Sunday 16 July 2017

Commissioned 80th birthday card

I was asked to make the card suitable for posting without anything being spoiled ... as flat as possible. It's an 8 x 8 card so it will still require a large letter stamp, but there are no awkward bits sticking up.

I decided to use a long neglected lovely Penny Black stamp 'sweet peas' inked with memento and coloured with spectrum noir pens. This was then cut out with a todo cross hatch die, using a larger one to cut some Hunkydory card as a layer. The background card was embossed with an Embossalicious folder (doesn't really show up much here). Other bits and pieces from stash, including the Hobbycraft ribbon with bow.

This is for:

Penny Black Saturday July challenge: flowers
Crafty friends 62: floral
Daisy chain 10: floral
Stamping sensations July: anything with flowers
International art & soul 12: elements of nature
The ribbon girl July any image challenge
Cute card Thursday 486: ribbons
Really reasonable ribbon 167: anything goes with ribbon
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): happy birthday + a stamp
Paru  July: birthday
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Noor July: use die cuts
Sasayaki glitter July: your favourite colour - love working with pinks and lilac
Colour crazy week 28: anything goes
Color insiration Monday link up 24
Crafty awesomeness July: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 27: summer
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
4 crafty  chicks 359: summer celebrations
Art at Stampz by Star: summer celebrations
Scrap n challenge: summer
Creatalicious 119: anything goes + option: summer
Cards und more 14: anything goes with summer
Glitter n sparkle 248: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 62: anything goes
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
Creative fingers 134: anything goes
DL.ART July linky


  1. What a fabulous card Hazel. Thanks for sharing at Creatalicious, Jackie DT.

  2. Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  3. Your card is beautiful Hazel I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  4. The sweet pea stamp is beautiful. I bet your card was a big hit. Thanks for joining us at IAAS. Hazel x

  5. Such a very rpetty card and I am sure the recipient loved it, many thanks for joining our Floral theme at Stamping Sensations this month. Just saw you linked your other card to SS as well but missed that on your list when I visited for PB&M so thanks.

    B x

  6. Hazel - beautiful birthday card. The recipient will love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  7. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  8. Loving the colours and layout Hazel, very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  9. Pretty Birthday day card, great flowers, thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Summer Celebrations Challenge.
    Leanne DT/4CC

  10. Nicely done, great card and love those flowers, thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.
    Leanne DT/OCS

  11. Love how you colored that beautiful PB floral stamp! The little gems coming down from the bow are a neat element! Thanks for joining us at PBSC!

  12. Very pretty card. I love the image. Someone will be very happy to receive your card. thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Paper Play Sketches

  13. Fabulous card Hazel... Love the colours you have used....
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  14. A fabulous floral creation! beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  15. Lovely birthday card! Beautiful bouquet of flowers you colored. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious
    Tina dt

  16. A very pretty birthday card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

  17. Hello Hazel, Thanks for sharing another one of your cards with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely using a very pretty floral stamp and it definitely fits perfectly with our ‘’Floral’ challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.

    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  18. Your coloring is amazing! I love this bouquet of summer flowers. It's the perfect image for the Cards und More challenge!


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