Friday 7 May 2010

Oh My A Birthday Card that needs Sunglasses

Yep we might not need the sun glasses on in the UK at the moment, 
although my fingers are permanently crossed for a nice spell or two, 
but if you were to open this little number you would definitely need them.
No not yet, you can keep them off for now, whilst you read.

Good evening everyone and welcome to the relaxing or crafting (take your pick) weekend.  

It was a nice short week and from my point of view work wise very enjoyable.  Well one part of it was.  I was able to hand over my commission and watch the delight on the face of the young lady it was for, I hope her Nan likes it as much and that it will always be a source of happy memories.  

This is the stamp that I won from Lols candy, I was very lucky considering the number that enter and personally wish I could win a HM stamp each week, but I can dream.

I also received my order from Once Upon A Stamp today, some more nesties to play with, can't wait and yet again I am bugging the postie, as I was a lucky top 3 at La La Land last week and I was chosen for the gift certificate, yep you guessed it more Rosie's are coming to play for Xmas.

So onto this birthday card then, my son Mike asked me to create a card for his new girlfriend and my DH Matt, suggested that Mike teach her to cook.  Came home to a creation of his, but something was wrong the quiche had not set????? on discussing this with him and finding some double UHT cream missing from the fridge - identified that double cream is not the same as yogurt and therefore more liquid and it had not set.  Solved, added three egg yolks, stirred it around in the pastry case, and put it back in the oven to cook and this time set.  Bless he tried (good job there was a ready made one in the fridge) - They can now have this tomorrow instead :))

So onto the card, several sources of inspiration from different challenges and the sketch I liked this week was Magical Crafts.

So the challenges that I am entering this birthday card into

Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - The sketch above, isn't it lovely.

House Mouse Monday Challenge - Flower Power, I do not have a house mouse with a flower on it yet, (which reminds me might have to pop to see Denise at Tilly's her order should be in by now) so I added some Hobby Craft and local department store flowers to my card.

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Fancy Edges - Four styles, copic used around the embossed edge of the nesties and then glittered up, two different Martha Steward punches, ribbons around the image (all those tiny pieces (my eyes definitely needed the glasses at that point)

The Pixie Cottage - Make your own charms, well I have never done this before, I used the same house mouse stamp coloured it on shrink plastic, an interesting effect, if I do say so myself.

PaperPlay Challenges - Stamp/digi & Bling - oh and I can do bling, hope I have not gone over the top

Simon Says Challenge - Birthday/Celebrations - just perfect for my card and I love their shop too.

Creative Inspirations - Orange, Hot Pinks and Purple, an unusual combination and hence the need for the sunglasses.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Wedding/Birthday

Stamp Something - Birthday Something

Oh please wake up :)  I am so sorry here it is - Put your glasses on NOW!!!!
Base card is orange with the capsule mono paper "Heather" on top and the pink is from a wedding stack by Papermania I think.  MS punches, ribbon, and bling from Hobby House.  Large flowers from Hobby Craft and smaller ones from a local department store.  The image - from Lols and Simon Says Stamp - thank you xxxxxxx.  Lols has just grabbed herself a special place on the House Mouse DT, joining her is our ex WW teamie Sue (lucky pair) have fun ladies.  oops sorry for all stash see where I shop above.

Here is the inner return

The flowers

The charm

The copic coloured image

My word you can take your glasses off now, and hope you did not fall asleep behind those dark lenses :)  Well I have some crafting sanding to do before the gesso comes out and also lots of ironing.

So must leave you nice people to get on and thank you for your recent lovely comments

Hugs Kate x


Doreen said...

This is fabulous,a real fun card and I love the colours.Thank you for sharing with us at Magical

sam21ski said...

Oooh great card Kate, love the fab colour combo and the cutie images xxxx

Ginny said...

LOVE it, and so will she..., thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Donna said...

Hi Kate,
This is so pretty. I love that sweet image, and the colours are delish!
Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.
Hugs, Donna x

Cor* said...

This card is fantastic! I dunno bout everyone else but I did not fall asleep & i learned how to save runny quiche, all the while, anticipating your creation!! YAY

Davi said...

Love those easels and this is very nice. Great colors, sweet image and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage.:)

Katie said...

It's a gorgeous card, I love all the little details!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

jackiescrafts said...

What a delightful card, those mice are sooooooo cute. Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Aunty Sue said...

This is great thanks for joining the challenge at creative inspiration glad you enjoyed the colour theme.

Adrina said...

Beautiful card. I love the image and that's wonderfully coloured. And the flowers are awesome.
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage.
Adrina XX

cheryl said...

this is one super card hun so detailed too love the image,and colurs thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage hope to see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Eiglas said...

Super card Hunni!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Beautiful Greetings said...

I love the bold beautiful colors on this card. The details are just stunning. Thanks for playing with the pixie cottage this week!

Jo Nevill said...

Super, fantastic card. Just love all the details you have added.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge.


Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Shelley said...

This is just gorgeous! I love all the detail and colours, the image you have used is adorable. Thanks for joining in this fortnights magical crafts challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx

Heather said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the colours they work so brilliantly together.
Gorgeous image and such deliciouls flowers.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

Jane said...

WOW!! this is stunning!! gorgeous colour scheme and I love the ribbon around the cute image! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp on our first blogoversary! hugs, Jane xxx

Trimgym said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous creation! I love your colors! Thanks for joining us at HM&F Challenge!

Unknown said...

how clever! tha twas a great idea for a charm, using the same image shrunk down! your card is beautiful, i love the colors! thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

artish said...

the polyshrink is a little crazy~ isn't it! it's almost scarey to watch (i used it for my charm too)
love your card!! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

Lorraine A said...

Oh WOW !! this is just gorgeous ! I love this image,, soo cute and the papers and colours you used are fab ! Lovely and cheerful and the embellies are beautiful :-)

Lovely to see you using your new stamp :-) x

thanks for joining in the Simon Says Blogoversary Challenge :-)

thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too xx

Lols x x x

Christy said...

So beautiful! the flowers are lovely :)

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Kate - it just shouts "celebration"!!!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage for our challenge with your beautiful card.

andrea said...

stunning card,love all the detail the flowers are gorgeous thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Lisa said...

I'm back to say thanks for joining us at Stamp Something...still think your card is adorable :)

Erin... said...

gorgeous!!! wonderful colors! Thank you for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you again soon!

Low Cost Bloc Hornet said...

I love these colours, im always looking for funky looking birthday products.

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