Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm back....80th Birthday card and Market Stall


Morning everyone, how nice it is to be able to visit blogland again.  Yesterday, I spent recovering from being on the stall all day on Saturday also caught up on a weeks worth of blog posts around the world.

Today I would like to share with you this card I made for Sister Carmel who was part of my life in Grade 5.  As you can see she turned 80 just recently.  My Mum asked if myself and friends (5 of us) would give a card with a couple of words in there for her.  I certainly enjoyed catching up with my friends and bringing back such good memories.

I decided to do a joy fold card.  Started with purple Bazzill card and then a layer of green bazzill card which I ran through my Victoria embossing folder.  On the inside I have used a pearlised white paper and ran it through my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I then coloured this lovely Fuchsia image by Ruth with my Copic pens.   Next I finally got to use my 80th birthday sticker on this card. :-)

I would love to enter this into the following challenges.


Here is our stall at the markets.   We had such a lovely day.   Very cold to start with.  As I left the house at 6.20am it was 8C......brrrr...  The day warmed up and the winds set in but there were lots of customers too.   This is my best markets ever.  Selling over 30 cards.   Normally I manage to sell about 10.  So I am still beaming.

Best go and do some work ....have a great day everyone.





31 comments:

  1. What a lovely birthday card! AND WOWIE...CONGRATS!!! I would be all smiles selling that many cards! Great job! :)

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  2. A BEAUTIFUL card and I am sure the recipient will love it!!! What a fabulous store and well done on selling so many cards!!
    xx

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  3. Wish I could have come to visit your stall
    Cheers
    Sonia
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the design of this card and the colour combo.
    Well done on your stall sales. I went on a workshop with Brenda at Sir Stampalot on Sat-hopefully blog about it when I get back from work tonight.
    Linbyx

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  5. Hi Merry,
    I love the card you made, it really is gorgeous and will be well recieved......your stall looks fab, so glad you did well...xxx

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  6. Kaunis kortti, kauniin värinen. Mukavaa päivää :)

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  7. Beautiful 80th Card Merry I am sure Sister Carmel will looove it! Congrats well done selling all those cards can see you smiling from here lol! Take CareX:)

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  8. This is so pretty and elegant!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Make it Monday...remember, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!
    Rene ;D

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  9. Congrats for selling 30 cards. Well done and may the figure grow.

    xxx Monica

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  10. Sorry forgot to mention how beautiful and elegant this card is. How happy Sister Carmel must have been to receive it.

    xxx Monica

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  11. wow gratulation! I could not come( Gordonvale is a bit far :-)) but I tell you: I would have baught for shure this wonderful card! I love the background and the wonderful stamp an coloration and the colours-- a realy great work!
    Best wishes Ilo

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  12. Congratulations on your big day. Good for you selling your lovely creations. I like the gatefold you did with this with the variety of colors. Thanks for entering the Embossing Challenge over at Speedy the Cat's friends and Mark's Finest Papers.

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  13. Ohhh what a lovely card. I am sure it will be well received.
    Also contrats on your day selling cards. You did fantastic.
    Carolyn

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  14. Oh how lovely, love the purple. Came here from MIM.

    Judie

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  15. Glad to hear you had a good sell. I did shows also but I don't do outdoor.

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  16. I love the card. The colors are so nice together.

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  17. beautiful! love the unique fold and the simple design. so happy to hear that you had fun at the market, yay! for selling well, too! =)

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  18. Such a beautiful card, I love the colours you have used.

    I have hopped over from Make it Monday.

    Love Clairebears x

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  19. WOW, WOW, WOW this is a card that has true wow factor! It is a stunning 80th birthday card. I love the layout and the yummy texture. thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Sorry I forgot to say I saw your card on Make It Monday!

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  21. Hi Merry, noticed your card on Make it Monday so popped over for a closer look. I love the colour combo - it's a really elegant card :o)
    Well done on your success at the craft fair too!
    Hugs Jenni x

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  22. Saw you on Make it Monday. What a lovely card. The embossing is really nice and I love the colours.

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  23. What a beautiful thoughtful birthday card. I am sure it will have special meaning for her.
    I love the picture of your stall! Congrats on all those sales!!!!!

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  24. Wow--what a beautiful waterfall card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

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  25. Hi..this is such a clean and fresh looking card, the colours and embossing are super. Congrats on selling so well at your stall,too! Ruth x
    PS Mind if I add this to my gallery?

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  26. What a beautiful card. Love the image and the color combination. Well done! Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  27. Well done on selling so many cards! Not surprised though - you have great style!

    Thx for joining us at Make it Monday! Hope to see you for our next challenge on...Monday of course, lol!

    Mary J x

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  28. Oh wow!! The embossing is just perfect for this card and the layout is fantastic hun. I love everything about this!! :0) Huge congrats on your day going so well too! Smiles. Popped in from MIM - so glad I did! KraftyKaren.x

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  29. What a clean looking card here!
    And happy birthday to your Sister Carmel too! :D

    RORO LEE from MIM

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  30. Hi Merry, saw your card on make it Monday & had to stop by to say how lovely it was & to have a closer look! It really is beautiful!
    Well done on tripling sales btw!
    God Luck in your challenges!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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