Friday, May 13, 2011

The card that almost wasn't

WHY am I so incapable of making a card, from start to finish, all at one time?? Sheesh -- I had this image colored for almost a week before it slowwwwwwwly became a card. And it's really not that complicated --- it just wouldn't come together!

I knew I wanted to join in the High Hopes challenge so I started going through my pages & pages of rubber....

I decided to use Sweet Little Thing, a sweet oldie from the fabulous days of Crissy. I idolize her no matter WHO she draws for! I also wanted to enter the 7 Kids challenge this week -- this is where it got tricky. I started with a circle shaped card -- but my biggest Nestie wasn't as big as I wanted the card. So I used my Creative Memories cutter -- it just didn't look right. Nothing cuts like a die, even when I have a template to use! So I decided to make a regular square card -- a bit smaller than usual -- & just add lots of circles. I'm going to have to invest in some BIGGER dies! I used Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers --- I paper pieced the cupcake liner -- & added lots of glitter to the frosting.

He will always be the cutest ant around!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

High Hopes -- Anything Goes (always my favorite challenge)

7 Kids College Fund -- Circles (clearly a hard one for me)

Papertake Weekly -- Fancy A Punch

Bunny Zoe's Crafts -- Lace

I'm never been more glad it's Friday -- I did something to my back & have been in agony the last couple of days. I am enjoying some heating pad time right now & have taken my quota of Ibuprofen. I hope it's better by tomorrow because I have loads to do. Even though it's supposed to be COLD here in Wisconsin this weekend, I want to go to the plant store!! So far I've bought: 2 Shasta Daisies. LOL -- I usually have a whole arsenal of flowers by now!!

And what did you think about Idol last night?? One word......conspiracy......nuff said.....


Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Michelle,
Oh I love your card!
It's fantastic,everything is so perfect on it.
I absolutely love the paper pieced cupcake liner!! just brilliant.
I never make a card in a day.
Hope your back feels better today.
Love, Mel. xx

Andrea said...

That stamp is lovely! thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

Lacey Stephens said...

Great card!! Fabulous take on the "Anything Goes" Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the High Hopes Challenge!
High Hopes Lead Diva

Niki Estes said...

Michelle, this is absolutely adorable! Those little insects are still some of my favorites from Crissy, too. I miss the old days when Crissy worked for HH and we all worked together. Hope you have a great weekend!

Rea said...

Michelle, love this card, I like how you paper pieced the cupcake liner. If I really saw an ant hauling my cupcake away like that, I think I would just let him have it! Ha! Hugs, Rea

Tanya S said...

Wow I just love the colors.He is one of my fav's!!Fabulous card hun!Thanks for joining us High Hopes!!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Turned out so cute!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

For a card that wouldn't come together it sure is cute! So glad you could join us at 7 Kids College Fund!

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