Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bunches of Brithday Fun (aka...Going Potty!!)

Morning all.

The title refers to (the potty part anyhow) to the trouble and total frustration I have had with Blogger to try and get this post well...posted. I had to deal with font/colour/pic gremlins...it was endless!! So without further procrastinations.......

Today I wish to share with you the card I made for my DD's 8th birthday. She (still) loves pink and recently has shown an interest in making cards. For this very reason, I wanted to make her something a little different. I love the wee flower pot cards and stumbled across a tutorial here from Sandra Azzopardi. This is the card I made for my DD........


The pictures were kinda taken in a hurry JUST before it was written and given to her!! (hence the fairy bedsheets). I kept the embellishments fairly simple....



I used the Triple Layer Bouquet Punch for the centres. The brads add that bit of sparkle. These are the ones I got from the Reject Shop for a bargain!! Oh...if you haven't seen how these wee cards work, the flowers pull up and here is also a picture of how it stands all on it's own.









I had this at work one day and one of the doctors saw it......he was so blown away by it, he asked if I could make one for his partner who was turning 30. I made it a little more grown up by changing the ribbon. This was the result.....(the pics were taken at work...hence the lighting!!!)

Needless to say, he was blown away too (blush). I will list the basic supplies used for this project, but if you think I have missed something or have a question, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Non SU bright Blue, Pink and Yellow as well as Hot Pink Glimmer CS for the numbers
Ink: (SU) Pool Party, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Wisteria Wonder
Stamps: (SU) Mixed Bunch, Build-a-Blossom
Punches: (SU) Blossom Punch, Blossoms Petals Builder Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Carla Craft 1" Circle Punch
Other Bits: Dimensionals, Pink Grosgrain 10mm ribbon, Pink Organza and Satin 10mm Ribbon, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphapet (numbers)

Lynda xx

6 comments:

Jenny Hayward said...

That looks so good with Mixed Bunch Lynda. Much easier than having to cut them all out. Isn't it great there are matching punches???? :)

Hope all is well with you,

Jenny xx

Melissa said...

Fabulous cards Lynda, and how exciting that you were asked to make another one for a work colleague, that shows you how good your card is, well done hun x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is so delicious, Lynda! I bet this put a huge smile on your daughter's face (& your doc friend's friend) just like it did on mine! Hugs xxx

Patrice said...

Stunning cards Lynda. Love the bright happy smile I get looking at these.

x

Katie said...

I agree Patrice, such happy bright colours, Made me smile, would have made the recipent smile too. Love the use of the punches. Might have to try that next 'flower pot' making day :-)

meemee48 said...

Love your bright cheery flowers. Gorgeous!