Friday, January 21, 2011

Chinese doll


Boy, am I happy to finally get to upload a picture on this blog!! :-) It has been WAY too long...
I got a new laptop (it's blue!!! :-D) as an early birthday present (yes, my birthday is in a month, so you still have plenty of time to send me a homemade card! ;-)) and so far so good, things seem to work smoothly! What a welcome change from the perpetual crashing of my Satellite!.... I still have to connect this baby to my Cricut and give SCAL a little try out but we're getting there!... There might be some svg projects in my future!! Yay!... :-)

So anyway. This is a card I made for my cousin's birthday (late of course, why do I even mention it?...) using the new "So fortunate" stamps set from My Time Made Easy. Catherine Doucette outdid herself on that one! I have a BIG thing for cherry blossoms so it was love at 1st sight! (I didn't use the cherry blossom branch stamp that comes in the set on that card though, in case I just confused you...;-)) The papers are digital papers from the coordinating collection "Fun and fortune". Did I mention I love cherry blossoms?... :-D


I used little pearls and rhinestones (colored them black with a sharpie) as accents, cut out little felt leaves by hand (PTI's wool felt is scrumptious!), and tried the Cuttlebug dies with my old acrylic felt. To my delight it cuts very well through the felt (unless the design is very intricate), as this cute little white flower can attest...

I don't know about you but, once my mojo leaves, it doesn't come back fully operational. I have to retrain it a bit first... This was my training card! ;-) It took me a awful lot of time to figure out in what direction I wanted to go, and even more time to make it happen, even though it was a pretty basic card with a classic layout!..:-S
I guess I need to make lots of cards now to get my creative wheels to turn again without creaking...

7 comments:

Myrna said...

This card is adorable.
Boy can I ever relate to not being able to get back in the groove. Wish the ideas would come back.
Myrna

*CAFE said...

This is really cute!

Bee's hive said...

SOOOOO there's that paper in action! It's really too cute for words...Happy UnBirthday for your Birthday to come!

calizcouponadventure said...

This is really elegant!!! Wowee!! Super pretty bee!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty card thanks for sharing!

Thienly Azim said...

Oh, what a cute card! I love how you used the felt with this card and how you used a sharpie on pearls! You used these digital papers really well here! Such an adorable card. Yay! for getting a new computer! and hope that your mojo comes back fast cause I'm missing not seeing more of your projects! and Happy early birthday!

Brenda said...

soooo adorable!!!!
hugs

Brenda

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