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:

  1. 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

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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!

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

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

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