Friday, 19 April 2013

Challenge Friday #71 April Showers

So, it's finally Friday! Don't know about you but it's been a loooonnnng time coming this week :-)
Funnily enough our challenge this week over at Card Crafters Circle is all about the rain and we've had  bit this week here in the UK!
Dig out your umbrella templates, stamps and whatever will make puddles and play along.
Our sponsor this week is Milk Coffee Stamps, click on their logo to go shopping. And trust me, once you see what the design team have used for our creations this week, you'll want to shop :-)

I got to play with the adorable 'Cutie Button Girl'

I've taken a scalloped square card and folded the left hand panel in half to make a fold back card. When you've too many ideas to put just on the front, make yourself some more room to play!

This little cutie is coloured in with my trusty Spectrum Noirs. I used to be frightened of alcohol pens 'til I found the tutorials on the Spectrum Noir blog. After that it's just about playing and having a go :-)

Next for the decoration. We've seen lots of rosette's and there's no surprise why. They are a really easy but stunning embellishment to make. This one is the length of an A4 sheet. Do the border punch first - I've used my lovely Martha Stewart Doily punch on here. Once you've punched the border, trim the strip taking into account how deep you want your rosette.
I used my Hougie board to score 1cm lines all the way across the strip. Mountain and valley fold (concertina) the strip and stick ends together with strong double sided tape or wet glue.

You'll then need to cut a circle and load up with wet glue (or hot glue gun works best) and stick your rosette onto this.
To finish off, cut a circle of patterned paper and secure with glue, finishing off with a big fat button :-)

The sentiment is from Kanban and it's a wonderful collection of blank tickets and sentiments you can swap in and out.
The 'sprig' is cut from my 'Storybook' cricut cartridge.

Finishing touches are mixture of ribbon and beads from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like the make and can't wait to see what you create :-)

have a great weekend all

Teresa xx


  1. AWESOME!!
    Love this card design and beautifully coloured image along with pretty embellishing .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  2. Love the fold, love the rosette, love the it all....great job, Teresa!

  3. So very beautiful! Love the wonderful girl with her umbrella and the ticket is great! Love the rosette and ribbon treatment to!

  4. Beautiful card. I love the ribbon, and all the little details.