Friday, 11 September 2015

Hello Friend


A couple of weeks ago Annie set me a challenge to create a bendy card...so I did!!

It was also the perfect opportunity to make something to support a couple of special challenges that are open at the moment.


It was really easy to do (just google bendicards...there are loads!!) so thanks for the shove Annie!! 

This is what it looks like from above.


We all know that as crafters we have to get all the latest stamps, papers and  dies (need I go on!!?) but what I didn't realize was that my Never Before Used Schtuff mountain also included digi stamps and magazine freebies too (shock horror!!) so I had a delve into the digi folder archive and used Surprise from Di's Digis and coloured the sweet little girls with pencils and blender. Purple is not my "go to" colour so that in itself was a challenge. Nevertheless I was really pleased with the result!! The sentiment was a magazine freebie and the centre of the flowers were pearled to echo the pretty flowers.

So, I am off to play at

Digi Choosday #36 - Shaped cards
Chocolate, coffee and cards #99 - Fancy and feminine
Di's digi designs - Use a sentiment

Thank you for stopping by and have a good weekend xx

44 comments:

Jane Savage said...

My favourite colour, Sarah and such scrumptious papers and image!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx

Julie B said...

Not made a card like this before, looks cool.
Sun shining, hay baled, quiet before the deluge!
Have a good weekend. x

Laine said...

Such a sweet image and great design Sarah.
Laine
xx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is gorgeous!! Love the colour, papers and that curve design! So pretty!
Lucy x

Jo said...

Great make Sarah, an adorable image. I used freebies on my blog today too.....it's so easy to just keep buying we sometimes forget all the treasure we already have, especially the freebies! Hope you have a lovely weekend.
hugs Jo x

brenda said...

That shape is so effective Sarah, I need to check out how to achieve it. And of course love your choice of colours, image and flowers.

B x

Pollard Carole said...

This is just amazing I love this design idea and so glad you found that sweet stamp it's so pretty a very lovely card love and hugs Carole x

Annette said...

It's lovely Sarah. Really beautiful image, and a GORGEOUS shade of purple. I have not tried one of these curved cards yet. How do you get them in an envelope, or do you need a box? It's great to see you join in at Squirrel's challenge too. You can't go wrong with purple!
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Annette
xx

Sue said...

I love your card shape and cute image Sarah,hugs xx

Veerle said...

Super card Sarah I love the bend. And to my big shame I HAVE to admit that I too have never before used digi stamps. Shame oh shame. Will have to dive into them and start using these !!!!! LOL
Hugs Veerle x

Lisa xx said...

oh this is so sweet! gorgeous image and really lovely design xx

Lisa S. said...

Until now I didn't know what a bendy card was. Yours is fabulous Sarah!!!

Janice said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, no wonder you are pleased with the result. Love the shape and your gorgeous image and papers. I only have one question... How do you make a bendi envelope...might have to google that next, lol! Jx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the sweet image, pretty papers and fab bendy design!
Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Love the sweet image and the design is awesome! Great colour. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous!

Thanks for your lovely message you left me Sarah, means a lot at this very sad and difficult time.

Hugs
Wendy xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sarah, such a sweet image and fabulous design - I've not seen a 'bendy' card before.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline
x

Lynda said...

Adorable! I love the papers you used!! Thankyou for joining us over at digi Choosday for our 'shaped card' challenge. Lynda DT

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Sarsh....Love the the design and sweet image.....Joolsx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
my this is a wonderful card.
I don't think I have seen a bendy card before.
The image is so cute, and coloured perfectly, and those papers used are so pretty.
I always admire your wonderful papers you use.
You have a great, and wonderful choice.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Milliesmarvels said...

This is lovely Sarah, I have never made a bendy card before, you have inspired me to give it a go x

Mojca said...

Ohhhh it's so pretty, love this kind of cards! your colouring is beautiful. Hugs! Mojca

Anjie said...

Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Shaped card challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love the 3D shape on this one Sarah. Such sweeties in that image too. What a gorgeous card hun. Hugs, Wends x

aussie aNNie said...

clap, clap, clap, well done SArah, I just LOVE your result and see how easy it is to make one. I am totally impressed and in love with the whole design, the gorgeous image and although you say you are not a 'purple' person it looks fantastic....well done...xxxx

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

I love your bendi card .. .. very clever indeed!

Gorgeous papers and such a cute image too!

I have been back-tracking on your blog too. Lots of lovely makes .. .. and I am so pleased you are enjoying using my sketches. I am so pleased I started them as it makes my life so much easier. I am saving loads of time!! Yippeee!!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a gorgeous card. Well done on the bendy design! I would n't dare try that, it would quickly become 'folded' in my case! I love that super cute image which you have coloured beautiful, and of course, your colour choice is lovely...
Sue...xxx
Thank you for pointing out my spelling mistake too! Scummy!!! I ask you (rolls eyes)!!!

Wishcraft said...

Fab design and so cute too... lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lynne in NI said...

Awww how fabulous is this!! LOVE your bendy design, and great job with your purple colour theme too!

MaryH said...

Yay for you on accepting this bendi challenge. I'd say you've aced it. The purple is cute with the sweet kiddies, and love the flower bouquets too. You always have wonderful paper patterns, and was delighted to see you jumped over to the NBUS challenge. Hope you're having a great weekend with some nice weather. Big hugs & TFS.

Marilyn said...

This bendi card is cute, cute, cute... and then cute some more! Love the papers and the clever way you did the sentiment and little posies. Plus, those two little gals are adorable!

Inkyfingers said...

This is amazing Sarah - so cute and intricate at the same time!

Michelle said...

Wow you did a fab job making a bendy card Sarah. This is beautiful. Gorgeous image and purple papers. Hope you are having a nice weekend. Michelle x

Asha said...

What a fabulous card, Sarah. Great job with the bendy design. The little girls are adorable.
hugs Asha

Julie Odil said...

I have yet to try a bendy card, Sarah, but you make me think I need to. I love your two little girls, and though I don't often reach for purple either, your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining our shaped card challenge at Digi Choosday. Julie, DT

Whisper said...

Good on you for giving a bendy card a go and even better that it's in purple too, as it's my favourite colour, Luv Sam x

Craftdee said...

Another lovely card for Di's Digis "Include a Sentiment" challenge. Love the image;-) Don't forget our latest challenge too Donna ☺

Kat W said...

Ooooh, I have been meaning to try a bendy card for ages....well, yours is brilliant and I LOVE the purple! What a super cute card for a special friend :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

*Vicki* said...

What a really special and stunning design!! I haven't attempted one of these bendy cards, but it sure looks pretty awesome here!! Love the sweet images and colors here Sarah!! HUGS

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card Sarah and I love the shape too!
hugs me x

Glittered Paws said...

This is absolutely darling - I have wanted to make one of these cards for a long time - what an inspiration this card is,.

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty! This card fold has been on my to do list for a while Now! I think have inspired me to give it a try!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful fold, really want to try it, hopefully someday soon:) Love the colors and your cute image as well. Thanks so much for playing in our shaped card challenge at Digi Choosday! Hugs:) Audrey DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, look at that, you really do learn something new every day! This is my first time ever seeing a "bendi" card (sounds like one of my words, lol!) and I think it is awesome!! Well done, Sarah! Your design and coloring are fantastic!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5 and thank you for understanding and forgiving me for being so late to comment! You did a great job using your NBUS! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell