Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cath Kidston-like Card

This time, I made the card according to whatever I wanted to put on the card. And after it's done, I went onto my blog's dashboard and search engine to look for card challenges to enter it for. 

Cool that I didn't feel too restricted or stuck during the card designing process just because I was too kiasu (click on the word if you don't understand this term widely used by Chinese from the South East Asia) trying to hit more than two birds with one stone by making card that qualifies for several different challenges. It can be fun to combine challenges but sometimes it kills joy when I spent so long to figure out the design. 

With quite a number of paper stack I happily bought this month, I just wanted to began using designs which tickled my fancy. I have this Paperpad Country Rose by KARS which reminds me so much of Cath Kidston. So, here's first card using design from that pad...

Entry for Card Challenges

Entry for Card Challenge

Just another card I made. Feel the shocking pink is a mistake : p

Not submitting this version.

Paper: 5"x5" Cream Card, Pink Card, Paperpad Country Rose (KARS), The Spring Stack (DCWV)
Accessories: 1.5cm Rose Satin Ribbon, Papermania Red Hot Mini Buttons (DoCrafts),3mm Pink Gemstones (Anita's)
Tools: Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Old Paper (Distress Ink), Sponge Dauber (Tsukineko)

The stripey paper on the scallops and the sentiment were taken from The Spring Stack. That stack has really versatile patterns. Wanted to keep the layout a little less complicated but yet with a little 3D element, so I added a pink butterfly which was embossed.

These are the challenges that suited my Cath Kidston-like Card ;)



  1. Lovely!! Your floral paper is so pretty and a wonderful little butterfly in the bottom corner! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us!!

  2. Very very pretty I love your paper fabulous butterfly too very creative
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  3. what a cheery sweet and bright card :).. love that little butterfly :)

  4. Thanks, Deena & Wendi!! Made my day.

    Hey Annie, thanks for your encouragement ;)

  5. OOoohh stunning! Just it! Thanks for joining us at AGOAC! xx Jenny xx

  6. Beautiful card...Love the colours...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
    Mandy x