Sunday, 25 August 2013

Blooming Birthday Girl

Good morning and its good to be home...we had a fab time away and are back rested and relaxed. The wet weather yesterday made for a perfect stay at home day so I finished unpacking and had time to do some card making...I've at last started on my christmas cards I've being saying this for at least the last 3 weeks if not longer and finally I've gotten them finished cards as yet but lots of stamping die cutting with my new stamps which I have been itching to use. Today is the more mundane tasks of housework,ironing and food shopping before going back to work next week. I'm working tomorrow but only in the morning which is great way to ease yourself back into things and makes for a short week..great!

Birthday wishes 

Having bought the Molly Bloom project kit when it hit the shelf's I couldn't wait to use it,I had bought last years christmas kit and I'm delighted to say yet again its fab. I finished this Molly Bloom card a few weeks ago...I've got a quite a few cards now that as yet I've not posted...there's been some sneaky peaks and progress updates on my WOYWW posts but many have not made it this far yet... will catch up eventually! I do love these stamps and the project kit is always good value for money,it has so many inspirational ideas and fab projects to do.

Close up Molly

My sisters birthday is at the end of the month; so I  think its going to be making its way to her as its a bright and cheerful card...just need to check which other cards I still have first...just to make sure its definitely the right one !

Cupcakes with glossy accents !

I struggled a bit with cutting out the finer details of the various bits and bent her hand... you can see the crease and the cherries have got to be the smallest things I've ever cut out!...the stalks where tiny and very don't look too close!although I do like the glossy accents on them do people manage to cut out such tiny elements so perfectly...thank goodness for die cutting I say!...I created the die cut circle background using the small flower stamps and heart from the set and coloured them with prisma pencils as wanted the colours to be more vibrant on the craft card...don't think they would have been with alcohol markers?...but I didn't try so might be totally wrong about that.

I didn't expect such a long post!...sorry.I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and the bank holiday, lets hope the wet weather doesn't get in the way to much!...thank you for visiting...Hugs Andrea X

I used the following products-
Square base card-craft card 
floral and yellow gingham paper-from kit -pink card layering   
Girl stamp - Molly bloom birthday parade kit coloured Copics and Promarkers  
Flower heart stamps - eyelet circle- kit as above - coloured Prisma pencils
Lace border die- (beneath ribbon )-pink card
From stash
Happy birthday (magazine freebie)stamped on craft card 
Just for you sentiment-magazine freebie
Time for cake stamp-magazine freebie
Pink bakers twine,heart charm.
Faux stitching

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  1. A beautiful card with your tiny cherries lol, thanks for joining us at crafty catz

  2. a very sweet and charming card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Smashing card, thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck cheers Sue x

  4. I'm so pleased you had a lovely holiday Andrea and that you are now rested and relaxed - long may it last!
    Your card is lovely, so many fabulous details - those cupcakes look good enough to eat and your cherries might have been difficult to cut out but they were well worth the effort.

  5. Yummy! So many lovely and sweet details on this creation, love how you made that. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  6. Love this card, full of 'sunshine' and beauty.xx

  7. Love this card, full of 'sunshine' and beauty.xx

  8. Such a pretty card Andrea. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.

  9. She is so sweet. Love those fabulous cupcakes with their shiny cherries.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  10. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Patties Creation Design Challenge # 74 Anything Goes

  11. Adorable card. Thanks for playing with us at CMC.

  12. Great image abd card love it. Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers with our Anything goes challenge hugs Tania xx DT

  13. great card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week

  14. A lovely card.I am sure your sister will love it. Thank you for joining us in the Kraftyhands challenge.
    Sylvia x

  15. So sweet and delicious looking! Glad you joined us at CMC.

  16. Love the cupcakes! Thanks for playing at Alphabet Challenges.


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