Thursday, 9 June 2011

Red Inspired by Nature

Afternoon everyone, well I've been suffering with crafting withdrawal symptoms for the last few days so I was keen to get my running around done early so I could rush back home this afternoon to get out my inks and stamps. Before anything else, I just had to do my card for Make My Monday challenge where the theme is red flowers.This is what I put together,and I apologise for the poor camera angles but my RA is causing my hands to shake terribly today

First I used a SB scalloped circle die to cut an aperture in a SU 6"x6" Whisper White square card, and then sponged through the hole with Bashful Blue and Certain Celery.Then I used one of my old favourites, Inspired by Nature set, with the daisies stamped in Crushed Curry for the centres and Real Red for the petals, and Certain Celery for the stems,leaves and grass. I then printed a single daisy with a bent stem on a separate piece of WW card,cut it out and stuck it on the front with the flower overlapping the aperture. I finished the card off with a Real Red stamped Fiskars greeting.
                                                                            This is a side view which I hope shows the inner stamped image, and the overlapping flower head from the front of the card.  I don't know where I would be without my Big Shot as I seem to use it every time I'm making a card lately,it saves me struggling with scissors and  knives anyway.

Yesterday, I spent the day at my sisters and was run ragged playing with Nathan ( sorry, I mean 3 1/2 year old Spiderman).Trying to take his photo was impossible so here's a couple that my Mum managed to take on Monday

He was so proud of his muscles and six pack tummy that he said "No Baddies will ever win against me!!"  and off he ran, round and round the garden till he couldn't breath and had to stop, but, as soon as he did, the costume had to come off "Coz Spiderman never gets tired!" . Back as Nathan, he refused to have his photo taken so you cannot see his lovely blond hair is full of static!!....(one day soon I WILL get a photo of me and the kids done for my blog).

Right, Tennis on, craft stuff on table, coffee made, so off I go to create something.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments, and hope you can call again soon. Bev.x


  1. Lovely card Bev - perfect for the challenge. Thank you so much for taking part in the first Make My Monday challenge - Jacqueline xx.

  2. Bev - what a pretty card! So clean and fresh looking - I like stamping going over the scallop frame. Great to see you playing along with the Make my Monday challenge!

  3. Well, Your card is totally lovely, gorgeous flowers and I like the way you have it on the front and over the aperture. Glad Spiderman finally wore himself out, those super heroes can go for days without rest, I've been told, LOL Gay xx

  4. Wow! I greatly admire your beautiful card. I love the inside and outside, very clever. Thanks for playing along on our first challenge at Make My Monday, hope to see you again. Caz

  5. Lovely card so good for a challenge! truely is adorable and unusual love the colours used........:)Sandra H

  6. This is fabulous Bev! I love the sponging through the aperture technique and your extra flower on the front is touch of genius. That picture by the way is not of Nathan - that IS Spiderman! Vx

  7. A lovely card Bev and the window idea is fabulous. It really sets off the flower on the front of the card.
    Thanks for joining in with the first Make My Monday challenge and good luck!
    Fliss x


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