Morning everyone.....I spied a tutorial for this card over at Stempeleinmaleins and thought I must try. My very good friend in New Zealand is having her birthday this Friday, 18th February. So a perfect chance to try it out.
So I dragged out some papers and card that I had won a little while a go at a Stampin Up day. I think they are older colours as they don't quite match what I have in my collection. Pretty all the same, just can't tell you their names.
The front of the card I embossed with my Victoria embossing folder. Sticker flowers with bling. My friend is always up for a little fun and although this lady in the image doesn't look like her what she is doing looks something my friend would do on her birthday. I found this terrific 'free' image at Beccy's Place called Nell on Bicycle. I coloured her with my watercolour pencils and then added some Kindy Glitz to the dress and hat. Oh and I tried a little thing that I saw over at Alice's (Little) Wonderland. This is where she inked random stamps around the edge of the original image to make it pop.
Now isn't this such a fun card. I just loved the fact that I could send my friend a birthday cake. Yes, thanks to the tutorial, I have made the cake and the little candle box from scratch. I have had this wonderful Pearl Touch in my collection for ages and spied it. Lucky as it was the perfect match for the colours I was using and I think looks like icing on a cake. Some more little punched flowers and bling.
Now this is the lovely purse and tissue holder that I was lucky enough to win in Cathy's auction she had to raise money for the Queensland Funds. Cathy raised an amazing $165......well done. Such beautiful and neat sewing. These are now jettsetting their way over to NZ too.
I am such a lucky person. The beautiful Gail from Gail's Crafty Goings On sent me this wonderful pack of goodies. :-) This was a prize for being the one the that has commented most on her blog. Well what can I say.....I just love visiting her blog and seeing her wonderful creations...they all deserve a comment. Thanks so much Gail. There are lots of papers to play with. A sheet of Acetate with flourishes on ..... bottom right. I have never seen these before but really look forward to using them. Something else I haven't seen befor eare the strips of maroon, green, and yellow papers with gold design and bling that look like ribbon. I think they will be great on a card too.
Wishing you all a terrific Tuesday.
Oh....I will enter my card above into the following challenges: