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Monday, 11 April 2011

Happy Monday

Hope you all had a great weekend in the sun. It was glorious here though this morning we were back to normal..rain! But since typing this up the sun has started to peek through :-D

It was my good friend Annette's birthday yesterday and I set about making her card. Yeah I know...I'm late but remember...late is my middle name!! I saw a sketch on Mary J's blog yesterday that I really liked and decided this was a great start. I set about mooching through my papers...boy I've got a lot...and after half an hour or so made my decision. I then cut all the cs and pp ready to put through my sewing machine..chose my image and figured I was good to go. I was progressing really well...few blips with the sewing but nothing I couldn't handle. Colouring was coming along too though wondered at times if my pink wasn't quite right (why do we do that to ourselves??) When I finished the colouring I had a realisation that Annette had used the same image for my birthday card last year...do you think I can get away with 'great minds think alike'??? Assembly was easy peasy and then I hit a brick wall...I didn't like it!!! No matter what I added it just wasn't coming together the way I'd hoped. I decided to walk away from it and start dinner. In between cooking I'd pop back into my workroom and see if I could learn to like it...nope. All the way through making my lasagna I thought about the card (anyone else do this???) and a couple of ideas came to mind. Straight after dinner I put my ideas to work and 'ping' I loved it!! It took me most of the day but I got there in the end. Here it is...let me know what you think.




I used Birthday Nikki..one of my favourite stamps :-D On one of my many trips back and forth somehow I got some ink on the image just below Nikki's foot. Still can't work out how that happened since it certainly WASN'T there when I left it the first time hmph.


I 3'd'd the pink present...this was one of the things I tweaked 


and this was the second...adding the sentiment up the side of the image. It's funny how little things like that can make a difference between not liking something and loving it.


My pink felt wasn't quite right with the pp so I used Bazzill for the imperfect flowers.

Happy Birthday Annette...I hope you like your card...you'll get it on Saturday :-D

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
I{heart}2Stamp - A Sketch For You To Try
Catch The Bug - Four Layers Or More

That's it from me...have a great Monday.

Catch ya later x

19 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

I love it Kerry .. and who could tie of Nikki lol... i dont think it matters she sent you the same image lol
The layout and papers are full off gorjossity and the flowers are stunnaliscious!She will Luuuurrrve it!!
Looks like rain here !Its so dark
Lisa xx

Rusty said...

Looks fab Kerry, love the little flowers and the idea of 3d'd presents looks fab! xx

Michelle said...

Hi Kerry

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I just love Nikki's dress.
Those flowers are so pretty and the 3D pressie is a great touch.

I always struggle with where to put the sentiment, my biggest frustration with almost every card I make. Your sentiment is perfectly placed.

I hope that sun keeps shining for you!!

Michelle :-)

theCook said...

Love the vertical sentiment and the paperpieced dress!

Mary J said...

Wow, it's a gorgeous take on the sketch honey! It's not actually my sketch though - it's from the monthly Sketch for you to Try - see here...

http://iheart2stamp.com/2011/04/02/april-sketch-for-you-to-try/

You can enter it for a chance to win goodies!

Gaynor said...

I like this, especially the papers, and I am going to try 3d-ing my images. Your cards are always amazing and it's good to know other people make mistakes with their creations. Look forward to your next post, Gaynor.

Lyndi said...

Oh! Fab card. Love the colours and flowers look great.

Had a wee look at I heart 2 stamp and you've no linked your card Mrs!!! :o)

Better nip over n do it now, so your entered for the goodies!!

Lxx

Sue T said...

So cute, great colors and love the flowers you used. Thanks for taking the time to play in this weeks challenge.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Kerry! Looks fabulous to me! The image is great, the layout is great, everything is GREAT! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at TPS this week ;D Hugz, Cheryl

PS. Your friend is going to LOVE it!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Kerry. Glad you love it now! x

mixamatoasties said...

Love it Kerry, it's gorgeous xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love that gorgeous image and the papers look lush. Great layout and text placement too. Love the little roses they look brill.
Lyndsey xx

Annette said...

Thanks Kerry I love the card, it's been a while since I have seen Birthday Nikki, I am sure I look just like her!!!!!!!!!!!! see you Saturday AX

Marie said...

What a lovely card for your friend to treasure. Really sweet looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS.....

Hugs
Judith

sgc said...

Beautiful card with fantastic flowers! Love all your layers. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Jodie Mackrell said...

very nice! love the layers and flowers!! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Suzy Q said...

Kerry.... I have to say.... I think this is one if my favourite cards!! I just love it!! The layout, the colours, the image!! It all just works!!! NOVEMBER ... that's my birthday, just in case you've forgotten!!!! ;) xxx

Amy Sheffer said...

So cute! Love the sweet image and your mini rolled roses! Great job with the SFYTT!