Sunday, 27 January 2013

Miranda and Mo in the garden

Hi crafters,
I hope you're having a good weekend.
Today, I thought I would show you the card I made yesterday which I didn't photograph until today as I thought it would be too dark. I apologise for the photographs today, they were taken in daylight and looked great on the camera screen but look dark on here!!
For this card I used Miranda and Mo Cd from Kraftyhands. Its the first time I've used it and there are lots of lovely toppers and backgrounds etc on there. I thought as it was the first card I have published for Kraftyhands, I would use a sketch as I seem to be getting in a rut with my layouts. So I chose one from a site on Feline Playful. However, the card I used was a 6x6 and for the items I wanted to use, they wouldn't fit the sketch so I changed it a little, but it doesn't matter because I wasn't going to enter it into that particular challenge anyway!!
I matted a blue polka dot backing paper onto silver mirri and placed this on my card blank. I intended to decoupage the topper and cut it out and stuck it together with Pinflair. However, what I didn't realise was that the two toppers on the sheet that I printed out weren't meant to go together AND then fix the decoupage on. The decoupage was meant to fit on the larger topper!! Mmm - I'll know next time. It's all a learning curve!
So mark 2 - I fixed the smaller topper onto the larger topper using 3d foam pads. This was matted onto silver mirri. Using my Cricut machine and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, I cut a circle in the dotty flower backing paper and a slightly larger one in silver mirri. There is a decorative band on the sheet which I cut out and before I matted this onto silver mirri, I cut out the wings on some of the butterflies so that they stood proud of the band. There is also faux stitching on the top and bottom of the band.
I then fixed this to the card using 3d foam pads, and then fixed the topper over the circle and then onto the backing paper. I used a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the set, matted this onto silver mirri and cut this out free hand. In thetop right hand corner, I placed 3 blue Kard Kandy buttons.
Inside, I added an insert to finish it off. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
LEJ Designs - stitching real or faux - (Faux stitching is on top and bottom of band)
Try it on Tuesday - Lets get stitchy real or faux - (Faux stitching is on top and bottom of band)
My Craft Creatoins - Flowers and butterflies -

Thank you for calling by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Wendy xx


Lexie said...

Beautiful card Wendy.

Congrats on getting on the Kraftyhands DT.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Wendy and love how you added dimension to the butterflies.

Linda xxx

Wendy H said...

Thank you ladies. Xx

pauline said...

Its lovely xx

Avril Ann said...

Another wow card Wendy, love it hun, really need to hook my mini circuit machine up and see what it does, I am ashamed to say I have made space for it, but not even tried it...naughty girl, LOL...Congratulations on your DT post with Kraftyhands hun xxxx

Wendy H said...

Thank you ladies. Wendy xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the decoupage image and butterfly border-thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
Carol DT x

My name is Cindy said...

What a sweet card and I love what you have done with the butterfly border!! So pretty and perfectly finished inside as well! Thank you for joining us at TioT, Cindy (DT)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, love the sweet image and the butterflies are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you ladies. xx

Andree said...

A wonderful card Wendy. The way you've added dimension to the butterfly border is marvellous.
I love this CD, the images and papers are fabulous and there are so many options - as you found out x

emma goddard said...

Beautiful card Wendy, huge congrats on the DT hun xxx

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, and as the others have said, the butterflies are brilliant x

Wendy H said...

Thank you Jane. Xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Emma. Xx

caroline spice said...

Beautiful card . I love the little butterflies and how you have given them dimension xx