Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sunday Quickie

Just a quick reminder to all of you that love a challenge,there's still 9 days left for you to enter a Pink And Black card into Scrapbook Sisters first Card Challenge! With that in mind I thought I'd set about using those colours for my Sunday Quickie.
The hardest thing about putting this card together was how to place the flowers,I started with a pink card base measuring 14cm square. I then cut 9 squares measuring 4cm then 9 squares measuring 3.5 cm I had a strip of the spotty doodlebug paper and punched 9 flowers using the punch over the edge of the card at different angles so that a small part of each flower was missing,I still wanted to use large gems as centres so took this into consideration because if too much flower was missing the gem would overhang,spoiling the effect.

I stamped my greeting before placing the flower so that I could choose the flower that fitted the available space best. How easy is that? The only thing that I think would have made it easier would be to have nestie squares but alas I haven't so had to make do with my trusty fiskars paper trimmer.
I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Two Sisters Challenge 6,Monochromatic,
Crafty Emma Challenge 2,Floral Frenzy,
Secret Crafter 99,Clean and simple,
AS24,Pretty in pink,
Cowgirls Sunday Challenge,Anything goes,
Karber Weekly 3,Thank you,
And that's it,Hope you've had a lovely weekend,go get crafting,
Thanks for stopping by,


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, I just love the LO & those flowers look great
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenge this week, hope to see you back soon!
hugs shell xx

Marianne said...

Simple clean card, makes it very strong!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge,

Sheena said...

I am loving this card - the colour choice is right up my street! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge this week! Sheena xx

Donna said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my wedding card on my blog. I love this pink & black card. Its very effective. I might pinch the idea if you don't mind? x

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful card. Clean and simple, but beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at CSSC this week.
Hope to see you for our special challenge on the 19th September our Cards For Soldiers!!!


Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Beautiful those gems!!!
Thank you for joining us at CSSC this week.
Hope to see you for our special challenge on the 12th September our Cards For Soldiers!!!
Hugs Alison

Jeannie said...

Great card Julie - I love this idea!

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card. Love the color you chose. Thank you so much for playing the KARBER challenge. Have a great weekend. Hugs :)

gayle said...

Very striking card Julie. The gems finish it of beautifully. x

Sue Upson said...

Beautiful card Julie, love the colours and the design Sue xx

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

Super card, love the use of the gems! thanks for joining us at CSSC :>

Claire said...

Wow stunning card! Thanks for sharing it with us at CSSC, hope to see you next week for our 'Cards for the Soldiers' challenge too :-)
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the design

Thanks for joining SCSC Clean and simple theme this week and good luck

Gina said...

Fabulous format for this card(might have to use it myself:D ) Thank you for joining in at Cowcirls Sundays XXX

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card, gorgeous colour combo and design.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Ger said...

Stunning card! Funny how we start with an idea, run into practical problems and the card evolves from there. Beautiful and striking card.

Ger x.

Sharon said...

Super cute card, Julie.

pink lady said...

This is just gorgeous Julie, it looks stunning and so striking and I love the layout of it...beautiful x

Vicky said...

Hi this is a lsuh card, the design is very effective, good luck.
Thankyou for playing at CES Challenges & Cowgirl Up.
Hugs Vicky xx

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Julie, great LO and perfect placing of the flowers.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week for our Christmas Cards for Soldiers Challenge. :-) xx

{Jane} said...

Great card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Benedicte said...

beautiful card.
love the flowers
thank you for joining Cowgirls Up
hugs, Benedicte

April said...

Thanks for stopping by the ranch for CSSC!

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us over at 2 Sisters challenge Blog.

Hugs Jo xxx