Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sugar Nellie's "Windswept"

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Well we are half way through the week and today I looked at the weather and thought what a perfect day to make my windswept card!!! Yes it's windy here, still hot but at least you get a little refreshment with the breeze. I spent most of my morning trying to locate my way through the splitcoast stampers site....I think I navigated through it ok, I just have to split my time (no pun intended!!) between the computer, designing and housework, otherwise my eyes will be sore by the end of the day.

I'm really happy with how this card turned out and think the colors work well together, don't you think?? The brightness of the orange paper actually brings out the color of the aqua paper. I colored the stamp in copics (I only have a few so my choices are limited!!), made the image 3D, added the stamped florishes from stampology using Marth Stewarts blue sky ink. I machine stitched both the inside and outside of the card and put the flower embellishment together using a pearl brad.

Card recipe
Stamp - Sugar Nellie's designer Elisabeth Bell "Windswept"
Aqua cardstock by Best Occasions
Orange paper by Making Memories - orange gingham
Ribbons - basic narrows from Michael's
Gems - Martha Stewart - blue ombre
florishes - Stampology
Ink - Martha Stewart - blue sky
flowers - prima

Enjoy the rest of the day, and happy crafting!


  1. Hey Charlotte, I love the way this card turned out!!

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I look forward in sharing more Elizabeth Bell creations with you.

  2. Hi,beautiful card and i like the colours and the layout. hugs lin xx

  3. I just LOVE this card, the colours and evrything about it, I love those swirls......need those lol....have alovey evening hun huggies June xx

  4. hahah...yep you caught me at it...and yep eating chocolate so fed up so having a nibble...havent made a card in ages becuase to down in the dumps and me mojo still on the wanted sitting here miserabley lacking inspiration....but this card has so cheered me up its a stunner and im lovin those swirls...would love them......and its been quite a respectable day here for britain....quite nice....shame im walking around with a big fluffy black cloud over my head lol!!!!!it might be black ..but its deffo fluffy...i like me bit of fluffy stuff....tried shaking the blighter off all day and it isnt going anywhere at the either good night or good morning..not sure of the time which ever it is have a good one....lvs sassyxxxx

  5. Hi Charlotte

    You cards are beautiful. Color combination perfect.I love them all


  6. HI Charlotte,

    you did a great job. You're right, the two colours really compliment each other, and you have added some wonderful details like the stitching and flowers. I really liked your last Mojo card too - I suspect I won't get to do that sketch - no time, but it's really nice to see what others come up with.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.


  7. Hi Charlotte! Your card is just gorgeous!! Beautiful coloring and love the yummy papers!! You have a lovely blog and creations here!! And I want to thank you for playing with us in the DRS hop!! :)

  8. Your card has turned out just bootiefull! for a windy day!



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