Friday, 5 December 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar & Daring Cardmakers challenges

A Spoonful of Sugar challenge this week is a 'Thank you' card, whilst Daring Cardmaker's want us to use something in the house for inspiration.
I have been meaning to use my bedspread/comforter as inspiration for some time so I was thrilled when I saw this challenge. You will see my little green eyed furry friend on the pillow sham - he usually disappears when the camera comes out but I suspect comfort won out this time.
I used Core-dinations, cream linen and Basic Grey paper to create the patchwork effect, and stitched them together. I cut the flowers with the EK Success retro flower punch and mottled them with Prismas and cut the leaves with the Leone Em punch. The sentiment is a Clear Choice Stamps by Royal Langnickel and brads, ribbon and charm are from stash.

21 comments:

Anesha said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful colours and love the placement of the flowers and bow. Thanks for visiting my blog, I do cherish that photo.

Ann said...

Love both the bedspread and the card - absolutely gorgeous.

Ann xxx

Lythan said...

that is a gorgeous card. And the bedspread is beautiful too

mueppi said...

Your card is so wonderful!
I love it!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Gisela

Rein said...

Beautiful card!

Chrissie said...

Rica, you never cease to amaze me! Your creations just seem to get better and better. This is fabulous and I'm not at all surprised you took inspiration from your bedspread, it's beautiful!

joey said...

This is gorgeous I love your card!. Your bedspread is so lovely too. joey xx

Kathy said...

ooooh I'm not surprised you were eying up that bedspread as inspiration for a card design - it's beautiful! The idea makes a beautiful card design - those colours are just gorgeous

Ellen said...

oh la la chique they are both beautiful designs

Sarita said...

What fantastic taste you have Heather. I love the soft muted colours, your card is just gorgeous, Luv sarita xxx

Pascale said...

I love the colours of the bedspread and your card. You are a very tidy person too! I love the patchwork effect on your card. Pascale :)

Ikki said...

Cute card, cute bedspread and, of course, cute cat! Your cat's like me then - doesn't like his (?) pic taken. Don't even think I'd get snapped in bed,lol. Well, perhaps if it was a comfy as yours! ooxx ikki

maddy hill said...

Beautiful card Rica and i love your interpetation of the colours and the design - like your cat too !

Tara said...

This is a beauty Heather...... aw, and your little green eyed friend is so cute, my Fizzy says 'Meeeow' xx

Sam said...

Stunning card Heather. Love the colours you have used.
Sam x

lisa said...

gorgeous bed and card!!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is wonderful!

Desire Fourie said...

What a lovely card you created with inspiration coming from a bedroom. Congratulations on being chosen as a DT member for Basic Grey. Hugs from Desire

Susan (Sue H) said...

Oh wow Rica, I can see why you had it in mind to use your bedspread as inspiration because it’s beautiful……as is your furry friend!

The card you’ve created totally does your cover justice.
I love the colours and the flowers are perfect for that finishing touch.

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, this is just gorgeous! Love the color block look and all your embellies!
Blessings, Maria

Donnas Den said...

Lovely card, rica, and very suited to your original inspiration.

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