Some of my cards!!

Sunday, 31 May 2009

What a gorgeous weekend!!!

I hope you all had an excellent weekend. The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous so we've spent the whole time outside and this is the first card I've got done!! Yesterday was geocaching and then the afternoon at the beach. Today we spent the day in the garden and also had to run ciruits round the local park with the girls!! Yes, I know that sounds a bit crazy on a hot day, but they were trying to learn to ride their bikes without stabilizers, so we had to run around holding on to the backs!!! Not quite there yet, but they are doing well and it was good fun!!

So on to my card. This is for two challenges today. The first is Papertake Weekly, where the challenge was to use scraps. The second is A Spoon Full of Sugar, where the challenge was to inculde lace on the card.

The main panel of the card was made from scraps of paper (of which I have a lot!!!). I selected lots of browny pink scraps and punched squares using an X-Cut square punch. I stuck them on to a square of brown card and covered the whole lot with Anita's clear glaze. When dry, I decorated this with paper flowers, clear gems and letters cut on my Big Shot using Impress dies.

The pink and brown backing papers are handmade papers from my stash.

The scalloped card is Papermania. I punched holes all around with my crop-a-dile and then set eyelets. The pink paper and card blank were edged with brown fluid chalk.

I tied lace through the holes for the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge and finished off with pink scalloped sticky ribbon down the spine.

Thanks for looking!!


Aunty Sue said...

Hi claire glad you had a fab weekend. Oh it brings back the memories of teaching the kids to ride. I used to help out with the kids at a cycling club.
Love your cards and the scraps wow might have to have ago at this one i have loads to juse up. lol
Catch you later fingers crossed the weather stays a while.

Shelly said...

Hi Claire! Sounds like you had a very busy weekend! The beach, how lovely! Fab card, I love the patchwork feel to it!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

hi hun sounds like you had a great the card it looks fab...
hugs shell xx

Mrs Mayne said...

That's lovely - a great patchwork design! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!