Wednesday, 30 April 2008

1 card 2 challenges.....

This is the card I have made for both Laurel and Mands challenges.

My fellow former SBS11 sister Laurel has a gorgeous stamp set up for grabs, she asked for a card to be made using flowers and her favourite colour, pink.
Fellow do-crafter and blogging buddy Mand also has some delicious candy up for grabs, the challenge she has set is for faux stitching.

The papers I've used are Basic Grey two scoops, flowers are from heidihicrafts.com The 'stitches' are from a kit I recently ordered from QVC (item no 585305), the brad is also from the same kit. I wanted the stitches to be white, practised for ages with Stazon Opaque, but I just can't get to grips with that ink pad at all. So I gave in and settle for black, but I think it is too harsh and now spoils the effect, I did use Sakura white gelly roll pen for the top and bottom stitches, much subtler.

Yipppeeeeee!!!! Georgia has gone back to school today after having over a week off. Trouble is Tom is off today, he has a college interview at 1pm. Tomorrow Yasmin will be off school because the infant school will be used as a polling station, but the Juniors will be open, so Georgia will be going. I don't know whether I am coming or going lately....aaarrrggghhh!!!!! I love my kids to bits, but love them even more when they're in school.....lol!!! Roll on next week when my routine is back to normal.

Hope everyone is well, happy and de-stressed, take care, love & best wishes xx vicki xx

12 comments:

gina said...

Lovely card Vicki, very classy. I bought that kit too from qvc I made my last card with it the green and brown, havn't tried the stamps yet though :)
Gina xx

jo said...

HI Vicki. Sorry I haven't visited in a while. Just spent some time looking through all your fab cards!

Laurel said...

Ooohhh, pretty! Thanks for entering the challenge.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card - love the stitching. Those backing papers are gorgeous.

Cathy

NattyK said...

Great card Vicki, I love the subtle colours and the stitching. The big flower is great too. x

kerry said...

Such a pretty card, love the soft colours & the flower is fab & I think the stitching is great!!

Sounds like you're having another hectic week....
Kerry xxx

Jilli said...

Ooo fab card Vicki, I like the black stitching and the papers are just gorgeous. And I thought my life was bad lol! At least I no longer have to bother with schools, thank god!

Jillix

Suzanne said...

This is beautiful very elegant good luck with the challenge. Sue :o)

Bridget said...

OMG! I love this card! I can't wait to get my wedding project done so I can play again.

Manda said...

Aw Vicki, this is really sweet, I've not done zig zag stitching before so this is a real treat and absolutely gorgeous! You're not the only one who can't get along with the white stazon pad. It always comes out patchy for me no matter how often i reink. Why can't it just be like a normal pad? Fab Card! Mand xxx

katy said...

A really pretty card Vicki, gorgeous colours!

Julie said...

Love your card Vicki, really great layout and lovely papers