Friday, 25 March 2011

Magnolia Birthday Card



Hello everyone, isn't it wonderful that the sun is still shining and everything is blooming. I have a few birthday cards to make one of which is extra special - for my Mum who will be 84 and loves flowers - hopefully this card will fit the bill! 
The image was a pressie from my bestest friend Craftykitten - thank you my darling. It is of course a Tilda from the You Are So Special set and is called Congratulation Tilda. Here is a closeup.........

The swirly bits and dots in the image have been glittered with a purple glitter and the rest of the image was coloured with watercolour crayons. The swirls in the background have been stamped using the Best Friend Swirls set from Sheena Douglass - in pink and purple ink. The embossed centura pearl card was done using the Divine Swirls cuttlebug folder. The word paper was from an old book, I covered it with Dusty Concord and Worn Lipstick distress inks and then sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pearl), then I ripped the paper to make it a bit more interesting!

The beautiful pins were a Birthday Present from Dawn AKA CraftyKitten - thank you hun. I have used them behind some flowers I bought at Quixotic Paperie called Icy Blossoms (only they don't have the colour I have used)

I will enter this card in the following challenges:-

My Time to Craft - Ladies Day,

Moving Along With The Times - Precious Metal (silver of the pins),

Just Magnolia - Bingo (Embossing, Flowers and Pins),

Delicious Doodles - Floral Fantasy,

Crafts and Me - Anything Goes,

Crafty Catz - Pearls and Swirls,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Girlie,

Paperplay Challenge - Distressing,

Papertake Weekly - It's a Mum's Thing or just be girlie,

Everybody Art - Birthday, and,

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Swirls and Pearls.

I would love to know what you think. Also a big thank you to all my regular commenters. I am finding it hard to get round to commenting on everyone I would like, so I must apologise to you all.

Hugs

17 comments:

craftykitten said...

Hi Ali,
Aww hun, this is gorgeous. Love the colours (but then I would wouldn't I??). Love the wordy paper and those flowers are divine.
New images heading your way real soon too!!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Netty said...

She is bound to love it, so beautiful. Annette x

Lisa Jane said...

pretty little card
Thanks for joining our precious metals challenge this week at MAWTT
Lisa x

Pami said...

A lovely card, and I am sure your mum will love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

kelli said...

Fab card, I love all the glitter! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card. Love the embossing and the torn papers - beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sirpaliina said...

Lovely card and beautiful colours

Sirpa

Brenda Brown said...

Great card and I love the pins and flowers.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our precious metals challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Teri said...

Super cute hun! Loving the colours and the flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

Crafting Joanne said...

Such a sweet card.

Thanks for joining us this week over at Pollycraft.

Hugs

Joanne xx

DesignerDiva said...

Great little card, I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Julie M said...

Very sweet card - your mum will love it.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

mckinkle said...

Im sure your Mum will love and treasure her card, the flowers are especially pretty blooms!

Thanks for joining us with our flower challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

Christine said...

Your card is just lovely. I really love the embossing around the image. It's the perfect accent!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

nicoleqmullen said...

What an adorable card, superb detail in it. Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!!

Stampin Mindy said...

What a great card, love the Tilda Stamp.

Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia and hAngler last week!

Hugs, Mindy