Friday, 4 November 2011

Lady in Red and a quest for advice please

My sister in law, well sort of as she is my step brothers fiancĂ©e, is 40 next month so I made her a card, although again I haven’t decided whether to put a big 40 on it as I like the clean lines. If I do I’m not sure whether I should put it top or bottom corner or even near the oval of the image either top or bottom so I’m walking away at the mo until I decide, again open to suggestions, all you clever seasoned crafters.

The image is a whiff of joy coloured again with Promarkers and some sparkle added with sakura glaze pens. The red mirri card is from my stash as is the silver and red ribbon, the bow I attached with diamond glaze. Another very clean and simple card but I actually feel most comfortable with them, and as I haven’t had much time for crafting of late it just feels right.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Come and get it-anything goes
Shelly's images-monochromatic plus ribbon
Southern girls-inspired by a song (lady in red)
Freshly Brewed-anything goes
I love promarkers-glitter and glitz
scrapbook sisters-anything goes
Whimsy inspiration-monochromatic
ribbon carousel challenge -use a spooled item
Bows and berries-clean and simple

Now my quest for advice, I have a bigshot and have very few dies and have decided to take the plunge and buy some spellbinders dies but I'm so over whelmed by all the different shapes, please can anyone give me some adcive as to which would be a good place to start and what shapes you think I might get most use out of as some look quite small and I'm not sure how I'd use them, thanks in advance to all you lovely peeps. 

Thanks for the help guys.


kreativeheart said...

I would just add a 4 in the upper left corner or the lower left corner, you already have the 0.
hope this helps

Sandy said...

Lovely card, very cute image, great colouring,

You can view my card here

* Shell B.* said...

Great card!......I know your sister-in-law soon to be will love the card!

Your could always stamp 40 in rows across the top and for spellbinders...check out the nestabilities! so many possibilities

Thanks for joining us at CGI Challenges this week!


Sande said...

What a lovely card! Your colors are great!

Thanks for inspiring us at SSDS this week! Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Sande xx

Karen said...

Great card Julye, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images. We hope you stop by again.

Suzanne said...

Love the pops of red color in this card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

xxxtglxxx said...

I think Kreativehearts' suggestion sounds brilliant :)

Lovely image and great card, you sister in law will love it.

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



Sheryl said...

This card is so pretty! The white background really makes the pretty red pop!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
Warm Hugs,

Linda Anderson said...

Oh what a fabulous card, lovely in red! I love all my spellbinder dies. I started with the basic shapes and matching scallops. My collection has grown a lot since then but I find myself going back to same basic circles, squares, ovals and rectangles. Thanks for joining us at the "Anything Goes" challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.


Bettina L. said...

This is such a lovely card. Love that fabolous colour combo and that frame makes this card pop. Love your choice of song too. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back soon for another challenge. Bettina xx

Robin said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries CAS challenge!

Start with the square, rectangle, circle and oval and go from there..

Autumn said...

Love that sparkly red paper! Thanks for joining us at SG!