Friday 23 April 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog DT Card #13

 Hi  everyone, today's card is my DT creation for Crafty Ann's Challenge where the theme this fortnight is a recipe.
Pop over for more details and to see what the rest of the DT have come up with, you won't be disappointed.
We're also welcoming a new member of the DT......
Irene has agreed to join us and I'm so happy as I've always adored her style of card making, so I'm absolutely thrilled to be working with her permanently from now on.

This image from Ann has to be one of my favourites, I think it has such a beautiful 'vintage' look to it.
I've made this a large card (8x8) and added quite a lot of embellishments to it as it's also destined to be my best friend's birthday card.
It's very sparkly, so she's sure to love it as she's a great believer in the adage that a girl can never have too much sparkle (now you know why we're best friends, we always think alike)
By the time I'd finished making this my whole house sparkled, so I think I'll have to pop a note in, to warn her to have her hoover handy LOL!

Card Details:
* Image - Crafty Ann's 'Music Collage 3'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Crafty Ann's 'Polished Brights - Earth Tones (pale brown)' and
                 Doodlebug Design Paper Potpourri 'Bon Bon Boutique- Daydream'
* Sentiment - computer generated (on tag) and Dawn Bibby peel-offs (on ribbon)
* Everything else from my stash

I used Crystal Lacquer on the violin and bow, to give it a glossy finish as if it were well polished wood (well that was the plan anyway) The tag was hand drawn and then stamped with Personal Impressions 'Swirls & Flourishes' clear stamp using 'Walnut Stain' distress ink. The dark chocolate satin ribbon is part of a prize of gorgeous ribbons that I have had sitting in my stash for ages, because I think they're much too beautiful to use.

I do hope you manage to join us, oh and if you joined in with our last challenge, don't forget to pop over to check who the lucky winner was.

Have you seen this fabulous candy being offered by Rach?
You have until 2/5 to enter, but please don't, as I really want to win this lol!


Riet said...

Wowwww Chrissie,what a beautiful cards,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Doreen said...

A stunning card Chrissie I'm sure your friend will love

Becky said...

Wow Chrissie!
What a beautiful card hon, this image is absolutely adorable!!

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Chrissie
Beryl x

Ann Whitfield said...

Totally stunning Chrissie, your BF will adore it! Every little detail is just perfect. I've a feeling that by the time BF reads your note it'll be redundant though......:o))
Ann x

Sheila - Ginger said...

What a WOW card Chrissie! It's fabulous...well worth the sparkly house!!

Lots of love Sheila xx

Annika said...

Yummy card, feels so chocolaty and gorgeous, betcha it's even cooler in real life with all the glitter and details!

mckinkle said...

Fab card Chrissie, Im sure your best friend will cherish it!

Keryn x

Rach said...

A gorgeous card honey. fab details on it.. good luck in the candy..thanks for joining in.x. :)

Sue said...

Hi Chrissie
gorgeous card, luv all the detail on it, just beautiful,sue,x

Sandra said...

Fabulous card Chrissie, Love the vintage feel to it.
Have a great weekend.
Sandra x

iReneM said...

This is absolutely STUNNING, Chrissie.
Beautifully coloured image, pretty papers, the tag, flowers...I love everything about this card.
Thank you so much for the lovely welcome to the DT :-)


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a fantastic card Chrissie and I love what you have done with it. Glitter is a must I always think!!! I know your friend will love it. Cathy xxxx

Michelle Custodio said...

This card is super fantastic. I adore all your cardmaking works.