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Sunday, 6 February 2011
Thinking of You
The shops are awash with Valentines Day stuff and you can't go anywhere or do anything without bumping into a red heart or two !! I'm not against it - infact I love a show of love and affection however not everyone,for whatever reason,can join in with this fun. I'm not going any deeper with this but it's there and with this in mind I came up with this little offering.
Actually,the design of this card lends itself very well to many occasions. It just so happens that I decided on Thinking of You because the little bird seems so alone in his little cage but it could have been Missing You or even Welcome Home. Change the colours to red/pink and it could be that special Valentines Day card.
For this card and this occasion I have gone with muted colours again. The papers are Laura Ashley, the cage,bird and foliage are from Marianne Design dies and I pulled everything together with cream ribbon, buttons and flowers.I hand-made the central flower from cream Moondust paper - my first attempt !!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :
1.Delightful Challenge - Come Fly with Me
2.The Pixie Cottage Challenge 55 - Sketch or Buttons
3.Dutch Dare Card Challenge 98 - Buttons,Buttons.Whose got the Buttons
4.CRAFT Challenge 88 - In the Roll of a Die
5.Sarah Hurley Challenge 28 - Die Cuts
6.Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes plus flowers
I have always loved creating and making things since I was very little and I had the advantage of being part of a family with many creative and artistic talents.Sewing was my first craft and cooking has always been an enjoyable interest. I became interested in card-making and scrapbooking a few years ago. Now I can add paper-crafts to the long list of creative activities I thoroughly enjoy.I have a lot to learn so this is my crafting journey but don't be surprised if I share some of my other interests x