But for today, I thought I'd share the card I gave to my lovely British friend who was visiting just after her birthday. She's been jet-setting all over the world with her family ours being the stop right in the middle of it all, so I tried to go with a travelling theme. I had a lovely stamp I picked up from Funky Kits which reminded me of her as she's one of those super lucky tall elegant beauties, so the pic was perfect for her! I had kept some paper from one of my Ikea visits off a set of pictures I'd bought there, and the little thumbnail pics were the perfect compliment to this image to bring in the travelling theme. I love to recycle, especially in my craft work, so I've been hanging onto these for the right moment and this was it. Big Ben - London, The Eiffel Tower - Paris and the Flatiron Building - New York City, set the jet-set theme.
I die cut some Eiffel Towers, added a sentiment shaped from the same set as I used for the image - Spellbinders Label 17 - and some lovely blooms which I edged with tea dye distress ink as they were plain white to start with. I left the lovely cream gardenia blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts plain however so as not to overdo it. I love the fabric bloom with the metal button centre, this comes from a set I thought was a Kaisercraft or Prima set, but can't find the link. I'll update when I do. The lovely velvet ribbon is from stash.
The steel blue gingham paper is from some loose pages I picked up from Anna Marie Designs at one of the Ally Pally craft fairs I attended and it worked perfectly for this card.
Here's a closer look at the lovely image from the fabulous Sugar Nellie range of Scottish stamp company Funky Kits called Lead The Way. I gave her caramel coloured hair like my lovely pal has. As always, I coloured the image with my Promarkers. Love those lil' sticks of ink! :)
That's it for today. I'll list the challenges I'm entering below, otherwise, I'll catch ya later, mwah x
The Sugar Bowl ~ #104 Anything Goes
The Hobby House Challenge ~ #1 Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers ~ #170 Use Dies But Not Punches
Passion For Promarkers ~ #200 Add Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Fab 'N' Funky Challenges ~ #173 For The Girls
Totally Papercrafts ~ #169 Anything Goes