Monday 4 April 2011

La Belle Femme ............ 30th Birthday

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
I have had a lovely weekend, and the weather of course assisted in this.  It is lovely to craft in my Beach Hut with the sun shining down and to watch everyone working in their gardens.

On Friday evening a work colleague of mine was going out to celebrate her 30th Birthday, so I popped around to see her before she headed out on the town.  Today is her birthday and I hope she had a great night out and enjoys this very special event in her life.  

I created her a Grand Callibur birthday card, and this time used another of the fabulous Kanban image packs available at Grimsby Crafts.  This time I wanted to use my new copics in the deep reds and I know that this can cause massive bleeding issues, but it just had to be done.
The base layer and contrast is black and the papers are actually Christmas papers however with no sign of holly, snowflakes or santa so they worked so well.  I used the grand circles and grand circle scallops.  Some tiny copic coloured pearls, some platinum glitter glue, a lush burgundy ribbon, one large gold pearl, some feather boa and some burgundy roses.  The top sentiment is from the Kanban pack but the bottom one and inner is computer generated

"Red Hat £50.00
Red Dress £100.00
Feather Boa £30.00"

"Being Happy About Turning 30

Here is a close up of the image
The image plate has been distressed with Tim Holtz tattered rose and over stamped in the same using some new gorgeous swirls from a swirl pack new in at Grimsby Crafts.  

Now I often get asked how big is the card then???
So here is a normal 15cm x 15cm card in front of the Grand 21cm square card
The grand square is perfect for those special occasion cards and I love making them.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Card Cupids - Dots and/or Stripes (I have gone with the stripes in the main)
Catered Crop - copics, and the circles
The Crafty Pad - Flowers
Allsorts - Bloomin Blossoms
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Wag's N Whiskers - Ribbons and Pearls

I would like to say hello to my new followers and thank you to my lovely visitors who take the time to leave me such wonderful comments.

Enjoy your week


Toni said...

Kate your cards are simply gorgeous... I have never given the Copics a try. You do such beautiful work !!!

Saskia said...

Wow... Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

sam21ski said...

Whoa what a HUGE card!!! Hope she liked it. Absolutely love the sentiment, being 30 priceless - hehehehehehe!!!!

Unknown said...

This is stunning Kate - Love the colour combos you have used. Do you buy your cards with envelopes or make them? i have some of the large cards but struggle with envelopes to fit would love to know where i can get them from. Im posting one tomorrow as it happens for the TioT challenge x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer what a beautiful card,luv the image with the feathers, gorgeous papers & embelies hun, sue,x

Paper Bagley said...

What a wonderful change...I see flowers all the time. Love the fo-fo...Tootsie

Lynda said...

Stunning card Kate - love how you've coloured the image and those feathers are the perfect finishing touch - it's absolutely beautiful.

Love Lynda xxx

Linda McClain said...

Oh my my my . . . those feathers are freakin' amazing. It looks stunning on that card. Thank you for playing with us at Catered Crop.

Marlene said...

Gorgeous BIG card...and I love those poofs!!!

brenda said...

Just gorgeous Kate, the feathers really make the card so special.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Curly said...

Oh my how exquisite, so feminine and so beautifully coloured and the colour combo is so luxurious,

Have a lovely week,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Tammy said...

Wow, just gorgeous! Love the feathers and your color choices.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, this is wonderful I love the feathers too! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

ladyjanet_56 said...

I love these 2 cards think the bum fluff is best other one cutest( sorry 30th) these are both equally lovely. Janet

Maggie's Crafts said...

So pretty!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


Jodie Mackrell said...

pretty card!s love the feathers on the lady!. thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Jean said...

wow what a stunning card, love the feathers xx

Rachel Hope said...

How fun are those Feathers!!! :) Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!

Jacqueline said...

Cute Card - the feathers are a great touch. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids ... there is a new challenge that was just posted.
Hugs. Jacqueline

aqualeiga said...

This is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Don't forget to check out the awesome prizes up for grabs in our altered CD competition! Hugs, Ali x

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