Friday, 11 January 2013

A bright birthday card!

Hi, guys! It's been a busy old week - we have had repair work done on our roof, bits of mortar fell out from under the tiles, which is never a good sign! But everything's right and tight now, which is a relief! This week I have mostly been making cups of coffee for the builders!! However, I have made one card since Tuesday, and here it is!

Brace yourselves, chaps, this is BRIGHT! It's for my Daughter-in-Law, whose birthday is next week. The weather forecast is for a grey and cold day, so I hope this will cheer her up!

The image is Shopping Willow from Whiff of Joy. I coloured her with Promarkers (list below) and added Glossy Accents to her boots and gold Stickles to her necklace. I die cut her with a Spellbinders Labels Ten and drew round the outside for the narrow mat, and distressed with Tea Dye ink.

The papers were free last year with 'Cardmaking and Papercraft' magazine. I used a Magnolia Doohickey die for the borders and the stickled pink heart is a Martha Stewart punch. The banner sentiment is LotV, inked with Mustard Seed, and stickled along the borders. The gems are from stash.

The sketch is from Sketch Saturday isn't it great? So I am entering their challenge.

I'm also entering the Whiff of Joy Challenge where the theme is 'Celebrate.'

Is it me, or is it getting colder as we go through the day? Brrrr! I hope you're all keeping snug and warm - or, for those in the Southern Hemisphere, cool and relaxed!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Cool Grey 5, Walnut, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa; Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink; Carmine, Magenta, Cerise; Cool Grey 2, 1, Blender; Gold, Sunflower, Yellow; Lush Green, Green, Emerald; Burnt Orange, Spice, Ginger; Cool Grey 5, 4, 2; Cool Grey 1


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love the image and pretty colours
Sue xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and fab

snappy scrappy said...

So cute!! Lee-Ann :)

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi mags, love this bright card. And yes - it's freezing here too!

Liz x

mags said...

A lovely cheerful card Mags. I am sure your DIL will love it.

Mrs A. said...

Certainly getting colder here where we are. Sleet expected over the next few days too. Your card has made a bright and cheery start to the day. Love her shinny boots. Hugs Mrs a.

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.your bright colours are stunning and i love the image :D

xx coops xx