Thursday, 9 September 2010

Special Request.

Fancy making a Pink and Black card? If you do,there's still 5 days left to enter one into Scrapbook Sister's Card Challenge,that is of course if you haven't entered already as several of my lovely regular visitors already have! Go on,give it a go,I'm sure you'll find a birthday or other occasion on your calendar to use it for.

Don't you always find that when a friend asks you to make a card for them to give that it takes longer to do! You wouldn't believe how long I spent in the shop today deciding on what paper to buy,of course I haven't ANY paper at home lol! I eventually decided on the stripey by Nitwits and the swirly green Petal Pushers by Bo Bunny,I hated cutting into it as the other side was just soooo gorgeous. I cut an aperture from the white card stock and then decided to add a layer of yellow card stock behind with a slightly smaller aperture so that there was a thin frame of yellow. I'm afraid I resorted to my usual numbers and bunting design but was asked to add Husband to the card,boy did this cause me trouble,I'm not entirely happy with the end result as I feel that it looks a little off balance. My friend however is ecstatic with her unique card but I feel I could have done better,maybe I should have just added a peel off Hb instead???
I'm going to use this card for the following challenges,
Southern Girls first challenge,Anything goes,
Creative Cottage,challenge 22,Celebration,
Penny's Paper Crafty 37,Birthday,
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 58,Celebrate,
It's been a long day and my bed is calling me so,Thanks for stopping by,


gayle said...

Fantastic card Julie. I think it is perfect as it is. A peel off would have spoilt it in my opinion. I think it is perfectly balanced. Love the cut out effect of the '40'. x

Louise said...

This is fabulous Julie, love the little flgas and the colours are great.
Thanks for playing along with our challenge at SGC.

Sue Upson said...

It looks great to me!! Great choice of colours Sue xx

sue said...

This is fantastic card! Love the banner and colours! Good luck in the SGC draw!

karenw said...

I am so addicted to bunting at the moment, just love it. I can see why your friend would be rapt in the card, it is wonderful. thanks for playing with us at SGC.

Linda Robinson said...

Don't be silly.. this is a great card.. I also just love that banner. and oh to be 40 again..
Hope you are enjoying your week my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Jeannie said...

The card looks great Julie, I love the cut out in the card with the 40 over the top and bunting wins over peel offs every time!

Pops x said...

This is really cool loving the flags on the top, great papers too hugs pOps x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Julie, what a brilliant man's card. The cut-out aperture and 40 look amazing and the "husband" looks quirky and fun - I think it's perfectly balanced. Hugs, Denise x

Patricia said...

I love the card. Awesome job on the little banner. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

Julye said...

Fab card and a wonderful design, might have to case it myself if thats ok as my bro is 40 in nov and I never know what to put on his cards, this is a fab idea, thanks for joining us at Penny's and goodluck.

Annika said...

No, I think the "husband" is better in these letters than it would have been in peeloffs. I love the colours, warm yet sufficiently masculine :)

Suzie McFloozy said...

Hello julie Fab card. I don't think that it looks off balance at all - actually the differnt elements drew my eye allover the card - and I love the aperture with the yellow showing x
Maybe you should give yourself more credit xx
Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Tracy said...

wow fabulous card love the banner and the colours you have used, great work. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cottage, Tracy x

vicky said...

Love this card Julie, think the papers are just yummy and I'm loving bunting just now. Great ideas. See you next saturday! xx

Wendi said...

Wow what an amazing card so different and refreshing I love those stripes
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Anonymous said...

I love the papers you have used and think this is a great idea for a card.
Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this week.
Sam xx

Courtney said...

This is fabulous Julie! I love, love the banner! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!


Axel....{Carol} said...

Love the bunting,no wonder she loves it,its great,very manly but pretty at the same time.thanks for joining us at southern girls for our very first challenge

Michelle Singer said...

Whenever anyone asks me to make a card I get a case of the "not good enoughs". But you have nothing to worry about, your card is wonderful. I can see why your friend loved it so much. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this challenge.