Thursday, 9 July 2015

CCT Ladies Only

oh my the internet is slow in Cornwall now .. .. all those holiday makers trying to link up back home .. .. so although this post is for Cute Card Thursday, it's actually Wednesday today as I'm typing and goodness knows how long it's going to take me to write it all up.  Plus, I have extra pictures to share - hopefully I'll get it done eventually.

So, we are celebrating Ladies Only on CCT this week, and our sponsor is All Dressed Up! please stop by the blog to read about the prize and see what the rest of the team have created.

I've inked up my LOTV Coffee Time stamp and coloured with my Copic pens, although in my close up pic it's looking a bit washed out.  I've used another piece of my SU! special paper, same as last week, and gone to town with flowers.  First up though, here is the card:

I've edged with my embossed faux stitching although it's hard to make out, and I left off a sentiment so I can use if for any special girly occasion. The die cuts are Marianne Design, except the SB scallop cream mat.  The pink pearls on the cream mat are made with a new Viva Decor pearl pen, and yes they do seem to be self levelling so no nipples on top although with the light catching them it looks otherwise!  The flowers are made with MD mulberry paper and coloured with a couple shades of Momento pink die ink, here's a close up of them:

The darker flowers are created with two layers of die cuts, the paler ones with just one layer, and the tiny buds are again one layer then snipped into the middle and rolled up - fiddly but I think they look ok.  I took an emery board to the leaves to highlight the edges and the central vein.  Here's the dies I used for the flowers:

So, the pale flowers are made with the bigger petalled die CR1204, and simply inked, spritzed and squished with a ball tool so the petals come together. Once dry I tweaked a little and added the pearl in the middle.

For the darker flowers cut with CR1201, I inked just the edge of the petals, then spritzed on the back so the ink bleeds a little, squished and then when dry layered up two and added the pearl centre.

The tiny buds cut with LR0160 I made from the paper that I already coloured pink as it's easier to do that way around .. .. then snip into the middle, lightly spritz with water and roll up tight.  When dry they come undone a bit so you might need to re-roll if you want tight buds, but I actually like the loose look!

I hope you like my card today and the picture of the dies has helped - let me know if you prefer to see a list or a picture.

Creative Inspirations are wanting girlie creations this week so definitely one to enter! The In The Pink new theme is floral, along with lots of pink, and a picture of pretty roses in a tea cup .. .. inspiration certainly! and I think my card fits that theme but not sure if it's pink enough, hope so.

Sunshine is back in Cornwall today so I need to finish off tidying the garden and pruning/pulling out some of the spring and early summer flowering things that have gone over to let the light in for the things still to flower that seem to be hiding underneath.  I am beginning to realise that either I'm getting too old or the garden is getting too big .. .. I think more permanent shrub planting that just needs an annual prune might be the way to go, before my back goes!


  1. Stunning card as usual Annie :)
    Thank you for including the image of the dies you have used, it's very helpful

  2. I love coming to see what you have done Annie because you shame me into using the dies (mostly the same as you have!!) that I don't know what to do with. Your flowers are a perfect accompaniment to this gorgeous girlie creation xx

  3. Such a pretty card! Suits the little girls to a T. I always admire the way you use your foliage.

  4. A gorgeous girlie creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us over on the Creative Inspirations this week. Agnieszka DT

  6. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations x

  7. I'm delighted to see you entering our challenge at In The Pink with this stunning card and it most certainly is pink enough! The gorgeous floral paper and your beautiful handmade flowers fit our theme perfectly :-)

    Hugs, Kat x


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