Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A card for Kenya

Well, not the actual country, but for my housemate's mother who lives there. I rarely buy non-SU stuff but when it came to this Cosmo Cricket paper I just couldn't help myself...it's Honey Pie: Avery and I found it completely by *accident* when I was at an on-line store looking for the Kaiser ribbon boxes. It was reduced and therefore ended up in my cart and eventually my hands. I've actually had it for a while, but it was so pretty I found it hard to bring myself to use it! But then my housemate asked me to make her a card for her mum, who's favourite colour is red and....well, I just had to cut it...painful though it was! And no...the card isn't crooked...it's my dodgy photography...again!
I used Ruby Red CS for the base, which matched perfectly. I then thought that it would look kind of nice with Chocolate Chip...I know...I surprised myself!! LOL. The chocolate and red flowers are Primas and they matched perfectly too! They're held together with red "Ice" rhinestone brads (SU). I used a "Cherished Memories" rub-on for the sentiment on the Ruby Red CS and punched it out with the large oval punch. I mounted that on a punched out scalloped circle and finished the card off with some Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.

I was really happy with the finished card, and my housemate was too. We're still waiting to hear what her mum thinks though....
Tonight I'm going to have another go at the Caardvarks think Pink challenge....I've had an idea floating around for a few days and I hope I can get it to work out...but we'll see. I'm still suffering from a distinct lack of mojo...but I bought a couple of magazines today and have seen some very nice things which have given me some inspiration, so fingers crossed...
Hope you are having a great day

1 comment:

lauren said...

i don't know how someone who has just made THIS fabulous greeting card can plausibly claim, "a distinct lack of mojo"!!! this is terrific!!! do it again in different colors and VOILA--mojolicious~!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


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