Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A smile is a curve that.....................................

It's my sisters birthday today and this is the card I have made for her. All the family are going out for a meal tonight at my favourite restaurant so I am really looking forward to it and it gives me an excuse to dress up a bit. It will be nice to get out of my scruffs for a while as I have spent the last few days sorting the garage and the garden out, with several visits to the tip inbetween. How cleansing is it to get rid off all the rubbish that we hold on to?
Anyway back to my card.
I have made the card using Stampotique rubber stamp Karin and they have been colured using distress inks - Squeezed Lemonade, worn lipstick, peacock feathers and vintage photo.

Canvas Corp cardstock pad

This is how the background paper started off, I then coloured it with
distress inks squeezed lemonade,worn lipstick & peacock feathers. I then added further dimension by adding newsprint candi coloured with the same coloured distress inks into some of the swirls.
Behind this I have embossed cordinations pink cardstock with a cuttlebug swirly embossing folder.
I stamped the sentiments  with versamark and heat embossed with Ruby Blush Blaze Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder (loving that pink). I stamped stampotique ink splat stamp onto book paper and punched out hearts to form a border. The whole card has been matted and layered using black cardstock and more of the pink cordinations which have had the edges sanded.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
anything goes challenge where the challenge is make your own background
chocolate coffee cards  where the challenge is embossing
craft your days away     this is their final challenge which is anything goes
fashionable stamping challenges where the challenge is Ice Cream Colours
no matter which challenges   Where this is their very first challenge with the theme anything Goes
and finally
simon says stamp and show where the challenge is No Rules.

Thanks for visiting my blog I really appreciate it.
Amanda X


  1. Congrats with your sister's birthday Amanda...oehh and a nice meal tonight, great :-)
    Your card really is so happy, love it!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  2. Your card is darling! I love your design. It's great! Love the colors you've achieved with the Distress Inks. Those Stampotique ladies are so fun! I love their big smiles and I love how you've colored them! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Thanks for joining us at NMWC with this devine card with such lovely colours. Good luck and hope to see you back soon in our next challenge. Hugs, Marion

  4. Hey there thank you for sharing your colorfull card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love all the vibrant colors and the images are just great, thank you for sharing, hugs terry xxxx

  5. A fabulous colorful creation. Thanks for joining us at FSC :)

  6. A fantastic card, love the big smile on that stamp.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  7. Fabulous colours and design, so love your card, x

  8. WOW this is fantastic, absolutely stunning creation, fab background, thanks so much for joining our challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor xx

  9. What a wonderful card! Your background is absolutely amazing, I so love the colours! Fab! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  10. Congrats with the birthday of your sister Amanda and have a good meal tonight. Your card is fabulous.
    Lovely greet marja

  11. This is such a fun card. Great colours.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  12. Great card, sure your sister liked it and in case you want to clean up a little more, I have a huge cellar-LOL

  13. Gorgeous card, love the stamps you've used. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  14. Hi Amanda, This is a great fun card, fabulous image!
    Love the background you have created, sounds very inky!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril xx

  15. this is too cute, love the image, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, hugs, martina

  16. Such a fun creation, Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges, I do hope you will join us again for our next challenge. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  17. A really gorgeous creation and thanks for sharing this with us at the FSC summer challenge.
    Fliss x

  18. Great card. Love the coloring of the papers and those newsprint candies are so nice and vibrant. Awesome job on them.

    Thanks for joining in our last challenge at Craft Your Days Away.


  19. WOW! How awesome is this? Love how you stamped the image three times and the colouring and embellishing from this embossing folder is out of this world! Will catch up with you real soon, been a bit hectic. keeleyxx


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