Sunday, 3 April 2011

Dream Valley Challenge DT card and a crafting catastrophe!

Happy Mother's Day to all you hardworking Mums out there! I hope you're having a day of pampering!

This fortnight's theme at Dream Valley Challenges is 'Things With Wings.' The sponsor is One Stop Card Crafts and this fortnight's prize is a £10 voucher.

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.
We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches.

Now for my card. This little cutie is Butterfly Nora by C C Designs, and she came from Dies to Die For. The sketch is from the wonderful blog I Need A Sketch - Jo lists all the sketches she's designed for Sketch Saturday and some other blogs.

Papers are DCWV 'Mariposa' stack - I've had this for ages because I couldn't bear to cut into the glittery, butterfly-y, gorgeous designs! I glittered Nora's wings and the butterfly and I distressed the circle in Broken China and then glittered on top, and also glittered the 3 butterflies punched with a Woodware punch. Too much glitter? Nah, never!! The sentiment is PB and I glittered that, too.

I did have another card rarin' to go on Wednesday, which just needed to be put together. Hubby brought me a glass of wine to sip while creating. Guess what? Yes, I knocked the glass over and soaked my card!

Panic! Rush to the loo to grab a towel to blot it all up! I may have said 'Drat and Botheration!' too. But it was too late. I really couldn't display a crinkly card with an odour of Chateau de Plonk for my DT example, so I started again, this time with different papers as I'd used up my previous choice. And, actually, this is a better card, probably because I'd put in all that practice before the disaster!!

So the moral of this tale is, Carding and Wine do not mix!

Do hop over to the blog and see the gorgeous creations of my teamies, they are so talented! And feel free to join in the Challenge, we'd love to see you!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Blush, Dusty Pink, Pastel Pink; Buttercup, Canary, Mustard; Ruby, Crimson, Poppy, Powder Blue


Crafty Urchins said...

such a pretty card,love the bling, what a nice hubby to bring you a glass of wine though....
ask him to leave the bottle with a straw next time much harder to spill.

Khristen said...

LOL I have carded and wined before, and had the same results. I still do it, though, shame on me! I love your card. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, I love the papers you've used. So sorry about the wine!!! xx

Lynne in NI said...

Oops! Was the air blue 'cause you ruined your card or because you split your wine? LOL! But #2 turned out GORGEOUS ... that's a great sketch and I'm lovin all your sparkle!

coops said...

stunning card mags.i love the sweet image and gorgeous colours and sparkle :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful Mags and adorable cute image.

Mel said...

Hee I love this! And I bet the other card didnt look as pretty hee!
Hugs m xxx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Lots of lovely layers on this one.

Love the layout and the gorgeous image and backing paper.

Shame about the wine .. .. what a waste LOL!!

Love Jules xx

melsanford said...

Oh such a pretty card! I LOVE all the glitter :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lin said...

I have an old Tommy Tippee cup you could have!

I had a disaster with a paint fusion piece in the week. Spent ages working on it and it fluttered to the floor where the dog decided to add her own improvements in the top two corners..... so now there are no corners at the top!

Saw that Mariposa on TV, how gorgeous does it look here, perfect for the image, so the wine possibly did you a favour.

Lin xx

Carole of Brum said...

that's such a fab card, I love the glitteriness. Shame about the mishap with the wine, but you more than made up for the loss of the first card. CoB