Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Happy birthday Julie

Well I have been on a day off from work today and I have spent the whole day crafting, so much so eating has not been on the agenda I have survived on cups of tea alone (and many of them) oh I did go out, I had to nip out and get milk had to keep the mugs of tea flowing. All jobs usually reseved for my day off just got ignored, trouble is they haven't gone away, but there's nothing that is life threatening, so who cares?? My very good friend Julie has a birthday next week and for once I wanted to get ahead of myself not like my usual last minute card making panics and I have done just that one whole week before her birthday (no late night cutting and sticking for me this time). gosh I run the risk of becoming organised here, oh it wont last......

I decided upon a friendship themed easel card and blue and brown seemed to be calling me.  Stamped image is coloured with promarkers and cut out with nesties. Lots of matting and layering all distressed with tonic distress tool, stitched and edged with antique linen distress ink. Paper is from my stash picked it up ages ago. The little envelope I have made to just finish the base off with. Flowers are made using Tim Holtz tattered florals die and finished off with old buttons again from my stash.

It's been a good few weeks since I last entered a blog challenge so I am entering this card into the following challenges:- simon says stamp - show some stitching
                   allsorts challenge July Free and Easy


  1. That is just such a fun and wonderful image! A truly fabulous card - love your colours, layering, stitching, flowers - it's all amazing and a real work of art!!! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

  2. Oh this is adorable, sweet image and pretty colours.

  3. Stunning card with some beautiful details and gorgeous soft colour tones!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  4. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, This card is a creative, beautiful and nice,,

  5. Oh this is fab Amanda. Love the image which I'm pretty sure I have uninked somewhere in the pile. Love your flowers also. Don't have that die but you have done great work with it. keeleyxx


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