Thursday, 9 August 2012

Frustrating Card

Okay... the card itself is not frustrating, but...I have taken about 20 or so photos this morning of this card and they are nearly all blurry.  None of the photos are of the quality they normally are, despite trying some different settings.  This is the best of the lot and I'm not really happy with this one:
If I can take a better photo I'll update the blog post image.  Need to work out why my camera is suddenly doing this!

I cleaned the lens - no better.  Changed the SD card - no better.  Put in a different lens and it worked!  May be something wrong with the other lens although it takes outside photos fine as I tested that too!
Anyway, here is a better image of the card:

But, as one of the challenge closes very shortly, I have had to use this photo.  The challenges can be found here:
Broken Box Stock - Anything goes with one of their images
Play Date Cafe - Pink Carnation, Orange Sorbet and Lemonade

I used three different papers from three different paper stacks:
Kate Knight Totally Tropical Summer Papers - background
Raspberry Road Designs Summer Goodness - Punched border strip
Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee - Matt for image

I have also used:
Broken Box Stock image - Chelsea Mario Storytime
Copic Markers
Ribbon flower (white but coloured with copics)
Three clear rhinestones (also coloured with copics)
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch

I also added some yellow and orange to the Kate Knight paper to dull down the purple and blue colours to keep within the Play Date Cafe colour scheme.

After receiving a comment that invited me to link to another challenge, I decided that I would:
so this card is also being used in the 52 Card Pick up challenge.


  1. Thanks for entering our "Free For All" challenge. The photo is blurry but I "get the picture" and understand your frustration w/digital camera! :)

    For Broken Box Stock challenges we need at least 5 entries to award a winner. The last challenge did not have a winner as we only had one entry (I believe it was yours). Thanks for playing along and I hope you continue to!

    - Wendy,

  2. Super cute!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. Great use of the colors - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  4. I feel for you....photographing can be really frustrating sometimes! The image is really cute, and I love how you colored it! The yellow flower is a great embellishment! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. Such a great card, thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!