Saturday, 11 January 2014

Birthday Bouquet and insomnia !

Hi and a very early good morning to you, as is common I couldn't sleep again which is bit frustrating as I'm the early start at work again today and should not be awake; but I am so being productive. This is a birthday card finished recently for a friend... as it felt like I had been making christmas cards forever I went all out girly and used pink and yellow; which isn't a usual colour combo for me but did mean I created a bright and cheerful card... I also made a box but forgot to photograph it! The stamp is LOTV... I would gladly have all there stamps as they are so sweet and did see on website and recent blogs that they have a fab new range which I'm itching to get my hands on some as they are so cute... I love all their stamps but post Christmas no pennies to spare! You might notice I used a fine liner to put her name on the bouquet gift tag which was tricky as its quiet small-I'm pleased with that. It was well received and enjoyable to make so everyone was happy.

Happy birthday bouquet 

 close up colouring 
acetate butterfly 

close up flowers 

I used the following-
White linen square base card 
Pink and yellow card stock for layering and die cuts 
Design papers (magazine freebies) 
dies used-
from stash- 
various satin and fabric flowers
die cut chipboard sentiments ( magazine freebies)
pink satin ribbons 
paper doily 
polka dot buttons 
acetate butterfly(another magazine freebie)

Its only when I began listing what I've used for this card that I realised just how many magazine freebies I have accumulated since I started crafting; my magazine stash is growing quite large too; I buy or subscribe to most each month...I think I need to cut back!... as at this rate in a few years I'd need a bigger craft room just for these!...hope you have good weekend and aren't to badly effected by the awful weather of late. I'm going to try and get back to sleep for another couple hours before I need to get up for work thanks for visiting crafty hugs Andrea X

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  1. Love the way you have coloured this image. It looks fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  2. This is a gorgeous card Andrea, such an adorable and beautifully coloured image. I love your rolled flowers and the pink and yellow colour combination is so pretty.

  3. What a lovely birthday bear card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  4. What a beautiful card Andrea, really pretty and the colours are gorgeous..Hugs Lozzy xx

  5. This card is gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at CMM.

  6. Love the pretty colours. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  7. How very gorgeous!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles for our Challenge and Good Luck!
    Karen. DT.xx

  8. What a lovely LOTV card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “Flowers”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  9. bEAUTIFUL card Andrea, love the bouquet of flowers which are just stunning.xx


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