Thursday 2 June 2011

A Birthday card ....

.... for this week's challenge at Colour Q - cQc87 and for a new challenge (don't know how I missed the start of this one) at The Ribbon Reel - they are already on challenge #3 which is a sketch.

No, this is not my birthday card, it's a card for one of my best friends - Kathy.  Kathy celebrates her birthday on Saturday - and she'll have this card in her hand by then.   I think the colours this week are so bright and cheerful - perfect for a birthday card - and the layout sketch from The Ribbon Reel is just fab.  However, I have taken the liberty of turning the sketch on it's side.  I hope that's okay!  Here's my card.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Say It With Style, Rescue Remedies
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - More Mustard (Crushed Curry), Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Spellbinders:  Labels 4 (S4-190) die # 5 & 6; Labels 4 Sm (S4-309) die #6
Accessories:  Card and gems from stash;  Stampin' Up! card - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and a bit of SU ribbon that was a gift

I've gone for a clean and simple design that allows the birthday sentiment to stand proud on the card.  I do hope that Claire doesn't mind me playing about a bit with her stamp designs.  I made this topper by using several masks and stamping each colour in turn - all have been clear embossed.  I'm really pleased how well it turned out.

 And on the inside of Kath's card I've put one of the "proper" stamps - for a special friend!!

As you may know from posts and comments earlier this week - it's my birthday today - I've had lots of cards, and I'll take some photos to share them with you later.  Our postman doesn't get to the house until mid-afternoon, so check back then.  In the meantime, I'm off to have some more crafting time with Buffy and also spend some time with the children.  See you later!!


Pauline said...

Fabulous card Deborah, love the embossed label, a great take on our sketch this week! Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Happy Birthday to you, hope you enjoy your special day and get spoilt rotten!! xxx

Tara Cardwell said...

Happy Birthday Deborah!

Hope you're having a fabulously crafty day :-)

I absolutely LOVE what you've done with this card - using the stamp inside is a brilliant idea!!!

Enjoy your day :-D

Clare said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours and fab ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Ribbon Reel!

Have a lovely Birthday!! : )

Pauline said...

Deborah, you're very welcome the lovely Sue Lelli advised me of the date a couple of weeks ago, so I made sure I posted it on time for you! Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Arielle H Gordon said...


Love your beautiful card, Deborah! The layered nesties are the best, so classy! Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!!!

JJ Bolton said...

Have a wonderful birthday!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy birthday Deborah! Enjoy your special day. :o)
Lovely card. That label image is so pretty. :o)

Paula (PEP) said...

I like what you have done with this - just stylish use of the colours & a good way of interpreting that sketch with not much fuss & bothr. Love the way you made the topper too.
Paula (PEP)
Hope you'r having a brilliant day.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my gosh...Happy Birthday dearie. This card is wonderful and so full of great WMS goodness. I hope you have a spectacular day.

Jenny said...

another great challenge combination that striped ribbon :)
Jenny x

Oscar said...

Happy Birthday Deborah! Hope you've had a great day.

Love how you've turned the image to suit your card. Gorgeous colours!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a beautiful card! I adore the ribbon you used. Yummy!!! I'd love to have you join in the fun to win my candy! :)

Nance Leedy said...

Lovely card Deborah! These colors are perfect for the layering of those gorgeous nesties! Happy belated Bday to you! We're fellow Geminis as my birthday was last Saturday. :-) Hope you had a great one! Thanks for stopping by my blog, cheers!

Unknown said...

Hi Deb! LOVE this fabulous card! The detail on the layered die cut piece is fab! I love all the white space you used, too! Thanks so much for popping by my blog, I hope you had a FABULOUS birthday! Fabulous includes lots of crafty time, right? ;) thanks for playing with us at CQC this week:)

Sylvia said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Deborah! Your card is lovely as always! thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ this week.

Zuzana Obert said...

Fabulous layering and very cute bow. I love how you put this card together. Thank you for playing along with The Ribbon Reel challenge this week.

Zuz. x x

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