Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie for Cute Card Thursday

This is a card for a friend who's had lots of little things going wrong. The image is Lily Lemon, by Kraftin' Kimmie, and there's a fantastic text, 'When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.'

Now, it's taken me a while to get used to Anne Rodriguez style, but I finally decided I do like them, they're quirky and elegant (both things I'm not!!) So you may see one or two more of them over the next weeks! Well, I have a birthday coming up, and part of the fun is writing out a long and extravagant wishlist: the 21st Century's equivalent of window shopping!

The terrific sketch is this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge and it's a corker! The papers are Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' which is a collection with a great '50s vibe!

The flowers are Prima e-line, with a gem from Paperchase in the middle, and again the Magnolia flower die was used for a base. The swirl under that is a Marianne die.

The ribbon, which is nice and shimmery irl, was tied round a pack of card blanks from The Works. I stickled the lemons on Lily's dress and hair, but didn't add any more bling because I wanted Lily to be the focus. (I love how she's twirling her hair round one finger!

My only problem was she was a pain to stamp because I kept getting blank spots where the ink didn't transfer properly. I need more practice with thin rubber lol! (Ooo, Matron!!!) That said, she was a joy to colour.

Anyway, I hope you like it, and thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Honeycomb, Vanilla; Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink; Canary, Mustard, Pear Green, Pine; Duck Egg


Lin said...

Great colour palette. Love the lemons with the blue. Your flowers are gorgeous with all their different die cut layers, and she is beautifully coloured.

Lin xx

coops said...

fantastic card the sassy kk image and your colour combo and design is fab :D
thanks for playing at CCT :D

xx coops xx (gdt)

Deb said...

Beautiful card! Such pretty flowers and a gorgeous image!
Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge this week!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

melsanford said...

Lovely card! Fab image and I love the layout :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx