Monday, 29 March 2010

A happy colour card!

NB: Please scroll down - 2 entries for the Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge (both tulips!)

Hi again

How was your weekend? We had a nice time, although the weather wasn't the best. It's pouring rain here today, and cold, brrr!  I've just heard that the North of England is due to get snow later this week. Oh no, not all that again!! It may not get down as far as us though, hopefully! I'm really SO over the snow now. I want the Spring and Summer to arrive, which is why I decided to make a happy card!

I wanted to make a spring card for the Crafty Cardmakers' Challenge #17 'Spring into Spring'.

This card was inspired by a design I saw in an old 'Cards' magazine, it's by Melanie Douthit, see below...  I fell in love with it when I saw it but for some reason I find pastels a bit of a challenge so went in my usual style for something a bit brighter.  Having based my card on her idea I popped over to her blog.  She makes some fab cards/LO's, you must go over and see! 

Now I'm not sure how it works when you enter challenges if you've been inspired by someone else, so I may even get kicked out.  Who'd have thought cardmaking could be such a risky business lol.  Let me know if there is some challenge etiquette that I'm not aware of, won't you!  I'm still quite a newbie really!

So,  just in case it is classed as cheating I thought I would make another spring card based on the one I did for PDCC the other week, and enter that one too.  I just need any excuse to use my loopy Martha Stewart punch, or do I?!  I'm trying to distract myself from eating chocolate, this girl is in need, and nothing stops the urge like creating. Chocolate makes such a mess of your cards!! ... not that I'd know that of course!

On the subject of creating and things that make you happy, don't forget to play along with the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week, there's still time!  There are some great entries, so put the kettle on, grab yourself a cuppa and get creating!

You never know, YOU could be one of
The Fab 4
The Cream in our Coffee

Have fun!


  1. Those are both great, and I especially love how you used your Martha loopy punch in the second one :-)

  2. Wow you have been busy these are gorgeous and I must agree they are both colourful and makes me happy.

    Lorraine x

  3. Lots of loveliness going on here! Love the pink card with the butterflies very pretty. Love the papers on the other cards, some of my favorites!

  4. Beautiful card and so cheery, Ruby! Made me smile : )

  5. They are both brilliant cards hun, see what you mean about inspiration from that card, you have done a fantastic job, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

  6. Both are beautiful. Wondering what that is that is holding your card for photo taking. ??? I need one of them

  7. These are just beautiful! I love the bright happy colors!

    (-: Heidi

  8. Two beautiful cards - and we all get out inspiration from somewhere. I love the bright take on Melanie's card.
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

  9. SUPER cards--love both! The colors are superb! I love your flower frog! So whimsical:)

  10. Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous creations hun, wow!
    Thanks for coming to play at Crafty Cardmakers x

  11. Ahhh bless ya and yeah its a wow!

    With regards to etiquette I'm compiling a blog ettiquette tutorial which should be posted on sunday as there are a few rules and regs to watch out for. Being inspired by someone elses work is called CASE and you usually give the person a mention and don't do a direct copy and claim as your own.
    Quixotic challenges (there's a link under wednesday on my blog) are doing a CASE challenge this week so have a look at what the DT have done and how they creditted but you've mentionned the person so that is right.

    With regards to card kits then you're kinda expected to make them exactly like the examples so you'd just say made with brenda pinnick kit. If you don't know don't worry, I mean who exactly invented the easel card lol?


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