Sunday 24 June 2012

Birthday Bunting and Summertime Blues

Another weekend almost over, why do they always go so quickly? I cant believe it's Sunday evening already. The weather has typically been bad although it did mean I got this card finished and another card started, nothing beats a wet and windy day to get some card making done. I also finished the housework, went grocery shopping and made dinner, so I haven't only been crafting (mmm...a bit defensive I think!).

The husband is happily watching the football and I've been blog hopping and seeing what wonderful cards have been created. I am always amazed at the amount of very talented individuals that are in blog land and happy that it is shared this with us. My follower list is getting huge... I wonder if it has a limit? I hope not as I'm sure there are many more out there that as yet I've not discovered. I finished this earlier this afternoon and started on another which was a sketch challenge but I kept adding to it, sometimes I just dont now when to stop! I'm back to my favourite style of the 'more the merrier'. 

Summer colours and Bunting was the theme for this one as I had some free papers from a magazine that I liked the bright colours of and there has been lots of inspiration around with the Royal jubilee etc. Although I went for soft summer colours rather than the patriotic ones. Tilda looks all set for a summer barbecue or party with her wine and picnic basket, wish it was me... Where is our summer?

I used the following-

  • Stamped Tilda- coloured with promarkers and glitter.
  • Textured blue card stock for layering and the bunting 
  • Bunting- me to you butterfly paper, card stock,bakers twine and blue gems
  • Blue bunting and gingham  papers -cool Britannia pack-freebie(magazine) 
  • Blue with blue polka dot paper-me to you
  • White with blue  polka dot paper -not sure sorry ? 
  • Die cut flowers with pearls added -stash
  • Punched border
  • Grossgrain ribbon and bow
  • Blue pearls,decorative pin, butterfly charm- eBay purchases
Sorry the photographs are not great and over exposed I should take them again but i would need to recharge my camera and it takes forever.


  1. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

    I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0)

  2. great card and love that bunting! love the colours and layout!
    thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz
    Kim x

  3. Fabulous card Annie. Great image and I love the bunting.
    Caz x

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia.


  5. Thanks so much for joining in our Ribbons and Bows challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Fabulous card and I love those blues! x

  6. WOW an oldie Tilda - she's super cute. A wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Totally Tilda. Good Luck with the challenge. Hugs xx

  7. Wow lovely card, fab bunting and lovely Tilda, thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz xx

  8. Gorgeous Tilda card, love the bunting. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  9. Oh such a beautiful design, I love the soft blues look it has a real fresh feel.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Tilda.
    Big Hugs

  10. Beautiful, I love the blue tones! So glad you joined us at Dilly Beans!

  11. Such an adorable card! Your coloring is amazing!
    So glad you joined us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge!

  12. So cute! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

  13. Fab card, love the bunting. Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week...

  14. Very sweet card, love the bunting! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge

  15. Hi Andrea what a super card I love this….Fabulous girly image Great work Well done Hugs Elaine


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