Mamie Rae

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Another LOTV challenge card

Another wonderful  LOTV challenge for me to get my teeth into, although if truth be told, my ability to make any cards is declining between the colder days & my arthritic hands, so fortunate to get anything made at all for this particular challenge.  Apologies in advance both for the lateness of the entry & also the photos as they were almost photographed in the dark given the weather and I had to use a lot of contrast to lighten them up.  Being disabled sure slows you down when you least need it to :(.

And the challenge in question this time is “Anything Goes” – perfect for me, as at least I can stick with tried & tested layouts & ideas although suspect to have any hope of winning I’d need to produce something different to my tired format.
Anyway – having just got 3 new stamps at the weekend  I figured it was a good opportunity to roadtest one of them & chose this beauty – “Feathered Friends” as I think it just encapsulates Christmas in the traditional sense wonderfully – reminds me of my childhood in the wonderful village of Belleek where I often put out bird feeders for the multitudes of birds we had visiting the garden all year round.

The design is as always, coloured with Coipcs & finished off with some peel off snow drops & Stickles Glitter Glue for a nice sparkly finish.   The background paper has come from the wonderful Making Cards magazine (their Christmas Special), although there’s also a mat of Southfield Red paper (totally hidden by the image/flowers – duhhh!!).

I added a nice red ribbon border  along with some lace trim, a double red bow, large brad & snowflake charm.    All finished off with a circle sentiment matted onto a green scallop with some more white glitter peel off snow drops and another sentiment as a Stop.  Finally some green adhesive gems for the corners & a complementary tag make for a nice card I think.

The flowers & lace come as ever from the awesome Wild Orchid Crafts while everything else comes from my stash.