Thursday, 13 August 2009

Chocolate and strawberry birthday

I've made a birthday card using Vicki's pretty sketch from this week's challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend, using one of my favourite colour combinations, pink and brown, which is Whiff of Joy's challenge this week. I'm also entering it into a third challenge, a new one called Crafty Cardmakers; their first challenge is called Blossoms.

The card uses a Whiff of Joy stamp, Melinda blowing kisses, an old favourite of mine, I've coloured her with Copics, pink Stickles and Glossy Accents (lots on her wings). The image is edged with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Melinda is matted on to gold mirri card then onto card sprayed with pink Glimmer Mist. The two brown patterned papers are Basic Grey and the background pink is from a Bearly Mine Designs cd called Extreme Inserts. It's the first time I've used any of them, I've been drooling over them but not printing them out. I've also used them inside the card, which I've left plain apart from the papers. Lovely, aren't they?

The dark brown card behind the circle has been dotted with white, the flowers are Prima with pink foliage that was cut with a Halloween punch and trimmed, the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.


  1. What a beautiful card.

    I love the colours you have used and the papers inside are lush. I have to admit I don't usually do much with the inside but those papers are a fab insert.

    Thanks for taking part in our 1st Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and I hope we see you again soon :)

  2. Your card is wonderful, Anne:O) Love that colour combo, and the WOJ image is stunning. Great take on Vicki's sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  3. This is beautiful Anne, such gorgeous colours and papers you have used, I love the floral arrangement too. Thank you for joining in with this weeks SFTW challenge, you have created a wonderful card with my lil sketch, good luck xx vicki xx

  4. Fabulous card Anne, love the image of Melinda and the papers and your flower arrangement is lovely. Love the sentiment circle you've used, and the inside is gorgeous, just ready for your sentiment. You've done a lovely job using Vicki's sketch.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
    Donna xx

  5. Ooh gorgeous card! Love your papers & image, well everything really :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers! Lisa x

  6. Hi Anne! This is such a beautiful card! Fabulous colour combo and papers. I love the gorgeous flowers and how you have coloured the cute Melinda.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week and good luck! :)


  7. Lovely card Anne, yummy colours, and it's a great sketch. The CD looks like a good one, Judith x

  8. a gorgeous card, so pretty with lovely details. thank you for joining us at the whiff of joy challenge blog. hugs rachxx

  9. Gorgeous card, wonderful image and brilliant job using the sketch.

  10. Pretty inside and out, gorgeous colours too! I was sooo chuffed when I saw the WOJ challenge was brown and pink yay!

    Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers too!

  11. Hi Im judie a DT from Crafty Cardmakers blog, this card is brilliant, well done, the colours are stunning - Judie xx

  12. Hi Anne!
    Very pretty cards!
    Good luck in the challenge!


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