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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Birthday Card for a Friend

Hello everyone, a busy day today. Started off the morning at my friend Shirley's house and made 3 lovely cards with her and Fran. We then came back home dropped our craft things off and as it was Fran's birthday today, we had lunch with her hubby and her Mum, who we picked up from the nursing home for the outing. We dropped her hubby back home and then her Mum back to the Nursing Home and then headed down to the craft store so Fran could spend some of her birthday money on some craft goodies. A cup of coffee to revive us and then home again. I finished off those pesky dishes from last night and then made a Shepherd's Pie with some mince. I even did all the dishes that I used preparing it so I wouldn't have them to do tonight. Adrian was home a bit later than usual, so it was all ready by the time he had got comfy. I stayed home from choir tonight too, so caught up on a bit of television before having a play with a new nestie pack. A couple of birdhouses and two birds. I've cut a couple and will try and make something with them in the next couple of days.
Well onto my card!
This is the one I gave to Fran today for her birthday.
The basecard is SU Early Espresso and then a layer of zig-zag DP which doesn't show very well here.
I made 3 flowers from brown card, added some pearls and then punched some leaves from the choc chip and pale tan card. I stamped the main image with Early Espresso ink onto a pale tan cardstock and matted it with some Choc Chip card. The sentiment was also done the same way.
Both stamps came from Docrafts Papermania ~ Urban stamps - the image from Botanical Print set and the sentiment from the set called Type Print. This was a set that Shirley gave me last month for my birthday.
On the inside I used the pale tan card and printed another image from the Botanical Print set in the right hand corner. I really like this stamp and it goes well with the flower on the front too. Sorry that the pic is not that clear, I can't rescan as Fran has possession of the card already, LOL.
The card is not quite what I wanted to achieve but I made it in a hurry this morning in between breakfast and the shower. Fran picked me up at 9 a.m. so had to be ready to go!!!
 I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Monochromatic
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C137 ~ Birthday
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Flowers
Well that's all I think,
Thanks for all the delightful comments, much appreciated,
Take care and see you tomorrow.

front of card
 inside of card


  1. Wonderful card, and I'm sure it was well received!
    I really like the flowers you made on the front!
    I just can't seem to make a decent rolled flower!

  2. What a lovely elegant card. I especially love the rolled flowers x

  3. This is gorgeous,love the

  4. lovely card, love the rolled roses and the awesome stamps used!

  5. A really lovely card. Wish my rolled flowers looked like that.

  6. So lovely Sandy! The muted colours are gorgeous and I love your rolled flowers!

  7. Beautiful colours, Sandy, and you need to send me a huge pack of those flowers....not fair to not share....haaaa!

  8. Stunning card, really love the brown colour and the flowers are gorgeous, really love the inside as well. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

  9. Nice card, like the colouring, wispy flowers inside are special.
    flowers on the front pretty. love mum

  10. Great card and such a busy day - I was tired just reading about it! Love your flowers and the soft look of the card. I'm sure it was well received!

  11. oh hun busy day you had boy, your friend will love this card hun just love the flowers they are gorgeous sorry not been over sooner Hun but the new,puppy is taking up a lot of time,hugs Cherylxxxx

  12. Love the colours you have used hun, and those flowers are lovely..I'm sure your friend is going to love it!

  13. Hi Sandy the card looked awesome in real life .Loved the sentiment panel too .

    Glad you all had fab lunch for Fran .
    Hugs Shirley-Anne

  14. it's a lovely card and thanks for entering it into our challenge at that craft place x


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