Sunday, 12 February 2012

CR84FN48 - Birthday wishes ....

.... We're almost half way through February already and it's time for our new challenge at CR84FN.  We have the most gorgeous colours for CR84FN48 - lavender, grey (silver) and chartreuse.

Our inspiration photos are courtesy of A Creative Mint - don't you just love the cotton reels?  I really could spend ages just browsing through Leslie's blog - the photos are super!

I think you all know that I attend a Craft Club in our village - well, we had the first birthday of the year yesterday!!  We all gave Beryl her cards last Monday at class - it was such fun - so many different styles.

I opted for an elegant, but slightly funky card.  I used a large stamp for the focal image - Damask Floral by Impression Obsession.  I love the shape of the leaves and flowers - a bit different.  I stamped the image in Memento ink and coloured it with a variety of Promarkers.  I added some subtle sparkle with my glue pen and some glitter!  I used my Grand Labels 4 to cut out the image and also the backing mat.  In my stash I found this gorgeous piece of patterned mirri card.  I used my Distress inks to add a touch of colour to the edge of the image.  I stamped some flourishes directly on to the card base - in green, lavender and silver - before attaching the topper.  I finished off the card with a simple birthday sentiment.


Stamps:  Impression Obsession - Damask Floral; Waltzingmouse - Flourishes - Scallops & Dots
Inks: Distress - Milled Lavender, Shabby Shutters; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders:  Grand Labels 4 (LF-190) # 2 and 3, Fancy Tags (S4-235)
Promarkers:  Amethyst, Lilac, Lavender, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Apple
Accessories:  Shimmer mirri card, silver embossing powder and card from stash

I know that the rest of the girls have some fabulous projects for you to share - and we are joined again by Monika as our Guest Designer.  Please do check out the links below and leave a comment or three!  We all love to hear from you.

Monika - our Guest Designer

Just in case you missed my post on Friday - my big news is that we are moving to America!!  We are going to be living in Northville, Michigan.  To say that we're excited would be an understatement.  That's all for today. See you soon!

19 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

Just beautiful Deborah. I love your hand stamped background. :)
Hugs~

Mynnette said...

Ooooo! This is amazing! I am in love with the silver shimmer--and your image is fabulous! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Deb! Love the fancy shimmery metallic frame and the pretty flowers! Surely your friend will treasure this beauty!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, love the colours :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Deborah gorgeous colours and love the frame..

Anne

igła i nitka said...

I like very much this delicate background and all layers. The flowers in the middle are so sweet:)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful flowers! The silver frame adds a pop of reflection with a wow effect.

Carole said...

Deborah, stunning card and I love the silver shimmer. Thanks so much for your lovely comments when you visited my blog. So wonderful to read an uplifting message.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Deb! Love the silver frame and lovely flowers!

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, your floral image and coloring are FABULOUS! LOVE the silver frame and flourished background! The birthday girl must have enjoyed this gem!

Buffy said...

Stunning card Debs, that flower image is gorgeous.
I love how you brought the colours together.

Buf xx

Lisa said...

WOW oh WOW Deborah this is WONDERFUL!!! Beautiful flowers and metal label frame!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous flowers/foliage!!! Just played with those WMS scrolls and love them on this card!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I can tell you've not come down to earth yet after your exciting news! I love your pretty card Deborah - especially those gorgeous swirls on the card base.

Jenny said...

what an elegant stamp Deborah and love how you've framed it too :)
eeek...so exciting...going to Google Northville later:0)
Jenny x

Paula (PEP) said...

I love those flowers - my kind of flowers definitely & I like what you put with them & how you drew it all together in terms of design. The patterned mirri card really adds some oomph.
Paula (PEP)

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card Deb! I love all the details, especially the silver sparkle. Congrats on your big news! That's so exciting!!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Love how you framed the beautiful blossoms!

Marie said...

Beautiful card, Deborah. That floral image is stunning and the way you colored it is amazing. Love the subtle touch of glitter.

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