Monday 15 February 2010

Magical Monday.......'Be my Tweetie'

Hello Blogger's,

Today on TMITA/PCC Nina has asked us to make a card using any of her images or the one she has on the blog today.
It's Selma's turn for the challenge this week. Selma has asked us to use a circle and some lace.

I chose one of Nina's new images for my Card 'Mr Twitter'. Just click on the Paper Cupcakes blinkie on the side panel here to go take a look at all the sweet images available.

I know I probably say it every week but I love this image, he's just so sweet!!

So what have I done...... printed him once sized, and coloured with Copics.
Cut with a Spellbinder circle die.
Gathered some lace then pierced around the circle to add the lace by sewing through the pierced holes to the back of the circle.
At the same time adding the pink bugle beads around the front.
That was the image ready to go.

My base card measures 5.5 inches square and I used GKD pure luxury heavyweight card in Ivory. To this I added a layer of American Crafts scarlet followed by the DP which is from Cloud 9Design called 'So in Love'.
Using a Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Punch I punched some of the Scarlet card and finished this with a layer of Cloud9Design 'Love U Dots'. Once this was added to the card I've added the two little heart embellishments which I'd coloured with Copics. The image was attached next with some foam tape to pop it up.

I added the two Mulberry roses and the red ribbon rose over some punched fern. Added the pink stick pin and the cream flower embellishments with a Kaisercraft pearl as the centre.

The sentiment, 'Be my Tweetie' is computer generated onto more Ivory card cut using a Spellbinder heart die (thanks Kez, need to add one of these to my wish list!) as was the scalloped scarlet matt. To sit this at the angle I attached the sentiment onto a narrow folded strip of card and just tucked some foam tape into the crease. This next picture shows how the sentiment sits at a slight angle.

On the inside of this card I just punched a small heart that sits centred on the left hand page.

This card needed it's own box, so I made a plain white box and decorated the lid as follows:
1st layer: scarlet card.
2nd layer: Love U Dots dp set to about half point followed by......
3rd layer: Daisy Fan punched from 'So in Love'. To sit along the base with some pale pink ribbon tied to the side over the join of the two DP's.
4th layer: Cuttlebug embossed Scarlet card cut with the scalloped heart die in two sizes. The smaller one popped up with foam tabs. This embossing folder is called Kimmy-Luvs !!
5th layer: I used the 'I heart you' image from PCC printed it quite small, coloured it with Copics and hand wrote the 'for you' sentiment. This image was cut out and attached with more foam tabs.
To finish my box I added the tiny pearls and another coloured heart in the top right hand corner, and a larger pearl between each of the fans along the bottom.
Phew...... it was easier to make the card than write about it!!!
I had lots of fun with this one and when it was finished gave it to Walshie saying this was a card for him to give me this year!!!!
I don't think I could part with this

Are you going to take Selma's challenge this week? I hope so, check out the DT's cards I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration and there is a prize for the randomly picked winner.
Check this out........ Now who couldn't use these embellishments!!!!!
Looking forward to seeing all your creations.
Thanks for stopping by today, till next time........


Edna Morrisedie said...

I love the little bird with the hat, such a great card!

craftieodmae said...

I absolutely love your card and that box! Oh my Stars!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I don't think I could part with this one either! WOW Sue it's amazing! Every little detail is perfect! Love the box to... you are so good!

Theresa's Studio said...

What a lovely card and that box is great too. Love those many much to view.

Selma said...

OMG Sue. There is no way I could part with this one either. You told me you had fun with my challenge and I could hardly wait to get up this morning to see what you had done. This is a masterpiece. Clever idea on how to add the heart. You used my favorite roses again! I love the box too. You really put a lot into this challenge. Fantastic!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are just amazing! I would keep them too!!! funny how sometimes they just become "ours"..that image is too cute, but what you created is just perfect!!!

Kerrie said...

OMG .... this is just stunning .... you have done an amazing creations, once again.

betty benton said...

Wonderful, wonderful card! This image is too "tweet". So sorry, couldn't help it!

Kim Mc said...

OMG Sue! Absolutely stunning every single detail and all together spectacular! I was super impressed by that sewing and beading of the lace around the image...that alone was above and beyond! I bow to you! Thanks for the inspiration!

Aloha, Kim

Patti J said...

Sue, this is just gorgeous! You have rocked this challenge dear girl! What Kimmie said!!! Kudos!

CraftieConnie said...

Wowwee! Love what you have done here, Sue! Your embellishments are gorgeous!

Nilla said...

Gorgeous cards, Sue! Love the Mr Twitter, well colored! Charming cards! Hugs Nilla

Danielle said...

Wow Sue - these are both so fantastic! I just love that lace on your card with the very cute Mr Twitter! You rocked the challenge girl!
Hugs, Danielle

Nina said...

Sue this is just so beautiful both the card and the box, what a lovely set!! I too love the sewed on beading!! The details are just amazing! Took a walk around your blog and leaving one message as to save some time, but such lovely things!! So glad you dh didn't get hurt on the ladder too! Thanks for sharing your talents with me as a designer!