Thursday 16 August 2012

Bunting and Butterflies - A Birthday Card for a Boy

Afternoon All,

Just a quick share from me today, but first I'd like to thank everyone who has wished me good luck with yeaterday's hospital appointments - all those good vibes must have worked because the outcome was good.

However, it was an incredibly tiring day and I was absolutely whacked when I got home, so couldn't find the energy to do much at all and fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow ... that doesn't happen too often!

Today, I had an appointment with the dental hygienist in the morning and the EM had his this afternoon. It's certainly been a busy few days for us.

As a result of all this being busy, I've only found time to make this quick and easy birthday card for a wee boy.

I simply took a piece of blue textured card, folded in half, for my base card. The white embossed card was already done - included in the lovely package received from the lovely Chris Lee. The bunting was cut from a snippet of gingham patterned paper - a bit of trial and error with the measuring but I got it right in the end :) The ends are folded over and adhered and then the baker's twine threaded through before attaching to the card.

The polka dot paper for the butterflies is patterned on one side only and I didn't want the butterflies to have a white underbelly, so to speak. The solution was to adhere two butterflies together so that they were patterned on both sides. A few sparkly gems along the backbone (thorax?) finished them off and three matching buttons complete the embellishments.

Papermania Textured cardstock in light blue
white embossed card, Happy Birthday
snippets of blue gingham paper and green/white polka dot paper
small butterfly punch
green/white baker's twine
green buttons
tiny light blue gems

More snippets used up means this is another card for Di's Snippet Challenge #33 - I'm doing well for entries this week :))

It's been another changeable day here today ... dull this morning but the sun is shining right now and, though it seems a shame, I've had to pull the curtain to read the screen!

I hope you are all having a lovely day too.

Happy crafting,


Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth. Love the clean and simple look.

Sandra H said...

Your card Elizabeth is beautiful xx

scrappymo! said...

I like the clean lined look of this card. That embossing folder was perfect for this card. Yoyur butterfly idea was a good one too!

Still up at the lake...looking forward to getting home and getting back into a creating routine!

JoZart Designs said...

I love this card... very classy. thanks for your message... you're in on two counts and your name is great!
Jo x

Jenny Marples said...

Love this card Elizabeth. If this is what you can produce without much time I can't wait to see what you can do with loads of time! Thanks for dropping by. Hugs, Buttons x

Sarn said...

Glad it all turned out well for you Elizabeth.

What a pretty bunting card. I love the embossing too.

Sarn xxx

Victoria said...

I love how the blue and green pop against the embossing.

Craftychris said...

I love clean and simple cards and yours is fabulous! I am so glad your appointments went well xx

Rita said...

Hello my friend. Just arrived back in blogland and your card is beautiful, very fitting for a baby boy. I hope to be in touch soon and maybe arrange a meet up in Ayr again. Hugs Rita xx

Di said...

Oh Elizabeth, this really is just perfect - I do love it! Pleased it all went fine for you today too :)

Hugs, Di xx

karen said...

Good to hear that your hospital tests went well!
I love the card you have made! It is clean and simple and quite lovely too!
xoxo Karen

Jackie said...

Good morning Elizabeth, I am so pleased that all went well for you.
I love your card, the blue/green combo is one of my favourites :o)
Jackie xx

Julia S-W said...

Such a pretty card Elizabeth! I've always loved gingham and it works perfectly here. Off now to read about this wax business that BJ was on about earlier!
Have a restful weekend after all your trials and tribulations!

voodoo vixen said...

Love your little boy card, the bunting is fab and the embossed background really makes it!!
You asked about the cats going home with me... they will fly the same day and arrive a bit later, giving me enough time to get home and put their litter tray down because I think they will need that most after that length of journey!! Luckily the uK quarantine laws changed this year so they don't have to go through that. :)

May said...

I am so glad to hear all went well at the hospital x x x Your card is beautiful.. love the embossing and the bunting.. I am typing this with the fan on at 8am... already toooooo hot here in sunny Eastbourne for me!! Happy Sunday x x x Hugs May x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

A lovely card, Elizabeth. Clean and simple does it every time for me. Thanks for you lovely comment. You will not be surprised to hear that the cost of the new belt is more than half the original price of the whole machine, and I bet it will not last as long as the original belt (since 1949). Glad to hear your hospital appointments have been so positive. Keep it up. xx

Sue said...

A really effective CAS card Elizabeth - my favourite style. Sue.x