Thursday, 27 May 2010

Pretty in pink

Now I am one of those cardmakers who has always been scared of trying shaped cards as I thought they looked so difficult. I love easel cards and have made the occasional gatefold but never anything like this. I think it is called a side step card but I may be wrong. I was asked to make a special card for my friend's granddaughter's 18th Birthday so decided to step out of my comfort zone and give it a go.
I found some measurements for a different sized step card but couldn't find one of these so worked it out and off I went. As I used the full width of an A4 sheet of card I need to buy an A3 sheet of card to make a box so next time I make one of these I will make a smaller one, lol! Well it is for a special occasion.

The girl is Whiff of Joy and the Papermania Boutique is a stamp I had for Christmas and only used for the first time. After I made it yesterday I realised there is nowhere to write a message so today I made a matching tag with 18 on it, (Penny Black stamps), and stood it on the card so it is easily removable. Laura likes a bit of bling so there are some sparkly flowers and sparkly ribbon along with some Anita's striped ribbon and a handbag sentiment from Craftwork cards.
Whiff of Joy brown, yellow plus one colour
Allsorts Add a tag to a project
Totally Gorjuss Bling it on
The Crafty Pad Over the edge
A spoon full of sugar Celebration
Creative Craft Ribbons and bows
Passion for Promarkers Anything goes

As you will know from my candy post above it is our wedding anniversary on 5 June. Graham asked me what I would like for a pressy and after much thought (about a nanosecond) I said some crafting goodies please. I ordered them online and they all came today, hooray. An MS PATP set, 2 Cuttlebug embossing folders and 2 Kraftin' Kimmee stamps and I inked them up straight away and here is Lisette. I just love these quirky images, they are such fun. The cake came with her and the strawberries were a RAK from Christine in Canada.
Crafts 4 Eternity Fab sketch plus gingham plus food
Penny's Challenge Fruit or vegetable
Totally Papercrafts Photo inspirations (I chose strawberries)
Fussy and Fancy 3 images, 3 kinds of embellies (I chose lace, flower and charm)
Kraftin' Kimmee How charming
The Townscrapper Flowers and lace
Creative Card Crew Pink and green

Hope to see you back tomorrow for my Winter Wonderland DT card, which is another completely different shaped card! I'm on a roll now. Thankfully I am starting to feel much better and should be going back to work next Tuesday.
Don't forget only just over a week to enter my candy above. Hello to all my lovely new followers, can't believe you are more than 400 now.


Judith Veldhuizen said...

Looks REally beautiful!

Crafting Joanne said...

Two gorgeous creations Marianne. Perfect image for our photo inspiration and that bowl of strawberries looks yummy too.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts.


Joanne x

Sue C said...

Fab cards Marianne, I love the 18th birthday girly card ! Thanks for joining us at PFP on our anniversary challenge. Sue C x

Linda said...

They are both very beautiful
hugs Linda

dolcreations said...

Your too say you tend to stay away from hard to make shaped cards...then you pick probaly the hardest style to make...AND ACE IT! Wow...this is so darn cute for a teenager. She is going to TOTALLY love it! Great card Marianne!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marianne, what a stunning card. Love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

pinky said...

Wow Marianne, love the shape of that first card...excellent! Love your take on our sketch at C4E, love that image. Thanks for joining us again this week.
I have candy here if you are interested.

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Marianne
both beautiful cards, have never tried a step card either.
Christine x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card and great shape - well done. Love how you have interpeted our challenge - over the edge. :)

Thanks for joining in with the crafty pad challenge and good luck. :)

xxDebbie CPSdesigns

TeenaBugg38 said...

I really wish you and a couple of other cardmakers I follow lived just down teh street rather than so far away! I totally wish I could make cards....this is so cute! I love the shopping theme for the 18 year old...totally appropriate! And I love rugrats and that is what the second one reminds me off....Angelica on rugrats....LOL. Cute!

Sammy said...

Wow 2 fab cards. Well done for trying something different. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges xx

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne your cards are stunning! I am so impressed with your side step card that is fantastic! Now what are you doing having an early anniversary present lol?
Hugs Lynsey x

Emma said...

Both beautiful cards Marianne, gorgeous images and details.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Mel X said...

hiya Marianne. you've done a super job with the shaped card, it looks great - I have to work hard on em too! Love the image on the second card and the pink splattering. All the detail makes for a great take on the challenge.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Faye said...

You didn't waste anytime with your new stash! Loving the Kraftin Kimmie card. Lovely colours and fab job on the colouring. Thanks for playing at C4E again. x

Julie said...

Two gorgeous makes!!! Thanks for joining in our celebrations at PfP this week - best of luck! Juliexx

Courtney said...

What great cards...And fab coloring! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good luck!


Aussie Loz said...

Wow! That side-step card is amazing! I'm sure it'll be loved!!
Hoe exciting that you got your 'gift'! I am forever saying... "maybe I'll just order some card stuff"... easiest gift around I think! Can't wait to see your other KK stamp, enjoy! ♥

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

So lovely! I'm glad you are enjoying your goodies!! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Suzi said...

Wonderful cards Marianne, love the shaped one with the WOJ image. So adorable for an 18yr old. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Hugs Suzi x

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Town Scrapper!

Mummylade said...

this is really lovely. Thank you so much for entering the tag/ticket challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards Marianne, but my fave by far is the first one, so much detail.

kaos said...

Great cards - all the effort that must have gone into the first one - it really looks wonderful

Jessie said...

Both cards are just stunning!

michele said...

beautiful cards Marianne thanks for joining us at c4e hugs xx

Kim. said...

These are both beautiful.
Kim xXx

Giò said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful cards you have done!!! I like it so much!!
Thanks for joining us at WOJ challenge.


Stampin Mindy said...

These are just darling, you did a wonderful job. Beautiful colors.

Thank you very much for participating in the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!

Michele said...

Such fabulous cards Marianne. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Bev said...

Wow what a fabulous card, the design is brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us at WOJ this week x

Emma said...

Back again...Lol
Thanks for joining us at PFP too and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Ingrid said...

What a lovely card you entered for our challenge! So much to see
Thanks for joining the fun at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

2 Fabulous cards! I love the step's so fun! Thanks for playing along at CCC this time!

Janna :)

April Rose said...

What a fabulous step card! I love the colors, papers and images! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!