Monday, 3 October 2011

For a very good friend of mine.....


I want to share with you a card I have made for a very special pal of mine.... I bought the template for this card when I went to the craft show with her last year and as we're both planning on going again soon, I thought I'd better use it! 

I've used one of my fave Lili of the Valley images, coloured her with promarkers and oodles of glitter :-) The border punch is from xcut. The papers are from crafts too and I've added some of my almost compulsory butterflies and some cute little buttons.

When you open up the front you can tell that it's a special birthday for a special friend but I won't dwell on that too much! The numbers were cut using the sizzix bang! zoom! alphabet and the sentiment is from Daisy and Dandelion.

I made a little pocket in the back to hold part of her birthday present - a ticket to this year's craft show! The rest of her present was a surprise night out to a comedy club with some pals. It was a right laugh!!!

A close-up of the image. I gave her some tiny gems for buttons.... you can't see the glitter very well I'm afraid :-(

Lili of the Valley - Button it
CES challenges - Totally gorjuss/pretty girls
The ABC Challenge - A for Anything goes
Simon says stamp - Anything goes

I'm also entering this into the World Cardmaking Day celebration on the LOTV Ideas to Inspire blog.......

Anyway, the lady herself will be here in a mo cos she's very kindly agreed to come and help me put my wedding invites together!!!

See you again soon!

Love 'n' hugs,


Rica said...

Gorgeous Mel, what a wonderful delight with those gorgeous LOTV and bretty colours.

Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Shanna Shands said...

I love this style card. I have yet to make one.... maybe soon lol. Thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenges!

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning, love your colour choices here and great use of buttons, thanks for joining us at LOTV this week hugs pops x

coops said...

beautiful card mel.i love your stunning colours and design and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Sally said...

Hi Mel, a really lovely card for your friend. Pretty colours & a cute image.
Sally x

Jenn said...

Your card is so sweet! I love the template, and the place for the ticket is genious! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love your sweet card! The colors are fantastic and I love the style of your card! Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenge and good luck! I hope we will see you again on our next challenge on the 15th!

Mandy said...

Oh wow Mel your friend will love this, the design is fab and it's all so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge and helping us reach over 1000 entries :)
hugs Mandy xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous shape and love the pink and green colour combo
Lindsay xx

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Mel and a fab combination of papers and colours, your added detail is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CES :) Donna ♥ x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh what a cutie! Love your gorgeous papers and great layout ... and what a fab idea to add a ticket to the craft show!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Ahhh such a cute little image and coloured perfectly. Love the style of card and papers you have used.
Diane xx

cebelica said...

Such a cute card. I'ms sure your friend loved it. I love the idea with the little pocket. Hugs!