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Friday, 6 April 2012

Commissioned Birthday Card

I was asked to make a spring-like/more subdued colours birthday card for a customer.  I decided to use a Crafts and Me digital image by Hannah Lynn called "Forever Rose".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and tore the edges around the image to add some texture.  The pink mount underneath was also torn.  The backing papers were one from my stash and also one from a Crafty Individuals pad and I have torn all the edges with a tearing ruler.  I've got my eye on the new plastic ones I've seen which would make tearing backing papers to lay on top of each so much easier as you can see through the plastic whereas with the metal you can't.  I have finished the card off with some lace, ribbon bows, Craftwork Cards sentiment, some butterflies cut out of a piece of backing paper and a felt rose that I won in some candy which has some sewing detail on it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Easter or spring or sketch
2 Sisters - Birthday fun
Mark's Finest Papers - Square cards
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Spring
Addicted to Stamps - Spring/Easter
Incy Wincy - Easter and/or pastel colours
The Crazy Challenge - Spring
Ribbon Carousel - Spring is in the air
Sassy Cheryl - Soft pastel
Party Time Tuesday - Flowers
Anything Goes - Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique - Pastel colours
Scrap-Creations - Birthday 
Tuesday Throwdown - Pastels
Creative Card Crew - Spring
I Love Promarkers - Spring
Whimsy Stamps - Use ribbon on your card (ribbon used to make my bows)
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Butterflies and bows
Papercraft Star - Anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open theme
Little Miss Muffet - Spring colours (pastels)
Truly Scrumptious - Use lace on your creation
Prairie Fairy - Anything goes
Raise the Bar - Cutesy Easter/spring cards
Alphabet Challenge - E for embroidery


Pat Garvin said...

Pretty colors. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

Alyce said...

This is so pretty Kym...I love this image and she looks so stunning! Love the papers too xx

Linda said...

Beautiful card. I love the image and your coloring. Wonderful card!. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with your Spring card. I hope you will join in our challenge again.
Scrapcat Cards by Linda

Tammy Ortiz said...

I love this. They will enjoy this card very much.

We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from DT Member For Whimsy Stamps Tammy Ortiz

jkreucher said...

I love the softness of your coloring on this little sweetie!
what a Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl soft pastels challenge this week!

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Kym, love the gorgeous image.

Donna x

brenda said...

A lovely card Kym.

Thanks so much for joining in our inspirational theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

emma mitchell said...

I love your beautiful card and your image is fabulous . Thank you for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge .
Emma xx

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFT this week, x carol

Sarah said...

Hi Kym, beautiful image and love the way you've coloured her hair.

Great spring colours as well.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Lorraine said...

Lovely Kym. She has a very thoughtful look on her face. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a fabulous B-day card and congrats on the commission. They're going to love it. Super fun.
Thanks for playing in the Soft Pastels challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Happy Easter and good luck in the drawing for the two FREE images.

coops said...

so beautiful kym.gorgeous pretty colours and i love the stunning image :D

xx coops xx

Wedgie said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

PS I have candy on my blog if you are interested.

wahixane77 said...

Such a lovely card.thanks for joining us at 2 Sistera Challenge. Olivia

AN said...

Hyvin kaunis kortti-tykkään kovasti!
Kiitos osallistumisesta Little Miss Muffet - Spring colours (pastels) haasteeseen ja onnea arvontaan!
Ihanaa kevättä sinulle sinne <3

Eskimo Frosting said...

Gorgeous card and perfect for spring.

Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's and dont forget if you join in the blog hop there is a chance to win even more lovely prizes

Good luck

Davi said...

Lovely pastels and pretty image for your card! So glad you shared with us at TT this week :)

paperfun said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous coloring.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


paperfun said...

I'm back, for Alphabet Challenge Blog this time. LOL

Your card is beautiful and I am so glad to get a second look at it.


Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Kym. I love the image you've used and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours and beautiful details. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin and I ♥ Promarkers this week. Good Luck and Happy Easter xxx

Kelly said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good Luck x

Christine L said...

Love this gorgeous image, your colouring is perfect, and your layout fab!

Thank you for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes this time, and hope to see you here again soon..

Christine x

Peggy said...

This is so pretty. Great job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Hazel said...

Hi Kym

What a fabulous card - love the image and colour combination you have used - so pretty.

Take care

Hazel x

Julie said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Raise the Bar this week!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Such lovely colors! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!


Jill said...

absolutley beautiful thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation hun! Thanks for playing over at PTW! xxx

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love that image....
Thank you for sharing with us this week at CRAFT...
Hugs Kobie
Guest DT for C.R.A.F.T

laney said...

Super card Kym!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

Aunty Sue said...

Fab creation thanks for sharing at CRAFT this week.

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful Springtime card!! Thanks for sharing at I ♥ Promarkers and good luck!!
Hazel xx

Arabella said...

This is so pretty! Lovely pastel colours!

Thanks so much for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps for the Spring colours challenge!


Beverly Montez said...

cute card
adorable image
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Lesley said...

Pretty card! Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx