Saturday 1 September 2012

CMC and an Elegant Card for a Change!

It’s time for another challenge over at Color Me Creative. This time the challenge is to use lots of yellow with an optional twist of kraft if you’d like to use it.

I don’t know why but I’ve not really been in the mood for doing elegant cards lately, I’ve been preferring the cute/fun style images instead so it was a really pleasant change to create this card.

The birdhouse image is from our lovely sponsors, Pattie’s Creations. It’s called Three Birdhouses and is another lovely image to colour, the main challenge was trying to colour in the lines for the little flower buds.  Glasses to the rescue lol.  I used MME Lost & Found Sunshine papers, some Stamping Up wide grosgrain ribbon (my absolute fave ribbon EVER!)  The banner behind the focal point was just one I cut by hand.

The panel I cut out in brown Bazzill cardstock behind the image is another Nesties.  I think they were called Scalloped Borders but I’m not sure.  Nesties are the next organising job on my list.  They are all hung beautifully in my studio but I can never remember their names!  Once the image was coloured I used some Scattered Straw Distress Ink to age the edges slightly.

I made this card for my dear friend, Sue Lelli.  She has just moved and the little birdhouses are just perfect for a new home card.  I generated the sentiment on my computer and then just die cut it using my nestie.  She’s also just sadly lost her Mum, so I just wanted to tell you my thoughts are with you Sue.  Cards are winging their way over to you soon x

For my card I thought I would take on the extra twist of kraft because it’s not one of my regular go-to Copic colours.  I unfortunately didn’t write down the Copic colour combo I used before putting them away but if I recall it correctly I used Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11 for the yellow, E35, E34, E33 and E31 for the browns plus E49 and then BG10 for the outlining and the white daisy.  A few pearls were added to finish the card.

I hope you have fun visiting all of the DT girls’ blogs, they have some delights in store for you.  Visit the CMC Challenge section of the blog to see a slideshow and also to learn all the details of prizes up for grabs.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges…

Moxie Fab World – Focal Point Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays – Anything Goes
Mojo Mondays – Round or Square (I used their sketch as inspiration)

Happy Saturday!


  1. your cards are always elegant Ruby, but yes, this one does have more 'grown up' imagery and style I guess. It's beautiful, I love the birdhouses

  2. Your friend, Sue, must be really glad upon receiving this. Although I love cuddly and cute cards, elegant ones still don’t fail to amuse me. This is one of the bests I’ve seen so far, especially whilst using the birdhouse theme. Bravo, Ruby!

  3. Sue Lelli will appreciate this so much, Ruby! You're such a thoughtful friend! LOVE that darling trio of birdhouses and the way you've decked them out brilliantly, and your choice of patterned papers work so well with that scrumptious bow!

  4. This is gorgeous Ruby, you do elegant beautifully! Sue will love this stunnig creation!

  5. This is gorgeous Ruby well done .
    Have a super weekend
    Big Hugs Elaine

  6. Fantastic card Ruby! Looooove the layers and the cute birdhouses and the music sheet in the background really ricks lol ;). MUST catch up soon - I've got sooooooo much to tell you!!! :) xxxx

  7. OMGoodnees, Ruby! For ME??!!! I am in AWE of this GORGEOUS CARD and in AWE of your thoughtfulness! THX for being there for me my very special blog friend. It means the world to me! LOVE LOVE LOVE (one for each birdhouse) this FABULOUS card!

  8. Gorgeous card. So beautiful design. How can i design like this for the Plastic Card? I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing such inspirational creation.

  9. The way you embellish the card inspire me a lot,do you have some designs related to business plastic cards...

  10. Adorabel! The little bird houses are sooo cute!

  11. Gorgeous card Ruby! I just love this image and that big bow is wonderful.

  12. Hey Ruby! Thanks for linking this up to the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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