Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Exciting day!

I have a new phone...a brand new GalaxySII.  I can't believe it, I am so excited, but now have to work out how to use it! Tim has the original Galaxy S so he has promised to teach me how to use an Android phone...there may be less crafting for a while as I learn and play.  Enough about the shiney new phone...here is my desk for this weeks WOYWW. As I type I am in the middle of making a new baby card for a work colleague. I have a steaming hot mug of tea, the card, the topper I have made, a Crafty Individuals stamp on an acrylic block, my box full of versa colour ink pads and embossing powders, a few random pieces of card and the photos of Alex that have been on my desk since last week.
Here is the finished card which used a new technique for me...threading ribbon through the edge of a die-cut shape. I was given the shape and was really pleased when the ribbon threading worked so well.  This means I am entering this card to the Crafty Cardmakers spotlight challenge of using a new technique and the MTTC challenge of using a die cut. As the card features pastel blue and a very cute cuddly teddy bear I am also entering it into the PTW 'pale pretty pastels' and the 'bears' challenges from Stamptacular and Pile it on.
I have also made another Birthday card that fits with the Less is More 'butterfly', the Spoonfull of sugar 'things with wings' and the delicious doodles 'let the sun shine' challenges. The background was made by masking a circle and using an inverse mask for the main shape of the images and then brayering over them both so this card also fits with the Delightful challenges 'masking' challenge. That is all from me for now. Have a great rest of the week.
Love,
Caro
x

31 comments:

Neet said...

I've never tried threading ribbon through my die either - clever girl! Love the second card, I do adore poppies but the background is so vibrant. Great sharing this week. #11

Dee . . . . . said...

Beautiful cards - especially love the new baby one.

fab desk nice to see the essential cuppa there!

Have a great wednesday
Dee #61

sandra de said...

Lovely cards, I really like the shading in the second pic.

Kathyk said...

Woo Hoo - this is lovely, fab colours

Kathyk

April said...

Both cards are lovely, I especially like the colours of the sunset on your butterfly card, so effective. Your storage box looks very usefull and full of goodies :o) thanks for sharing.

sasa said...

First I thought - oh is that a die cutting machine - no a phone!
Great colours on that card.
Thanks for sharing, have a great week.
Sarah at 18 (Sasa)

Helen said...

Love these!! The last card is gorgeous.

Mandi said...

Creative way of brayering Caro
Love the colours
Thank you and enjoy your new mobile
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

GoonerGirl said...

Wow your butterfly card is Gorgeous.. Chris x

Alex said...

These are both beautiful but I am absolutely in LOVE with the second one with the flower. GORGEOUS!!!
Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles so I got the opportunity to see it!

Jo said...

Two lovely cards Caro. The butterfly card is stunning. Jo x

Marianne said...

What a sweet bearcard you made. Love how you did the ribbon and the image is adorable.
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.
Hugs Marianne

JoZart said...

A couple of beautiful cards there. Well done. Enjoy your new phone too...
JoZarty x

Beryl K said...

Just beautiful
Beryl x

Nicks said...

enjoy your new phone, sounds complicated!

Josephine said...

Beautiful cards - the ribbon threading is very effective.

Thanks for joining the Challenging Challenge at the Spotlight!

Anne said...

Hi Caro love the card topper. I had never thought of threading the ribbon through the dies either until we did it at class on Saturday.
I don't even know what your phone is let alone use one. Mine is very simple. LOL Anne x

Ruthie said...

What a great project. Love the design!

Thanks for joining in with Delicious Doodles

Rx

Kathleen said...

Lovely work thank you for sharing

leslierahye said...

Beautiful card! I love your masking technique with the background! Thank you for joining us at delightful challenges this week!

patriziawithaz said...

Thanks for joining us this week at MTTCC with this lovely baby card.Hopefully you will join us again next week and not let the new phone distract you too much lol

Trish Hughes said...

what great cards, really like the ribbon on the first one!!! thanks for playing along with PIO!!!

MaggieC said...

Those cards are both beautiful in their different ways. The first one is so beautifully colour toned. I have punches to thread ribbon through but not a die. That is really pretty.

okienurse said...

Beautiful cards! Congrats on getting a new phone. I am still learning my phone and I have had it almost a year! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #46

Jan said...

This is fab, love the colours xx Jan

Julia Dunnit said...

Busy busy! Inverse masks huh, I knew there would be a name for it! Cards look great - I do love that photo of your 'baby' boy! Have fun with the phone...it'll absorb hours.

Susan said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful, my card is HERE

jojoscraps said...

Both cards are beautiful. The bear is sweet with the blue colors and the lacing is a perfect touch. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges!
Jo xx

Shobana said...

Absolutely fantastic cards! Love the bear card with the ribbon....oh so clever of you! :) And the butterfly card is awesome! Super layering too! :)

Spyder said...

Love your teddy, very cute!!I think your tea's gone cold!! (mine has!) Blogger has been a pain this week, I know I was here but I seem to have missed say hi! Happy Late Woyww
((Lyn #35))

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.