Sunday, 26 February 2012

CR84FN49 - Happy Birthday ....

.... 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.

27 comments:

Mynnette said...

Oh, Deborah, this is utterly stunning! These colors are AMAZING--and your card is fabulous! LOVE the patterns and layers and textures--it's amazing! :)

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Deb! This is just Fabulous! LOVE your custom stamped BG! Wow! I was thinking this was some Lovely dp, that I must go and hunt down.. lol Just so Cheerful & Wonderful! Fabulous Layers too! And I 'm sure your Aunt Sue is going to Adore this!8-)
I can't even begin t tell you how thrilled I am to be joining you guys for the month of March! Yay! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Sunday to you!
Shannon

Pauline said...

Deborah, I'm not surprised your aunt was delighted, this is just gorgeous! Fantastic stamping, and a wonderfully layered focal point make for a very special card!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, I love the soft colours and design :o)
Jackie xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning Deborah - the colouring of some of the doily makes for a superb effect!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, love this colour combo, I bet your Aunt was thrilled.xxx

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, love this colour combo, I bet your Aunt was thrilled.xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I don't have moderation or verification either & just block Anonymous. Seems to work pretty efficiently & I can tell when Anonymous posts for I have set my blog for email notification - I've had a spate lately but all I do is delete & they're gone. Love your combination with the kraft & glad your aunt enjoyed it too - interesting how seamless your stamping is with the existing patterning of the papers.
Paula (PEP)

Julia Aston said...

What lovely stampings on this Deborah! the colors are so pretty and the die cut frameings really accent the sentiment! I'm sure your aunt will love this handmade beauty!

Craftilicious said...

Gorgeous Deborah - love the background. Love these colours too so even I'm going to play this week....
Tara x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Deb! Your stamped doily background looks fabulous and I love the layered label! Oh so pretty!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Deb! Your doily background is amazing as is the sweet label! This definitely makes a statement!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, This is really beautiful, the colours work so well with your die cuts and the sentiments fits the shape well, xxx

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow Deborah - this is incredible. All the little addition of bits of color in those doily images really looks incredible...as does the rest of this amazing project. Fantastic job.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful background! Love how you mixed together the pattern and colors. Lovely design!

Marta said...

What great card Deborah! You definitely inspire us. I love the colours and stamps you have used.

Andrea M said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Deb! What stunning paper and I love the gorgeous layers in the focal point! Your aunt is going to love this stunner!

Ardyth said...

That background is so perfectly stamped and coloured it looks like dp! Great job. Love the colours!

Buffy said...

Stunning card Debs. Super background
Hugs Buf xx

Susan said...

A beautiful card, Deborah!! LOVE how you've created the background...and the "simple" layers for the sentiment look fabulous!!

Rosemary said...

holey moley, deb!!! what a GORGEOUS card!!!

Jenny said...

Wow look at all that bkgd stamping....love the kaleidoscope of doilies!!!
Not surprised your Aunt loved it Deborah...fabulous card :0)
Jenny x

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW!!! - AMAZING stamping and design! LOVE your card!

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, can't believe you stamped that GORGEOUS GORGEOUS background! Just PERFECT! And I LOVE your layers of labels! No wonder Aunt Sue LOVED this! WOW!

Cyndie said...

Oh Deb, what a stunning creation! Your intricate background with the meticulous coloring of the little loops is just amazing, and I totally love the way you continued the pattern on one of the die cut layers! Fabulous! Happy birthday to Auntie Sue!

Vickie Z said...

It's beautiful!!! You placed all those doilies so perfectly!!! Love the layered layers you chose!!!

Lisa said...

Deborah this is glorious! Oh my goodness your work on it is stunning!!

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