Saturday, June 13, 2009

2 in 1 Challenge

Hi folks

Hope you are all well. It's miserable here - hope the weather's a bit better where you are. We were taking the kids fishing yesterday. They needed new nets so off we went to the shops. Out they came with their nets and down came the rain! You should have seen the wee one's face. How do you explain to a 2 year old that immediately granny gets some time off you can expect the monsoon season? He demanded soft play instead so away they went. I don't do soft play so I came home to finish my card. We tried the fishing again today and the sun was blazing down, then came home late afternoon to thunderstorms!

I haven't managed to make many cards this week; we've been really busy at work and I've been a bit bushed by the time I get in. Then there's been Springwatch to keep up with so I haven't had a lot of time. However, I'm off next week and if the weekend's weather is anything to go by, I won't get out much so I might get a bit more done.

This is a 2 in 1 challenge. I thought I was dead clever getting 2 or 3 challenges out of each card; I haven't really got time to make a separate card for each challenge I would like to enter. Then Suzanne saw someone who did a 10 in 1. Honestly, 10 in 1! I don't know how they get their heads around them when there's that much to think about. Anymore than 3 and my head's mince!

This card's for this week's Passion for Promarker Challenge which is a Pumpkin and Cinnamon colour combo and I can combine it with this week's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge which is a recipe: 3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 ribbon. It's the first time I've done a recipe and I really enjoyed it. I didn't think I would be able to stick to three flowers but I managed it fine in the end.

I edged the image with distress ink. It's the first time I've done this and although I can see it's far from perfect yet, I'll persevere because it's a technique I'm definitely going to use again. I used a tutorial from the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog which Kim kindly provided. Thank you Kim. The instructions were very clear and helpful. If you haven't seen Kim's work, please take a look; it's beautiful.

Here's my card:

Card Recipe:
Farmer Tilda by Magnolia. The fence is from a farmyard set by Kars (Ollyfant stamps)
Saffron & Pumpkin - Scarf
Blush & Satin - Skin
Safron - Wings
Spice, Coral, touch of Cinnamon- Hair
Pumpkin - Blouse
Cinnamon and Spice - Dungaree straps and bottoms
Saffron/Pumpkin - Dungaree pocket
Cinnamon - Dungarees
Coral & Spice - Boots
Apple and Limegreen - Grass
Touches of Spice, Coral, Cinnamon and Pumpkin - Fence
White Sakura Gellyrol pen for highlights
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Papers - My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow
Coredinations Cardstock
Selection of brads, flowers, spacers, charm, pin and curly thingie from stash
Ribbon from Hobbycraft (it's dark brown, honest, not black)
Inside: Fiskers Border Punch
Oval Nesties cut on Cuttlebug

What a long list - must be all those Promarkers! I've never used a Promarker blending pen but I saw the great tutorial and now that I can see what to do with it, I might buy one to try it out.


That's it for now. Thanks for dropping by. I'm having a bit of a blog hop this week. I've been keeping my eye on what you've all been up to but hoping I'll be able to get around to leaving some more comments.



helen said...

fabulous colouring honey, hope the weathers better for you next week, thanks for joining in the fun at PfP this week
helen x

weewiccababe said...

Hi Lynne,
fabulous card
thanks for joining us this week at PfP and good luck

The Crafty Den said...

What a super cute card Lynne. Love the image and those flowers look fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT-challenge with this beautiful card!! Good luck!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

lil-paper-pixie said...

Fab card Lynne, love the inside.....Fab distressing job.....I tried to follow the tutorial to but was a bit heavy handed with the ink.......LOL. Thanks for playing along.



Ida / Little said...

This is beautiful and such great coloring :) The image is adorable and the matching decorations and papers look fab :) Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :)

Hugs Ida

Trimgym said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and good luck!



coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card love the colours and the flowers and of course Tilda.

Lorraine x

Natalie said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at PFP this week. x

Peggy said...


Lovely card,
Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY Challenge !!!

Good luck,


Caryn said...

Gorgeous coloring and a fab image. Thanks for sharing your lovley card with us at Passion For Promarkers.

Caryn xxx

Gina said...

Gorgeous card :)
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :)
Gina xxx

Hope Jacare said...

A great card - I absolutely love the flowers, thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. Cheers Claire x

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, love the charm. Thanks for taking part in the CRAFT challenge. Anesha

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