Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge #35/ Secret Crafter Challenge #48


I have decided to enter this card into two challenges.
Charisma Cardz - Swirls, Curls & extra (the extra being a heart)
and
Secret Crafter - Hearts & Flowers.

This was a real design teaser because I had to think hard about where I would get swirls and curls and how I could tie in the hearts. In the end I decided to use my Cricut Expressions and chose designs from the Storybook Plantin cartridge. The intricate border was made up from two basic characters from the cartridge, one for the corners and another for the straight border that looks like interlinked hearts. I used my computer and Design Studio software to copy, flip and merge the shapes to create the whole border in one piece. The border was glued on and I sprinkled it with glitter to cover the surplus glue. The intricate heart shaped swirl in Tilda's hands was cut from the same cartridge.

The stamp, Magnolia's "2333G - Tilda with Hearts" slightly modified, was coloured using my Copic Ciaos. The lilies are from my stash and the sentiment is homemade on my computer.

I really enjoyed this challenge and hopefully you'll share my liking for the result. If so, please leave a comment - I love reading them.

Hugs,
Fiona x

14 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona!

    What a beautiful card, I love it!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog and for sharing my one year blog anniversary with me, so nice to have you there!

    Michelle :)

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  2. this is stunning,
    delicate and pretty,
    I love it,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  3. this is just too pretty for words!! Love all the pink swirls! fab card!

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  4. Fabulous card, beautiful frame and gorgeous Tilda.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. Gorgeous card. Love the little heart! Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz.

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  6. Very cute and girly, it works a treat. Your colouring is so beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  7. Oh this is such a pretty card & I love all your gorgeous pink swirls. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

    Jan x

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  8. fabulous

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  9. Hi Fiona

    beautiful card love Magnolia very sweet
    Hugs
    Sylvie
    xx

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  10. Oh this is so pretty Fiona :)
    Thanks for joining us at SCSC :)
    Gina xxx

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  11. A really sweet card. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

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  12. Fiona, this is such a sweet card - love the colours, so pretty and feminine! Jo x

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  13. gorgeous card Fiona , your colouring is fantastic thanks so much for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

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Hugs,
Fiona x