Wednesday, 22 June 2011

OAP's MSE Challenge

Blogger is being a B*gger and not letting me upload the photo's of my card.
Will try plan X as all other efforts have failed!

Update: 23/06/11 - Blogger let me upload my photo today - HURRAH!

The lovely Toni (aka OAP) set us a recipe challenge on the MSE card making thread.

1 Square Card - check
2 Patterned Papers - check
1 Plain Paper - check
1 Ribbon or Lace - check
1 Focal Point/ Image - check

The only missing ingredient was my imagination but I added a few ounces of grit & determination instead and managed to make a card. Not sure just what sort of card it is but think I'll use it as a notecard as it's not quite pretty enough for a female birthday neither is it particularly male with the flower. All 3 papers are all from a Stamping Up Pad, the image is one I liked when I found it on a leaflet that came through my door! The ribbon, flower & card candy are all from my stash.

Thank you for visiting

Margaret x

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

How Long!?

My brother & sister in law have been married for 35 years and this is the card I made for their anniversary. It's very simple and probably too 'cute' for them but after all these years it must be the thought that counts!

I've used a fab die cut image from LOTV and tried to pick up the pinky red tones with Pink Petticoat leaf print paper, dark pink 'Gemstones' backing card from Co-ordinations, a few pearls and ribbon from my stash and to keep the love theme going I included a doily heart. The sentiment is a freebie download from Nettie's blog - Thank you Annette! The little bow isn't quite as crooked as it appears on the photo but it did look a bit sad despite my best efforts with my bowmaker.

I'm going to search out a few challenges for it but in the meantime thank you for looking.

Lily of the Valley - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Margaret x