Thursday, 11 June 2009

I'm back- with a 'sorry' card!

Sorry to have been away from blogging for so long! After my nightmare week I took my son to Wales for half term to stay with Mum and Dad. We had a lovely time, even though the weather was quite changeable and ate far too many ice creams. On getting back I had about a week of being so tired- just about enough energy to crash in front of the TV, but not to craft. When I got my energy back I had to face writing my reports. Because I work part-time it isn't a full set, but nevertheless it still hangs over me until it is done. I finished them on Tuesday and handed them in on Wednesday so I was determined that I would reward myself with a craft day today!I have a confession to make- I missed my cousin's daughter's birthday by absolutely loads; somehow I didn't transfer it to my new calender and only realised when I saw it on Mum's! I was already badly late with it so I thought it would be better to wait until I had time to make a special card rather than run out and buy one.

I had treated myself to some papers when ArtyMiss had a free postage weekend and had also finally got myself some Sugar Nellies so I decided to use my new stash. I followed Colour Create's blush pink,lilac and mossy green colour scheme for this card which worked perfectly for this K and Company paper. They had 'die cuts' as their extra option so I used my large sizzix originals scallop envelope to make a double sentiment- 'sorry' on the flap and 'belated birthday wishes' on the hidden card, using my ever versatile Elzybells clear sentiments set. Embarrassed and grovelling? YES! I embossed everything except the flap with my paisley folder and used a Brilliance pad to pick this up and for the front sentiment.

I am going to send some money in this card so I created a pocket inside using some card from my stash, decorative scissors, a white gel pen and a TINY sliver of paper which I had left from the front! Finally, I punched out a few flowers for the other side. (I want to hand write the message so I wanted to leave it fairly uncluttered.) Dutch Dare have 'decorate the inside of your card' as their theme so I am entering this card.

Edited to add: Oh dear- just went to post this on Dutch Dare and realised I had looked at last week's challenge- DOH!


Tara said...

Simply stunning, sooooooo pretty!
Thanks so much for joining in with this week's CC challenge! xx

Dena said...

Oh my gosh that little envelope is adorable! Such a clever touch. The papers you used are fantastic also. Thanks for joining CC this week. Hugs, Dena

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love your colouring ... looks fab! Pretty papers too! Jillix

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Alison and I'm sure your cousin's daughter loved it, it's so pretty and all the details and the gorgeous little envelope make it really special. Love how you used the CC colours this week and glad you could join us. Chris x

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Alison and so pretty. Love your Gorjuss girl and those delicious papers (I have these but can't get to grips with them for some reason). Fabulous little envelope.
Thanks so much for joining us at CC.
hugs Heather xx