Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Happy Birthday Cousin...

WHOOO.... having a good day! Been busy this morning, but not doing what I should be doing!

I stand in my kitchen and craft some days, the surface is stronger than the table when I want to lean on bits and the light is so much better, so thats where I have been this morning.  Amelia keeps coming in the kitchen asking what 'recipe' i'm cooking! its making me giggle.  

Well today its Mark's (my husband) cousins birthday, I have made so many different cards for her but none of them have 'done it' for me, but this one just made me think of her, i'm not even sure why! 

The image is one I purchased from Poppy's Cabin a while ago as well as the Doily, she sells these on e-bay at a very good price! I think it was £1 for 20, but don't hold me to that one! The card base if from a pack I purchased yesterday, Kraft card and envelopes 50 for £6, I have wanted some craft card for ages, and never see any, so I grabbed it while I was there!   The blue card and ribbon is from my stash. 

OK now one thing I did want to find out is... I have seen many people cut out images using nesties, but able to keep certain 'parts' of the image in the die as such (OK if you don't understand let me know and I will try again!!)  I know Linda over at Lindys Maid Wid Luv,  has done one recently, she did explain but i'm better with pictures! but if anyone has a tutorial on it, please let me know I would love to know how to do it!

I did manage with this one, with a nestie, pencil and scissors, just cut it by hand,  and that didn't turn out too bad!  SHe has been coloured with my faithful Pro-Markers, and this time I even remembered to take a picture of the pens to make my life easier!

Mmmm onto the rest of my creation.  You can see the doily a bit more here, I did cover most of it up, but its still there. I wanted to show you a close up of the flowers, they have been sat in a box in the cupboard for years, I forgot I had them, you see I buy things, put them away and then find them years later, but now they will be used, I stuck the lilies through the holes in the doily and the other flowers have been stuck with silicone but.... do you see anything else...???

If you spotted the Pearly Pin, your right! I have to say a bit thank you to Linda at Lindy's Made Wiv Luv, as a few weeks ago she ran a small draw for some of the beautiful Pearly Pins that she has made, I had seen these about on other peoples creations and tried to find them without success,  until Linda ran her draw, and so I managed to get my hands on these beauties! She has sent me 6 and they are all so stunning! So THANK YOU!!

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring Flowers Everywhere
There She Goes - Use Kraft Cardstock

I hope you like her, Thanks for looking



Dawn said...

It's a beautiful card & the pin is soooo lovely!
Sorry haven't been around lately! If you pop on over to my blog you'll find a little something waiting there for you!!!
Dawn xxx

Chris (catt871) said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Love your colouring!!!! And the flowers on top are so pretty!!!

Mina said...

fabulous card Trina, what a fabulous colour combo for your Tilda...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

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