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Monday, 21 January 2013

Crafty Cardmakers 83 Belated Birthday

Today at Crafty Cardmakers we would like to see your take on the theme ‘Belated Birthday’, we are hosted by Kim and she said that she is notorious for being late with people’s birthday cards and so she wants to see what ideas we can come up with for belated birthdays, and they have to have a sentiment on them indicating that it’s a belated card we have created.

This couldn’t have come at a better time for me as I had missed a birthday when I had been unwell, and so a belated card was well in order.

CCM 83 Belated Birthday  I started with a shaped card which I ran through the HappyCut with an embossing folder, and then I coloured it with PanPastels in the citrus colour range. I also shaded the flowers with the same range, and made the scalloped mat, and the butterfly also with the PPs. The pearls were ivory and I coloured them with copics to tone in and popped them around the outside of the sentiment mat and onto the centres of some of the flowers on the background. The swirl is from Memory Box and is called Chesapeake and I split it in two and hid the split with the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The sentiment I created myself and printed onto plain white cardstock which I then coloured to match the background. I decided to be ‘loud and proud’ and admit I was late with this card and I made it the focal point of my card.

I should like to enter this into the following challenges:-

A Gem Of a Challenge - #63 Emboss It

Amusing Challenge - Birthday

Chalk-ah-Lot Cafe - #27 Shaped Card with Chalk

Chalk N Stock - Anything Goes with Chalk

Daring Cardmakers -Embossability

Moving Along With the Times - It’s Birthday Time

PanPastel UK - #3 Nature

The Outlawz PAM - Bright Colours

Totally Papercrafts - Embossing of Any Kind

Wags ‘n Whiskers - #95 Celebrations

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Ohhhh what a fabulous colored creation you made, thank you for sharing your Nature themed card with the DT from PanPAstel UK, hugs terry xxxx

  2. Hi, Lin! I just LOVE the beautiful texture and colors of this card--the dry embossing paired with die cut elements, pearls, and flowers is beautiful! HUGS! :)

  3. Too funny just love that sentiment! Fabulous card, great embossed background and a gorgeous butterfly.

  4. Beautiful card Lin the colour is lovely as is the embossing.

    Hugs Julie x

  5. Pretty work thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  6. Really beautiful, I love the embossing and the colours. Whilst I am here thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
    Lindsay xx

  7. This card is a scream - what a fabulous way to get around having to send a belated card! "Loud and proud" is great! The embossing is gorgeous as are your embellishments. LOVE those green pearls. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge!

  8. This card is so stylish and the colours are perfect for spring.
    Thanks for playing along with the embossing dare over on the DCM blog this week. :)

  9. Very pretty Lin, beautiful colours (poor me I don't have any PPs!) and embossing. Suze xx

  10. Gorgeous card - love the Pan Pastel embossed background - such pretty colours.
    Great sentiment lol!!!
    Thanks for playing along at TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  11. Absolutely stunning, I love that embossing and the colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  12. This is fabulous Lin, I love all of the embossing.
    hugs Kimx

  13. That's a funny sentiment ... have to keep it in mind for the next belated birthday card =). Your card and especially the elegant embossed and inked background is great.
    Thanks for taking part at the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

  14. Such a gorgeous card! I love the embossing and beautiful colors!

  15. Lovely card and well done on your PP win


  16. Knockout card - that pastel shading over the texture is really wonderful! Perfect (belated) birthday card for my Amusing Challenges this week. Thanks for playing along!

  17. Beautiful card and wonderful use of pastels to create a gorgeous look. Thank you for joining us at Chalk N Stock this month and good luck.



  18. This is just beautiful! Whomever will receive it will be so happy. I love your use of pastels on it. Jearise DT Chalk N Stock

  19. Love this card. The embossing, chalking, sentiment...just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock!


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