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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Sharing some Birthday Cards



I am having a 'day in' today, thought I better considering I was out with friends for lunch again yesterday, planned to spend some 'quality time' with DH, but he has gone to the pub with a friend to watch the football - and I didn't mind, after all I do have some new stamps to ink up!

I had a few birthday cards to make in November last year, took the photos, but didn't get the chance to show them. I tend to do 'girlie' cards for a lot of my friends and this is one of them. I have used my Clarity stamp - Sketchy Lady with black and white papers and red punched border, ribbon and pearls for a 'sophisticated' look! I have folded the front of the card back on itself, before adding the image. I did try black Promarkers for her dress, but it was too dense, so have used Distress Ink - Black Soot. I gave her a 'diamond' necklace which I think you can just see in the piccy.

I am going to enter this card in Papertake Weeklys challenge - Ribbons & Pearls
Lets Ink It Up Challenge is Anything Goes
I found a new challenge at Glenda's Papers,Scissors and Rocks by Glenda which is to use red on you project, so I am entering it there as well.

It was also 'craft buddy' Diane's birthday in November and I used some Clarity stamps that I had just bought (and somehow kept a secret from her - the card had to be something she hadn't seen before).



This one is Velvet Lady and a Lamppost stamp.
I used my Clarity swirl and heat embossed with Versamark and clear and gold embossing powders on the base card. I coloured the lady with Promarkers and chalked around her.

I am going to enter this card in Lets Ink It Up Anything Goes as well - not sure if this is allowed, but I do see multiple entries in some challenges, so it must be.

Oh, I nearly forgot, I won over at Craft your Passion for 'Tie One On'!

Well thats my second post today, so time to use the new House Mouse stamps.

Thanks for looking, and if you like what you see, please visit again.

Avril x

9 comments:

Angie said...

Great card, very stylish, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Katina said...

Oh my goodness Avril, these are so beautiful!!! My birthday is 14th March hint, hint, lol! xx

SuzanneK said...

Oh my this is so elegant, love the papers. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

SuzanneK said...

Again another elegant creation, fabulous colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Wow these are both terrific friend cards, love them and if sophistication was what you were aiming for you certainly hit the mark, love the red and black one!!
Love Jenni

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards, love the stamps!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Glenda said...

So elegant, classy and fabulous! Terrific! Thanks so much for playing along with my red challenge!

Mary J said...

Hello Avril! Wow, these are gorgeous cards! So feminine and sophisticated!

Shirl said...

Aww Avril this is gorgeous I love this stamp and adore what you have done with it on your card. I have become a follower and off to mooch the rest of your blog.
I too made a card with this stamp if you want to check it out on my blog but I did mine all pinky my fave colour.
Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x