Sunday, 13 January 2013

CR84FN70 - Happy Birthday ....

.... so, we're well into January now - hope all is going well for you.  Today is a special day for me - my son is 17 years old!!  But more of Ben later.  It is time for our new challenge - CR84FN70 - we have some lovely fresh colours for you to play with - Aqua, Tan and Lt Yellow - so pretty.


Love these photos - I seem to remember learning to touch-type on a manual!!!  No, don't ask how long ago!!  The photos are courtesy of Kate Grewal Photography - I've just lost half an hour checking out her photos - they're fab!

I've used these colours to make a birthday card for my niece Anne - she actually had her birthday on Friday 11th, and I made this card just before Christmas (had to get it ready to take to the UK)!  The middle photo with the flowers was the inspiration, except I made my flower yellow.  Here's Anne's card:


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Camellia, Woodgrain; Hobby Art - Happy Birthday Sentiment
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pool Party, Crumb Cake; Memento - London Fog
Dies: Spellbinders - Lotus Pendant (S4-269), Circles Lg (S4-114) #5
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! Card - Crumb Cake; Papermania Design Paper; Craft Concepts EF - Woodgrain; White Lustre card; Promarkers - Lemon, Primrose, Soft Lime, Soft Green, Pastel Green

I got the idea for the hexagon background from Anya Schrier's cards here.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the hexagons.  Next I cut the Lotus doily from some very old, but just the right colours, design paper in my stash.  I cut a plain white circle, embossed it with a woodgrain folder and highlighted the embossing by rubbing with Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the largest camellia flower and leaves in London Fog onto plain white card, coloured with Promarkers and then cut them out.  I adhered the elements to the doily circle with dimensional glue - the camellia has three layers.  I finished the front with a clean and elegant birthday sentiment.  I decorated the inside with a simple outline of the flower and some leaves.

For more inspiration from the team - click on the links below or go to the CR84FN blog:

Mona Pendleton, Andrea Mathews,  Heather Jensen, Helen Berry, Joanne Basile, Jody Morrow, Lisa Henke, Mackie Robertson, Pauline Pollington, Shannon White, Sue Lelli  and Vickie Zimmer.

I look forward to seeing your crafting creations with our wonderful colours.

Edited to add - we are take a spring break after CR84FN70 and will return on Sunday 24th March with CR84FN71.

At the start of this post I told you that it's Ben's birthday today - well check back later to see his card!  See you soon.

15 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful card for your niece Deb, she will adore the thought and effort you put into this beauty!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous birthday card and these colours go so well together..

Anne.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I bet your niece will treasure this beautiful card! Just love the pretty camellia !

Lisa H. said...

love the hexagons in the background...sublte and trendy and very nice touch to this card. beautiful flower, too!!

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning Deborah! Your flower and hexagon background look fabulous. :)

Hugs~

Lisa S. said...

Very pretty and I agree that your niece will love this card. Hope your son had a very Happy Birthday too.
Thanks for leaving me such a sweet comment Deb. :)
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Joanne Basile said...

That lotus flower is beautiful!

Helen said...

so much beautiful texture on this card Deb - love it. Your camellia is exquisite x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely card, Deb! The hexie background is wonderful! Your niece will love this!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the woodgrain hexies, Deb, and your camilia is just Stunning! BEAUTIFUL card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Deb! Love the big blossom and textured background!

Shannon White said...

Wow Deb!! This is Soo Beautiful! Your Niece is going to LOVE this for sure!! Love the Big Pretty Blossom and the Fab stamped woodgrain hexi's BG! Just Fabulous!

Hugs
Shannon

Lisa said...

Deborah I simply adore the texture you've created using nothing more than paper and ink, VERY lovely!

Kelly said...

So beautiful, I love the hexagon background!

Vickie Z said...

That camellia and leaves are gorgeous!! I remember when electric typewriters came about- I was thrilled writing my papers for school- little did I know about word and what a breakthrough it would be!! Happy B-Day to Ben!!

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