Thursday, 7 July 2011

Life begins....??????????

This freebie image from Broken Box Stock made me smile and I hoped it wouldn't be too long before I got round to using it.
When I got an order for a 40th Birthday card I thought it would fit perfectly. The image comes with a sentiment that say's TGIF (Thank God I'm Fabulous!) but I opted to make my own sentiment to fit in with the age.
Easel cards seem very popular with the ladies at the bowls club and I confess to enjoying making them!
Once again I used a flower made by Maureen and the purple pearly topped hat pin was a present from Maureen too (I think she's been having another clear out!!!LOL).
The starry paper and the striped paper were both matted onto purple DCWV cardstock and stitched together. I coloured the image with promarkers and added some liquid pearls for the bracelets. The flourishes were coloured with 'Orchid' and a bit of glitter rubbed over it for some bling. Lilac organza ribbon from my stash.
(Anyone any tips (apart from using pinking scissors) to stop organza fraying please?) 
I made a white box to protect the card and just added some of the paper and an organza bow to the box top to tie it all together.
Am entering this into the following challenges -
Fab n Funky - Purple Haze
Penny's Paper Crafting - Happy Birthday
Digital Tuesday - Bling it On
Craft Yor Passion - Anything Goes


Jan said...

OH.... I LOVE this!! Great image, fantastic colours and that fabulous bow! So girly.....who wouldn't love it!

Jan said...

p.s. Forgot to say... gorgeous box as well! Completes it perfectly.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya Viv. This is just fantastic. Great image. Love the papers and your colour combination is just wonderful, love these colours. You pay fabulous attention to detail, so sweet. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this, colours are gorgeous xx Jan

Maureen said...

Beautiful - obviously you got your brain straightened after our conversation!!

coops said...

fabulous card viv.your colours and design are stunning and i love the image, she is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Alexis said...

fabulous and purple. I love this card and the lucky recipent will be thrilled to recieve, I'm sure!! Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n Funky this week.

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is fantastic.

Love your layout, cute image and great sentiment. Just perfect!!

Fabby ribbon!!

Love Jules xx

sparklingblackrose said...

I love this-its so much fun and great detailing :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine GDT for July xxx p.s I have candy, feel free to enter!

Debbie M said...

What a gorgeous card! I love this! It is perfect for a 40th!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card.Love the colours and embellished so beatutifully.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

June Nelson said...

Brillian Viv wish I was forty again then you could send it to me xxxx

Jennifer said...

Love this!! Very apt for our challenge! Thanks for playing at f'n'f! xx Jenny xx

Hannah Clark said...

This is so much fun! I love the image! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

annesyme said...

I love everything about this card, absolutely fabulous!!
Anne xx

Emma H said...

This is a great card, so fun and the colours are great! Thanks for joining our purple haze challenge this week at Fab N funky!

Gormal Crafts said...

Lovely Job. To stop ribbons fraying I use a lighter or candle flame, to gently melt the ends.... takes a bit of practice to get it perfect and have never tried it on organza