Sunday, September 2, 2012

A 21st birthday card

Hello All,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It's Sunday evening here, and it's been such a glorious day today I found myself throwing the idea of doing any housework to the wind and just spending time outside. I took my dog Loki for a run beside my bicycle, and then went back out for a second ride later in the day with my husband AJ. Riding with Loki is far easier, AJ rides so fast it's a bit like torture than pleasure as I try and keep up. I am sure I will lament this 'no housework' business when I have no clean clothes this week though!

I was asked to make a card for a colleague at work whose sister is turning 21. The brief was girly, lacy, fun and to use her name. I purchased my very first Saturated Canary image for the occasion and this is what I came up with:

The image is called "bubbles, coloured with copics and the sentiment was computer generated. I hand-stitched pink wool through the lace to affix a silver key charm. All three background papers are from the Kaisercraft "Bonjour" collection.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - A stitch in time
Craft Room Challenge - Pin or Charm (my key charm) 
Dream Valley Challenges- Something Old (lace), Something New (digi stamp)
PanPastel UK Challenge - All About Stripes
Thanks for popping by and have a wonderful week.


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Love this Tracey! How pretty is she and you have done a beautiful job colouring her up :) Gorgeous tones and papers too :)

Kathyk said...

Smashing card.

Two bike rides in one day - you'll be very fit then!


Margaret said...

This is absolutely lovely, Tracey! The lacy trim with the bit of pink and the wonderful key mixed with the pearls make for the perfect 'girly' card and you image is gorgeous! ride w/ Loki or laundry...I think you made the right choice! You could always shop for some new clean clothes, right?

Maria said...

This is beautiful, I love the addition of lace, and the little key charm. Those papers are soooo gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with our Charms & Pins theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria x

Unknown said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week x

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous card, love the key :o) Thank you so much for joining us for our Charms and pins challenge and look forward to seeing you for our collage challenge this fortnight! Hugs

Nikki Craft room challenge DT

Claire said...

Wow what a beautiful card, such a lovely image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week and good luck
Claire xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the layout and the lace is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Carrie's Corner said...

Adorable card! Love the image and those yummy papers! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


Carrie's Corner said...

Adorable card! Love the image and those yummy papers! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


Unknown said...

Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week it's a really pretty make.

Kerry DT Leader

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