Thursday, 14 January 2010

Brrrrrrrrrrr!! Still freezing down here!

So, I have been working hard (!!) in an attempt to keep warm without turning the gas fire up too high. I have actually just fished out an afghan which I made when this was still a machine knitting shop (my husband told everyone who asked that I was knitting an albatross!), just the job for putting over my knees while working at the computer. The computer is in a particularly cold corner of the shop, where even the fire doesn't really reach, so I may as well save on gas, and cover up (I am really turning into an OLD lady now!).
This is my latest card, which I have made for the Cupcake Craft Challenge for this week. The theme is Going Girly, and I must admit I had a struggle with this. I have never been particularly girly, brought up living with firstly two boy cousins, then with three younger brothers sort of makes you into a tomboy. Even my favourite colour has always been BLUE (except when it comes to football teams - then it is Anfield Red), so I really did not know what to do. But, a challenge is supposed to be challenging, so I had a go. I'm not sure that the "blingy" bits show very well. I used my Bejeweller Pro tool to hot-fix pink crystals as the dots on the skirt, and yellow crystals as the centres of the flowers.


  1. What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the embelishments are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. Well I think it's really girly and lovely. Is that a feather in the background or frayed handmade paper?

  3. It is Japanese wrapping paper which I tore to get that frayed effect.