Monday, 7 January 2013

Soft shades birthday ....

... Good morning all - we're finally back to our usual routine here at Chez Frings!  Jonathan has returned to work and Kathryn to school, which leaves me at home.  Now, I've had a very restful couple of weeks and have lots of house "stuff" to catch up on - you know, washing, ironing, tidying etc - so I might not be around quite as much as I'd like, but then again!!! :)

Here's a card that I made yesterday afternoon while Jonathan had a photo shoot and Kathryn chilled.  It's based around a couple of challenges:



Stamps:  Hero Arts - Curly Flowers; Stampin' Up! - Itty Bitty Banners; Hot off the Press - Stitches
Inks: SU - Soft Suede
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Framlits - Bitty Banners
Accessories:  Papermania DP - Olivine Essence Creative Tones; SU DP - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, SU Card - Crumb Cake; Promarkers - Lime Zest, Marsh Green


The card is made from SU Crumb Cake, on to which I adhered SU design paper in Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.  I added faux stitching all round the card (still don't have my sewing machine set up).  I cut the horizontal panel from some Papermania design paper and attached a lace trim.  I attached it to the card and over stamped more faux stitching.  I the flowers were stamped directly on the card base and again on some scrap which I coloured and then cut out.  I stamped a simple birthday sentiment, die cut and attached with dimensional tape. I finished off with some gems for sparkle.  Here's a close up of the flowers.



That's all for today - have a good one!!

14 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah, love your design and great colours

Anne

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Deborah! Love the flowers and the pretty gems, the lace and the faux stitching! Hugs

Tui Nathan said...

What a great card Deborah! i love that stitched border stamp ... what an awesome effect ... and as for that cute floral piece it fits the sketch perfectly!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Krista Driessen said...

Your card is stunning !

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the gems and lace with your fancy flowers, Deb! Have FUN creating now that school is back!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Deb, I love the funky flowers, and the pretty greens. Boo to the ironing!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful flower image and I love how you added the bling...this is such a pretty card!!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Deborah, love the image and very pretty colours.

Donna x

Linda Callahan said...

Everything's better with bling! Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card Debs. The gems are brilliant and the colours are lovely.
Buf x

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Deborah! Love that stamp! The bling looks fabulous! That faux stitching is perfect....I didn't even realize it wasn't real! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous take on the sketch Deb. Love the colors and the pretty blings.

Kim Heggins said...

Deborah this is so pretty and I love all of the green, just a fabulous card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Deb! Love the little gem accents and the fancy stitching!

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