Monday, 3 August 2009

A Big Thank You to Sprytebyrd!

I have made this card especially to dedicate to a lovely lady called Dee, alias Sprytebyrd! See her wonderful blog here. The other week, on the Stamptacular Sunday Create-a-Card blog hop, I was lucky enough to win her blog candy. This is my way of saying a big THANK YOU to her! I won a fab set of Inkadinkadoo love stamps, which I will be definitely be using on my next C4E card. You will have to come back on Sunday to see it!
Of course, I could not make a card without entering into a challenge as well. In this case two. The sketch is Caryn's lovely design from this weeks Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge. Also over at Just Magnolia, they are looking for cards with distressing on them. I always do a little distressing around every image, as it adds extra definition to the frame.This time however, I got the sandpaper out & softened the edges of all the papers. However, on this photo you can barely see it, so you will just have to take my word for it. Perhaps I might invest in one of those Tim Holtz paper distresser tools. Is it worth it? I know Sarah @ Lil-Paper-Pixie has one & I love the effects she produces. I do like the distessed effect, but I hardly ever do it!
Anyway, my main concern is that Dee likes the card. I certainly hope so. Hope you all had a great weekend, already counting down to the next one, LOL!!
Andie xx
Stamp - Tilda with Lilacs, Sentiment from Whiff of Joy
Papers - Basic Grey, Wisteria
Tools - Distress Inks, ribbon flowers from Hobbycraft, other flowers from stash, Papermania adhesive stones.


Sprytebyrd said...

WoW Andie! I'm touched! I LOVE this card, it's beautiful! I love all the purple flowers! I'm so glad that you liked the stamps that you won in our blog hop and I can't wait to see what you create with them. Thank you so much for dedicating this card to me, I'm honored! It makes me smile and you've just made my day!! You're such a sweetheart, thank you thank you!
HUGS!!! Dee

Cheryl said...

WOW this is stunning,the colours and details look wonderful and so beautifully coloured!!! Your work is such an inspiration,I LOVE IT!!
Big Hugs xx

lil-paper-pixie said...

Oh Andy who wouldn't love this card!!!!! The paper distresser is fab, well worth it.



Carolyn said...

Lovely card, and great job on the distressing.
Hugs xx

Bev said...

Fabulous distressing, love all the amazing detail. Thanks for joining us this week x

Mina said...

anyone would be thrilled with this lovely card...beautiful...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Dena said...

Well, of course this card is gorgeous!!!! Aren't all of your cards? I'm loving the little doodles you put around the edges of the oval. Nice!!! The distressing tool is soooo much easier to use. I like to use it when I distress. Those purple flowers are such a nice touch! Hugs, Dena