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Thursday 21 March 2013

Sunglasses May Be Required

Hope you are all well.  One more work day and then it's the weekend.  Mind you they are talking about a lot of snow over large parts of the UK tomorrow and the weekend.  I do hope not as I am driving up north tomorrow to pick my daughter up from university.  She is starting five weeks of study leave before her final exams in May.  As she said, she might as well be at home studying cause at least she will be fed well lol.

Anyway, I want to share a card with you today that I made for my Sister to give my Mum for her birthday.  It was her birthday on Monday so had to make sure she had received it before I blogged it.  

Be prepared as it is quite bright and you may need your sunglasses, although it does look much brighter in real life.

I have not used any patterned paper on this card.  I have used two colours of coredinations - orange and yellow.  I embossed some white card with a large dotty folder and inked the edges with some distress ink.  The little flower stamp was a freebie that I got not long ago from a magazine.  I stamped the image several times and decoupaged the vase and some of the flowers for dimension.  Added a big double bow at the bottom using orange and yellow ribbon.  The little flowers are from Wild Orchid and matched perfectly.  Made a little tag sentiment to finish it off.

I am pleased to say that Mum loved it.  Thanks for popping by and will be interested to hear what you think.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Flowers
Lisa B - Orange and Yellow
Bunny Zoes - Girly
Aud Sentiments - Girl Power
Love to Create - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Ribbons or Lace
Lexis Creations - Mothers Day or Special Ladies Birthday
Crafty Boots - Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers Galore
LEJ Designs - Add a flower
Inky Impressions - Flowers
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Embossing
OSAAT - All white or no design papers
Stamp N Doodle - Anything goes
MAWTT - Decoupage
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Lace


Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a cute card, love the way you used that stamp

Kelly Lloyd said...

wonderful card Mags, love the image and bright colours. great layout and love that ribbon

Hugs kelly

nnalorac said...

Such a lovely card Mags, love the image, Spring colours and pretty design. Safe journey for tomorrow. Carolxx

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Mags! Love the image and layout, so pretty and colourful :)

Tanya xx

Kirsten said...

Hi Mags, it's gorgeous! not surprised your mum loved it, I'd be thrilled to receive it. Thanks for entering it into the Lisa B Designs challenge. Have a safe journey tomorrow.

Tammy said...

I love you card! The colors are so fresh and inspiring! Gorgeous image! Happy Birthday to your mother!

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Mags. I love the way you have used the image and layered up the flowers. The colours are gorgeous and the layout it fabulous.
I hope you have a safe journey and that the weather is kind to you.
Sue x

The Crafty Blonde said...

Love this card so pretty, fab design and layout and love the little decoupaged flowers xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the design.xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love the Summery colors, your 3D flowers, and the pearls are a perfect touch! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

Norma said...

Beautiful card, Mags. Love the colour scheme. Very nice image for a freebie..woo-hoo. Love that you made them more 3-dimensional. Love the embossed background paper.
Thanks for joining the fun at Fussy and Fancy Friday.

Sandra H said...

Mags this is stunning lovely bright colours and your images are beautiful so elegant too x

Crafty Moni said...

Your card is so cute! Im sure your mom loved her home made card:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mags, I like the design using the image 3 times and the decoupaged flowers and the colours.
Kevin xx

MagsB said...

Happy belated birthday to your Mum! What a bright and cheerful card, hun, and the ribbons and flowers are just gorgeous! I'm not surprised that your mum loved it!

Good luck for your trip north, I hope you escape the snow!

love Mags B x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Very pretty card, everything is so well coordinated. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Unknown said...

So pretty, doesn't need patterned paper, it is perfect how it is! Thanks for linking up with us at Aud!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful card. Love the zesty colours and the tripple image. Enjoy your daughters stay and good luck with the upcoming exams.
{I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Its gorgeous Mags, love the vase of flowers and the orange and yellow. Hope you have a safe journey today, the forecast is not good please take care! Hugs Susan x

Deepti Stephens said...

Lovely! Thank you so much for joining with us at Stamp n doodle. Good luck.. :)

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card so warm considering the cold weather at the moment love the colours
Hugs Kate xx

Sonia said...

Just wonderful work my dear, beautiful image and 3D elements^_^
Have a gorgeous day,

rachel said...

this is just stunning mags love it xx

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely lovely. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Anne Temple said...

I'm not a bit surprised that you mom loved it - it's a gorgeous card! Love your design and the bright colors.

Cumbrianlass said...

A fabulous card and the colours are wonderful, thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

Whimsey said...

Absolutely adorable - love the bright, cheery colors! Super cute image; love how your little flowers tie perfectly into the vase of flowers. GREAT creation - love the large polka dots and the distress inks!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!


Josephine said...

This is gorgeous - I love the design!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Mags this is stunning, I just love the design of this card and your use of all those flowers - WOW!! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Inky Impressions this week:)

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Such a gorgeous card. Fabulous design, I love the colours and its very pretty. Love it! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful bright card, the flowers seem so happy in their vase and I love the fact you display them in three columns. Great strip of flowers and ribbon on the bottom too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Zoe said...

Gorgeous card Mags, so lovely to see nice sunshiny colours while we are having such gloomy weather xx Zoe xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Mags,I love the colours and the design is lovely,I can see why your Mum loved it...
Mandy x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Well we certainly got the snow .. .. did you?

I won't be venturing very far this weekend.

Your card is really bright and beautiful. Love it and I bet your Mum did too. I hope she had a happy birthday.

Stay safe and warm and have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Mary J said...

That's so bright and cherry, Mags! Love the embossing and how you did the ribbon too!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the bright colours and the layout is fabullous
Lindsay xx

Dwie lewe rączki said...
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Dwie lewe rączki said...

This is lovely and so vibrant. Love the flower vases.So glad you shared with us this fortnight at Paper Crafting Journey! Hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Yvonne

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Mgs, love the beautiful image and very pretty details.

Donna x

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card Mags, the orange and yellow looks great and I love the dimension you have created.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is absolutely gorgeous, have a great weekend huggles Pops x x x

Unknown said...

Wow!!! GORGEOUS! card!! I love all the flowers.. I love the yellow and orange and the ink and the embossing LOL I love it all!! Stunning!!! Thank you for joining us this week at One Stitch At A Time! Good luck! I hope we see you again next week!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Kaylee Snyder said...

This is absolutely lovely. I like how the image repeats 3 times, and I love the pearl flower centers. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions. Hope to see you again.

Karen said...

Very pretty and cheerful colors! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Judith said...

Hi Mags - fancy meeting you here! - love your bright card - a great image to decoupage - thnk you for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

TRACEY MO said...

What a pretty spring card love the lo & colours.

Thans for joining us at lexi's creation

Tracey dt

Michelle said...

Lovely spring colors.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

Lisa Jane said...

Such a pretty card .I love the flowers
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops i fotgot to say - thanks for joining us at MAWTT too
Lisa x