Wednesday 18 February 2009

Another Simpsons Birthday card

This is our card for George - same background, this time on a blue base card. The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is a lot lighter irl - more coppery.

Another one to link for 'B is for blue and brown' on ABC.

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Simpsons Birthday card

This is a card for mum to send to one of my niece's sons, who is mad keen on the Simpsons.

The predominant colours are blue and brown, so they fit the ABC challenge 'B is for blue and brown'. I used a brown linen background card, a piece of blue and cream striped K & Co La Boutique paper (I thought it matched the background on the Simpsons tag).

Apologies for the crooked scan (and the dirty mark to the right of the silver 11 - it's a mark on the scanner, not the card - I know, I should clean it!).

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Music and dance

Cute Card Thursday challenge 47 is 'music and dance'.

I used a music stamp I bought last week from QVC (one of their foam ones - inexpensive and work well) and a Jolly Nation shrink plastic dancing couple mounted on a circle embossed with Swiss dots. The music has been stamped on to a piece of Anna Griffin mat pack cardstock - just a few faint pink flowers here and there.

Saturday's Workout 42 is 'work with shrink plastic', so I'm linking for that.

It's a while since I've done anything with shrink plastic. I coloured in with ordinary colouring pencils - the dress has come up darker than I intended (it's easy to overdo it because the colours intensify with the heat).

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Chocolate brown and pink card

For this card I followed the sketch on Friday Sketchers 39:

Challenge 49 on My Time to Craft is 'brown and pink' - I just love this colour combo.

On Stamp Something this week the topic is 'chocolate', so I've used some chocolate brown papers, ribbons and flowers.

And on Dutch Dare this week for challenge 35 they say 'we would like to see buttons and bows', so they are included on this card.

I've used HOTP papers, flowers, buttons, sentiment and ribbon from stash; the stamped image is one that I received this week in a swap from Bex on JB - it was already stamped with brown and I have very lightly chalked with pink. The ovals were torn round acrylic templates.

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Since taking the photo, I've adjusted the primas a little on the lady's hat as I was aware that you couldn't see her eye!