Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bad Day!!!

Looking through the stash I also noticed there were no anniversary cards - some fund raiser I am! Hardly any men cards and no anniversary ones!
So I made a couple quick and quite basic ones yesterday.
I was really pleased with the first one  - thought it was clean and simple and kinda cute. I used my favoutite swiss dots embossing folder and just matted and layered onto black card, then added a scalloped border and some red/white polka dot ribbon which matched perfectly with the little red birdie.
The birdies are from Summer Driggs, printed out twice and used 3d pads after cutting out to give them some dimension then put the cut out ones on top of the original printed ones. Matted and layered onto red and black card and put on the front of the card.
Admiring my handiwork I then came up with what I thought was a 'good' idea.Make them shiny! So out with the glossy accents and a couple of sparkly gems for the birdies eyes. Great....................... until I saw how the glossy accents had dried................... my black and white spotty birdie is now navy blue and grey and my red and white one is now dark red and pink............... I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not impressed!
Note to self - next time the light bulb goes on and presents you with an idea, try it out on scrap first - or - turn the switch off!
OH says it looks fine and it's only because I know what the original one looked like - he thinks I'm a terrible critic of my own work, so it will go in the stash and I will do another - this time without the glossy accents!
So into the following challenges it goes -
Crafty Ann's - Fancy Borders
Just Some Lines - Embossing
Challenge Up Your Life - No patterned Papers

The second one is lacking something but have no idea what - think I'm in such a tizz about the first am not thinking straight - so - I shall share it with you now then put it to one side and try and finish it later!

I used the scrap embossed paper from the first card and some K and Co paper. Digi stamp coloured with 'pear green' promarker (how novel! LOL) and once again some glossy accents -  some polka dot ribbon and ???? No idea!

Hope I can come up with something later to tie it all together!


Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. Two really beautiful cards. Love the images, and I also love the Swiss Dots folder, very effective. Gorgeous colour combinations too. Have a lovely day. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Lynne said...

Both are fabulous Viv. I love the swiss dots folder, it`s so versatile and goes with just about anything. Thanks for your comment on my blog and ofcourse you can CASE my man card. I would be honoured.
Lynne xxx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Great embossing - thanks for joining our challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Lynn said...

Lovely cards - both of them.
Maybe some tiny gems, buttons or brads in top, bottom or both right hand corners in a pinkish colour to match the spots in your ribbon.

Lynn x

coops said...

stunning cards viv.the images are fabulous and great designs :D

xx coops xx

Närrin said...

Great cards, looks wonderful.

Thanks for joining us at challenge up your life.


Jules said...

Hi Viv

Two lovely makes.

I especially love the first one!! Must be the colour combo!

I love the swiss dots folder too .. always looks so neat.

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

They are both beautiful, no need to add to the pear one at all, and the birdies look great to me :o)
Jackie xx

Monica said...

Both so cute and happy.

xxx Monica

Shar said...

These are both totally sweet! Beautifully done!

Manuela said...

Wow, what an absolutely stunning card! I really love the cute birdies :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

I agree you are being too hard on yourself, your work is amazing and I love both of your creations!! Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES:)