Sunday, 2 April 2017

It's your birthday...

Hello lovely crafters.
I bought a stamping magazine last week even though I'd decided not to buy any more stash for a bit. I saw it at a great price here so that was that. Sorry if I'm leading you astray too.
To assuage my guilt I made a card immediately!

I added the dots after 'It's your birthday' as I feel it's rather like saying 'You've had your hair cut'. You usually know both of these things. 

I've glued all the flowers straight down so the card is quite flat even though it gives the impression of dimension. I'm challenging myself to colour as I'm not great at it. These turned out ok, I think.  

So inside I added a 'Let's celebrate' and a couple of spare flowers:

 I'd cut and coloured the flowers when I saw the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches and thought that would work well here.

I'm also entering this into Mrs A's Butterfly challenge #75 Butterflies + R is for Repeat and/or the colour Night sky. 
I've repeated the flowers and the blue border and butterfly are 'Night sky' colours though I have seen purple too, on occasion, green may be pushing it but maybe in a thunderstorm (or the Northern Lights!)
Also popping over to Pixies Snippet's Playground. My snippets mountain is mostly white so I've used a few here. Everything bar the card base is snippets. It's lovely weather for running around with friends.

All the stamps are from the Creative Stamping #41 apart from the butterfly which is from JustRite Lilies and Butterflies. There is a butterfly with this set but it was a bit too big for this card.
I've coloured with Pro-markers and added a Wink of Stella on the butterfly and flower centres. 

I hope you've had the beautiful weekend weather we've had. Enjoy your week.


  1. This is such a pretty card. The wink of Stella shows through and looks lovely and glimmery. I always love a bit of sparkle!

  2. I adore these prettily coloured flowers Alison, and the arrangement to one side on top of the strips of blue works wonderfully, and the sweet butterfly coordinates perfectly. I actually saw these stamps when I was shopping and resisted the temptation, looking at what you've done with them I wish I hadn't now. x

  3. |Oh so very the purple flowers and your layout..perfect!

  4. Wonderful card, the flower inside is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at CC&S.

  5. Love the blue strips under the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  6. Beautiful! Love how you've placed the flowers along the borders from the CC&S sketch, thanks for playing.

  7. Super card Alison - and such wonderful colouring as well. Love how the front is continued perfectly to the inside as well.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  8. Too late Alison, I've been lead! Um which mag is it in? Your card is so pretty in these colours. I love the results of your colouring. Thank you for fluttering by the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. This really is a beautiful card Alison. Your flowers are such a pretty colour and I love your layout. The inside looks very pretty too. Barbxx

  10. Such a pretty card, Alison! I am also enjoying your lovely compost blog :-) April xx

  11. Such pretty flowers and a beautifully designed card. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

  12. Love the look you have going here. The flowers are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing with our sketch this week at CC&S! Hugs, Cathy

  13. Lovely card. Well worth buying the mag and being inspired.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  14. This is so very pretty!
    Your stamp is so lovely here...


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