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Friday, 5 March 2010

Bright Birthday

Hi, this is the sketch given at Sweet Stampin. I designed this card for it and it was also supposed to be for the "Birthdays" theme Challenge over at Just Magnolia. However, I missed the deadline of 8pm because some of my precious crafting time was spent on the phone to the police because some kind soul decided to steal both my number plates whilst I was having lunch with my mum in a quiet country pub!! After two phonecalls with the police I then had to go to my local car part store and buy two more number plates and then help my husband put them on! (Well, actually I stood and fetched and watched but my heart was in the right place!!) So consequently, I have only just finished it!
I decided that this card needed bright colours, and chose Pumpkin Pie, Lavender Lace, Rose Red and Whisper White. I then thought about what represents birthdays the most; I figured presents, balloons and of course cake were all a must!
This is an overhead view to show how I've folded back the front of the card.
And...... this is the card flat showing the decorated inside too! Incidentally, despite being a competent seamstress and having previously owned my own sewing businesses...... this is the first card I have stitched!!!

Forgot to mention - I didn't have any papers in Lavender Lace so I made my own using Lavender Lace cardstock and white Kraft ink and the bubble stamp from Circle Circus.


Stamps: Just Magnolia Tilda unwrapping present, Stampin Up (SU) Sale-a-bration stamps "Happy Moments", random balloon and present
Cardstock: SU Pumpkin Pie, Lavender Lace, Rose Red and my own white
DSP: SU Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie, Lavender Lace and Rose Red Marvellous Markers and Watrercolour Wonder Crayons, Kraft WHisper White
Misc: SU Pumpkin Pie 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Stickles
Tools: SU 1/2" circle punch, SU Papersnips, Tombow, SU Dimensionals

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  1. Hi Sally! Welcome to "Sweet Stampin" and thank you for joining us for ths weeks challenge! Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors! The DP is great and I just love that stamp! This is a wonderful card! Sorry to hear about your plates! Love your blog and your work! I am follow'n along and would love it if you would hop on over and follow along with me too! While you are there enter in my candy giveaway!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful art work in the future! Nice to meet you!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  2. Hi Rachael thanx for your kind comments. I've been to your blog too and seen some of your fantastic cards.
    Sally xx

  3. Hi Sally, well i can say is WOW, love the bright colour combo and i really hope you get your no.plates back soon, hope you enjoyed your lunch anyway!
    thank you so much for joining us for a sweet stampin challenge, good luck
    love emma xxx


Thanks for looking at my blog. It is so encouraging to receive lovely comments! Happy crafting!! Sally x

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