Thursday, 7 May 2009

one card for 4 challenges

Helloooo girlies.................Thursday already..........wooohoooo! Don't know where the week has gone but am glad it's almost the weekend :o) It is Wild here today, high winds and a LOT of rain!! I am glad to be indoors and cosy.

The challenge over at Cute Card Thursday "Happy Mail" ~ to make a card to cheer someone up got me thinking of a friend who's been having a hard time recently. She's only 24 and her mum died 6 months ago and she is struggling to manage the house on her own and is going to move away in September to be nearer her brothers. She is having a few problems at work as well so I thought I would send this to her. She is "cow mad" or should that be mad cow (heehee) Using the cow image means I can enter this into Daring Cardmakers where the theme is "Old MacDonald". The sketch is from Friday Sketchers, I have flipped it round a bit and the colour scheme of Brown, Cream and Red is from Colour Create Challenge. Phew think I got them all lol.

I have tried some distressing for the first time, I edged the layers with the brown promarker then attacked them with my scissors!! I have to admit I quite like the effect although it was rather strange to be trying to make my pristine edges rough lol

Image: Custard by Sugar Nellie, coloured with Promarkers
Papers: Papermania "antique cream"
Ribbon: SU gingham
Button: SU
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley


All Pink girl said...

Oh i love this card ,fabulous image and choice of papers ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxx

Kath said...

gorgeous card and I love your colouring of Custard and great work on the distressing...although I can see you were trying to do it nicely....just get in there and distress...the rougher you are the better....Hugs Kath xxxxx

Macpurp said...

oh this is LOVELY!
i do like the cow and the colours, perfect for the challenge and perfect for your cow mad mate!
love tina x

brenda said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so cute and what a brilliant fun image.

Brenda x

Dawn said...

\Awww this is just soooo cute

Great job wow 4 challenges


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.
Hugs Riet.x

Deb said...

Fabulous card, love the cow!Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! Have a great evening! Debx

Natalie said...

Lovely card. x

Bev said...

Woohoo on the challenge combo babe - and what a fab card too!! x

Anonymous said...

Fab card - love the image and the colours! :)


Sharon said...

Fantastic card Amanda. Your distressed edges look wonderful (yes it is strange attacking those edges but they always look good). Fab use of the colours. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Tasha said...

Oh this card is super cute - the image is absolutely wonderful! lol. Loving the colours and papers
love tasha xx

Crafty Cards said...

This card is sooo cute and I am sure will bring a smile to your fiends face.

Chris said...

I love your card Amanda! Custard is so cute and your distressing looks fantastic. Great design and papers too. Glad you could join us at CC this week. Chris :)

Manuela said...

fantastic card!! love the colours and the imsage is very cute :D hugs, manuela

Christine (Craftling) said...

Loving this! That cow is adorable, isn't she? :o)

Chris xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

REally cute! great image