Wednesday, 27 February 2013

February Card {Scrapmatts/Flourish with a Bling Product Swap} Glitz Design/Pink Paislee






Hi everyone -   Happy Hump Day!  I'm feeling rather dreadful & on my second course of anti-biotics so far this year :(  I am not enjoying my 2013 routine so far as I don't have the time I would like to spend on the things I most enjoy doing.  Probably the story of many of your lives too?!  Anyway, a lot of thought is going into my time management schedule, so I'm hoping to become better at juggling things soon although I may have to drop some more balls...


My Bestie had a birthday yesterday so it was perfect timing as I got to make this card recently for the Scrapmatts/Flourish with a Bling product swap that is going on RIGHT NOW.  If you want to head over HERE to Scrapmatts & read up on what it is all about there are BEEG PRIZES to be won :)


I used a Glitz Design calendar card from an older collection (which was FULL of  spelling mistakes!  Unbelievable really...) I solved the problem by covering up the misspelt words with the Pink Paislee mistable butterflies (I rubbed a lime green ink pad over them).  I painted & glittered up the Scrapmatts chipboard & used FWAB black rhinestones along the top & bottom of the card & Elize Silver bling for the butterfly trails.   

I inked up the edges in Prima 'Knotted Wood' (have become very fond of that one...) & used a fine liner pen to 'stitch' the edges as my sewing machine is broken :(  I bought a pack of this craft corrugated card recently (unfortunately it only comes in A4 sheets here in South Africa) but I am finding it VERY handy indeed.  I love the texture if provides, and the peek of craft! 





18 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Helen this is just so creative. Love the month of Feb collage in the background.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is so beautiful!! LOVING how you creatively covered the spelling errors with the butterflies! I hope you feel better soon!!!

Kelly Foster said...

What a beautiful card, Helen!! Best of luck with the juggling and time management :) I feel your pain on that one. It can be quite difficult when you have such a strong pull to create but have other obligations that get in the way..I am the queen of the juggling act, lol!

Tracey Sabella said...

So gorgeous!! Love the script butterflies! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Beautiful card, Helen! Talking about time management issues, I have a lot of catching up to do!
Hugs...

juscrap said...

What a beautiful card Helen! Hope you're better my friend. Too bad feeling pain ... xoxo

topkatnz said...

Hope you're on the mend soon and you settle into a new routine. You are doing well keeping up with your blogging. I know what you mean about having to drop and rearrange your balls(haha, sounds a bit dirty!)Can be a hard call. Big hugs:)

Keren Tamir said...

Gorgeous card!! Happy birthday to your hubby and I think to your son too right? I think I saw that on FB. I keep on meaning to email you and time passes and I don't. I always remember when I'm out like now. Im writing from my iPhone at the moment. I can't believe there were spelling mistakes. That's almost comical. Well not really for them lol. Hope you are well
Hugs!!
Keren

Lizzy Hill said...

Sheesh! NOT a good start to your year...hope the body gets on top of your probs QUICK...& yep, juggle around 'til you get the balance right for you & yours....difficult, that....LOVE your corrugated kraft card...looks fab - really nice card - lucky bestie:):):)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

cute card!!!!
I hope you feel better soon!

Alison said...

Sorry to hear you're ill again Helen ...take care of yourself! Cute card!
Alison xx

Mitra Pratt said...

Yes, just when you think you got a jump on things life shifts and then you are sick or just plain tired, all that jazz. It's hard, but it's always good for growing as a peep! Love this card! Green stamp pad makes me happy! Hope you feel better!

Fi said...

Lovely card I really like how you've used this worded paper not always easy to use but very classy looking.

Lynette said...

Another awesome card. I love the Paisley mistable chipboard.

alexandra s.m. said...

amazing card Helen!
All the details are spectacular ;-)
TFS~

yyam said...

Sorry to hear about being on antibiotics...hate the bitter taste on the tongue...hope you get better soon.

Hehe...laughing about the spelling on the pp...surely someone has to go through the proofs...glad you covered them up with those fluttering beauties! :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Sooo beautiful....love this card! Beautiful details!

Eila Sandberg said...

Lovely lovely card again Helen! time management huh? when you've found the answers, could you drop me a hint or two on how to do!! xoxoxo