Monday, 15 December 2008

A birthday card for a change

Aren't you all just sick of Christmas cards now? I am, and am so glad mine are all done and posted - now I just need to get the presents bought and I'm set lol. yep, I've not bought a thing yet. Gulp - best get me skates on.

I thought I would make a birthday card for a change, and have used one of the new Sugar Nellies which was a gift from my wonderful friend Rach - thanks sweetie, I love it!! I've use this weeks sketch from Friday Sketchers, fab sketch and one I will use again.

I coloured the image with the usual old Distress Inks and H2O's, I also used the gorgeous watercolour paints that Sally sent me, the burgundy in the set was just the colour I needed for this card.

The flower is part punched, part Prima lol. I punched out a flower using the large Retro Punch and stamped it with a Best Wishes sentiment stamp using Bravo Burgundy ink, sponged the edges of the flower with Bravo Burgundy, then scored 3 lines down each petal, flipped the flower over and scored lines between the previous scored lines IYKWIM?

Recipe:
Sugar Nellie A Good Book image
Sentiment stamp used on flower is from an Anna Griffin set, the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Clever Cut
Papers are Basic Grey Sugared
Zoomz are from Stamp Galaxy
Ribbon is from a large set I got from QVC yonks and yonks ago
Silver spacer and dragonfly charm is from Ebay


I've received this award from Kim, if you've not seen her blog you've been missing out big time! Her cards are just breathtaking, so go take a peek.


The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others.. You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to:) And let them know. And there is more... You have to write down five things you are addicted to. I know it is a busy time so I understand if you just pass it on to everyone who visits you blog, but I would like to pass it on to these girlies. I wish I could give it to you all.

Joey, Sandra, Vicky, Natalie and Diane

My addictions are:
Rubber stamping and papercrafts
My husband, children and grandchildren
My Doggies
Ice cream (can't live without it!!)
M&S Coffee loaf - mmmmmm


Thanks for looking,

55 comments:

  1. Love the Colours, Sketch and what you've done with it...........Looks really pretty!

    Did you get my email?
    Hugs
    Suze x

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  2. Oh I just LOVE this card Bev. What a gorgeous image and I adore the colours you've chosen, one of those perfect cards that you often make.

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  3. hiya bev, I'm glad i've finished all my crimbo cards got fed up after a while hehe, lovely card you've made here its really nice i like the burgandy colours!! xx

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  4. Such a beautiful card Bev and gorgeous non Christmas colours...I am so fed up of Christmas too LOL!
    Wonderful colouring :-)
    Carole x

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  5. Oh this is so pretty Bev, Gorgeous colouring and the flower you've stamped looks fabulous, Hugs, Nikki x

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  6. Stunning card Bev!
    I love that new image and so beautifully coloured.
    Your papers are fabulous and I love your flowers so pretty.

    I have left you something on my blog.
    hugs
    kim xxx

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  7. Beautiful,never seen this stamp before,she is luvly!!!
    I'm so sick of xmas cards now,they are getting right on my nerves,lol!!! :o)x

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  8. This card is absolutely gorgeous hun!! I agree it is great to see a different card for a change =) xxx

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  9. oh wow I love the way you have interpreted the sketch. The charm is just adorable.

    I have loads of charms and so often forget to add them. I will have to remember to use them. Love the effect you get.

    Ann xxx

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  10. Simply adorable, love the colours you have chosen. Super card Bev.

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  11. wow Bev, what a lovely card, she looks 3D they way you have painted her.

    Just fantastic, i could look at this for ages with all the colours and detail

    sarah x

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  12. Ohhh Bev - this is just totally fabulous. Those colours are just to die for. Awesome xxxxxx

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  13. Oh this is so beautiful I love the colours so rich yet very feminine. x Vee

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  14. oooh i love this one, I'm done with the christmas cards too. I only make one when I get a crad from a person i forgot (oeps)
    I love the colours you used

    Annemarie xx

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  15. Hi Bev, this is a gorgeous sketch! and a stunning card, love the colours and the little add ons!. joey xxx

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  16. just gorgeous Bev! fabulous colouring on the adorable image and I love the way you have made the flower. hugs, annie x

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  17. OOOhhhh Bev what a stunning card. Your coloring is so absolutly fabulous. Hugs Marja

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  18. Hi Bev....gorgeous card as always,love the colours you've used and aren't these new SN stamps beautiful,so nice to see a birthday card instead of a xmas one.
    Sorry i haven't visited for awhile,but needs must as they say,there's been alot of family things to deal with as well as xmas.I'm so behind this year.
    Take care
    San x

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  19. wow wow wow stunning card Bev, I love your new stamp and the papers, colours are gorgeous love the stitching details hugs Jill x

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  20. Beautiful card Bev. Love how youve created the flower it's stunning!
    I have also finished and posted my christmas cards! But I felt quite sad as I looked at my christmas stash and realised it would be another 9-10 months before I used it again! I have so much lovely statsh that I have bought this year and not even used! :-(
    It will be nice to start on birthday, thank you cards though!
    Good luck with the hunt for presents!

    Hugs, Vicky x

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  21. Sooo beautiful card! I Just love the flower and charm!

    And yes.. I'm also tired of all the christmas cards! And I'm also happy that all is on their way to their recipients!

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  22. A gorgoeus card Bev, love the way you have coloured your image. perfection.
    the papers, flower and the charm are gorgeous,
    a top card sweetie. Hugs rachxx

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  23. Stunning card Bev and what a gorgeous stamp, I love these colours.
    Nicola -x-

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  24. What a lovely card again, Bev!
    thanks for visiting my blog!
    Hugs Gisela

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  25. what a beautiful card, I do wish I could colour like you, it really is amazing!

    lotsalove

    Amanda xxx

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  26. An absolutely gorgeous card!!

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  27. omg Bev when I commented earlier I didnt even see the award lol. Thankyou so much for thinking of me, I am well chuffed! :O) lots of love joey.xxx

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  28. Thank you for the award hun! I completely skipped over the names not realising it was actually me lol what a fool I am, thank you! xxx

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  29. Oh this is just precious dear. I so love the papers and your charm hanging there is so adorable, just how do you do that dear.
    Gorgeous as always dear

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  30. Wow stunning card...gorgeous colours.
    Emma x

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  31. Love ur work a lot. The colours, doll, accessories, all are pretty.

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  32. This is lovely! What a sweet new image! Your bow is perfect! Wonderful papers, flower and charm too! Just lovely!
    Blessings, Maria

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  33. Oh Wow Bev..This is `gorgeous`...sorry I havent been over for a while but it`s always great to catch up with all your delightful creations...
    Have a lovely Tuesday:)~X~

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  34. Thats amazing...very creative.Good choice of colors.Keep the good work going:)

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  35. Your card is WONDERFUL!I really like the colours and the image is soo cute.
    Hugs Sandra

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  36. Oh wow this is gorgeous, wonderful sweet image and fabulous flower.

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  37. This card is awesome, love the image and the colours! Hugs, Moni

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  38. Thanx for thinking of me Bev,will pop the award on my blog later,MWAH!!! :O)X

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  39. Bev, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing and I love the layout, the flowers, the ribbon...everything!!! I'm so glad your Christmas cards are done...I still have some to finish AND some shopping to finish up!!
    ~Lacey

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  40. This is beautiful Bev. So nice to see some summery colours - like you I'm a bit sick of Christmas cards!

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  41. Bev,
    What a gorgeous card! I am so glad you could use the watercolors. Aren't they a nice change from the usual colors.

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  42. Bev that is so stunning! I love it and that paper is so pretty!!!! Awesome job! I wish my christmas cards were all done...I am so behind this year....and I still have some gifts yet to buy too! Oooppps! Good thing there is still time! :)
    Hugs~ Kim

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  43. Hi Bev,thanks so much for the award...means alot to me to be given it by you,
    Take care
    San x

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  44. Bev this is really stunning, great image and papers. x

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  45. Wowee, such a divine card! Love how you have done the flowers especially the big one and the little dragonfly charm is gorgeous. Such fabby attention to detail! Hugs Tab :o) xxx

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  46. Gorgeous card Bev, love the colouring, and the cute Sugar Nellie image. Louise x

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  47. oh bev your card is really wonderful and such a cutie .... i love your creation, it´s amazing.
    hugs, bea

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  48. Wow, stunning! The colors are gorgeous, and I LOVE the way you made up the flower...what a beauty!

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  49. Bev this card is just gorgeous! Really REALLY stunning. Can't stop looking at it, I just really REALLY love it. I wish I could just borrow some of your creativity. Did I already say that I love this card? ;o)

    xx Naoual

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  50. You're right, great sketch - fab card! Love your charm embellies too ~x~

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  51. Oh wow Bev, this is just gorgeous and the image has loads of character. Hugs from Desire

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  52. Another stunning card Bev - I love your original ideas for constructing flowers and think I must give some of these ideas a go!
    Pauline x

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  53. Wow Bev this is fantastic! I love the colours and the image is adorable!
    Hugs Lynsey :)

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  54. Beautiful card Bev and such scrummy colours too :) Donna x

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Bev x

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