Sunday, 30 January 2011

A couple of Birthdays

Well, here is Steve's Birthday card. I got the Brayer out, but had 4 attempts before I managed this one! I managed to smudge a couple, and then wasn't happy with the ducks flying over. I used Adirondack inks in Butterscotch, Terracotta, Purple twilight and Eggplant. The moon was coloured with scattered straw distress ink. The stamps are from stampscapes (bulrushes), Hero arts (Silhouette grass) and Lavinia (Ducks). The sentiment is from a clear set by personal impressions. The theme for Stamptacular Sunday this week is 'Whateva!' so I'm entering it in their challenge.
My next card was for a lovely blogging buddy who celebrated her birthday last week.
The papers are from my Artylicious Essence of nature cd, The ribbon was a gift from Lesley aka Crafty Mamma and the Sweet pea fairy Stamp was from the lovely Brenda. I coloured the stamp with promarkers and added quite a bit of glitter with my quicky glue pen. Here is a shot from a different angle so you can see the glitter a bit better.
All that glitter should meet the requirements of the sweet pea stampers challenge blog where the theme is glitz and glamour, so I'm entering this one there too.


  1. well this turned out beautifully - the colours are wonderful.

  2. Wow, fabulous colours in Steve's card, and love that big moon. And the glitzy, glamorous fairy will definitely fit the Sweet Pea challenge. She's gorgeous! xx

  3. Two fabulous cards Sally. The scene you've created is stunning and the brayering is perfect. The fairy card is stunning - love the shades of lilac. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  4. Steve's card is stunning, Sally. It was worth all the atempts. I love that big moon, it lloks so real and the colouring on it is beautiful. I bet he was thrilled with it as I was mine!!!!! I didn't know it came with a little bit of Brenda and Lesley in too, now that makes it even more special. It's so beautiful in real life, thanks again my friend.
    Hugs Lisax

  5. These are both gorgeous Sally and that brayering is just stunning. Really was worth all your effort.

  6. Gorgeous cards Sally, love the one for Steve perfect brayering. XOXO Zoe

  7. Two gorgeous cards I love the

  8. Hi Sally, both are beautiful cards i love the top one thats really beautiful and also love the girly bottom card. you are on a roll :)
    have a wonderful week
    hugs June x

  9. great cards!!!
    love the tie on the sweet pea one!
    thanks for joinin us at SPS!

  10. Hi Sally
    both cards are beautiful , I love the colours on the first one


  11. Hi Sally, wow these are both so special, and the bottom one very raunchy, Maybe thts the mood your in!!!
    steves card is gorgeous, he will love it, hugs chris xx

  12. Gorgeous cards. Love the colours you've used on your SP card. Thanks for sharing with us this time over at Sweet Pea Stampers. Good luck. Claire x

  13. Two gorgeous makes Sal .. .. and so very different.

    Love the colours on Steve's very much.

    Love Jules xx

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  15. Wow Sally, these are both gorgeous. I am in awe of your brayer work as I just cannot seem to get on with it. Give me brushes or Cut and Dry any day, Lol! Love the colours on Steve's card and your moon is just like the full one I saw last week.

    Love the turquoisey/blues on the second card. Your image is beautifully coloured and just the right amount of sparkle. The ribbon works beautifully.

    Lesley Xx

  16. Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

    Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

    Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!



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