Monday, 28 December 2009

It's a Girl Thing

I have the headache from hell today, and I strongly suspect it was brought on from an overindulgence of chocolates! It was my birthday yesterday and I had so many chocolate gifts that I absolutely had to try - and one unfortunately led to many!

To try and alleviate my pain I decided to make a card for the Sunday Challenge on Dottie's World. As the theme was "It's a girls thing" I used one of our brand new "Sugar & Spice" images, they are just too cute for words! This card was uber quick to make, apart from the colouring in it took me under half an hour, and that's quick for me - and then two hours to get the pictures taken, the light is awful at the moment.

A very simple inside ready for the greeting

I used one one of the new Martha Stewart Deep Edge punches for this card, isn't it fab?

This is such a lovely image drawn by our Lou. You can get it for free if you win our blog candy :-)

Products used here are:
Image from the Sugar & Spice digi-stamp bundle. I coloured in with Copic Markers.
Heart border is paper from Imaginisce Perfectly Posh, all rub-ons and ribbon are from that range too.
Plain cardstock
Cake inside the card is K&Co Madeline Chipboard
Prima Swirls
Tools used: Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Nestabilites dies, Martha Stewart Deep Edge punch.

Very simple card to make as the edge and the image really is all it needs.

I mentioned it was my birthday yesterday and one of the highlight of my day was when a totally beautiful, and absolutely massive, bouquet of flowers were delivered. They were from my very special friend Lou, just take a look!! Sorry for the backdrop, the only place I can get any light is in the conservatory.

Totally stunning!! Thank you so much Lou my darling ♥♥♥♥♥xxxxxxxxx

I also got cards from some of my wonderful forum members, Mellie, Shell and Lea. Here they are with my card from Lou:

In order of the picture the cards are from: Shell (who also gave me a box of Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles, cor they were nice (yep, all gone), then Lou's card, Mellie's card and Lea's card. Thanks girls xxxxxxxxxxxx

I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas break. Thanks for visiting ♥


creacora said...

Wow first congrats Karen happy happy birthtday !!! what a beautyful gifts you get !!!!the flowers are beautiful !! and your card is a real beauty !!!!
hugs Cora

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello Karen.
First of all, congrats with your birthday yesterday. The flowers you got from Lou are really beautiful.
Sorry about your headache, hope it is better by now.
And your card is so beautiful and cute. I love your use of the MS punch, really great. The colors are so girlie, like em.
And this little girl is so incredible cute and you have done a great job coloring her in.
I love this card.
Hugs Gunn :-)

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

happy birthday karen for yesterday... and i love your flowers you received... they are wonderful...!!!!! and i love the card you have made also... i sooo need that punch.. and i am hopin to be lucky and win your new collection of digi christmas has whipped me thats what happens when you have 3 kids... lol.. i better get savin me pennys just incase... so i can buy the images and punch as soon as
hope you had a good day with your family and friends on your birthday

Stampin Mindy said...

Your card is beautiful, the little girl reminds me of "old" Strawberry Shortcake. What a beautiful bouquet of flowers too. Have a lovely day!

jude said...

Your card is cute! and flowers are beautiful.Happy Belated Birthday hope you had alovely day !
hugs judex

petra said...

first of all happy birthday!!

and then i just want to mak you a verrryyyyyy BIG compliment about the cards you make wauwww they're great i love each and every one

greetings from holland

Sharon Keanly said...

Stunning flowers for your birthday and an absolutely gorgeous card, I am so impressed. Greetings from Cape Town, SA... Sharon

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card sweetie, I just adore that image (am busy colouring it now lol). OMG that punch is a must have too lol!!

Belated birthday wishes, your flowers are so beautiful. Hope you're feeling better now xx

maddy hill said...

you sound as if you had a fabulous birthday Karen - and you deserved the pampering of flowers and choccys !
what a stunner of a card , i adore the colours - your cards are always a treat on the eyes Karen - fab colouring !
love maddy xxx

Kim Piggott said...

A belated Happy Birthday!
How wonderful to receive your chocolates and gorgeous cards! Your flowers are so very stunning! Hope that bad head is all gone now.
Love your beautiful card! Such superb colouring and that border is gorgeous!
Happy New Year!
kim x

Kim said...

Karen...I hope you had a wonderful birthday and that your headache has gone away!!! Your card is gorgeous and I agree I love those new MS deep edge punches! Amazing the colors you have used! And your flowers are STUNNING!
Happy new Year!
Hugs~ Kim

Louly said...

Firstly...Woww honey that card is amazing! I love the technique you used with the punch, what a brilliant idea!
Secondly thank you for showing us the flowers, it's nice to see what you've ordered and it looks like I picked a better company this time. I'm glad you like them and you are most welcome my dear dear friend mmmwahhhh.