Sunday 30 May 2010

Get Your Glad Rags On - A Razzle Dazzle Birthday Card

Good evening everyone out there in blog land
Would love to say I have been slaving away in the garden and that the next patch of weeds has been killed off by my fair hands, alas good old English Bank Holiday weather and no such luck.  Therefore spent the time shopping - nope not craft bits :( but the usual household weekly shop and some new solar lights. 

I woke up this morning to a little sunshine, which came and went for most of the day but the wind is so bitter and we had the odd bit of hail along with a good show of lightning too.  So I spent my time popping up to my "Beach Hut" creating this little piece.  This is another of my family birthday cards, out the way.  I love being prepared and I really enjoyed doing this one.  

Anyway enough of my waffling and onto the card I hear you say.  Well here it is in all its glory, it is a master piece of glitter to put the razzle and dazzle into anyone's birthday, which should match the glitz she will be wearing when she is partying the night away.

Not sure what style of card you call this, sort of going off on a tangent these days. Started out heading for an easel card, but then adapted it again. So several photo's again, so you can see all it's sides.
The base card is a pale mint green and the top papers are actually from a wedding pack by Papermania I believe.  They all compliment each other so so well.  The glitter has been used to edge all the main layers and the MS little heart punch and the single heart punch has been used too. 
The image is of course our little Magnolia Tilda, sitting pretty near the lovely butterfly. Coloured with copics.
 This is the folded up view so the front so to speak.....
The base circle is from the Nellie circle set from the Hobby House along with the ribbon.
Oh she has not a care in the world.................................................
This butterfly is a new purchase from the Hobby House see it here with other designs, isn't it gorgeous and I glittered it all up with glitter purchased from the Hobby House also.  The pearls were an extra gift from Simon Says Stamp (thank you Stephanie), yes my parcel arrived yesterday and I was trying to open it whilst I was being gowned up for my hair revamp.  I had to borrow some scissors as it was wrapped so well.  Oh did I forget to say I spent my two gift vouchers totally on the new colour copics :))
Here is Tilda gazing into the flowers.........................
The large rose is from Hobby Craft, the smaller ones and tiny ones, not sure of now sorry (but see where I shop)

Entering this card into the following challenges

The Pixie Cottage, with the sketch from the very talented Bev Rochester

 Creative Card Crew = Pink/Green

A Spoonful of Sugar = Celebrations

Just Magnolia = Hot and Spicy

Cooking It Up With Katie = Wing it you Pink Petal

Charisma Cardz = Going round in Circles

Simon Says Stamp Challenge = Pink / Green / Brown

Stampavie and more = Happy Birthday for a Girl

Oh just been outside and it is dark (yes I know it is late) but today Matt and I purchased some new solar lights and placed them in the raised bed and around it.  Oh they are on and they look great, can't wait till the weather sorts itself out so we can sit out too.
Oh well, must go to bed, my Friday late night is catching up with me and I would like to be as fresh as a daisy tomorrow - just in case the sun comes out.

Thank you to all of you out there in blog land who have visited me and left such lovely comments, I really do appreciate them each and every one.

Happy Crafting tomorrow (especially if you are in the UK - and the weather disappoints us again) at least our crafting lifts our hearts.

Hugs Kate xx


Lindsey said...

Hi Kate, what a stunning card you have made. I love the unusual shape and the butterfly is beautiful. I think that may have to go on my wish list for next month as it's free shipping at Crafts u love until tomorrow and my hand just involuntarily hit the Paypal button again! Hope you get a good nights sleep
Linds xx

kaylou said...

Hi Kate
wow this is amazing what a lot of work you have put into this , all of it is gorgeous,thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Katie said...

What a gorgeous card, I love all of it!!!
Sorry to hear of the usual Bank Holiday weather, I won't tell you that this ex-pat is sitting under blue Texas skies in the 90's! Went to the pool this morning too! LOL
Thanks for sharing at The Pixie Cottage and Cooking It Up With Katie!

Annette said...

Kate, you've created yet another gorgeous card! Congrats on your win at OVA & thanks again for referring me to that challenge blog!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

A precious card that obviously had a lot of work put into it. Love the way you incorporated this weeks sketch. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage.

artish said...

wow! one sides more exciting than the next---GORGEOUS and exciting!! love the sparkly circles. thank you for playing with us at the pixie cottage!

Leanne said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

I also have candy on my blog, 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps if you would like to enter, here is the link.

Leanne xx

Unknown said...

Wooooweeeee this is stunning:-) I love it especially the butterfly - but I just love butterflies:-) Thanks for joining in this week's challenge at MDUC

Donalda said...

Oh this is just darling. Thanks for joining us at JM

sam21ski said...

Gosh like you style, you really are going for it with all your different designs - well done you xxxxxx

Shelley said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card, you have done a wonderful job with all the different elements. I especially like the butterfly. hugs Shelley

Lorraine A said...

WOW !!what a fabulous card ,, so much to see :-) the images are adorable and the papers, embellies and layout are all brilliant :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Lols x x x

Davi said...

Very pretty lots of fun things to see. Thanks for playing along with us at the Pixie Cottage.

cheryl said...

oh wow this is really one stunning card the image,the detail that butterfly is just divine,so much work you have put into this too
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage,hope to see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Beth said...

This is such a beautiful card! Gorgeous image and all the details are stunning, I love the beautiful butterfly!

Love Beth xx

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is stunning!
An adorable image, so beautiful colors and lovely details. I love the sparkling.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

BA said...

hi kate this is a wonderful card!! love all the details
thanks for joining us at SAM this week
xoxo BA

Jackie said...

Whatever you call it, it's absolutely fantabulous!
Thank you for guiding me in the direction of WW, I have just come home from work and I am over the moon :o)
Jackie xx

Chantelle said...

Your card is just BEAUTIFUL. Love the colours and Tilda is so sweet looking at the gorgeous flowers. Well done and thanks for joining in at MDUC.

Linda Brun said...

Beautiful card. Love all the sparkle and the butterfly!

Crafteezee said...

A gorgeous card with alot of work involved, lucky recipient. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie. Hugs Tracy x

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