Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Can I brighten your day?

On the weekend I picked up a crafting magazine and inside was a pack of paper which ... well, to say it is bright is probably understating it. Never one to shirk a challenge, I decided to see if I could make a couple of cards with this extremely cheerful paper. I believe I succeeded. And although neither of these are my style, they should do quite nicely for Cards for Kids (my project to provide hand-made cards for hospitalized children).
I used a wonderful vintage-looking image of a kitten that I found through CDAC. This image was offered free by Robyn's Fetish for use in CDAC's second colour challenge. Don't you just adore how sweet and feminine the cat looks? I used last week's sketch from Midnight Madness for the layout and then added a single embellishment - the flowered branch - made using a Sizzix diecut.
This card uses another image that I've had forever (and in fact, has been coloured for close to a year). "Fairy Cake Tilly" is a freebie (that you can still get!) from Digital Doodling. I kept this card very simple as well because the design paper is just so darned bright.

I may not use much more of the free paper pack, but at least I met my personal challenge and used a couple of sheets of it!

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17 comments:

  1. These are just adorable and very girly! I love the kitty image on the first one and the way you colored it.

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  2. Hi Hon

    great coloring and LOVELY flowers. You did a great job.

    Thanks for playing with us at StampFairy Challenge :)

    Hugs, Gerda

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  3. Pretty, pretty,thanks for sharing at T.I.O.T. luv Georginaxx

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  4. Adorable cards you have made. Thanks for joining us in this weeks CES Challenge!
    Clairexx

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  5. Hi Shelley
    Both cards are gorgeous,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  6. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley x

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  7. What adorable images! Love your little flowers, thanks for playing along with JUST US GIRLS this week.

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  8. Oh what a sweet card - adorable image and fantastic homemade flowers! Thanks for joining us at StampFairy!
    Sharon, SF-DT

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  9. What a fun little card. Don't you just love free stuff. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

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  10. Two gorgeously pretty cards, thanks for sharing them with us at CES challenges, Juliexx

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  11. great card thanks for joining us at CES challenges.
    Hugs kaylou xx

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  12. Beautiful cards, gorgeous.... Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamp Fairy! Jo xxx

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  13. Just LOVE that kitten! Super card Shelley!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!
    Hugs
    Eiglas
    x

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  14. Two gorgeous cards the images are adorable and I love the flowers thank you for joining us at Stamp Fairy this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  15. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, what a lovely card, love colours too!
    Thanks for joining the Stamp fairy Challenge too! we have a new challenge today with new rules so check it out :0)

    look forward to seeing you at Top Tip Tuesday next challenge too! Hugs Samantha :0)

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