Monday, June 18, 2012

50th Birthday

Hello I think at last I can show you the card 
Blogger will not let me add photo's on the PC
so I am on Paul's old work laptop... so lets see
yes it works...
here is the card.. 
do you like it??
 I have opted for a gate fold card... 
hand drew the edges in a wave..
covered with paper leaving a small boarder
then added some the same paper in the center
using one of my new EK punches, I punched the edges
then added the flowers
I don't use flowers very often but.
I have to say...I am getting slightly better
**blow my own trumpet**
 I added some beading down both sides 
to tie the flowers together down the side
I opted for cream and gold flowers..
to match the cream base card and papers
but didn't add leaves as I didn't think the card needed them

**** I then decided I needed 50 in cream but where to get !!!
I spent hours on eBay looking, every colour for sale but no cream
So I did a post asking for help.and the lovely Toni sent me some
Do they not look fab !!!

I then made a box for the card to go into
Adding lots of flowers... with leaves this time
a couple of pins and I even did some embossing 
Happy Birthday and the Butterfly.. 
Here they are together....
Paul's mum loved it..not sure about his sister
as I have not spoken to her since... 
I hope she did..

I am going to show this off in a challenge...

Make it Monday - Linky

Oh and I have a new follower...
Thank you for joining me and I hope you stay
CLaire xxx


misteejay said...

Claire it is beautiful. The card and the box are both fab.

Glad the numbers worked.

Toni xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful cards Claire, love the gate fold one, the pearls and flowers look the edges too, so pretty, love the Birthday card too, the placement of your flowers are just lovely, and beautiful butterfly...


Marie Gamber said...

Your card is just stunning. I must say your have a gorgeous blog as well! I am your latest follower!
Marie XX

Alyce said...

Oooh Claire this is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful creation...all of the elements look just so lovely together :)

Caz said...

Very pretty Claire. Fabulous gate-fold card and love all the gorgeous details.
Caz x

Lisa M said...

What an incredible venture to create this stunning card! I love the waved/scalloped edges and the perfectly placed flowers and pearls. A very elegant and classy birthday card. Wonderful job. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Gorgeous card and colours Claire. I saw this on Make-it-Monday..Faye

Nikki said...

Wow this is really pretty saw you on MIM love all those little flowers and pearls :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderfully done- love all of the fun flowers and embellishments! Stopping by from Make it Monday.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

You should 'blow you own trumpet' this is so lovely, unique card design and really beautiful. Love the flowers.

Saw your link on MIM. I'm #76 and #215 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by.

Kasey ~ in Oz

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