Friday, 5 March 2010

The curse of the sweet Hedgie

Hedgie for Mum

I'm a fool - it's a fact! I made this card for the Penny Black challenge, which I'd written in my book as being a Mother's Day card theme, I just looked at PB's blog and it's no such thing plus there's a sketch to follow - which I haven't, so I got it completely wrong - oops! I think this card is cursed as it caused me no end of problems, you know when it just all goes wrong and takes ages to put together, well this was such a card and then when I'd finished it and opened it up to put in an insert, the card was back to front! Aaaargh!!!! However, all that said I do like the finished card, so that's something at least, and I have found some challenges to enter it in!

Here's the details:
Stamp - Penny Black, coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils
Cardstock - SU! Mellow Moss & Whisper White
Bling & roses from stash
Also used - Cricut for swirls & "mum" plus nesties.

I'm entering my card into the following:
CRAFT - Mother's Day/Flowers
Simon Says - Mother's Day/Girly
Allsorts - Mother's Day
Totally Papercrafts - Mother's Day/Special Lady

I still haven't found the fairy card I made the other day either - I think I need a holiday!!



Sally said...

Love your card! Your mom will love it too!

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. You would never guess it caused so many problems. Thanks for entering Vee's sketch Pad. Elaine

Tinchen said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte,die Farben toll gewählt und das Motiv perfekt.

LG Tinchen aus German

Sue said...

lol Jan
i do things like that, this skeych is the one i did last week for Totally Papercrafts.
Gorgeous card luv the hedgie, beautiful papers & embelies. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Heather x said...

oh babe, you've made me laugh with all your exploits! I have lost count on the times I have made a beautiful card that I am proud of...only to find that I have done it back to front.....we are experiencing premature old age together!
Take care x
*hugs* Heather x

Margreet said...

this is such a gorgeous card Jan, despite all your troubles with it!
xxx Margreet

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant. i hate when that happens!! look on the bright side.......... its beautiful! no matter how hard it was and the trouble it gave you..... it's beautiful!!!

Dora said...

Oh don't worry about all the mishaps to create this card... it happens sometimes.... but it's just so beautiful, I love the papers and the hedgehog is so cute xxx Hugs

Vee said...

Hi Jan! thanks for taking part this week at Vee's Sketch Pad. Your card is gorgeous and I love those papers and the PB image not to mention the fabulous swirl. Glad I'm not the only one that messes up with
xx Vee

joey said...

Hi Jan

Your card is fantastic, I love the softness those pencils you used have given the image. Thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts


CraftyC said...

Its a beautiful card Jan. Love the colours and gorgeous swirls!

Faye said...

OK, so it's caused you trouble, BUT. It's lovely, the colours are so pretty, love the swirls and the roses. Take a holiday - I think that's where the fairies are! x

Crafting Joanne said...

Awww this is gorgous hun, such a cute PB image and the colours and papers are so dreamy. Despite all the problems you encountered you've certinly come up trumps with it in the end Jan.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts.


Joanne xx

coldwaters2 said...

Jan this is beautiful loving the papers and design those scrolls are perfect with the gems I adore that image and the scalloped nestie and those card.

Lorraine x

Janneke said...

Great card Jan ;0)
Thanks for joining us at TPC this week!

Janneke X0

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is a brilliant card love the image and your detail is the tops hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Tasha said...

Cursed? I think not. Its beautiful! I wish my cursed cards looked as good as this. That image is ttally adorable and i think its perfect for a mothers day card
love tasha xx

Suzi said...

Hi Jan, well it turned out absolutely gorgeous, so It can't be cursed. love the image and your lettering. The papers are delicious too. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Mel X said...

Aww, love this hedgie! Despite all the setbacks this has turned out wonderfully. Love the flourises and gems. The flowers are gorgeous and the papers so pretty

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts

Mel X

Trimgym said...

Fab card, image and colouring, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and your colouring, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose x

Jean said...

Hi Jan, have been looking through your blog - far too many beautiful cards to comment on all - love your style and I've signed on as a follower. Your work is fabulous!