Thursday, 2 June 2011

I resisted adding flowers, but tried something new instead ...

OMG how hard was this card to do (for me anyway) as I didn't put ANY flowers on it.  Not even one.  Ok, usually, I admit that I can splattergun them over the card a bit, so much so that the card may tip foward from all the added weight, but to not use even one!!  I'm going to need a lie down after this shock!  However, I thought I would keep this card a bit more simple, especially as I've also veered away from my usual monochrome colour scheme and instead opted for citrus colours of orange, yellow and green.

The main 'something new' referred to in the title, is paper piecing, which I've not done before. I used the same paper for the bears' blanket that I used for the main backing paper.  I admit that I'm not sure I should have used this paper, but I do like the technique and will have to have another try shortly.

And my third 'something new' (after the lack of flowers and the paper piecing) is that I've finally bought some Stickles.  I've only ever had a large dispenser of white glitter glue before, but now I've got, well, have a look for yourself ...


... and guess what?  They were a fiver! Yes for all 5 of them so £1 each!!!  I was so pleased that I bought a rainbow of colours Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple.  My very own Stickles!!!  Well it would be criminal not to try them out on this card, wouldn't it.

Card Recipe:


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Happy crafting.

22 comments:

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Netty :)

Well done you! lol

I struggle so much without a few 3d embellies, but this looks great. Fab take on the sketch (I just made my DT card using that ;)) and subtle colours.

I have always used stickles - I find them easy to hold. I tried cheaper bulkier bottles, but always go back to Crystal Stickles - especially good for fairy wings :)

Have a great day,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is stunning, gorgeous work thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week hugs Pops x x x

Rachel Izakowicz said...

A beautiful card - even without flowers! I love that super sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the frame.

Nikki x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Netty, what a super cute card. I love the sweet image and your papers are gorgeous . Thanks for joining in with my 'zesty colours' challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

Karen said...

Awwww, so cute Netty, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

Brodders said...

Great card Netty x Its hard not using something you nearly always put on your cards isn't it. Almost palpitation time :)

Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week. Good luck x

Samantha said...

Fabulous card hunny! and no flowers! gosh! but I love the LO and cute bears, Thanks for joining in the Fun at Top Tip Tuesday this time! hugs Samantha :0)

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Netty. Love the cute image and the colours. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious Challenge. Hugs Michele x

Wendy said...

Super card Netty. Cute little image and a lovely summery yellow. Thank you for joining the Crafters Companion Challenge. Wendy x

xxxtglxxx said...

and I forgot to say,

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Meera said...

This is a lovely card, paper piercing is something i'm yet to try I keep meaning to but have not braved it yet. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly xx

karen said...

So cute and love the colours, thanks for joining us at DTC this week, Karenx

E.T said...

absolutely adorable! love the image.
Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft.

* Üla * said...

This is a gorgeous card, Netty. I love your cute image and how you play with the different colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly Challenge.
hugs Ula

Caroljenks said...

Lovely card - such a sweet image too.

Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Ribbon' Challenge :)

Good luck,
Carol x

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

My name is Wynneth said...

What a fab card and such a cute image. Love that nestie frame ! I love my Stickles and am building up a set of the colours. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

Glitter Monkey said...

This is beautiful - good idea on the paper piecing, it works really well. Hope you are enjoying your Stickles - I couldn't be without mine now!! Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Julie M said...

Lovely card, Netty - cute image, fab frame and lovely bright colours.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Lynn said...

Hi Netty,
Love the card and those cute little bears are sooooo sweet!!
Thanks so much for joining at GingerLoft Challenges..Be sure to stop by GL on the 12th June for our Asian Blog Hop:)
Huggs
Lynn xx
PS: I have some nice candy up for grabs too xx

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful(and it doesn't need flowers!) Great layout and gorgeous image. Thank you for playing at the gingerloft. Nikki DT

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