Monday, 23 March 2009

I love purple!

I could not believe the trouble I had getting a decent photo of this card! Our house is north/south facing so it was extremely bright in the front and rather dull in the back. I know I should not complain about the sun (even though it was combined with very strong winds) but the living room was out because the leaded windows were casting lines, the hall is not great but it was the best I had so I set up the camera and then the sun kept going in and coming out because the wind was moving the clouds so fast! I use a mini tripod and timed delay to avoid camera shake and each time the time came the sun went in or came out so brightly that the silver miri glared!

Anyway on to the card! I followed sketch #43 at Sketch Saturday which was all squares and really came together easily. The ABC Challenge is 'flowers' this week and my bunch of flowers stamp is another from the Ebay shop which is, sadly, not there anymore. Saturday Challenge #24 is to use your favourite colour- well it is a close run thing between pink and purple so I chose to make my card purple so I could use more of the lovely checked cardstock and purple pearlised paper I got from the Mill Shop Pay-per-box a while ago. The embossed flowers have been done with just the very top of the 3 flower posy border from the Cuttlebug 'With Love' borders then I flattened the extra bit with the back of my nail and tucked it behind the main image.


Donna said...

Beautiful card Alison and such a pretty image and papers, I do have a soft spot for gingham lol! Yes, its incredibly difficult fitting in time to craft between work and family but its the only thing that keeps me sane lol! :) donna x

My Little Space said...

Stunning card.


Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Michele x

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC & ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Alison, pretty colour!

Marcea said...

what a pretty card - love the embossed flowers, thanks for joining us on abc

Dena said...

What a pretty card. Great job!

Chrissie said...

Well done for the combination of challenges. Great card!

aardvarkpest said...

Very pretty card. Love the embossed flowers.