Sunday, 13 February 2011

Lots of MSE Birthdays!

On the MSE card making thread we try, when we are able, to make each other birthday cards and 3 of my friends have birthdays over the two days just gone.  I hope they have now all received the cards, I was a bit late making them as I've had eye surgery and my vision is still 'wobbly'.

Here is the card I made for my friend Caroline.

The green and white papers are Pink Petticoat and the paper with the big roses was amongst some that the lovely Sarah sent to me. I coloured the image with Copic pens, covered her skirt with glamour dust, her wings with glossy accents and added some gems to her belt. Bling! The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the bow is a ready made Papermania one. The flowers at the Rt hand corners were punched with my little Tesco flower punch and the centres blinged too.

I'd like to enter this card in:
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ Make it Pretty
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ I did it creations Bling it up
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/ Pink and flowers
http://samueltaylors.blogspot.com/2011/01/samuel-taylors-monthly-challenge  Copics




This card is the one I made my friend Jennie.

Pink Petticoat paper again (I do have others honest!). I coloured the cake image with Copics trying to give the plate stand a look of glass. I added glossy accents to the strawberries and cherries on the cakes. I used my MS doily punch on some vellum and some very glossy wrapping paper that just happened to be the  right colour to trim the bottom edge. A few daisies from my stash, another Craftwork sentiment, vellum and a bit of bling and the card was finished.
I'd like to enter this in:
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ Lovin' from the Oven
http://simplycreatechallenges.blogspot.com/ Bold and Bright
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/ Clean & Simple
http://samueltaylors.blogspot.com/2011/01/samuel-taylors-monthly-challenge Copics





My friend Claire shares the same birthday as Jennie. I needed to put my thinking cap on to come up with a different style of card.

I decided to use my butterfly die. This die is notoriously difficult to get the die cut out of the die and as I haven't got round to buying the recommended ejection foam I tried to use some packaging foam instead. It didn't work! But I liked the gossamer effect it gave and used it over a solid pink & silver butterfly shape. The silvery grey card is from the Papermill, I embossed it with tiny flowers and the pink backing paper  is a matt version of a shiny one I found in a recent magazine. Ribbon from my stash, a blingy butterfly, a flowerand another craftwork sentiment completed this card.

I'd like to enter this one in:
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com/ Dry embossing


Thank you for looking at my efforts

Margaret x

24 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards Margaret. I love the cake stamp image - it is a Papermania one?? The papers you have used in all of the cards is lovely.

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  2. Such lovely papers you have used and I really love how you gave your image that "bling" look! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  3. Absolutely beautiful cards Margaret, all so different x

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  4. All lovely cards, but the one you entered into OSAAT challenge is very pretty.

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  5. Stunning cards. Love that butterfly. x

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  6. Great cards, they are all so lovely, yet so different

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  7. I am so behind, have managed to miss most peoples birthdays!! Grr, beautiful cards x

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  8. Love em all but specially that cake image - exactly right for the recipient lol!

    And thanks for entering our Birthday Bash challenge at OSAAT
    Hugs,
    debbie xx

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  9. 3 very different but equally fabulous cards Margaret. I love all the pretty papers you have used too xx

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  10. What a great cards, the one with the cakes on it is my fav one, would love to have a high tea like that. Thank you for joining our Lovin'from the oven challenge this week at SSC! Hugs Gemma

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  11. gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us this week at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

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  12. gorgeous card...love the layout!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

    fi

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  13. Great cards! Love your second one, the image is yummy and I love the scalloped border!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Don't forget our DT call, too! :)
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

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  14. Three beautiful cards. I love the butterfly too. x

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  15. Three very lovely cards and all so different. I like the papers that you've used.

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  16. Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon and OSAAT. I hope to see you next time.
    Hugs Nataliya.

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  17. All three cards are beautiful!! Love the colors, sketches, and the beautiful butterfly and texture on the third!! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE Challenge this week!!

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  18. Marg these are all so beautiful! Thanks for joining in our Bling challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous cards Marg !! I love them all.
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Choccy xxx

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  20. Beyond cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
    Hugs,
    Beth

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  21. Super cute cards. Love the CAS card - so pretty.
    Thanks for joining our 'clean and simple' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

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  22. Gorgeous,thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

    Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

    Hugs, Marjo

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  23. Beautiful - thanks for blinging it on with IDIC this week
    Hugs,
    Debbie xx

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  24. Love this card! Thanks for joining the OSAAT Challenge! Please check out the current challenge posted today!

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