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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Card for a colleague going on maternity leave

Firstly, can I apologise to people.  We've been without the web for 24 hours and e-mail for nearly 48 hours.  Last night we found the web wasn't working wasn't due to Virgin and therefore we re-took out all the cables for the router and hey presto here I am again.  Sadly though the e-mail was a problem nationally but this morning it still wasn't working.  After lunch I called them only to be told that the problem was solved but that they don't support the use of Microsoft Outlook (I use this for the calendar etc and ease of looking/saving e-mails) the chap said he'd call back in five minutes but over two hours later no call back.  Not sure what I'll do about accessing e-mails so please bear with me at the moment if you've been trying to get hold of me.

A colleague leaves work next Friday to go on maternity leave to have her baby.  I thought I'd make her a card from just me so I have used a new stamp I got at Stamp Addicts last week-end, the "Wishing Angel" from The Artful Stamper.  I thought it a gorgeous image.  I have coloured it in with Promarkers with accents of clear Sakura Stardust pen.  I then cut the image out with a Nestabilities die, put it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then put back into the Nestabilities die to emboss the edge and then I have distressed with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad.  As my colleague likes to wear green I went for green colours and used some backing papers up from my stash which are from the Daisy and Dandelion paper pad I bought in a Docrafts Goody Bag a few years back.  The card is finished off with some lace, ribbon bow, skelton leaves, three cream/yellow cherry blossom flowers, card candy and a ticket sentiment from Crafty Ann's Digi Store.  I hope she likes it next week and all goes well with the arrival of baby no 4.

This card fits the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Going dotty
Flutter by Wednesday - Open theme
Ginersnap Spicy Challenge - Markers
Stamping Vacation - Patterned paper with dots
Passion for Promarkers - Green as predominant colour
Wild Orchid Crafts - Lovely lace
Donna's Den - Green
Practical Scrappers - 7 or more different items (paper, bow, lace, flowers, skelton leaves, card candy and stamp)
Crafty Sentiments - Embossing
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Wee Memories - Include stamping on your project
Secret Crafter - Fairytales
Sweet Stampin - Vintage
Our Daily Bread - Distress it
Stamp Something - Something flowery
Daring Cardmakers - Layer it up
Raise the Bar - Distressed, torn, ripped or broken
Dutch Dare Challenge - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Texting
Paperplay Challenge - Anything goes.


TG said...

Beautiful card Kym
Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

TG said...

Beautiful card Kym
Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Julie Ranae said...

Hi Kym....

what a sweet card for a lovely reason : )
When you have a moment, please get in touch with me at julieranae@hotmail.com
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, super image. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

{Jane} said...

Very pretty

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week. Good Luck.
Hugs, Anja

Danni said...

Very pretty! thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

pinky said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments Designs

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fun card--love those leaves and flowers! Hope you will play along with us at the PDCC again:)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a pretty card. Love the sweet image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
ps I have candy on my blog if you would like to pop over :)

Cheryl said...

this is really pretty bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card! Great image! Thank you for playing along with us at DDCC.

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Card, so clean and simple I love it!!!

Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week for our "Something Flowery" Challenge.

Hugs Jo xxxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is beautiful Kym!! I love the leaves and flowers. Look at all those challenges!! You go girl! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for palying with us at Rasie the BAr this week.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Such a sweet image and love the soft colors and sponging! Thanks for joining us again at ODBD! Blessings, Angie

Denise Clark said...

She's so pretty! Love the soft shades of green! The lace and flowers add to the delicate feel fo the card! Love the ticket type sentiment! Wonderful card!

Thanks for playing along with Stamping Vacation's Lots of Paper challenge! This will give you an entry in the gift certificate drawing on August 1st!

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Kym. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Lisa Jane said...

a very prettyc ard , lovely soft colours . Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week
Lisa ;)

Michele Gross said...

What a lovely card! I'm sure you're colleague will love it :) Glad you could join us at the Wee Memories Challenge!

Michelle VP said...

Such a pretty card! I love how you tilted the angel panel and added the swiss dot texture to it. :) Thanks for stamping with us at Flutterby Wednesday. :)

Vanja said...

Fabulous card! I love the image and the little bow.
Thank you for joining us at CCT this week. :)
Hugs, Vanja

Chris (catt871) said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the soft colours and that angel is beautiful! Great colouring!!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!
Chris & the DT

Michelle said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week - keep fluttering :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just beautiful!! Love the softness of your card. Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers.

Deanne :)

Basement gal said...

What a beautiful and sweet image. Thank you for entering it for the challenge this week at creative inspirations.

Julie said...

Super card and a lovely image!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

crafty amy said...

Wow this is so pretty and well done for getting it into all those challenges :D
Thank you for joining us at Donna's Den and good luck.


Amy xx

debs said...

such a sweet card...thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Kym,
This is gorgeous. Love the image & your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Kym,
This is gorgeous. Love the image & your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Liz said...

Wonderful project love the layout great work, thanks for joining paperplay this week

Liz x

Paperplay DT