Friday, 3 May 2013

Special birthday card


I was asked by a friend to make a card for his wife's 70th birthday. It was her birthday yesterday (hope you had a good day, Diane, if you see this) so I can safely show the card now.

I used two shaped cards, cutting the front off one to make the upright of the easel. The middle nestie shapes and the edges of the card were edged with spectrum noir pens. The middle panel was stamped randomly with a little unknown blossom stamp that I've had since I first started cardmaking - one of those very useful little ones - and I coloured the blossom with a spectrum noir. The sentiment was printed directly (had to have a few goes at this before I got it right). The shimmery flowers are from Create and craft - the smaller ones were white, so I inked them with spectrum noirs. The piece of ric rac ribbonand the gems were from stash.




This is for:

The house that stamps built DCC424: shaped cards
Totally papercrafts 165|: don't be square - shaped cards
Di's digi designs: anything but square
Lacy sunshine 7: monochrome
Crafting for all seasons 51: monochromatic
Spectrum noir May: purple
All kinds of cards 79: birthday card
Aud sentiments 79: birthday
Wags n whiskers 103: girly birthday
Perfect sentiments 77: make it feminine
Bloggers challenge: a feminine touch
The stamp spot May: feminine
Let's craft and create 69: one for the girls
Jellypark friends: it's a girly challenge theme
Crafty sentiments: the letter B - birthday, bling, blooms
Corrosive 173: for a special lady
Nightshift stamping: something special
Fairytale 66: a very special occasion
By the cute and girl May: flowers
Forever friends 60: use lots of flowers
Crafts and me 131: floral frenzy
One crazy stamper May: flowers
Sandy's crafty creations May: anything goes with a twist - must use a stamped image, die cut and 3 or more flowers
A and T 23: flowers
Freshly brewed May: flowers
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 42: use flowers
Critter 162: flowers
Get inky 3: fabulous floral fun
Nutcrafters 41: bingo - I chose the bottom line: die cuts, gems, ribbon
Die cuttin' divas 113: anything goes (label die cuts)
Stampavie and more 192: lots of die cuts
Stampin' for the weekend: die cuts and/or punches
Stamp and create April: use at least 1 die cut
Creative card crew 35: bling
Whimsical: bling it out
Really reasonable ribbon 71: sparkle, bling & ribbon
Emerald faerie garden 43: ribbons
Delightful: add ribbon
CCEE 1318: make it shimmer
Divas by design: add a number
Fashionable stamping 46: sentimental
Southern girls 68: you can say that again - sentiment
Crafty ribbons 44: anything goes with ribbon
The crafting cafe May: lady luck
Mema's crafts May: anything goes + option: May flowers
Crafting musketeers 1: anything goes
Bearly mine 84: anything goes
LEJ 51: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 118: anything goes
Through the craftrom door: anything goes
Kort o mania 85: anything goes
Spark your creativity 9: anything goes
Our creative corner May: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 49: free for all
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 88: anything goes
Inky linky 13
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 138
Inspire me Fridays 101
52 card pick-up 2.18

Guest design slot for Christmas stampin' all year long


I'm privileged to have been invited to be a guest designer for Christmas Stampin' all year long challenge 14 where this inspiration photo is given:


I used the Theodore's Christmas present digital image kindly supplied by the sponsor, Bugaboo Stamp, coloured with spectrum noir alcohol pens with a sparkle of  icicle Stickles. The diamond matt foiled card is an offcut on to which I layered some netting and silver ribbon as well as the sentiment that was left over long ago from a Kanban kit.

Please click on the link for the Christmas stampin' challenge and see what the design team have done and, hopefully, join in.


This is also for:

Facebook A card  a day
All that stickles: icicle
Spectrum noir May: purple
Lacy sunshine 7: monochrome
Crafting for all seasons 51: monochromatic
Crafty ribbons 44: anything goes with ribbon
LEJ 51: anything goes
Kort o mania 85: anything goes
Spark your creativity 9: anything goes
Our creative corner May: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 49: free for all
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 88: anything goes
Inky linky 13
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 138
Inspire me Fridays 101
52 card pick-up 2.18