Friday, 20 July 2012

Not another RV card!

Yep...hope I am not boring you all too much with my quickie cards.  I have another one to share. It  is the second card I made for the raffle at the Garden Club. Sorry about the shadows distorting the look of it. It really is not bent at all.
I do something wrong when I photograph the cards. They always look like the elements are too close to the bottom and the upper third is blank. It must be something to do with the angle of the card when I place it.
This photo has that look...I had to tilt it to keep the sunlight of the shimmer background. The tilt has given it that bottom heavy look again. Any suggestions on how to take good card pictures would be greatly appreciated.

Now for the big news....It is now the only one left for the garden club raffle!
Little Miss C. came over this afternoon to help finish off some of the lake cards. After learning how to chalk, she decided that yesterday's card needed an uplift. She chalked all around the edges with lavender chalk and we stamped a Birthday greeting on the inside. Of course it was carefully chalked as well...she has discovered her niche!!!LOL.
By this time, she had put the majority of the effort into yesterday's card, so I gave it to her for her "Pony Fund". Luckily for little Miss C, my SIL came over for dinner and promptly bought it as she needed a birthday card for a friend at work. Here is the reworked, lavender chalked card.

Little Miss C was grinning from ear to ear when Mummy came to pick her up. She left with a little golf ball box,  full of cards. I think there were $40.00 worth of cards in her box!  I gave her pretty well all the cards we made at the lake...and some new ones we made today.  She is going to be grinning even bigger when I give her the $5.00 SIL left for her.      My, that pony fund is growing!

While she was carefully placing her beloved cards in the clear card sleeves and sticking her teensy price tags on the back she shared her marketing plans. She  was certain that my oldest DD (Glamour Girl)  was going to want a fancy one, and her other grandparents would surely need some cards, as they didn't have many art supplies at their house!!!!


Julia said...

Sweet story and the cards are lovely! I love glittery, shiny things too!!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So cute that your granddaughter wants to help and make money at it!
Totally sounds like some of the moneymaking schemes and plans my son has had over the years :)
One time he had a paper airplane stand!

As for photographing cards, I stopped trying to lay them down, and started taking photos of them standing up. I am much happier with the results.

Fawn said...

Your cards remind me of Susan Branch. Very nice!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...beautiful cards, can't see anything wrong at all, loVe your colour way and all the pretty embellishments...very pretty indeed...have a wonderful weekend full a crafting fun...Mel :)

Christina Collins said...

Such beautiful work!

byondbzr said...

cute story, love the addition of the ink to the card!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awww, very cute story! The card is so pretty and I love the sparkle.

May said...

Gorgeous work... love the story... Hugs May x x

Pia S said...

I too find it so so hard to take a good picture of cards with something golden on, but I get a good impression of your card anyway. I think the sentiment is so fitting for the theme of your card. I love the pink of the garden gloves and the greens of the leaves of the flower decoration. A really sweet card for the raffle!

soapHOUSEmama said...

so very lovely!

Tracy said...

I could never get bored of your RV cards :)
And your stories about your artist Miss C.
She sounds like quite the little business woman ;)

Mina said...

that is so gorgeous, I love the muted colours...I know what you mean about the photos, its our awful light isnt it
Mina xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Aaaaah a young entrepreneur, that little gal will go places she has a goal and is off and running to make the dream come true. Loved your story and the two cards are wonderful!

Sherry C said...

Lovely card!

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful cards. Great Job. joann sassy raggedy

Shelby said...

Both of these cards are so lovely. The garden theme of the second one is fantastic and the colors in the first are gorgeous.


Lisa said...

So cute love the gloves

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - love it.

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

Ta ta for now.

Hazel x