I have made a card or actually a double card, lol, which i have never tried, so please bear with me...., 1st some background for you to understand where this is coming from, LOL
I have been friends with Mary for what seems forever and even tho they have moved several times, each time further from me, yikes, we still stayed good friends, never missing sending xmas/b.day/hello cards and even valentine too, she is my BFF, not so..........:))
Well, when i got the e-mail the other day asking why i missed sending her a xmas card last year, boy did i know i was in trouble, lol, so just had to make it up to her, right!!! And that is why my card is double.............hehehehe, xmas and just because/valentine ..............
Now the image i used is one of Sassy Studio Designs - Valentine Honey, which i recently won over on PCP with the FFF Challenge, simply adore Lindsay's images, sweet/ sassy and super fun to play with!!! The new Dare To Be Sassy Challenge is to make a christmas/winter holiday card and this fitted so nicely into what i wanted to do!!!
I came across the challenge blog CR84FN Color Challenge Blog and their challengge was to use pink/red and light blue, ok, can work with these, will be different, but i like!!
Sooooo, the front of my card came together this way........
Pattern paper as bg , another strip of pp across, another square of pp over the strip, rounded my corners, the image was cut out with a circle cutter and placed on two other circle's a little bigger each time, you see, that's a lot of layering,lol.
Then i added a snowflake with gems, a die cut leave bush( sorry, not sure what the die is called), a chipboard bird which i colored blue and added some white lines with a gell roller and a small gem for the eyes.
Ok, you still hanging in there for me, lol, hold on tight, a bit of a bumpy ride..........hehehehe
Next i added a little bell with bow, some flowers, ok , a lot, lol, a greeting with some gold pearls, love them, and finally my buttons and a bow with flower in the last corner!
2nd Page i have my pp, adding two strips of ribbon, still staying with the colors pink/red and blue,another piece of pp on which i mounted a piece of plain cs, added a rub-on flair with a sentiment( Just(because) saying Hello) , tehn another heart were attched here with a brad with a Butterfly, so lovely, added another bow and some gems!!!
WOW that was a lot said, also the 1st time that i have put it out like that, yikes a few first's for me, lol,would love to hear what you think..........:))
Embellishments used were from my own stash and from PIZZAZZ APLENTY and MEI FLOWER , do check out these stores, they are stunning, fab service and yummy goodies!!
OK, now for the last( think it will def be my last in doing this,lol) 1st, to take on the challenge at Pile It On - Just Because and to see how many challenges can i pile on here, wish me luck!!
The challenges i would like to enter this ( double) card into :::::::::::
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Things With Wings
Lily Pad - Pattern Paper
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Stamp N Doodle - Include an Animal
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Crazy For Challenges - Layers
Pixie Dust Studio - Include an Animal
HotShot Crafts - Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - Floral
Craft Challenge - Digi/Button and Ribbon
Dutch Dare - Buttons
Die Cutting Divas - Bows/buttons/bling
Victorine Stamps - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Flowers
Simply Create - Love is In the Air
Card Making Mamas - Something Old(my papers,lol)
Moving Along With The Times - Blooming Marvelous
As i said, i tried, i did, finish, lol, boy this is hard work, hats off to all the ladies that link-up, you sure are doing a super job and spreading the word of challenges!!!
Thanks for stopping by, so appreciate it if you read through all this, love you for it!!!