the planned route and map and onto a totally different altas.

I decided I would try and make a trishutter card, but didn't have the same size card as the tutorial on splitcoast stampers suggested, guess I should have known then that things weren't going to plan.

I had for a change decided on a couple of challenges to follow and a colour scheme but once I'd inked, embossed and coloured my image it just didn't look right on the card no matter where I put it. I tried differeny papers but that didn't help either. I then got distracted with the flowers and found another tutorial for fan flowers and started to play. One thing led to another and I decided I best have a rethink on my card theme. It had gone from being a card for a child to something that was much more an adult card. I then had a brain wave and decided I'd do a retirement card for my just in case stash, and then it suddenly struck me that my bright and cheerful flowers might not be suitable for a man, could it still be a retirement card. Now don't get me wrong I am all for sex equality but when ever I think of retirement cards I think of mens cards, you rarely here of women retiring. It then struck me like a bolt of lightning as to why. I'm sure many off you will agree and see the answer  before I type it. If a women retires from her job of employment she hasn't really retired at all, all it means is she has stopped working at her part time job and then just continues her full time job which encompasses house keeper laundry master , head cook and bottle washer chaimber maid etc and looker afterer of any male that abides under the same roof. When a man retires he gets to potter about doing all the things he enjoys whilst his beloved wife just carries on. I'm sure you all know exceptions to the rule and I am only jesting but I shall say no more and here is my card.

The papers I used were magazine freebies and the butterflies are from the stampman and are stamped on green vellum and embossed with moonglow starbright gold green powder, gems and ribbon and peeloff from my stash.

I managed to find a fair few challenges that it will fit so I will be entering them into all of those listed below. Hope you all have a great day, well whats left of it, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed thatthe rain will stop so I can go try find the leak in my garden stream after cracking the whip and encouraging my son with some more science revision.

Pollycraft-summer blooms
Easy craft projects-spring
Sentimental sundays-new beginnings
Creative cottage-fancy fold card
Quixotic challenge-DIY flowers
crafty cardmarkers-inside out
Meljens-flowers and blooms
Ooh lala- bright and cheerful
Prairie fairy friday-use some flowers
Stamp something-celebrate something


Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful darling , simply stunning and the colours are really fresh and zingy
Hugs Susie xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, I love the colours and the card is stunning, Hazelxoxo

Call Me Crafty Al said...

Love the bright colors and those butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays.

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the shape and the flowers and butterflies are great. Anesha

dolcreations said...

Wow...I absolutely love this card! It turned out amazing! Love the flowers.....they are beautiful!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Julye, snd lots of info. Thanks for entering my Dt call and good luck.

Donna xx

CarlaKH said...

wow this is just gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at FFF!

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Julye, Wow!! what a stunning card this is. Love all the elements you've used. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Julye and what a fabulous card, loving your folded flower, its very effective. Thank you for joining in with the creative cottage challenge this week Linda x

Elaine said...

Beautiful card. The butterflies you've made are simply gorgeous.
(btw I agree with you on retirement!)
Love Elaine xx

Carol said...

A stunning card - and I loved reading the story - my kind of scenario.
Thanks for joining us at OLL.

Tracy said...

Hi Julye,

A gorgeous card with a "refreshing" colour scheme and so much detail - a work of art. I really love your butterflies - very pretty.

Tracy x

mudmaven said...

Your card is breathtaking! Love the colors and the butterfly and oh my - just everything about this card is wonderful. Thanks for playing along in our Sentimental Sundays challenge. ~chris

Bonita Rose said...

oh so beautiful, wonderful card. thks for playing with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. We hope you will join us again.

Lisa Summerhays said...

Very cute. Thanks for playing along at Meljen's!

Sally H said...

Fabulous card - Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful! Love the butterflies!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Wendi said...

Wow your card is beautiful I just love those butterflies thank you so much for sharing with us at Ooh La La

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Such a stunning card! I absolutely love it! The colours and flowers are gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
Hugs, Marit.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous project! Love the bright, cheerful colors! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week-hope to see you back soon!

Lisa said...

Really love this! Thanks for joining MelJen's Challenge this week:)

Annika said...

i love the embossed vellum leaves and the gorgeous colours!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Julie Riley said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers x