Sunday 8 August 2010

Birthday Wishes in Pink and Black

Good afternoon to you all again

wow the rain sure did come down heavy yesterday evening, it was pounding on the flat roof of my beach hut, but I did still manage to carry on to complete the first of many of my card requirements for the next few months.

Unexpectedly I now need to create a Congratulations on your Engagement card, as my son and his girlfriend informed me that he proposed, as they both proudly display their rings, gulp my he is growing up so quick these days.

Edited: Sorry forgot to say they are planning the Wedding for 2013, I suggested 2014 as the 13 did not really work for me :)

So this morning up with the birds again and finished this birthday card for a colleague at work.

I decided that with the number of cards I need to create that a sketch idea would be good to follow and I was also very lucky to find a colour scheme that I loved too.

The Sketch is from Totally Gorjuss and the colour scheme from a variety of challenges but in the main Fussy and Fancy - Pink and Black

Here is the sketch
I have chosen to make an easel card on a little larger scale than normal, using a rectangle.  I picked elements out of the sketch for the inner return.  Sentiments are MSE.

Here is the card
I used a black paper for the contrast, a pink designer paper on top, followed by the mono capsule range layered on the black too.  The image on a nestie scallop with a black circle for its base plate.  I coloured the edge of the image and used my new Fields of Sky stamp to edge the image.  The image is .............................. from House Mouse.  The little pink diamante around the scallops for some dazzle.  The basic grey rub ons up the pink card with the ribbon wrapped over also layered onto black paper.  The charm sitting pretty under the ribbon matched bow.  The lovely Wild Orchid cherry blossom I believe flowers with the branch punched leaves to finish.  The inner return has three buttons to hold the easel card open.

The front
 The Inner Return

and the box created to match using an old chocolate cardboard box and elements of the sketch with the matching papers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges

ABC Challenge - A is for August, as my garden is full of pretty flowers and these pink beauties reflect my August garden and the August Birthday it is for.

Sweet Stampin - Pretty in Pink

Craft Your Days Away - Your Favorite Thing - my favorite stamp with my favorite little mice on it aren't they just adorable.  This stamp I won from Lols a little while back.

Stamp Something - Photo Inspiration - Pink, Birthday etc - Fits just perfectly don't you think

Crafty Catz - Buttons and Bows

Simon Says Stamp - "Sing it Baby" , why it is Happy Birthday to .......................... of course

Paper Play - A recipe of 2 designer paper, 1 ribbon, 3 flowers and 1 charm.

Basic Grey - Pearls

Crafty Sentiments - Cardboard - the box for the card

Paper Sundaes - Metal - the charm on the card

OK that is me for this now, off to Alfords Garden Centre shopping,  followed by the weekly shop and hopefully some holiday cakes, yum yum......... :)

Thank you for your recent kind comments and for all of you out there in the land of blog that take the time to visit, it is love to have you over.

Hopefully the Engagement card will be done later and then that will be another one out the way

Have fun for the rest of the day or relax, what ever is your choice for a Sunday

Kate xx


Lesley said...

Beautiful card! I love the House Mouse image and the colours are lovely! Thanks for taking part in our first CYDA challenge xx

jackiescrafts said...

What a beautiful card, I really like the pink and black colour combo

Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at CYDA

Jackie x

sam21ski said...

WOW Kate this is gorgeous. The sketches really do give you great inspiration to create some wonderful stuff. And even though this is pink, it's a lovely subtle opink that is really well balanced with the black - I love it

Congrats to Mike & Hannah - have they named the day yet?

Lisa Jane said...

What a great card and fabulous use of the cardboard box.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty sentiments this week
Lisa ;)


Hi Kate
A stunning card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
hugs Dianne xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats on the engagement of your son. This is a really lovely card, I love the way you have used the colour scheme. Marianne x

pinky said...

Way to go with the cardboard, love this gorgeous card and that darling image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Sue said...

Hi Ya hun
gorgeous card me fav stamps, luv the colour combo, beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

Tamie said...

Wow stunning easel card. Your image is perfect and I just love the way you used the pink and black withyour cutie patootie images. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

Tamie- GDT

Nana said...

Beautiful coloring, great color combination - spot on!
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week!
hugs Nana

France Ringuette said...

Oh I LOVE the sketch and the coloring of your House Mouse... Beautiful heart embellishment ! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes !
France :0)

Pattie said...

So very pretty and I do love those mice. That's a sweet little heart charm too! I just love pink and black! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

Amanda said...

This is a super card Kate and it is an adorable stamp. I like how you've created the box to match too.

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful! I love the image and the colours x

carol said...

oh what a fabulous card, thanks for joining in with our Button and bow challenge at craftycatz, x carol

Suzanne said...

This is really a very beautiful card. The papers, image - everything about it is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Crafty Catz this week x

Christine said...

Your card is so eye catching!! I love the pink and black and all of the little details you have included. Love how you colored the House Mouse stamp. Love everything about your card!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!
xoxo, Christine

Suzie said...

A stunning card with such detail, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

Heather said...

Amazing card and what an ingenious use of a box, very green! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. Heather:)

Karen Howard said...

Very pretty, love the design and embellishments you used! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you love challenges then my new sister blog is purr-fect for you, hope you will stop by and check it out!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, great pink and black colour combo and the HM image is the cutest and great colouring.
So glad you could join us at Basic Grey.
hugs Heather xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Totally adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamp Something! :)

Unknown said...

This is stunning Kate, I too love these adorable HM mice.

Thank you for joining us for our very first challenge over at CYDA.


Joanne x

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