Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Emma's May Challenge

Today starts a new challenge over on Emma's cards. The theme this month is Pink and Blue and is being sponsored by Foil Play. Emma kindly asked me mid April if I would be a Guest Designer for this challenge and of course I said yes. At the time she asked me, I didn't know what the theme was but I agreed anyway. I found it difficult at first to think of something pink and blue and then remembered the Chic Boutique Cd.

This is my take on the theme.

 
I made this easel card from the berries shape from the Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge. I cut the shape from white card and covered this with the same shape cut in a centura pearl paper in mid blue. I cut some slightly smaller shapes in a pink backing paper from the Chic Boutique Cd from Kraftyhands and layered this on top of the easel and onto the base.  I wrapped a piece of coordinating blue ribbon around the middle of the card. The dies on the easel are Cheery Lynn dies - Butterfly In. I have decoupaged the butterflies and filled the centres with blue Pee Wee glitter (Reggae) although it is difficult to see from this photograph.
 
 
The image is from the topper section of the Chic Boutique Cd and is matted onto the mid blue centura pearl paper. I placed a card candy which was also covered in the same glitter, one in the bottom left corner and one in the top right corner.
 
 
 
I made a rosette stopper from a spare piece of the centura pearl paper and fixed a sentiment to it which reads 'Love'. This was also covered in the blue Pee Wee glitter. On each side of the stopper, I placed a flower flourish cut from the Pot Pourri Cricut cartridge, one in the normal position and the other flipped.
 
  
Inside the card is an insert which was taken into Craft Artist and a sentiment added - 'Just for you' which was then matted onto the centura pearl so that it all coordinates.
 
The challenge is open until 31st May, so why not pop along and enter. Your entry can be a card, scrapbook page or a 3D project and there is a maximum of three entries per person to make it fair. The prize is a £15 gift voucher from Foil Play. Emma and her team look forward to seeing your designs.
 
Thank you for popping by.
 
Wendy xx

17 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely Stunning easel card Wendy!!! Love the beautiful design.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Congratulations on your GDT spot.

Donna Ellis said...

LOVE what you have done on this easel card, Wendy. So pretty with those 2 soft colors. lovely! hugs, de

Ian said...

A stunning card Wendy. I really like your take on the blue and pink theme. Good luck with your GDT role.

Ian xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you all. The GD role was just for this month. Wendy xx

Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful card in lovely colours and those dies are gorgeous.

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card Wendy xx Jan

Debbie Fisher said...

Wendy this is beautiful, love the softness & your design is stunning xxx

Andree said...

A really pretty card Wendy. The papers and topper are lovely. The dies and rosette are wonderful.
Thanks for joining us as a GDT this month x

Mandy Ashley said...

You've created a beautiful card, love these soft, pastel colours together!

caroline spice said...

Such a beautiful and pretty card . Love all the dies xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

It's nice to have you as a guest DT member, your card is beautiful x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, love the shape and the colours and the die cuts are so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the pastel colour & the dies are great!
Hugs Shell xx

Abi said...

What a beautiful card Wendy! I love the soft colours & gorgeous die cuts, Enjoy your weekend xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous easel card, love the dies you have used!
hugs shell xx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful, I love the colour combination and those pretty dies just so delicate
hugs Kate xx

Diane said...

Beautiful die cuts and design.

Hugs Diane