Thursday, 22 September 2011

Shades of blue

Unfortunately I've caught a stomach bug. I can't believe it, especially so soon after returning to work. I didn't want to take any time off sick, even more so as we're so short staffed at work, but I couldn't go in and pass it onto anyone else, besides which, I still can't face the thought of food. Hence why I am utilising this time and thought I could post another card I have made over the summer.

I made this as a friendship card for the lovely Kerry, whose blog can be found here

As usually happens with me, the finished card turned out very differently from the one I had planned. It was going to be a fairly simple card in shades of blue, but turned out as a generous & varied selection of blue elements as I found so many things I wanted to incorporate into the card!
I took my inspiration from the lovely Papermania Capsule collection papers, and used SU ink (think I used Not Quite Navy), stamps by Stampin' Up and PaperArtsy, & Papermania brads. SU punch used for scalloped edge on paper & for label tag that the bird is on.
Close up of some of the detail. The flowers were handcut - after making the card, I managed to buy the punch which will simplify things in the future. 
Detail from a different angle, I really like the PaperArtsy hinge & sentiment stamps I used here.

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.


Lee said...

Ooooh no Noreen not when you going to Westpoint as well.Get better very soon hun,thinking of you.LOVE this Super card,great colours n layout.Fab sentiment.Hugs xx

Whisper said...

Oooo this is fabby hun, Luv Sam x

Vicky said...

This is fabulous Noreen...and I hope you feel a lil' better too sweetie...

big hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

stunning card noreen.fabulous design and i love the shades of blue.
i hope you feel better soon, take it easy.

xx coops xx

tilly said...

yes it is blue but fab lol..... I hope you are soon feeling much better