Friday, 23 March 2012

Pre - Birthday wishes...

... well its been a while and I have no excuses,
I've just been out enjoying the glorious sunshine
that we've been blessed with.
The card I am sharing with you today 
is shown in advance of my mums' birthday, 
we shall be away on her birthday, for a couple of weeks,
 basking in more glorious sunshine I hope!

 I love the sunny feel of the colour scheme, 
with its mix of peaches and creams, orange and gold.
The design paper used for this card 
is one by Andrea Jayne Evans called 'pampered pets'.
The original colour of the design paper was pale pink.
I thought I'd experiment with it, 
so I scanned it into my computer and played with the colours a little
using microsoft digital imaging suite.
And 'VOILA' turned it peachy.

I chose a gorgeous lili of the valley image for this card
'rosie with presents'.
 Out came the beloved promarkers,
I used coral, peach and soft peach.
The gems and pearls are from my stash.

The cardstock used here is by bazill bling in two complimentary shades.
The flourish is by cheery lynn 'tropical flourish'.

 These tickets were cut using the whimsy 'ticket' die.
I used a pearlised cardstock in cream and peel offs from my stash.


I got these delightful orangey coloured flowers from my local craft shop,
I used stickles 'crystal' to make them sparkle.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Cute Card Thursday challenge 209  -  anything goes

Scrapbook Sisters challenge 76   - anything goes

Crafty Catz challenge 125  - spring is in the air

Paperplay challenge 12  - spring colours
Allsorts challenge 146  - 3 in a row

Thanx for popping by...

Keep Calm and Craft xx


  1. A brilliant creation hun! Thanks for playing this week over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  2. Oh this is gorgeous, bet your Mum was thrilled with it.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  3. Super card, image is fab just perfect, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

  4. Beautiful creation, I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Chris xxx

  5. Oh this amazing! I love the colors you choose!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Hanna & Friends!
    Hugs, Andrea

  6. LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Design's!

  7. it's gorgeous. Love the image and the colours are wonderful
    Many thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week

  8. Claire: wonderful Spring card--your Mom will love yourbeautiful card. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???" Don't forget: Our new challenge begins this coming Friday.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  9. Wow, these pre-birthday wishes are simply gorgeous and beautiful! I love all of them! Such wonderful creations.