Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Amabile

Morning everyone, today I have a birthday card for a special friend Amabile.  A couple of us will be joining her for lunch.

On the weekend I finally got to and updated my Stampin Up folders with all the current colour cardstock.   So pretty.  Now I want to use up the bits and pieces left of the old colour cardstock before I cut into any of the new sheets.  I know it won't happen but this card I made a start. :-)

I started with a sketch from Midnight Madness Challenge #112.  Used a white base card then a layer of Stampin Up (SU) Blue Bayou and Groovy Guava.   I then added strips of the matching gingham which I have had forever.  Another layer of Blue Bayou and backed the image with the very last of my Purely Pomegranate.   This is an image from Cardmadfairy called All Dressed Up.  I have coloured her with my Copic pens and really please at how well I could match the colours in my limited collection.  The jewellery I coloured with gold metallic pen and a touch of kindy glitz to the flowers on the dress.  I also used my copic pens on some paper flowers so that they matched the rest of the card.  Finished with some waxed maroon coloured thread around the edge of the card.  Oh and the silver Happy Birthday sticker.

Hubby and I did not make it to the football on the weekend.  Not sure if it was the weather (showery) or his back that kept us away.  However, I found plenty to do in my now tidy craft room. :-)
Sunday we took a drive down to Bellenden Ker to see Jenny Glaze, a local artist.
The reason for our visit was I was the very lucky winner in the Cancer Council Monster raffle.  My prize is one of her artwork.   Jenny has been very generous and instead of just offering a certain piece of work offered us a choice.   Loved all the work that she showed us but most of it was just the wrong colouring for our decor or probably too modern.  I really love the faces that she paints and kept pointing them out.  Then she asked if we had kids and then offered to do a portrait of them.  Hubby and I were sold.  We have asked Jenny to do it in the style of the painted face on her home page.  Now we have to think of colour, size and get the kids in a good mood to pose for those couple of all important photos.

One other thing was Saturday night to help Amabile celebrate her birthday.  A friend and I went along to the local dance group get together which Amabile attends all the time.  I didn't get up and dance as I have two left feet and they all look like the knew what they were doing.  But it was such a nice night to sit and watch everyone in all finery as it was a ball gown and black tie event.  Everyone had a smile on their face.

Well that is all the news from me today.   Back tomorrow sometime.

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  1. Wow.. I love how your card came rocked the sketch.Love your card..Such a pleasure to visit your blog. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  2. Hi Merry, congrats on being first card up on Make it Monday, It's a lovely card, great layout and love the colours you've combined and the fibres look really fab.
    Good luck in the MIM challenge,

  3. Hi Merry

    You are the first cab off the rank this week with your beautiful card, what a great image.

    Isn't it just a fabulous day here in Gordonvale today!!Got to love winter in the tropics!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  4. Fantastic card Merry, you co-ordinated everything beautifully! I love the thread you used, it really sets it off.

    I loved reading about your weekend, you've certainly been busy :o)

  5. Love this image, great colours and style!

  6. Fantastic card. Saw it on Make it Monday.

  7. Merry, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are delighted that you have joined us!! Your friend will love this pretty card!! Love your colors!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  8. Merry, WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us this week! Your birthday card is just so cute - beautiful colors and great layout! Thanks again for joining us this week, hope you will come back and play again next week!

  9. hi merry
    what a fabulous card ,love the colours and fabby colouring ,i saw your card on MIM and just had to drop by for a closer look
    tracey x

  10. This card is so cute! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation.
    Valerie M
    Priscillastyles Design Team

  11. I'm sure your friend will love this fantastic card! Love the image you colored! Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

  12. How gorgeous Merry! I love the colour combo and layout!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  13. Lovely card - I saw it over at Make it Monday. Hope you can find the time to visit me x

  14. What a fabulous card Merry! I saw your card on Make It Monday and wanted to say how beautiful it is.
    Love your colors and this ribbon is great.

    Hugs, Sande xxx

  15. Gorgeous B'day card for your friend,good idea to uuse up your old scraps.So nice to be able to check out your wok through MIM

  16. Great use of your left over cardstock. And great coloring job. Everything looks perfect together. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

  17. This is a beautiful card! I love the layout and colours! Ruth x


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