Monday, 28 October 2013

Project 116: Little love card x4 challenges


Today was a crazy day - stuck at home working while transport around London FAILED. One little gust of wind and it's all come to chaos. I'm being horrible, of course, it's far more than a gust of wind. It's a named storm that has caused major damage across Southern England. And it's afforded me the chance to do some crafting so who's complaining?!

I wanted to make a card for my husband as this week we're both travelling around for business meetings and I like to leave a little surprise for him to discover in his bags.

I saw this challenge over at Sweet Stamping to use a leaf or wood motif, and I have a great Little Claire heart-filled tree stamp that is perfect for the occassion. I combined this with a challenge at the Color Throwdown as I thought they were a great combo.



But why stop there? I needed a layout, so I looked to the good people of Retro Sketches and thought bingo.


And then, because it's not enough, I have been wanting to enter Designed To Color's challenge of "tie it up" for a while now and just haven't had the time to enter!


So this is the mad combination of all 4 things. I used some beautiful coral-peach paper I got in a pack from Claire. I added the woodgrain brown paper to enforce the wood theme and bring out the brown a bitmore. I added the ribbon and button to go with the challenge and thought it added a cutesy country feel.

I dotted the border with some drawn-on-stitching and hand wrote the greeting to be personal. Finally some melon-colored candies to match the backing paper and we're done!

Phew. 4 challenges may be a bit much. Might stick to the normal 1 or 2 next time there's a storm-day!



8 comments:

  1. Ooh you didn't mention this beauty! I love it...the tree is gorgeous, love that stamp. Meh! How come you can always get the papers that I struggle with to work? Oh and I need more woodgrain :) Maybe I should just buy the folder?! 4 challenges is a big task - brave! I like those Candies and closer inspection, I believe I have them, so all is well in the world. Cx

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  2. Adorable tree, wonderful papers!! Hope the weather shapes up soon!! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

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  3. lovely card
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Doreen xx

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  4. Lovely Card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

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  5. Sweet cards! Thanks so much for joining us in the Designed to Color challenge!

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  6. Beautiful card with lovely tree image.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Wood, Trees or Leaves” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  7. great take on the challenge at DTC, so glad you joined us!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your sweet card with us at Sweet Stampin'
    xxx

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