Thursday, July 18, 2013

new digs

hello there, woo hoo I am slowly getting back into the groove of cardmaking.  After neglecting the craft room over the past month due to organising myself and gear for our travels I am happy to be back in it ... but not for long!
This is a card I have made for my sister and her partner who are selling their home in Auckland and looking for another home in Whangarei ... sort of having a 'sea change'.
 I have followed the sketch from Feeling Sketchy, have chosen the colours from Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge - kraft, red, navy and white/cream, incorporated polka dots for CAS-ual Fridays and made a paper bow for Papertake Weekly Challenges.
In a recent edition of Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine (Vol.19 No.08) they have a set of cards with a template to create a paper bow.  I so wanted to give this a go and below is a close up of the bow ...
it is super cute although not ideal to use on a card that is going to be sent in the post as the postal machines would flatten it but definitely for a card that is going to be hand delivered!
materials used - Kraft, smooth white card, Core 'dinations dutchess card, Kaisercraft navy cardstock; Teresa Collins 'spring fling' and Simple Stories 'family ties' papers; Paper Smooches 'new digs' stamps; Staz On jet black ink; Prismacolor pencils; button; QuicKutz polka dot embossing folder; natural cord.
Thanks for looking.

10 comments:

DebiJ said...

Magnificent bow Janet..I will have to make one too! And what a tremendous card..love your cards, & that fab sentiment too.
Thank you for playing along at Feeling Sketchy with us.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

loving the kraft cardstock, I must use this more myself. Love the bow ribbon!

DebR said...

This is so cute...great job.
Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Dani art 4 U said...

You have certainly got your groove back....great card and i love that bow. Thanks for playing at Feeling Sketchy xo

Cards by Sharyn said...

Great bow Janet. I must give that one a go. I'm sure your sister will love the card. Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Janet. I love the bow. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy

NGCARDS said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at PTW this week! xxx

Julene Matthews said...

Love this card! Thanks for playing at Feeling sketchy.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE!!!!!!! I love that you were able to make a card for a "new home" with these colors! I absolutely love the upside down vase as the lamp- CLEVER! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team-- hope you play along this week with the Picture Perfect challenge!!!

Joey said...

Love this card Janet! Great job. Thanks for playing along this week at Feeling Sketchy