Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Mail and an Elite Challenge

I was very excited to find a card from my niece Katelin in my mail box on Thursday. I knew that she had made a card especially for me....and that she had wanted to do layers! How cute is it that she even knows what that is? She will be turning 7 later this month and her card making skills clearly come from her very talented Mummy :)She did the water colouring on this card using SU's Watercolour Wonder crayons. I nearly had a heart attack when Mad told me that she'd let the kids use them...I guess that's just 'cause I don't have any kids myself....but Kate did a wonderful job with this card....and the hand written message inside is enough to melt your heart...her first words are *I love you*! This is something that I will treasure forever....thanks Kate ♥

I thought I'd show you one of the cards that I did for the Elite Challenges blog...I have been very slack at doing these and am very proud of myself for doing all three this month :) This is for the stamp set challenge in which we had to use the sadly retiring Bodacious Bouquet. I actually ended up using all stamp sets that are retiring for my challenge cards. But even though they won't be in the catty anymore, they will remain safely on my shelves....I can't bear to get rid of them!
I totally stole this colour combo from Leslie. She had some cards that she'd made for her scrapheap challenge using red, vanilla and gray...I thought they looked awesome, so I made this card using that combo. I did have to throw in some green for the stems and leaves, but it still looks good...LOL! For a list of supplies you'll have to go over to the Elite blog....I am too lazy today to type them out twice :)

I hope you're all having a nice lazy Sunday.


Kellie said...

Naw aren't you a lucky aunty, it's gorgeous! And your card is stunning!
Kellie xx

Leslie Hanna said...

WOW! Cool card! I love that set, too, and it is in The Other Room with all its other retired-but-so-what-it-stays-here friends.

And thanks for the reference! I am so glad I could inspire you with my heap challenge. Yesterday's rut was (and today's post will be) 'blue'. ;-)

June Houck said...

Perhaps Katelin's talent also comes from her fabulous aunt? Yep, that's my opinion...she's got it comin' from both Mad and Kristie :)

Good luck on your elite challenges entry (not that you need it.)

Precioso Designs said...


That card from your niece is adorable, so creative!

Holly said...

I'm totally impressed with the card your niece sent you Kristie! I think she did a fabulous job, and I know it had to make your day.
I love the bold colors you used on your card, and the scalloped edge is really nice!


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