Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Birthday wishes ....

.... in a one for two card!  This card is for my sister-in-law, Charlotte, who will be celebrating her birthday next Monday.  I've used two challenges to come up with a design for Charlotte's card:

  • Play Date Cafe Challenge - PDCC128 - such bright, vibrant colours
  • CAS-ual Fridays - CFC49 - super layout

I turned the sketch layout on its side and adapted it a little.  While I've made a start on unpacking my crafting stash, I still haven't got much out of the boxes.  One of the flower stamps in my Dawn Bibby set fits the layout of the blocks, so I used that on the card.  I stamped and embossed the image directly onto the card base and then stamped it again onto pink and orange paper.  I really like to paper piece stamps and this image is so easy.  I added a simple, but bold, birthday sentiment in pink and orange.  One of the things I really like about the States is having a mailbox in front of your house, this card is in the box and waiting to be collected to start its journey to the UK.


Stamps:  Dawn Bibby - Butterflies & Sentiments; Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud, Make Your Mark (on the card reverse)
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! Designer Paper - Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango; Clear embossing paper; Card from stash

Here are a couple of photos of my new craft room - it's a large, bright room and there's even a shelf that was "made" for my Martha Stewart punches :)  I don't have as much storage space as I did in Wales, but I'll be as creative as I can be.  I still have lots of unpacking to do!!!



That's all for now.  I really should have been sorting out our bedrooms this morning, but this was much more fun!  See you soon.


13 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Fab card Deborah.

You might not have much storage but you've certainly got a lot of lovely bright space! Makes my room look like an understairs cupboard!!!
Tara
x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

HI Deborah, Love the colours and sunny nature of your card, it's a winner! Glad to see that you're having fun moving in, what a lovely light room you have, xx

Paula (PEP) said...

As long as you have bed to sleep in eh? That's some collection of punches! Love the way you interpreted the sketch.
Paula (PEP)

kingstonmama said...

I love the paper piecing on your flower. Your craft room looks like it's going to be fabulous! Ann

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah...love paper piecing and your flower looks very pretty...
I think the worse thing about moving is the actual unpacking...I dont envy you!


Anne

Virginia L. said...

Very stylish colors and stamping, Deborah! I am so wowed by the colors and composition! Your new craft rooms looks awesome! Love those MS punches! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

How are you managing to make cards and unpack your life!!! you're wonder woman I reckon!! Fabulous card, love the two tone sentiment as well :0)
Your craft space is going to be fantastic...all that lovely light will be great for you :0)
Jenny x

Mynnette said...

Hi, Deb!!! Fabulous card and fabulous craft area! LOVE the paper pieced flower! Gorgeous! :)

Jackie said...

Lovely card Deborah, and your craft room looks enormous :o)
Jackie xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Welcome to the States, Deborah! So good to have you here. The last I dropped in on you, you were about to make the trek across the pond. It made me smile when you mentioned that you like having a mailbox in front of your house. What was it like for mail in UK?

What a beautiful, CAS, springy card you've made. I am so glad you made time to play with us at THe CAfe this week!

Pauline said...

Very pretty Deborah!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your beautiful, bright card Deborah - wonderful colours and a gorgeous flower! Your craft room looks lovely and bright and spacious and once you're all unpacked and sorted out, I'm sure you'll be very happy there! Vicky x

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