Saturday, 4 May 2013

Another purple birthday card


This card uses the background piece of the M & S gift card that I upcycled on the previous card - so I've managed to get two cards from it. Once again I started with a deep purple card blank, matted the recycled gift card background on to which I added sizzix movers & shapers fancy label die cuts in gold and patterned paper. I stamped on to the patterned paper with one of my favourite Penny Black stamps called 'sparklers', inked with stazon vibrant violet - I love the way that this matches the design on the patterned paper (almost by accident!). I used another piece of the patterned paper to mat and layer with the peel off sentiment.


This is for:

Penny Black Saturday May: anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom 96: name your colours - purple, lilac and gold
Aud sentiments 79: birthday
Crafty sentiments: the letter B - birthday, bling, blooms
Allsorts 205: add some sparkle
Creative card crew 35: bling
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): recycled
Die cuttin' divas 113: anything goes
Stamp and create April: use at least 1 die cut
As you like it 1: favourite die and/or punch - I like these sizzix labels dies - so attractive and versatile
Emerald faerie garden 43: ribbons
Spark your creativity 9: anything goes
Our creative corner May: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 88: anything goes
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 138
Inspire me Fridays 101
52 card pick-up 2.18

Happy birthday


I started off with a deep purple card blank on to which I matted a cut piece of shaped card that was left over from making the easel card that I showed here. The panel with a pocket was rescued and upcycled from a Marks & Spencer gift card. This was on a bigger card that had a pull out piece of lilac card that said 'especially for you' - I cut this down and added into the pocket. The shimmery flowers were from Create & Craft.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Hiding in my craftroom 96: name your colours - purple and lilac
Crafting for all seasons 51: monochromatic
Aud sentiments 79: birthday
Wags n whiskers 103: girly birthday
Perfect sentiments 77: make it feminine
Bloggers challenge: a feminine touch
Crafty sentiments: the letter B - birthday, bling, blooms
Corrosive 173: for a special lady
Let's craft and create 69: one for the girls
Crafty calendar May: blooms and blossoms
Forever friends 60: use lots of flowers
Crafts and me 131: floral frenzy
A and T 23: flowers
Freshly brewed May: flowers
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 42: use flowers
Critter 162: flowers
One stop craft 227: flower power
Emerald faerie garden 43: ribbons
Crafty ribbons 44: anything goes with ribbon
Delightful: add ribbon
Allsorts 205: add some sparkle
Creative card crew 35: bling
CCEE 1318: make it shimmer
Spark your creativity 9: anything goes
Our creative corner May: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 49: free for all
Fussy & fancy 88: anything goes
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 138
Inspire me Fridays 101
52 card pick-up 2.18

CHNC challenge 123: let's get sentimental (use a sentiment)

Can you believe that it's May already - more than a third of the year gone already. If you haven't started on your Christmas cards yet then this might be a good time to join in with my CHNC challenge 123 - all you've got to do is make sure there is a sentiment on the front of your card - easy peasy!

The background paper is an offcut of Graphic 45 'Carol of the bells'. The image is a combination of 'Charlie Christmas bear' and 'Christmas word art' kindly supplied by one of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 123Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More, which I coloured digitally in Paint.

The sparkly glittered holly ribbon was bought a few years ago - over the months I seem to have used plenty of it and there's still lots left. The bell is a wooden sentiment that was free with a magazine, coloured with copics. The sentiment was computer generated.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 70
Sparkles forum Christmas 28: favourite festive colours (I love lots of different combos for Christmas, but traditional red and green is still a favourite)
Animal friends 2: checked and/or striped - at least 1 animal friend
Drunken stampers 126: braveheart - movie or tartan/plaid/gingham
Allsorts 205: add some sparkle
Really reasonable ribbon 71: sparkle, bling & ribbon
Delightful: add ribbon
Crafty ribbons 44: anything goes with ribbon
CCEE 1318: make it shimmer
Catch the bug May: anything goes
Kort o mania 85: anything goes
Spark your creativity 9: anything goes
Our creative corner May: 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