Monday, May 23, 2011

Mrs Geppetto

Even from across the big pond 
I can hear you all mumbling to yourselves 
Who the freak is Geppetto? pmsl

Well you obviously are not up to speed on your fairy-tales!
(With 2 girls in the house I can't help but be!)

For the record ... 
Geppetto was Pinocchio's father who was by trade a wood carver.
 The story goes that Geppetto carved a boy puppet from wood and wished him to life for his son ....
Remembering now ???

Well this brings me strangely to my post today.
I was asked ... How do I design my cards? 

Today's card is taken from one of my scribbles, from one of my many notepads. It started as a sketch (I think a Mojo Monday one as I have a scribble MM on the top) and I added my thoughts or what I wanted in my card on the other page.  I then built my sketch up.  Not all my ideas flowed onto my card but I certainly brought a pencil drawing to life and hence I feel a little like Geppetto!

Anyway, I want to share my card with you and underneath you shall find my 'scribble'.


If you enlarge the scribble I didn't do to bad.  The only thing on the 'add to list' that didn't make it was the heart scallop die-cut that I wanted to grunge heat emboss and when I built my flower on the sketch I had the thought of adding a feather behind as well but that didn't make the cut either.  I did add the tiny butterfly on the torn edge and glimmer mist to my flower was not on the original plan either but that is the great thing about a scribble, you can take it where you want :)

I also managed to pull off a C5 card and that was a really nice change from the 6 x 6's.  And surprisingly enough I don't have any Thank You cards in my stash and I am in need of one!
And by the way ... The Thank You ticket is a Freebie from Sentiments 4 you or you can click HERE for the direct link to it :)  

Thank you for dropping in on me!
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
*Sparkles Forum - Something Metal - I have staples at the top & bottom of my lace. (1/-)
* 2 Sisters - Use a Digi (1/-)
* CES Challenge - Embellish it (1/3)
* Easy Craft Projects - Pastel Colors (1/-)
* Fun At Fairy Knoll - Flowers (1/2)
* Sew Many Cards - Flowers & Lace (1/-)
* The Stamp Man - Bingo - Stitches (on embossed piece), Red, Sparkle and Bling. (1/1)
* Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Embossing (1/-)
* Paper Play - Sparkle Galore (1/-)
* Southern Girls - Lace and polish (pearls) (1/1 AUS)
* Crafts & Me - Anything Goes and optional Kraft (1/-)
* Kaboodle Doodles -  Distress, Rip & Tear (1/-)
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14 Treasured comments:

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is really beautiful!! Love your design!! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

Angel said...

Woooooo...

Love it, so different but so very pretty.

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Huggies Angel

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, love the flower and folded back edges! Thanks for joining the ‘Embossing’ Challenge’ at DDSB
Debbie Dt x
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Sue C said...

Lovely card, the flower is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Georgiana said...

Thanks for sharing your scribble. I am glad to know I am not alone. : ) Your card is wonderful!

Kazza said...

Such a lovely card!! Doodles are great. Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls. Karenxx

Julie said...

LOvely! Thanks for joining us at DDSB
Hugs,
julie

Shirl said...

Wow what organisation and not bad in keeping to the sketch. It is all beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodles Shop's Best.
Hugs Shirley x x

Jennifer said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for playing at CES challenges....hope you join us again! xx Jenny xx

Donna said...

Ooooh lovely creation and beautifully embellished! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at CES this week :) Donna x

Milliesmarvels said...

This is lovely, I loved seeing how you came up with the design too. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!
Jane
x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Navy Wife

What a lovely card love the tear in the side with the little butterfly! I too like to sketch but I'm not so thorough as you!!!

Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

Dazie said...

Gorgeous make!

Thanks for joining our Metal theme over at sparkles forum challenges!
Dazie
x

Clarky J said...

Wow how fabulous to share how you "create" wonderful design too x Thanks for playing along with the Stamp Man recipe challenge x Janet

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