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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

TLT - Amanda's Challenge - Make Your Own Flowers

Mornin! Welcome to another TLT challenge .... this week is the turn of our flabulous Guest Designer Amanda. Sadly this is her last week with us and I know we're going to miss her :-( But you never might just see her here again...stranger things have happened!!! Thank you Amanda for your beautiful cards this past month. Good luck in all you do :-D

Before I yak on about my card ask yourself this question...Am I a winner??? You'll never know unless you make your way to the Challenge Blog lickety split....good luck!!!

Ok, here we go. Amanda's challenge is Make Your Own Flowers...she couldn't have picked a better one since I seem to be making flowers for all my cards these days so I've had plenty of practise. Not that you'd know it looking at my efforts this week lol.

I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and use this challenge to make my MIL her mother's day card. You'll have to excuse the pictures. I finally dragged out my lightbox but one of the lights isn't working. I changed the bulb but it's still not lighting up so I had to make do with a daylight lamp and Photoshop hmph!

Anyhoo I thought Dressing Up Robyn would be perfect so I stamped her with Momento ink and coloured her with my Copics. I mixed it up a bit and made a gatefold card. This one's smaller than my usual square's 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". I used kraft cs for the base and mounts and Imaginesce pp to decorate the panels and inside.

I kept the glitter to a minimum...I know what's wrong with me lol?!!!

the inside

My not-so-perfect flowers

I think this is my favourite part...her sparkly socks lol!!

Luckily I don't have to worry about my mom's card till May which I'll be able to spend with her for the first time in years!!!! I make Sadie one every year too as she's like a surrogate mom.

Sue may or may not have her card posted on her blog today because she had a total computer melt down yesterday :-S She's been working hard at getting it fixed but if her card is not up today it will be some time this week. You will see it on the Challenge Blog so you will get a sneak peek but make sure you keep checking and leave her some ladybug love. You'll find plenty of inspiration from the rest of the Ladybugs in the meantime so off you go, put the kettle on and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by...hope you have a great TLT!

Catch ya later x


Lisa Jane said...

well who would have thought it .. Head Ladybug adding flowers to nearly all her cards .. lol! They are flabarooni though ... i love the soft pinks and greens and those socks.... well they are sparkleliscious !!
Lisa xx

Mary J said...

Gorgeous!!! Brilliant flowers, super sweet pearls and the glitter socks are to die for!!

Pami said...

Love the socks!! Cute card, my favourite colour combo! Flowers look fab! Pami x

pinky said...

Wow your flowers are just crying out to be FELT;) Love this gorgeous card Kerry.

DesignerDiva said...

FAB flowers Kerry and I love the sparkly socks too!
Laurie x

Whimsey said...

Not so perfect flowers are THE BEST; love 'em. You're becoming the queen of felt flowers now too!

Great card; Robyn is adorable in those colors with a bit of sparkle...ON HER SOCKS! :D Beautifully done!

theCook said...

Lovely! Pink and green is such a great combo!

SusanJDalton said... have me also hooked on these flowers - so therapeutic to make....I adore your card Kerry - love the sparkly socks and beautiful colour combination xx

Amanda R said...

Oh those rolled roses are beautiful and I love the colors on your card! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for having me and if you ever need any help just pop me a note!

Anita said...

Kerry, this card is so pretty. I love the colors and those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! And those sparkly socks ... well, we all need socks like those, don't we?

Suzy Q said...

Love this card! & completely out of ideas for mothers day, so I am on a mission to hit all your DT's blogs and get crafty!! wish me luck!! xx

Hayley @ said...

Love love love the socks!! I want aparkly socks please! Gorgeous soft colours and I love how th eimage pops against the softness - beautiful xx