Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Very Special Birthday Card

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This is the card I have sent to my best crafting buddy Dawn AKA Craftykitten, I couldn't wish for a better more supportive friend. Please check out her blog and give her some love too. Anyway it is her birthday today and I thought Iwould try something different. I found this new challenge blog for Magnolia stamps - Magnolia-licious Highlights where they are asking you to make a frame card. The instructions can be found here on a great blog called Pretty Pressings. As Dawn knows I have grown to love Magnolia stamps since I started blogging in July last year, and I have chosen this great Tilda as a Butterfly image I won in a candy.


I have used our favourite colour, purple, and my favourite colouring medium - watercolour pencils. Plus of course some gorgeous purple glitter for the wings. The other embellishments are flowers made from a couple of my punches and topped with gems or a brad, plus a little butterfly gem. The background paper is from Joanna Sheens Messy Rabbit and can be found here (it's on offer at the moment too - free P & P). The sentiment was from a kit I bought recently from Create and Craft.
The back of the frame also needed to be tidied up a bit so I added my favourite Rusty Pickles image transformed into a flower!! you can find it here.



I'm sure Dawn won't mind if I enter this card into a few other challenges!!!

They are:-

Sew Many Challenges - Anything goes,

Paper Makeup Stamps - Birthday,

Crafty Catz - Birthday and

Easy Craft Projects - Lavender.

I hope you liked your card mate - I loved making it especially for you.

Hugs


31 comments:

bumblealsie said...

love the card but cannot share your love of kittens due to my cat litter problem. love setting the tone for further comments. Buttons says hello.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Dragonlady
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

Larisa said...

Very very beautiful card. The color so tender. The fairy Magnolia looks so nice ))

Loz (Aus) said...

This is awesome! love the background and and all the sparkle...

Wishcraft said...

Very pretty - love what you did with the frame, lovely colour too :o) Lisa x

~Jeri~ said...

another awesome card!!! Tilda is one of my faves and you used my fave colors, so this card is definitely a winner!!! Friendship can be an awesome thing when you find it. you both sound very lucky to have each other!!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges!!!

KymKreates said...

Tilda looks wonderful and I am certain Dawn will love it!
Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.
KymKreates

craftykitten said...

Hi Ali,
You are so right my friend, this photo does not do this card justice, it is sooooo fantastic in the flesh. Jeri, you are soo right, I am very thankful to have found Ali as a friend - she is the best and Kym, you too are correct - I love love love it. Thank you buddy for my card (and my pressies) - you should have also entered it into the Alphabet Challenge L for Lilac - certain to be a winner.
Loadza hugs buddy
Dawn xxxx

DesertBuni said...

WOW...love the frame card! And the colors!! It is all so Pretty! Your friend is a lucky girl! Thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

dragonllew said...

Great card I love the colours you have used your friend will love it

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color choice! Fabulous coloring! I'm sure your friend will fall in love with your card! Outstanding job!

Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges! Hope you'll join us for the next challenge!
Hugs,
Kym

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful - Love that scene - so clever! kim

margie c said...

What a pretty card! I love how you colored in this adorable lil Magnolia, and that her wings are so sparkly!
TFS! Happy Tuesday :)
hugs, margie

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Magnolia card!! I love the watercoloring that you did, and isn't it amazing how versatile that little image is from Rusty Pickle?

Cheryl said...

WOW,this is just gorgeous,Love the shade of purple and your fabulous scene!!! A beautiful card,your friend is going to love it!!
Hugs xx

Mandy said...

This is gorgeous...love the frame with the background and Tilda looks soo sweet..a beautiful card...
Mandy xx

kim.mom said...

WOW!! Love your card! What a great job on the frame and the scenery, too!!! Thanks for playing at Sew Many Challenges!

Teri said...

Fabulous card hun!! I am sure she loved this one - I know I would!
Keep 'em comin'!!
Hugs,
Teri x

Tina said...

Incredibly pretty, love all the purple. Great coloring too, wow! Thanks for playing the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!

Suzanne said...

Fantastic, just love it. Thanks for playing at SMC, hope to see you next time.

Liz, said...

Hi Ali, another fabby card. Your cards are just getting better and better.

Liz x

Heather Schlatter said...

I am loving all the purples on this card they make me smile love the technique too.

Heather

Avril Ann said...

What a fabulous card, such a great entry to our challenge at ECP this week, with thanks. Hugs Avril xxxx

Martine said...

ooo this is gorgeous hun, wonderful papers , embellies and image :)

xx

Martine

Nikki said...

This is just Beautiful love the watercolor bg, going to have to try this :)
thanks for the inspiration
Nikki

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Ali and the colours are beautiful, love those papers and the flower is stunning.
Hugs Linda

Stempelientje said...

What a fantastic card!! Beautiful colours! :)

carol said...

Hello..Your card is beautiful, love the colour, thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol

Sew Many Cards said...

Love your card! The sparkles are so pretty!

Thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Challenges - Be sure to come back tomorrow for our new challenge.

Angela
SewManyCards.com

Sew Many Cards said...

Loven the purples! too...

Thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Challenges - Be sure to come back tomorrow for our new challenge.

Angela
SewManyCards.com

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just lovely in lilac--such a pretty scene! Thanks for joining in on the Magnolia-licious Challenge with us!

hugz,
Suzanne