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Monday, 9 August 2010

Crafty Cardmakers’ First Birthday

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I am thrilled to announce it’s Crafty Cardmakers’ First birthday, and whilst I have not been there from the beginning I am absolutely honoured to be part of it’s lovely team.

Being part of the DT has given me a new desire for cardmaking as I was finding it difficult to keep motivated and keep my blog going. Now the only reason there might not be so much on it, is cos I am doing the rounds commenting on our lovely challenge entrants’ works of arts.

Anyhow I had fun creating a birthday card to celebrate our first Blogversary.

I merged three Mo Manning digis which all seemed to me to epitomise a party theme and coloured them in with promarkers. There are from left to right Angelina’s Balloons, Georgie Cartwheeling and Bella Carrying the Cake. I love the fact that Bella is giving that backwards glance, which obviously is to Bronte who is sitting on her sash and presumably about to cause a disaster with the cake! But in this case, she could be taking in Georgie as he goes cartwheeling past her or be fascinated with Angelina’s static hair do. Who hasn’t rubbed a balloon on their head and loved it when their hair stood up on end as a result. In my house you would have been hard pressed to hang onto a balloon long enough as my lovely old dog Tilly had a thing for balloons. She would catch them by the very tiny tag bit that is dangling when you tie the knot. I would sit there shramming up waiting for the ‘bang’ but she would have made an excellent gun dog as she never burst one balloon.

CCM 09.08.10 Image Anyhow enough of my waffling. The BPs are both from Karen Neuburger and the top one I ran through the new Go Kreate embossing folder called Happy Birthday, and then went over it with Memento ink in Sweet Plum and Lilac Posies. I also edged the image with the same inks.

I made the flowers myself using three different lengths of coloured lace and topped off with roses. The flourishes were cut from the same mirri card that I used for backing on the card and cut out with Marianne Creatables dies.

CCM 09.08.10 Flowers

I am also entering my card into some challenges as follows:-

Cute Card Thursday – Whateva! Sounds like a stroppy teenager, but means whatever you like

Creative Inspirations – Something recycled – My flowers started off as lace and have been recycled into flowers

Cupcake Craft Challenges – Lace – As in the flowers

Stamp with Fun – Lilac and Blue – Which is the main colour scheme of my card, as anything in purple does for me! I love it

Please pop on over and join in the fun with our Birthday Themed Challenge  at Crafty Cardmakers which is sponsored by Joanna Sheen, image and you will be in with a chance of winning £10 t0 spend in Joanna’s shop. We all know how stuffed to the gunnels that is, and as she doesn’t charge PnP your tenner will go even further.

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  1. Love what you've done with these images, love the flowers, love the BP, Love the card. xx

  2. Ingenious. Combining all those images is a great idea. And those flowers are TDF wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations for this fortnight challenge.

  3. oh wow this is just brilliant,so love all the super detail,and those flowers are so beautiful bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  4. Such a fabulous card Lin. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  5. Gorgeous work, I love your lace flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  6. Gorgeous work, I love the lace flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  7. Wow that's so pretty. Thanks for entering my challenge at creative inspirations.

  8. Beautiful work Lin, your hand made flowers are so pretty and compliment the card perfectly.

  9. Happy Birthday teamie xxx

    Absolutely adore your flowers, they are so striking and the colours are fab. You are clever combining the 3 digi images :)

  10. Your flowers are fantastic, very creative Lin! Great card and clever merging x

  11. A wonderful card - I like it so much - great color and details! Thanks for joining stamp with Fun.

  12. Gorgeous card, Lin. I love how you merged the images, and those lace flowers are amazing!


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