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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Commissioned Birthday Card

My son asked me if I could make a birthday card.  I firstly said "no" as we are still trying desperately to sort my mum's house out and waiting for the solicitor to sort out probate and I am getting anxious about not having enough stock for the stall I have at Knuston Hall Open Day on August Bank Holiday Monday.  As I make my cards for charity I feel like I am letting down the charities so I changed my mind and made a card.  I'm still worried I am not going to have enough stock for the stall so they'll be a stash of crafting stuff going on holiday with me the week before!!!
For my card I decided to use the Crafty Purple Frog "Field of Poppies" decoupage.  To compliment this decoupage I used a poppy My Craft Studio backing paper and printed straight from the computer as I've still not managed to fix My Craft Studio working properly.  I made the decoupage up with foam pads for some height as it will be hand delivered.  I have used various card/paper pieces from my stash which I have had for ages and ages, one of which is a red pearlescent paper which I embossed with the metal effect Creative Expressions mask.  The green backing paper is Crafty Ann's Digi Store green polished stone backing paper.  The card is then finished off with some ribbon, card candy, red lace, Craftwork cards sentiment place on top of die-cut shapes to add height and shape and then the centre of the poppies I have placed a good blob of Glossy Accents, pushed on yellow seed beads and highlighted these with a black marker pen.  I have also decorated the envelope to match and inside the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ai factory - Layer it up
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or die
The Crafty Pad - Embossing
Whoopsi - Daisy - Let's get in shape
Crazy Challenge - Ribbon
Lexi's Creations - A shaped card
Anything goes - Pick of the bunch
Top Tip Tuesday - Make it girly
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything goes
City Crafter - Vintage garden - photo inspiration
Everybody Art - Garden
Pixie Cottage - Emboss it 
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Simon Says Challenge - Shaped cards/creations
Paper Shelter - Anything goes


Kirsty said...

It is a lovely card, and for your son's sake, I'm happy you were able to make it for him! I love the shape and the image, and your colouring is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck!

Mona E said...

Gorgeous card, hun. Love the colours and that image. Hugs...Mona

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Kym, love that image
Beryl x

Ros said...

Very pretty ... this will be appreciated ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

Lisa M said...

Awww, what a good mom you are! I absolutely love the image and the sentiment inside is perfect. I'm sure your son is sooo happy. :)
Thank you also for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Make it Girlie" challenge...it's perfect!
Good luck to you and Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Martha said...

adorable, thank you for joining us at clear It OUt

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card - fabulous colouring. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Dominique said...

Your card is wonderful - the image is beautiful and your coloring too. Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge! Good luck, Dominique

Davi said...

So very pretty, great coloring. thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Rleen said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining with us at the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining in with us this week at TPS. good luck.
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining in with us this week at TPS. good luck.
Kevin xx

Beccas pysselparadis said...

What a beautiful card love the colors you have used! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

bettand said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the shape and the fact that you've made this card complete with flowers and backingpaper. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenges. Bettina

Posh Cat Crafts said...

What a gorgeous card I love your colour scheme! Thank you for joining us at Anything goes. Don't forget we have a design team call open.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the shape! ;) Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in EMBOSSING challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Your creation is beautiful!:)

So happy you've joined us!


Love crafts forever said...

Fantastic shaped card Kym. That image are gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Nataliya

Linda R. said...

Your card looks so pretty. I love that image.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, great colours! Thanks for playing along with us on the
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge
hugs Samantha 

Anne said...

A lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs from Anne

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage.

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Angela said...

I love this image by ching-chou kuiks and you have made a gorgeous card with her.

Deb.x said...

Hi there - great job & nice shaped design!
Thanks for joining the Get in Shape challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, good luck!

Rleen said...

Fabulous card! I love the sweet image!
Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge.
Hugs, Rleen