Friday, 17 April 2009

Great Holiday/D&D Challenge Blog

OMG What a stressful couple of days.... Had a fantastic week with my Mum only to pack up the car & drive half an hour up the road & the Cam Belt went on the car sob sob!!! Now for those of you that don't know, we own a 1984 Mk3 Escort thats hubby's restoration project. Now when a cam belt goes on a car it is extremely rare for an engine to survive. Well miraculously for us ours did....just. So we were towed back to Mum's & a few hours of hubby clanging & banging the car was fixed enough for us to crawl 340 miles back home.... 24 hours later than planned.
Now onto my second week as GD over at Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is to create a card with the theme "With Love". I had a firm idea of what I wanted to do for this card & it came out completely different & I love it....
The background paper is from Papermania Simply Elegant. The daisy ribbon is also from Papermania. I created the pearlescent background from an ornaré pattern I had in my drawer. I added black & crystal gems to alternate segments on the ornaré. The bunny is my diecut decoupage Candyfloss. The flower is created using a mixture of Prima, Papermania & a Jewelled brad from Dovecraft. The With Love is made using gold peel offs on a brown tag.
I will add the inside of the card this afternoon once I have unpacked all my crafting things.

A bit later than planned but here is the inside of my card. I have taken the simply elegant paper through from the front of the card. I have cut a rectangle of the pearlescent paper & cut & embossed the corners with my Fiskars corner punch.

Don't forget to check out the cards from my fellow GD & DT members. xx

12 comments:

Kirsty said...

Oh Clare you poor thing, well atleast you got it sorted, and your card is great well done the bunny is so cute i love it xxKirsty

Natalie said...

Sorry to hear about your car journey, glad the engine is ok now. I love your card. x

Allison said...

fabulous card
Allisonx

Marcea said...

wonderful card hun - sorry about your car but at least it wasn't as bad as it could have been ... pain in the neck though!
-x-

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

hi clare
glad you got back all safe and sound....!!! and car wasnt 2 bad... i love your design team card.. this is fab... i love the colours and your design..!!! great going... good luck with permanant post...
kaz_za

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh Dear Claire what an awful thing to happen, i hope that hubby can sort it out.. you were so lucky, though i doubt you thought this at the time. love your card that you have made hun so sweet. thank you for all of your wonderful comments that you have left for me on my blog.. wow.. big hugs rachxx

All Pink girl said...

Love your card so cute and gorgeous ,hugs Dawnxxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So gorgeous Clare and I love the sweet bunny and the gorgeous stamping, Sorry to hear about your card troubles, Have a great Sunday, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Bev said...

What a fab card babe, love the pricked mat, so effective!! Sorry to read about the car - bet you nearly had heart failure! Glad you got home safely tho' x

Jodi said...

Very cute bunny card!! you have great coloring skillls toos!!!
Hugs,
JOdi =)

thread-bare said...

Hi Jodi
I have used the diecut decoupage bunny on this card. Wish I could colour this well xx Clare x

Anonymous said...

Love this card I hope it does well in the challenge
Aunty Sue