Monday, February 13, 2012

I can sing a rainbow

I've just looked up from what I'm doing and this is what I can see from my studio window

Now I know it's only a rainbow but I thought rainbows always followed rain. The thing is....we haven't had any!!! We have had beautiful blue sky and sunshine but no rain. Please excuse the pile of dead wood on the front lawn. We had a new fence erected last Wednesday and secretly hoped that the fence man might have offered to get rid of it for us but he didn't. lol Hubby started getting rid of it a few weeks ago but broke his shredder. He returned it to the manufacturer and they've sent him a new one so he has no excuse now the snow has gone :)

So onto my cards.

The first one was commissioned by my window cleaner who has just been to collect it

The image is a freebie decoupage sheet from a craft magazine, I can't remember who the love heart stamps are by but I have a sneaky feeling it might be Heidi Swapp. The paper flowers are from the Range and I just coloured three of them with burgundy Promarkers. The black element on my cards comes in the form of the gems in the centre of the flowers....they are black diamond. The burgundy card is a double sided metal and is gorgeous. All of the pieces on this card are from my ''Snippet'' folders.  Backing paper is Mr & Mrs by Pebbles Inc and the ribbon etc is from my craft boxes.

I shall be entering my card into the following challenges

Before I go I would just like to say how sad I was when I heard yesterday that Whitney Houston had died. Such a waste of a life and such a waste of that fabulous voice. I know I shall remember her as the lovely girl who sang I have nothing in the Bodyguard rather than the very messy singer who lunged round 'performing' on the X Factor Strictly a couple of years ago.

Thanks for stopping by.


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the take on the theme this week, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have new candy if you are interested :)

Di said...

Wow Jackie - what an absolutely gorgeous card! I love it loads - in fact, it's stunning :) Every detail is just perfect and someone's going to be totally delighted when they receive this beauty!! Di xx

Enfys said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love all the lace border images , and the image is so sweet. Thanks so much for entering my challenge. Totally agree with what you said about Whitney, what a sad end for a remarkable talent
Enfys x

Andria said...

Awww such a sweet card, lovely papers you;ve used :).

Curlybear said...

Oh wow such an adorable creation and one fabulous use of the challenge theme and a super cute image too,

Thank You so much for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 172 Red, Black & White with texture I hope you join us again next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous creation thank you for joining us at SCSC this week good luck in the draw.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OOOOH LOVELY! Wow . . . bet your window cleaner is pleased with that! x