Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #5

Hi everyone.

And happy Wednesday to you all. I just can't believe we have reached challenge 5 already, but here it is. The sketch this time comes from the lovely Michele, who has also given us the theme of a 'card for a child'. So lets see what you all come up with, but in the meantime, here's what I did for my childrens card:

I used the papers from Bo Bunny again, as I love the colour combination so much, and may even have to go and purchase them again. I've been doing quite a few things with them since I've bought them.

The image is from a Penny Black stamp. In fact it was one of the first stamps I ever bought, serveral years ago. I don't use it very much to be honest, but thought it would be just perfect for this challenge.

I decided quite early on that I didn't want flowers or buttons on this card as embellishments. I wanted something different, something that is typical of childhood. I chose a windmill shape, which was extremely easy to make.

It's just a square of double sided paper. You cut slits from each corner 3/4 of the way to the centre. Then make a hole in one side of each corner and one in the centre. Fold the corners with the holes in to the centre hole, and secure with a brad. I didn't crease the cardstock as I wanted the folds to be rounded like the windmills you buy at the seaside. It's a great effect if you want something different.

I decorated the inside with another coloured image, and scraps of paper. I want to use every last scrap of this paper, and not waste one tiny morsel of it.

Here's a close up of the image. I hand wrote the 'Best Friends Forever' labels to add the finishing touch on the front.
I really like this card, and think it's perfect for a child. Let me know what you think.



Kay Carley said...

Fantastic card Debbie. Really like this card a lot.

Kay x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Debbie this is absolutely gorgeous and delightful. Your colour choice suits the image to a T. Love the layout and all the layers and that paper windmill flower is just perfect. Hugs from Desire

Anonymous said...

a fabulous childs card Debbie, the inside looks as delish as the outside. hugs rachxx

Dawn said...

Hiya Debbie
What a brilliant card - love the pin wheel too - really great stamp!


Michele said...

Gorgeous card Debbie. Love the images and the colouring is fabulous. Yummy papers and I love the windmill (very creative). Hugs Michele x

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Debbie. I love the 'windmill' - I will definitely use that idea in the future. The inside is fab too.

Danita said...

Debbie, your card is ADORABLE!!! Those papers are FAB!!! That image is awesome!!! I have never seen that stamp from Penny Black before!!! I have a bunch of their old stamps myself. I love the PINWHEEL!!! Very cool!!! Awesome job with this challenge!!!


Lynsey said...

Debbie this is such a lovely fun card! I adore the image! And the inside is finished off to perfection! Love the windmill too, well I just love all of it lol!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Debbie,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Debbie, the image is great and I love gorgeous colours and the fab windmill. Debbie x

cats whiskers said...

Wow sweetie this is just stunning I love it all, especially that lovely flower and those papers are lush, must try to get some of them
Hugs jacqui x

Fabric and Bags said...

Love the card and the colours are wonderful.

Anne x

Steph said...

Love it! Really love that image, I've got it too! And the paper windmill- what a fab idea!!!

Bridgette said...

Debbie what can I add that hasn't already been said - it's perfect and that pinwheel is just inspired - so reminiscent of the multi-coloured ones we would have as children - I also love the great big ones that you can buy for the garden - I know, I know there's no hope for me lol - Bridgette xxx

Rica said...

Ooh I'm late commenting this time - if I don't hurry we'll be on the next challenge (lol).
I just love this Debbie - fabulous colours and papers and that image is fantastic. Some of the older ones are great - why don't we use them more?
Your windmill shape is great and what a fabulous idea.
hugs Heather xx

gina said...

Fab card, love the colours and the pin wheel is perfect, great idea :)
gina xxx

Nilla said...

Gosh, funny and beautiful card! Thinks Nilla!

Helen said...

Fab card! Love those papers - the windmill thingy is such a great idea!
Helen x

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