Thursday, 22 April 2010

Flowers have the sun...pixie cottage challenge #15

I've been struggling all day with a card for my finacée's aunt. She's turning 70 and his mom wanted us to let know so I could "make a card for everyone to ooh and aahh at". (her words, not mine) Do I need to say I totally freaked out and been postponing it for days? I tried starting on it yesterday evening, but noticed I didn't have enough papers. Or inspiration for that matter. So I decided to postpone it for one more day (can't be done with things on time, that would be uncharacteristic of me - shocking!) I went to town looking for some items and inspiration. I struggled for a couple of more hours when I got home until I gave up and asked my fiancée for help. Unfortunately he wasn't too extatic about the colours (red/black) because he thought the black reminded him about funerals...Shouldn't have asked him, lol.

I tried to take the criticism constructively and since I had a hard time with my idea anyway I changed it. It was a good idea, but I will have to work on it some other time. I meant to use Babette from Kraftin' Kimmies and make a whole burlesque look with feathers, net and lace.I think it will be fab if I can pull it off.
Instead I re-saddled and went with another Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and a pink/green theme. As that is my fav colour combo I hope it will be easier. I still struggled so I decided to call it a night. Still have a few hours tomorrow. I'm trying to find a good sketch, but don't like any of the ones I've found.
To be continued...

Instead I will show you my card I made for this week's challenge at the pixie cottage blog which is a sketch and the theme: mother's day/for a special lady. Hope to see your entry there this week. Remember, you don't have to use a pixie image to join.

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DonnaMundinger said...

Don't you hate it when you get put on the spot? all of a sudden you start doubting your abilities. I find it's NeVer a good idea to ask your man. They NEVER seem to get the whole cardmaking thing. LOL Best I ever get is "That's cute Sweetheart" or worse, he tries to read the card out loud and can't figure out the sentiment. Bet whatever you do turns out great. Love this adorable Mom's day card. xxD

Love crafts forever said...

I like a lot this card, so cute.

artish said...

katarina--love the sentiment you chose for this card--SO true! thank you for using spring bear!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Your card this week is cute! Barnie and his flowers are shown off beautifully. Cute sentiment too!