Thursday 18 June 2009

Commissioned card: pile it on!!!

I was asked to make an 80th birthday card, pink and purple with flowers.

I used this week's sketch on Friday Sketchers challenge 56:

As I used two ribbons on the card (one across the middle and the glittery one tied at the side) I'm linking for challenge 2 on Pile it on: 'wrapped up in ...': 'We want you to use RIBBON on your project - at least TWO DIFFERENT RIBBONS! You must, of course, combine with at least one other challenge!'

The idea of Pile it on is to combine with other challenges - the more, the merrier! So, here are the other challenges that I'm linking for this card:

Lots to do challenge 24: 'no theme, you choose'
One Stop Craft challenge 33: 'add some sparkle' (the ribbon on the left is glittered and there are lots of gems on the butterflies, etc)
Double Dutch challenge 20: 'my one and only' - one colour: shades of lilacs
Created by hand: 'your choice'
Everybody Art challenge 44: 'Happy Birthday'
Simon Says: 'Happy Birthday'
Flutter by Wednesday challenge 62: open theme: 'This week the challenge is an open week as long as your card has a butterfly or fairy on it'
A Spoon full of sugar challenge 55: 'butterflies'
Just Bex: 'ways with ribbons' - 2 different ways
Tander Teaser 102: beautiful butterflies'

Wow! And all because I was asked to make an 80th birthday card.

I used BG Eva papers, made a 'nestie' oval with printed sentiment on computer, with the addition of flowers and ribbons from stash. The outer flowers were white, so I inked with wisteria chalk ink and did the same with the butterflies, edged with orchid pastel chalk ink.

I'm also submitting this for the Artistic Stamper June challenge on CBC - there isn't actually any stamping on it, but there is inking.

If you haven't left a comment for my blog candy, please take a look here and join in - only a few days to go now - and you've got to be in it to win it!


  1. Oh that is lovely Hazel! So pretty! I love the swirly butterflies :)

  2. Wow Hazel your card is absolute amazing, love the papers, Flowers and Butterflies.

    Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Challenge and EAC.


  3. ha ha, I think 'pile it on' must have been made for you Hazel! Lovely card and well done for getting so many challenges onto one card.

  4. Beautifully done!! I love it!

    Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!


  5. WOW, very pretty Hazel and so many challenges!!!

    Thanks for including ours this week - Lotstodo - Sam xxx

  6. hazel,
    your cards are so distinctive, if I see this card someplace else I would know it was YOUR card, they have a very victorian flair.

    Thanks for playing again w/ us at Pile It On!

    -- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

  7. Wonderful card and how neat that it fit so many challenges!! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter By challenge!

  8. great card

    It looks fab!!!!

  9. A beautiful, special card Hazel! Thank you for playing in the Double Dutch challenge :D


  10. Absolutely stunning card Hazel ! It's just beautiful !! The papers, flowers, everything is gorgeous :-)

    I am very impressed that you found so many challenges to enter ! I haven't heard of some of them so I'll be taking the links :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon says Challenge :-)
    Lorraine x x

  11. Wow what a gorgeous card! Love the fab papers and all the great details.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge.

  12. Stunning card!
    Thanks for joining in at Friday Sketchers this week. Hugs Jeanette xx

  13. What a wonderful card! Love the details.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge.

  14. Love your card, and you really did pile it on with the challenges!! Awesome!! Thanks for playing the Flutter By challenge with us this week!!

  15. Wow what awesome eye candy Hazel. Your papers are gorgeous and the butterflies frame the sentiment so beautifully. Ooh that ribbon is delish as are those gorgeous flowers.
    Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesday.
    Nicola -x-

  16. wow so a beautiful card !!!love the butterflys !!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46

  17. Wow!!! Gorgeous card, Hazel! Love every little detail about it. And I hardly can believe you managed to combine SO MANY challenges with only one card *wow* ... GREAT work :)
    Thanks for playing along with us :)
    {love} Sylvia
    eac team

  18. Great job! Love those butterflies! Thanks for playing at FBW!

  19. So cute!
    Klasse, dass du mitgemacht hast.


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