Friday, 31 August 2012

Surprise Birthday

well so much for if I had the time I decided that I  would post first and sort myself out for work after so this is a quickie, its for my sister in laws 50th birthday the surprise party is next Saturday not to many people or family member's know I've started making cards so there is no chance of it being seen before hand. I've only made a couple of cards now for family members as my skills improve so I still buy some I allowed to say that here!!!.anyway I'm hoping this one will be ok, I'm happy with it and so is the husband who is officially my biggest critic, if he doesn't like something he doesn't hold back.I think I should have made it a bit smaller, but I was worried that I would cut it wonky as my straight line deficit is still going strong. 
' happy 50th birthday' 
 card insert before being coloured
close up 
I used elements of several stamp sets together.The pretty floral stamp and floral flourish and sentiment where bought as part of a bundle on Ebay unfortunately there was no packaging but they stamped beautifully,there is also a cute pair of birds,hearts and swirls in the pack that as yet I haven't used I reckon would be perfect for an anniversary or valentine card. The swirls where from the same bundle and is part of a hobby art set and works well together I think. The 50 was stencilled and glittered and is the focal point; its the first time I've used a stencil and other than the numbers are not quite parallel (I think this is now my signature trade mark...slightly wonky!) I'm happy and of course used my promarkers for the colouring, I used the same floral flourish inside and decided to colour this also but I took the photos when it was still black and white.I used the same turquoise and blues as the front and finally some ribbon and pearls for added bling and to keep it girly.

I used the following to make this card
  • White Neenah card as base
  • various stamps( as described above)-memento ink 
  •  number stencil- glittered 
  • turquoise organza ribbon
  • heart charm attached with  chain 
  • promarkers to colour
  • blue and cream various sized pearls

I would like to take part in the  following challenges this week


  1. Lovely card Andrea, I'm sure your SIL will love it.
    Caz x

  2. hI Andrea, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Flower Power. Now please put your name down on my birthday candy lol which I don't think you did...not that I could see. I had a busy day as my dad is so full on but I catch up on my creations at night.
    I love your card. Don't let anyone ever tell you anything negative of what you make, in my eyes they are envious...the card is gorgeous, love the '50' and the inserted flowers are beautiful. I never buy cards and who cares if they don't like it, it's the thought that counts and keep positive...Have joined your blog and thanks for joining mine...luv aussie annie

  3. Hi Andrea
    Beautifully elegant card! Love your signature trademark.
    Michaela xx

  4. What a pretty card and so special for your sister-in-law! I love sparkle and most of the time I forget to use it - great job! Thanks for joining the challenge at Repeat Impressions this week.

  5. This is really pretty Andrea - shame on you buying cards, your's are lovely.
    Regarding the wonky issue, I bought myself a little guillotine - it was the best thing I ever bought, no more wonky cutting for me and if I am trying to line up stamps I put a little strip of masking tape and stamp up to that, it really helps - having said that yours looks fine to me.

  6. Very soft, delicate and pretty! Nice work! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!

  7. Beautiful card love the soft blues and design are utterly charming. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Tanda Teaser. XOXO Zoe

  8. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Time To Craft!

  9. Gorgeous creation, love the stamps & the colour is fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

    Caz xx CSD DT

  11. Great won't be buying cards for much longer!.....friends and relatives wil be sending you on a serious guilt trip if you don't make their cards once they see this!

    Thanks for joining in with the Tanda teaser!

  12. Very pretty! Thanks for joining in our Repeat Impressions challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

  13. Super Pretty card, thanks for joining our challenge over at Stamp-n-doodle.



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