Sunday, 30 January 2011

Birthday Set

Hello Everyone - another weekend over, and almost the end of the month! I have tomorrow off work and I'm going shopping before a hospital appointment.

Eleri has been to another friend's birthday party today. This is the set I made for her friend - the card, a corner bookmark (which I put in a Felicity Wishes cookbook), and a felt flower brooch. I was really pleased with the finished set.

The image I've used is a digi from Bugaboo Stamps, the papers are from the Kate Knight stack again (as per card in my previous post). I made the ribbon flower myself, using two different colours of organza ribbon. The sentiment is from a pack I had from Lakeland a couple of years ago (I keep forgetting I've got them!). I made the felt brooch using a Papermania template, and did a blanket stitch around the edge - I love the way this turned out, but wish I'd done some stitching in the middle.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - the sketch I followed for the card
CES Challenge - Bold and bright
Fab n Funky Challenge - Delight in your digi
Paperplay Challenge - Layer it up
2 Sisters Challenge - Girls just wanna have fun

Well, that's it from me - must go and plan my daughter's own birthday party. We have decided to have a small party at home, and invite just 5 of her friends from school. Can't afford a big party, cos my son's birthday is three days after Eleri's and we don't feel we can spend more on one than on the other. Andrew just wants to have a few friends round to play, but not on the same day as Eleri's party! Think that'll be a stressful weekend for me LOL!

Bye for now, and thanks for dropping by!

Love, Andrea xx


mulberry station said...

Ahggg, tough having two birthday in one week. It does get pretty expensive. You card is adorable. I love the nestie you have used. I love the little corner book mark too. i have wanted to make some of those. You have given me the inspiration to do so. Have a wonderful week.
Nancy SSW-DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

What a fun birthday card! I love your colors and that fabulous felt flower. Thanks for joining us at SSW! Judi SSW DT

Arlana said...

Oh what fun paper. Love that image and those sweet colors. Arlana @SSW!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous! Love those papers just perfect for our challenge this week!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Mina said...

I love that brooch and it such brilliant colours too...what a great set I bet she loved it
Mina xxx

Jeannie said...

What a cute gift set, I just love it!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,

andrea said...

Lovely set,loving the bookmark thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Sharon said...

What a great project.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x

Kathie said...

Hi Andrea, very pretty card, just love it your daughter will love it as well. Very pretty paper and design papers. I thought a month a part was bad enough with my boys but 3 days oh well gets it over and done with doesn't it. Great card.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and sharing your card.
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Jacki Randolph said...

Too cute!! Such a sweet gift set! Love the little bookmark and cute card.Thanks for joining us at SSW!!!


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

One of my favorite Bugaboo images - I just love her! Such a wonderful gift set. Thanks so much for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Rach said...

this is gorgeous, what a fabby card and briliant littel bookmark..xx

tiffany said...

what a lovely little set of creativity! thanks for playing along at 2 Sisters!

=) Tiffany DT

Sheena said...

A lovely bold and bright card - thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx