Thursday, 28 April 2011

Anyone for Anya? and Allsorts Challenge

It took me forever to make this card, because it's been one of those 'bitty' days. You know the kind when you do a small job here (stripping the beds) and then some carding and then another small job there (hanging out the washing) and a bit of carding and then a trip to Homebase to buy a new broom and then some carding... and so on and so forth!

Anyway, it's done, and a slightly faded photo has been taken. The sketch is the current Anyone for Anya challenge. The stamp came from Dies to Die For, she is so elegant with her brolly. I paper-pieced her clothes and brolly with the Nitwits papers (from stash) I'd used as background. I stickled blobs here and there on the brolly (and also in a little puddle under the spike!) and the Wild Orchid flowers to look like raindrops. The frilly card edge is of course one of good old Matha's 'Punch Around the Page' sets.

The lace is from the local market, the ribbon from Hobbycrafts.

I'm also entering the Allsorts Challenge where the theme is 'April Showers.'

Mmm, there is a delicious smell wafting from the kitchen where my daughter is baking banananananana bread! I wonder if it's ready to eat yet?!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x


Fleur said...

A beautiful card. Great image & fab layout
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Dangina Martinez said...

OH, very well done. The flowers and borders are all so pretty!
Thank you for joining in at Anyone For Anya!
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Doodlecraft said...

What a completely super card! She looks fabulous! Great coloring, love the papers, that lace and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Anyone for Anya this week! :)

Christine L said...

Ooooh fabbie card.... love that image and the colours you've used suit it so well! Btw - congrats on your tickled pink top 5 too!
Hugs and can I have some banana bread too please?
Christine x

coops said...

gorgeous card your soft colours and image and brilliant layout and details.
mmmmm banana bread, yum :D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so pretty,love the pale greens.
neighbour gone quiet for now...yipee.janex

Susan said...

A fabulous take on this week's sketch challenge Mags. Love the lacey trim and the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Anyone for Anya? this week.
Susan xxox