Saturday, 4 February 2012

Shades of Blue

Afternoon folks

Today I decided to make a card for the very first Emma's Crafty Challenge over at Emma's Cards UK.  The challenge is called "Shades of Blue" and the remit is "Everything on your project, except for your base card if your doing a card, must be a shade of blue."  Here is the card I came up with


Apologies once again for the duff photograph - these short or dark days play havoc with my pictures!

Anyway, I designed the card in Craft Artist and made the backing paper, which I printed direct onto a sheet of A4 Apple Pack 300gsm card, and when I cut out my card I decided that it would probably look best with a very very narrow white border.  All the elements on this card I found in Daisytrail Digikits, with the exeption of the bow, bling and card candi which were from my stash.  I printed the elements out separately onto light printable card from Crafters Companion and then had a bit of fun using my embossing pen and embossing powder around the borders of the tags, the heart and the little bird, though this doesn't really show up well on this photograph.  I also added a little bit of blue glitter to the light blue spots on the larger tag.

And now I really must go back up to my craftroom and tidy it up again - it's still in a mess since I made my Oriental card yesterday!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

17 comments:

  1. It's a gorgeous card, Catherine. Good luck in the challenge...and please give Paddy a big hug from me. He looks so gorgeous.
    x

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  2. It is a very beautiful card Catherine, hugs. xx

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  3. Love the colours Catherine .Very, very nice x

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  4. Great card, good luck . Melanie

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  5. Lovely card Catherine and good luck xxxx

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  6. Gorgeous card Catherine xx Jan

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  7. gorgeous as usual Catherine, thanks for entering emma's crafty challenge, good luck xxx

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  8. Unlovely card, I love the birdie :)

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  9. Lovely card Catherine, good luck with the challenge.

    Jackie x

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  10. Such a pretty card, I love the colours and the papers and the little bird is so sweet
    Lindsay xx

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  11. This is a beautiful card Catherine, good luck in the challenge x

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  12. Thank you ladies for all your feedback - it is always appreciated.

    Catherine x

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  13. Beautiful card Catherine, love the little bird. Carol x

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  14. Cute card! I really must do something for that challenge!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  15. This is gorgeous Catherine. The little bird is a cute.
    Good luck with the challenge.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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