.... Good morning all!! We had over 100 entries for CR84FN48 - I think those colours certainly caught the imagination. Lilac, green and grey is a favourite of mine!
And we have some wonderful colours for CR84FN49 - pretty, fresh, subtle colours - I just love them and the inspiration photos, which are courtesy of Lesley at A Creative Mint, are just fab! Don't you just love the quote too!
My Aunty Sue (my father's youngest sister) - celebrated her 60th birthday on Friday 24th and I wanted to make a really special card for her. Sue is only 8 years older than me!! She's more like a big sister than an Aunt! And I thought our colours were just perfect for the job.
I decided on a large 8" × 8" card - it's a statement birthday and needs a statement card!! I started off by cutting a square of plain white card and very lightly pencilling in some guide lines so that I could accurately position the stamps. I used a large lacey doily and stamped it in pale grey. After that I stamped the smaller doily into the centre of each large grey doily, finishing off the pattern with the slightly more solid fancy lace doily in yellow. I used Promakers to add a touch of colour - making it look like tiny yellow flowers. I mounted the finished background onto a piece of kraft card.
I used a selection of Spellbinder dies to cut layers of kraft, patterned and plain card and mounted them all to make the focal image of the card. As I'd made a fancy background, I kept the focal image simple - just a birthday greeting. I spoke to my Aunty Sue just after her birthday and she was absolutely delighted with the card!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Large Doilies, Dainty Doiles 2, Say It Loud, Vintage Labels 18
Inks: Memento - London Fog; Stampin' Up! - Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Squares (S4-318) #4, Labels Eighteen (S4-310) # 4, Labels Five (S4-229) #6
Accessories: Promarker - Canary, SU - Crumb Cake card
We have a new Guest Designer joining us for CR84FN49 and 50 - I'm sure that many of you already know Shannon White of Enchanted Ladybug Creations - she makes the cutest cards! Not only has Shannon got a lovely card for you, but the rest of the team have been making fabulous cards to share with you too - do drop by and leave some love!!!
Before I finish today I've a request to make to those of you who use Word Verification - please can you turn it off! The old version took a while, but wasn't too bad, but we now have to go through two words (some of which are really hard to read). It really is very time consuming. Both Mona and Susan have given instructions on how to turn it off. I don't have word verification or moderation and I've only had about 4 spams in just over a year! Thank you.
That's all for now - enjoy the rest of the weekend. See you soon.