Monday, 14 March 2011

CARD CRAFT S.O.S!!!!


This is a quick rescue of the second card I created in my previous post, I got carried away with the beaching and ended up with a horrid uneven panel along the bottom.

I have simply machine stitched a scrap of black card, attached this over the damaged area and trimmed down to fit, then added a PC printed message.

This card started out as clean and simple for Less is more but now perhaps best suited for some other challenges
The STAMPMAN is looking for Florals (with Mother's Day in mind), I love the chance to make a card in honour of my mum, She passed away 14 years ago but she will always be with me and I love the chance to still make her something special as she was a truly special person.

BEE CRAFTY is also looking for Spring florals but this time in a digi format......until the card was rescued the entire design was created on the PC with a free digi (downloaded ages ago) from FRED SHE SAID.

POLKADOODLES has a colour challenge of black, white and ONE other colour.

Then I began to wonder, as the card was no longer CAS.....

perhaps it needs something more?

SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW has a handmade flowers challenge and DARING CARDMAKERS suggested "homebaked" (homemade embellishments). so........

Laying in front of me on my very untidy work surface was a scrap of ribbon cut from a scrap that I used on Katie's card last week!!!
With a quick running stitch I gathered the ribbon and stitched to secure, I then noticed a little black headed pin on the pin cushion which I pushed through the centre of the flower then used the pin to tuck behind the black panel....I was going to stitch on a button but I liked this better.

Really this card was destined for "recycling heaven" but actually I was quite pleased with both rescue options...so it's thanks to the challenge sites for some inspiration!!.... I think I now have quite a useable card.


17 comments:

Lynda said...

Your handmade flower is lovely and made from a piece of scrap ribbon too - even better! Love the card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Zuzana Obert said...

Love your card Diane! It is so gorgeous and what a cutie is your ribbon flower. Thank you for sharing your talent at The Daring Cardmakers.

Zuzana x x

Caroline Hallett said...

very pretty card and a good recovery from a "mistake". I do like this card more than the CAS one.

Jenny said...

What a great rescue for your card. The black stitched border is just right. I love your little ribbon flower although I prefer the card without it but that's just me...this CAS style is rubbing off on me !!!!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

What a happy mistake! It turned out adorable.
Thanks for sharing it at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hope to see you again soon.
~Renee
SCH DT

Aileen said...

I love it when you can rescue a card and you have done this brilliantly. Both cards are fab. x

Colette said...

Great card, I love the flower, the whole thing looks really elegant, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week, good luck! Colette xx

Cec said...

I wish some of my mistakes looked this good. Love the sweet gingham ribbon flower. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow and I hope we will see you again.
Hugs!
Cec

Audrey said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Rein said...

Pretty card, love the flower!

Michelle said...

Lovin your cards Dianne, so clean and fresh. Thanks for joining us at the Stampman this week
x Michelle

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant! Great to see your work at Polka Doodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Sharon Basel said...

Pretty card - I always love yellow and black together and this is wonderful. A nice simple look that is impactful - especially with the handmade flower. Thanks for joining the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge.
Sharon, DT

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Dianne. Love the yellow and the little flower you made is so pretty.
Thanks for joining in with my Polka Doodles colour challenge and hope to see you again.
x

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our B&W plus one colour challenge - great card! A very elegant card....Cheers Claire x

Tip Top said...

Great rescuing! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

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