Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Hmmm... Not sure I like this one...Is it missing something?

Hi everyone! Buckle up this is a long post! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have as much of a clumsy week this week - everything went wrong last week. I nearly landed in the pond, I banged my hip on the table about 50 times (huge bruise now), I kept forgetting to take things I needed with me at work so had to keep going back down to get them, and finally I needed to finish work bang on time on Friday to collect my car from the garage and ended up being 2 hours later than usual... Phew! Glad that week is over and now hopefully with car restored and this weeks card sort of finished I can chill!

I have to say the highlight of my week has been watching Madagascar (the wildlife show, not the cartoon - although this too is excellent!). The colours and beauty are remarkable and I have to say I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to wildlife documentries, has anyone else been watching? I needed this to take my mind off the unremarkable episodes of Eastenders which I've been enduring in the hope they'll pick up - no such luck.

Right ranting over, here's this weeks card! The challenge at CI this week is "Clean and Simple", so no more than 2 design papers on your work please and embellishments to a minimum! I found this really hard as I wanted to cover this card with flowers, gems and pearls but had to hold back. I might add to it once the challenge is over! Lol! Let me know what you think anyway, I'm not used to my cards being so plain.


The frame is cut with nesties out of white doodlebug cardstock which I covered in yellow chalk, edged with walnut stain and stardust stickles. The text is printed off my PC, and then I used red and yellow chalks on this.


Tilda as always is coloured with distress inks. I used a LOT of clearstar gel pen and stardust stickles on her, but it's not showing up well on photos, there's a better one of this below.


Hmmm. What do you think? Is this too plain? If so what do you suggest I add? Suggestions most welcome!

Have a fab week and I look forward to reading any comments and suggestions you might leave me!
Hugs. Katy. xxx

7 comments:

  1. so pretty!!! I just adore it!!! Hugs Juls

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  2. Oh Katy this is just perfect hun and I just LOVE that sentiment. You do CAS very well, I love it :o)

    hugs Vicky xx

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  3. HI Hun
    I think it's just perfect the way it is!! =))
    congrats!
    hugs
    sadia

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  4. stunning card katy.certainly not plain.the flowered paper is really all you need and i love your gorgeous tilda and verse :D

    xx coops xx

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  5. I love your card it’s so beautiful and your coloring is very, very pretty Kathy! loving all the sparkle and the sweet sentiment

    Claudia

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  6. Such a gorgeous and sweet creation!
    hugs
    kim x

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If you have the time to leave me a comment I would love you to do so, they keep me motivated! Hugs. Katy. xxx