Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Finally.... Birthday Card Made

I've finally got my granddaughter's birthday card made and hopefully it'll get there in time this year. Last year it took the scenic route from England to Australia via Spain courtesy of the Royal Mail (a 5 week journey instead of 5 days!)

The image is Mo Manning 'Lacie' coloured with Promarkers and chalks for the grass and sky. For some reason the chalks never show up in the photos but they are there IRL, and after taking the photos I realised that I'd forgotten the Sakura glaze on the sunspec lenses and Stickles on the ice cream so they've now been added. Papers are from Prima 'doodle deux' collection, the number 2 is a Die-namics die and the image and sentiment have been cut with Xcut nesting dies. I guess this has to be my favourite and most used die set as it's perfect for cutting and matting images. A bit of ribbon and a wooden butterfly from my stash and I was finally finished.

I shall head over to the following challenges with this

Noor Design UK challenge ' anything goes'
As You Like It challenge 'favourite die and why'
Paper Creator's Crafts challenge 'anything goes'

And another 'finally' - my last pre-loved candy (at least for the time being!) A Memory Box 'Lindemann Snowflake' die and a Hero Arts stamp. I'm not sure of the stamp name as it was originally wood-mounted but I de-wooded and put it onto cling foam. Please feel free to look back at the last three posts for my other pre-loved giveaways and if there's any you would like then just leave a message saying which and I'll put your name in the hat.

(The winner is Sandma's Handmade cards - claimed)

I'm now off for a walk to the Post Office with Asher's birthday card while it's dry and the sun is shining. Thanks for popping by today,


Mia said...

I love the beautiful card for your granddaughter, Andrea. The girl is so happy and cute. Great colouring and lovely papers. Please count me in for your candy. I would be soooo happy to win. Kisses, my friend.

Migdalia said...

Adorable card! I love the sweet image!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Liz said...

Beautiful card for your granddaughter, Andrea, and what a lovely name. Such an adorable image and I love fhe papers.
Please put my name in the hat for today's giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely card Andrea and the sunshine colours that you’ve used work perfectly with the image. You have been really generous this week with your kind giveaways and I would love you to put my name in your hat for this Memory Box snowflake die, thank you. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Kath said...

A fabulous card, such a cute image and beautiful colours. I would love a chance to win either the die or stamp, please.
Kath x

Sue said...

Such a sweet image gorgeous card Andrea! huggles Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, the image is adorable...think I have her somewhere! Love the rich colour scheme.
Fabulous candy too. You have been busy with your clear out. Thanks for the chance to win
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Andrea, a lovely image and pretty papers - I do hope it gets there on time, it's so disappointing when they don't.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Kanda, love the background and a super image, lovely colouring.
We have had some terrible times posting to our Daughter in Oz.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card Andrea, nothing like a MO's image to make a card shine.
I once sent a card to my daughter here in Australia and it ended up in the UK then returned to me by the UK post office saying address not known, 6 mths later....xx

meg said...

Hope your granddaughter receives this beauty on time, love the summer colours.

Carole said...

Lovely bright and sunny card for Asher...just right for those temperatures down there! Fabulous colouring and a really cute image too. Hope it arrives on time. Hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

I use a lot of chalks for my backgrounds but as you say they never show up on camera. I find they give a nice soft finish to an image. Love, love this Mo Manning one and love those colours used.
Hope it doesn't take the scenic route to your granddaughter this time. Hugs Mrs A.

Darnell said...

Yay, you got it made and it's adorable, Andrea! Asher will get such a kick (haha, no pun intended) out of her special #2 birthday! Gosh, that went by fast! I hope the mail gets there on time this year!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
oh my this is a gorgeous card and such a beautiful design.
I love that image and your colouring is excellent.
What a gorgeous name for your Granddaughter.
Lets hope this card doesn't take the senic route again.
I would be very happy to receive anything of your give aways if lucky.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marjeta said...

Fabulous card. I need to do a card for my beautiful granddaughter. She will be 2 in the and of february. Wish you lot of happy moments with your Asher.

And thanks for chance to win the prize.

Anne said...

Such a sweet card Andrea, she’ll love it and I hope it doesn’t take 5weeks to arrive!
This is my favourite of all your lovely candy, I’d love to be in the draw for today’s giveaway if I’m in time
Anne xx

Barb said...

What a sweet card for your little granddaughter. A very cute image for a little girl. It seems impossible that she is almost two. I hope this one arrives on time.