Saturday, 26 May 2012

A birthday card for someone special

I have been working on my God daughter's twenty first birthday card for about a week in every spare moment I have had, and finally it is finished!
She will be away from home having a holiday by the sea with three friends, so when I saw this stamp and papers from crafty individuals I had to have it, especially as the second girl from the left looks just like her from the back! I added the bunting (Whimsy stamps and Whimsy Dies) and added a few stamped shells (Crafty Individuals) on the base of the easel card. It was really easy to match up the colours of the beach huts/ papers with the bunting by using distress inks in Fired Brick, scattered straw, faded jeans, worn lipstick and bundled sage.
The challenge at Allsorts this week is to make a Birthday card for someone special, so I think this qualifies. The challenge is only a part of their third Birthday celebrations, which includes a blog hop and lots of prizes too.
I am not sure if I will get round to the hop as I am marking SATs at the moment.
Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i love this .... the beach huts , the image and the bunting.
Perfect for a day like to day - and a very special card
Lisa x

Vince B said...

Wonderful card Sally, I really like the colours you've used. :0)

Linby said...

This is so precious Sally, she will love it.
Lynn x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Sally! Love the theme and so brilliantly put together.
xxx

ROULA said...

Summer,summer,summer theme!!!I love it!!!

Fliss said...

Wow Sally! This is just amazing and I'm sure your God-daughter will be thrilled to bits with such a gorgeous creation.
Hope you're having a good weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sally,love the image and fab colours.xxxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sally - love the beach huts and the bunting is just perfect.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Helen in the UK said...

What a wonderfully appropriate image and you've turned it into a stunning card :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally , love this gorgeous card and the CI papers and stamps are just lovely. Beautiful design and layout and am sure your niece will adore it.

Marie

Pia S said...

This such a great design for a summer card! Love the image, the houses, the sea shells, the banner - all the elements are so nicely put together, and the color scheme is great too!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous special birthday card. So apt for the summer (I love the beach huts), and it will be great for her to open while she is away!

Mummylade said...

What a lovely projec Sally! Thank you so much for sharing and participating in our anniversary celebrations at Allsorts, good luck!

Faith A said...

Oh! this is gorgeous Sally, love what you have done