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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Commissioned Birthday Card

I was asked to make a very bright and cheery card for a lady to give to a family member who loves to read her kindle.  I thought this image from D'Arcy's Diaries was perfect as it is called "e-books rock" (DarcysDiaries_044).  I have used a bunting shape that I got from Joanna Sheen's shop recently.  I stamped the pennant with a Versmark ink pad and a Creative Expressions stamp which I doubt I have ever used - terrible eh??  My excuse was that there were lots in the set!!!  I then rubbed over with my Pan Pastels - oh I do love this so much as they are such a dream to use.  The backing paper is from my scraps box.  The D'arcy's Diairies image I have coloured with my Promarkers and then cut out with a die and inked the edges.  The card has been finished off with some My Craft Studio Click-Print-Go flowers (some have brads for the centre and some have buttons), gingham ribbon (I've had this short scrap leftover for about a year but hadn't used it as it was too short for a bow), ribbon bow, pearls and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion - Here comes summer (I decided to think of colours associated with summer ie orange, red and yellow)
Alphabet Challenge - handmade flowers
Paper Pretties Wednesday - Bold bright colours
Crafts and Me - Fabulous flowers
I Love Promarkers - Die-cuts
Delightful Sketches - Flowers, flowers, everywhere
D'Arcy's Diairies - Pennants/bunting
Digi Doodle Shop - Let's get spotty
Fun with Shapes and More - Pennant 
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Something new (digital image and also my new pearls)
Stamp Dreams - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Sentimental Sundays - Pocket full of posies
Love to Create - Add a sentiment
My Craft Spot - Buttons and bows
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Anything goes (using an old and unloved scroll stamp)
LEJ Designs - Ribbons galore
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Crazy Amigo - Orange
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - May flowers
Fashionista Challenge - Simply Summer (I decided to think of colours associated with summer ie orange, red and yellow)
Creatalicious Challenge - BINGO board (I chose flowers, anything but a square and buttons)
The Naughty Step - Free and easy
Just keep on Creating - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Swirls
Creative Card Crew - Dimension
Totally Stampalicious - Summertime and the livin' is easy (I decided to think of colours associated with summer ie orange, red and yellow)


Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a bright, cheerful card! The colours are perfect for this time of year!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Anonymous said...

A perfect card! No wonder you get commissions!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kym. Love the image and the bright cheery colours. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ Promarkers.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is fabulous what a great image...love the colours.xxx

Tina said...

cute colors and the image is so cute...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Tina said...

very cute and love the colors...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Chris said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs Challenge. Good luck. Chris xx

Jill said...

Wow Kym, what a sunny and wonderful card! LOve the colours :)
Fab use of the bunting theme
Thanks for joining us at D'Arcy's this time and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Jill

Debs said...

Gorgeous bright & cheery card Kym.
Love the image.
Thanks for playing along with us at AOBG this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love those shades of orange and the image is so sweet, fab bow too. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
Lindsay xx

happyscrapper said...

This is a great card. The colors arebright and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish,
and hope to see you back.

Adrian said...

You make such a cheery card, thanks for playing @ CTO!

GiGi said...

Fabulous card! I love how you used the pennant sideways and the pretty flowers! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Alyce said...

Such a gorgeous card Kym! Beautiful colours and I really love that big banner. I am sure she will love it! :D

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really sunny card, I love the image and your design is fab. Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


* Shaz * said...

Very pretty card, great flowers!

Thank you for joining us at Alphabet challenges for our *H - Handmade Flowers * challenge

Hope you will join us again
Hugs Shaz

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card, love the image, thanks for joing our challenge at Digi Doodles Shop, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

cotnob said...

This is such a lovely, bright card Kym, what great use of bunting - I would never have thought of using it like that. Those D'Arcy's images are so versatile and you have coloured your's beautifully.
I hope you are well.

Clairebears said...

Oh wow! I really lovethe bright colours and the way you have used the pennent on the card - I might have to borrow that idea! Your colouring of D'Arcy is gorgeous too.

Thanks for sharing it with us at D'Arcy's Diaries.

Love Clairebears x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Darcy's Dairies this week. luv gina xx

Crafting Gill said...

Lovely card love the colours thanks for joining us at the Naughty step
good luck
GIll xx

Rene said...

Beautiful...love the image! Thank you so much for linking up with Cupcake Inspirations this week!Good luck,
Rene ;D

Edwina said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the cheerful colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina

Rina said...

Well, BRIGHT and CHEERY is what they got... nice summery card!

We appreciate you joining in this challenge at Fashionista! Good Luck!

Rina Fashionista

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your bright colors with the wonderful LO and your image is too sweet, great card! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Adorable card!

Cheryl said...

What a great card. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Karen said...

super cute image and the card and colours you've used are gorgeous hugs Karen x

Crafty and Green said...

Fantastic Card!! Love the Orange colors you used & the image is great! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Add a Sentiment! We Would Love to Have you Come Create with us again Really Soon!!

Many Blessings,

Nicole Mullen said...

Very cute card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Shelby said...

Love the bright cheery colors you've used and the layout works perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.


sara said...

great card thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x

Christine said...

Love your colours! So fresh and bright!!! Beautiful image as well!
Thanks for joining in a LEJ Designs. Good luck. xx

Esther said...

Very cute!
Love the fresh look!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marlene said...

Lovely Card! Love the bright color. Thank You for playing along with us at My Craft Spot - "Buttons & Bows"!

MCS DT Member

suzARTe said...

this card will be perfect for the kindle reading lady, love the bright orange, the main image and the way you have embellished the card.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)