Sunday, 1 July 2012

For a Special Someone

Hello Fellow Bloggers

It is my sister-in-law's 50th birthday today, so I'll show you the card I made for her.

The image is a Mo Manning digi called Whats Cooking - isn't she a little sweetie?  She's coloured with promarkers.  The backing paper is from Do Crafts Hanoverian pad, and I bought the glitter card yesterday in town.  The lacy flowers were purchased from my local craft shop, as were the pearls.  I used an Anita's alphabet die to make the word Fifty.  On studying this card after I'd finished I felt as though there was something missing - maybe I should have added leaves or a swirl under/around the flowers, but it was just too late by then (LOL!)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
All Sorts Challenge - In Bloom
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Celebration - 50th birthday
Stampin for the Weekend - Show us your style - I like to make the cards individual and personal by using an image which somehow reminds me of the recipient or depicts something that they do (eg my sister-in-law is a school cook so I wanted to use a cooking image of some kind for her card this year), and I try to colour the hair in a similar way to the recipient's hair (not sure I manage that every time, but I give it a go LOL)
Fab n Funky Challenges - Cute and Girly

It is supposed to be Sports Day at school tomorrow but the forecast is not too good (again!) - I have the day off but I've had to bring work home so, if sports day is off, I expect I'll be working at home!  Richard is off tomorrow too - he's got to have a steroid injection in his elbow - I hope it does the trick and eases his pain!

Better go - I should be ironing!

See you soon.

Love, Andrea xx


sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card, the image is beautiful and I love how you choose it especially for your sister in law.
Thanks so much for joining in with the Fab n Funky Challenge

Jennie said...

what a great birthday card and I love this image from Mo Manning, aren't they lovely to colour. Beautiful background paper too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie DT

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Andrea.

Sadilla said...

Hi Andrea
that's a totally adorable card... the image is so cute, and the color combo is lovely! =)

Shirley said...

Great card. Love the image! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Andrea. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely card! Thankyou for sharing your lovely creation at One Stitch at a Time. This is perfect for our Use a Digi theme. Good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Andrea - as are all the others you've made while I've been away! You're leaving card is so beautiful too!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Andrea.
This image is so sweet!! I love the colours and I'm sure your sister-in-law was delighted to receive this.

Hugs Elaine xx

Monica said...

Hello Andrea,
just found you while blog hopping. Your cards are really pretty!

Nikki Byrne said...

Great card :o) Love the digi she is gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week for our Use a digi challenge and good luck. Hugs

Nikki DT