Sunday, 1 April 2012

CR84FN51 - Happy Birthday ....

.... Wow, April already - the year is simply flying by.  April 1st is commonly known as April Fools' Day - a time for pranks, jokes and fun!  In the UK it's the tradition that pranks can only be played until Noon, but here in the States they can be played all day!!!  No time for pranks in our house today - we're moving into our new home - Yippee!!!

Today is also time for our new challenge at CR84FN, and we are welcoming two new members to the Design Team.  Both ladies have been Guest Designers before - so join me in welcoming Pauline Pollington (Craft Obsessions) and Shannon White (Enchanted Ladybug Creations).

After the bright, vibrant colours of our last challenge, we have a softer, more pastel palette for you to play with - pink, peach and light blue - lovely!  Let your imagination run riot with CR84FN51 - the inspiration photos on the graphic are just wonderful and are courtesy of Magnolia Rouge - I have spent a while browsing the site - it's fab!


I really like the soft shades of blue and subtle pattern on the wedding cake, so I made blue the main colour on my birthday card.  I used some Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue card to make the card base, rounding the corners for a softer finish.  I cut white card for a mat and stamped, in palest pink, the pretty daisy trellis from Pic-Nic Patterns.  The wings were stamped in Bashful Blue onto blue card, heat embossed with clear powder and cut out.  I stamped the dress on coordinating patterned SU designer paper, cut it out and attached to the card over the wings.   The birthday greeting was also embossed.  Finally, I added a touch of peach in the little corsage on the dress. This card is for Ben's Aunty Karen who lives in San Deigo - it was posted before we left the UK, so Karen will have received it in plenty of time!!!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - You're Lovely, Say It With Style, Pic-Nic Patterns; Can't remember which company made the wings (but they're fab)
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Peach Parfait; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories:  Embossing powder, card and gem from stash.

You can get more inspiration by visiting the CR84FN blog or by clicking on the links below:


It's going to be a very busy day for us - so that's all for now.  See you soon.

20 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a pretty birthday card Deb! Love the textured wings paired with the beautiful WM gown!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Deb! This is so Elegant and Pretty! 8-) Love your Wonderful paper pieced gown and Lovely wings! Such a Wonderful Birthday Card! I know your Aunty will Love this! 8-)

Thanks so much for the Warm Welcome Miss Deb! I'm just Sooo Thrilled and Honored to be joining the team! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Sunday to you!
Shannon

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely card Deborah love your paper piecing on the dress...

Anne

Jackie said...

A beautiful card. I hope that your move goes smoothly :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Deborah, love that sweet dress paired with the angels wings!
Good luck with your move today!
And thank you for the lovely welcome, I'm so pleased to be here!

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way you've used those wings & the simple touch of elegance the little peach flower provides.
Hope it all goes well with the moving in.
Paula (PEP)

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Deborah. I love those wings!
Good luck with your move, hope all goes well and you will be happy in your new home x

JJ Bolton said...

So pretty!

Hope all goes well with your move! I'm sure you're super excited:)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the pretty dress! Your card is lovely!
Congrats on your new house! I know you will be so glad when you have gotten everything moved in!
Welcome to the US! And may God bless your new home!

Suzanne C said...

A very elegant card. Lovely dress with wings! Sure to be appreciated! Congrats on your house!

Andrea M said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card Deb! So glad you've made it safe and sound to your new home! How exciting for you and your family! All the best sweet Deb! Can't wait to hear more about your new house, etc!

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a pretty card Deborah - I love the addition of the wings to the dress. Hope all is going well with the move into your new home! Vicky x

Jenny said...

Great paper piecing Deborah...like the wings too :0)
Look forward to seeing pics of your new house :0)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

This is really pretty, Deborah. I like the wings and the little flower you've added to the dress. Hope your move is going smoothly. Ann Y.

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty birthday card! Love the paper piecing and added wings!

Kate W. said...

Congrats on moving into your house! How wonderful that must feel! Your right, thos wings are fab.They're super fab on your card and I love how you pieced the dress. Very craft, very clever! Love it@@

Sue Lelli said...

Hi, Deb! Welcome to the States! LOVE how you used mostly blue on your card! LOVE the dress and wings and that sentiment! Hope you get settled in soon - your crafty space should be first on your list!

Jen W. said...

Absolutely lovely, Deborah! Hope the move is going smoothly!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Elegant card, love the dress, pretty colours too. Good luck with all the unpacking, hope you settle soon, Gay xxx

Mynnette said...

Hi, Deb! LOVE this--the little flower added to the dress is amazing! Hope everything goes well with the unpacking and that you get some more crafting time in!!! :) Happy Easter!!!

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