Sunday, 29 January 2012

Steve's birthday and a waltzing Mouse sketch

Today is my lovely Hubby's birthday, so we have just been out for lunch. Here is the card I made for him using a Sheena Stamp.
The papers are from a K & Co 6x6 pad kindly given to me by my lovely friend Milena. The fern leaves are hiding where I accidentally dropped the ink pad on the card! I coloured the image with distress inks. 
My next card is a little fussy for my taste, but it may well be a wedding anniversary card for my nephew.
I had been experimenting stamping patterns with waltzing mouse stamps and distress inks (Victorian Velvet and bundled sage) I decided to use it for the front of a card when I saw this week's Waltzing Mouse sketch.

All stamps are from Waltzing Mouse except the heart which was from Crafty Individuals.
Well, thanks for looking and I hope to see you again soon.

25 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

Happy birthday to your hubby...hope he's enjoying his day. Both cards are lovely...like the colours on the 2nd one.

Lisa Jane said...

A very Happy Birthday to Steve .. hope he has had a fabulous day to match his fabulous card .. that scene is beautiful and coloured so well. I love the fern leaves too.
The heart card is very pretty.. really feminine
Guess who i am seeing tomorrow?
Lisa x

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally,Happy Birthday to your hubby.xxx

Sue said...

These are both lovely Sally, I love how you have coloured your scene. Happy Birthday to Steve x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Lovely cards Sally. I especially love the colours in Steve's and the pretty of the second. Lovely heart stamp on that one.
I also like your blog makeover!!!
x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Happy Birthday Steve!
What beautiful cards Sally - love the scene and the fern leaves (sshhh - don't mention the dropped ink pad - no-one will ever know!). Love the second card too - the stamped pattern is fabulous.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Debbie said...

Two beautiful cards Sally...hope your hubby has had a wonderful day.
Debbie x

Linby said...

Two fab cards Sally - I love the way you put the diecut around the ribbon.
Lynn x

Kelly S. said...

What a beautiful pattern you created, Sally! I just love the intersecting circles with the hearts...so perfectly-stamped! Your color scheme and the fussy cut lace edge are so gorgeous! So glad you could play along with the WMSC this week...can't wait to see what your NEXT experiment is :)!

louise said...

Two gorgeous cards sally
Hugs louise xx

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Two gorgeous cards.

Of course the second one is my favourite .. .. I wonder why?

Hope Steve had a good birthday.

Love Jules xx

lisa said...

I hope Steve had a very Happy Birthday. Aren't you good treating him to lunch out, it sounds perfect.
The card you made for him is absolutely gorgeous and I love the second one, those colours work perfectly together. Bundled sage has to be my fav DI at the minute.
Thanks so much for my STUNNING card, what a work of art. I shall frame it, it deserves wall space!!
Hope you are having a good Monday.
Hugs Lisax

Vicky Hayes said...

Two lovely cards Sally but the first is my favourite. What a gorgeous scene - couldn't you just imagine settling down for a picnic there?! I completely ruined a card today by dropping a slice of pizza on it! But have I learned my lesson...?! Hope you had a lovely lunch with your hubby. Vicky x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Sally, two beauties, a gorgeous scene on the first one so perfect but i really love the second with the beautiful stamped background. happy birthday to the other half.

Marie

pinky said...

Crikey Sally these are just gorgeous. The scene on your hubby's card is just amazing and the pattern you have created is beautiful! You are a true stamper mrs!! Hope hubby had a lovely birthday.

Faith A said...

2 fabulous cards with plenty of emotion in both

craftimamma said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Steve from me! I bet he loved his card and I think the ferns are an inspired idea. No one would guess they were a cover up!

I absolutely love the second card. The colours are gorgeous and so are those stamps and your stamping is perfect. It has a shabby chic look to it and is very pretty. I must check out those stamps again!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Teresa Kline said...

both cards are awesome, I adore the pink one with the heart, such detail....thanks for joining us at Waltzingmouse..have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Michelle said...

Hi Sally
Wow what smash in cards Love the scene you did for Steve's card, maybe I'm a pink girl at heart because I just love your heart card! Mind if I pinch the idea with the label? That's a great way to use it!
Hope you're having a great week so far!
x Michelle

Renee said...

That stamped background is stunning...
absolutely love it!!
And it all comes together so beautifully...
just a truly gorgeous card! :)
Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC!

Super Jen said...

Amazing background.

Jean Martin said...

Wow Sally! This is gorgeous! I love the geometric pattern that you stamped! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at WMSC! :)

Pauline said...

Wow, what a fabulous card for WMSC! I love the pattern you created wioth the circle stamp! Stunning!

Edna Morrisedie said...

FANtastic use of the stamps, well done you!!! Thanks for playing along with the MM this week!

Karen M said...

Beautiful cards! I'm sure hubby loved his and I love the pink hearts card! Very sweet Kx