Monday, 2 February 2009

Should I or shouldn't I?

Am debating the pro's and con's of making this quick and incredibly dangerous recipe that Dawn posted on her blog. Am not on a diet as such, as I don't believe in them - but I am trying to stick to reasonably healthy eating to lose weight, so its probably not a good idea. BUT I want to try it out of sheer nosiness.

oh what to do! lol

I managed to get a bit of time last night to have a go at 3rd Sugar Bowl Challenge, this time the theme is "Love and Romance"

I used some pink core'dinations card from the Black Magic collection as a card blank - its very effective with the black on the outside and the pink on the inside of the card. I used the swiss dots embossing folder to emboss the front of the card in the cuttlebug, I then distressed the raised areas and the edges with the Basic Grey files. I coloured the image "Claudia the artist" with letraset promarkers, and watercolour pencils to do the shading. The image, the mat and the greeting spot was cut using the labels 1 nestabilities. I added 3 red papermania brads to the bottom right hand corner of the image. Distressed the edges of the mat with the BG files. Added a rub-on to the greeting spot. I used some heart shaped metal shapes from papermania as charms, attaching them with thin gold-coloured wire and black brads from papermania.

That's my valentines card for Graham done - woohoo

I struggled a wee bit to begin with, with this challenge as I don't have any particularly lovey dovey or valentine-y stamps. But I thought Claudia has a kinda sexy alluring feel to her so that would do just fine.


Kathy said...

Very pretty card!! I love your image and she is colored in beautifully!! Also your embossing with the core'dinations looks fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge :)Kathy

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful!
i love the wire on the hearts!
very nice x
I am ignoring the cake recipe.

it looks too tempting!

love tina x

manda said...

Come on I know you will have made that cake!!! Does it taste as good as it looks??

Your card is FAB!!!

Do not think I will be going out in the car tommorrow! Would have loved the chance to get fast enough to use the brakes today lol the car was skidding all over the bloody place.

Mar G said...

Gorgeous card....Sure Graham will LOVE it!
May need to treat myself to some core'dinations Black Magic soon?!
Love how you've used the PM metal shapes as charms (SO Clever).
I've NOT had a good day today, awfi sore & sickness back! :( Contacting Doc tomorrow to get pain meds changed.
Lots of snow here today & think more to come....Posting pics of Robbie's gigantic snowman on my blog!
TC - Lots o love Mar x

Lilian said...

What a striking card and I'm sure Graham will love it. You have colored Claudia beautifully and those Coredination papers work great with the embossing. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous card, love the colouring of Claudia! Louise x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Stunning card! Perfect Valentine! I love the image you have chosen and great use of embossing!
Great job !
Judy x

Lorraine Robertson said...

Fab card honey & oh I printed off that recipe too.... can't wait to try it...

Lorraine xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful card and wonderful colouring. Kim

Meahni said...

Gorgeous card and lovely colouring!

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