Sunday, 24 January 2010

A card - but it's made me twitch!

After planting 3 new fruit trees in the garden......decided to relax and make a card.......coloured the gorjuss girl in some lovely deep pinks........big mistake......I always choose papers first and colour the image to match.......so then I couldn't find any papers the right pink.......but on the shelf were 2 Basic Grey papers ready for a planned scrap page.........I never, ever use 12 x 12 papers to make a card.........they were the perfect colour.........ignored them and went on searching through my scraps and mini pads..........I never use 12 x 12 papers to make a card........but they just kept calling out to me........they were so perfect.........I never use 12 x 12 papers to make a card..........only finally [after a lot of wasted time] I did........I love the result........but am still twitching cause I've never used 12 x 12 papers to make a card!!

Now, as usual, the colours haven't come out well in the photo.......more of a deep burgundy.
Gorjuss girl coloured with copics.........BG Perhaps papers [twitch, twitch]...........the plain burgundy card came from Lidl!......flowers and gems came from a lovely little goodie bag I won on Kath's blog...........the sentiment is Clare Curd.........lots and lots of layering on this card.
I followed the sketch on Truly Scrumptious.........some dimension for Totally Gorjuss........pink for Crazy4Challenges...... and the layering for A Spoonful of Sugar
Now I think I'm off to do some deep breathing exercises........to get over the trauma of this!!

24 comments:

freckleface said...

hahaha..lol...and i use 12 x 12 all the time because i bought them to scrap book...bout 3 years ago and have still only done 2 pages!!..your card is Gorjuss!!..

pinky said...

Oh dear, hope the twitching is improving lol. I to use 12 x 12 all the time but then I prefer to scrap on 8 x 8 so I can't lose. I think it was worth it though the card looks really rich in colour and matches your images perfectly.
Pinky

Lauren Hatwell said...

That card NEEDED those papers Jackie. It would be WRONG to deny it...very wrong indeed. You can breathe easy tonight knowing you did the right thing... Lauren x

furrypig said...

great card! I have started to use a few of my 12 x 12 papers as I am not very keen on some of them and also I have not yet completed a LO.... but I will!

humel said...

lol! Well done you overcoming that hurdle - I rarely use 12 by 12s on a card but it has been known, and I did get over it, so there is hope for you hun x

Cheri said...

Well there is a first time for everything and the card cried out for those papers. Well done!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Your journaling made my LOL! Now you do have scraps of that lovely paper for next time.
Love the card - very flower powery.
Rinda

Sharon said...

I hope you're recovered now! It was definitely worth it though as your card is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

性感豹紋 said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選! ....................................................

Doodles said...

Beautiful card i love the stamp as well i can see i am going to have to safe hard this year and try and buy some of the beautiful Gorgus range, Tilda and Wiff of joy because i love all the cards i am seeing made with them.

Your work is amazing your so very talented,

have a great day
Sharon x

Elizabeth said...

The Basic Grey colors are perfect for your card. See how freeing it is to actually cut into a sheet of 12x12? You can always use the rest of the sheets to accent your 12x12 layouts.

Sian said...

Well done! They are the perfect colour so they just had to be used. And I bet you've still got bits left over. Even when I'm scrapping I still find cutting into a sheet really hard..it's ok if I'm cutting the whole sheet into bits; but not if I'm just wanting a little bit of it.

Tracy said...

Really lovely Jacky, I don't like cutting 12 x 12's up either, but sometimes you can't always get the right paper. And your papers look perfect for this card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky....Sorry I haven't visited in a while...I have had a good catch up now though! I am loving your scrapbook pages..I keep saying I am going to do some with our recent events but I haven't even got last summers photos printed off the camera yet! Must do it in one big blow out! Talking of which...your shopping trip was a bit epic but you did do well on the bargains! I love those red Lakeland Buckets...I bet Chichester won't have any left....
I didn't know it was Brighton Show this week and at the moment I have no plans to go...I am alone with the girls as hubby will be at work!
Also have no money spare and no space to fit anymore in....
Are you going? Chat to you soon!

Kat said...

Love how you coloured this lovely Gorjuss Girl, one of my favourites. These papers are just perfect, good thing you gave in and used them! Thanks for joining us at TG and good luck.

Kat x

Liberty :) said...

this is a lovely card! i always use 12 x 12 for card making - the range of papers is fab for it!

craftymum said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at TG
Love sarah XXX
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Jane said...

gorgeous card and your post made me chuckle, I feel just the same!

Michele Spera said...

really pretty with the layers! thank you for joining us at TG this week
Xmichele

Michele Spera said...

really pretty with the layers! thank you for joining us at TG this week
Xmichele

paola said...

Lovely! and she is my favorite gorjuss girl, thanks for joining us on TG this week
smiles
Paola

cats whiskers said...

This is just stunning dear, a perfect creation
Hugs Jacqui x

Kathyk said...

But it was SOOOOO worth it as your card is lovely Jacky
Kathyk

Rica said...

Hi Jacky - tee-hee!! I had that rule (never use 12" x 12" for cards) I've abandoned it, 6x6 aren't big enough - I wish more companies woudl do 8x8. Well worth it though with this gorgeous card.
Fabulous GG and delicious details.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at TS.
hugs Heather xx