Sunday, 12 January 2014

For the Birthday Boy

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a super Sunday. Now that we have our car back we've had a day of visiting family and finally delivering all the Christmas presents that we couldn't while we were without wheels. But, oh boy, it's cold outside! Hope you are warmer where you are.

Today I have a card for Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 107 which includes quite a few items made from snippets. After the one-layer card posted yesterday, Di commented that she hoped I wouldn't make too many of that style card because it doesn't help use up any snippets ... well, have no fear Di, that was just a brief departure from normal and I'm still on a mission to use up as many snippets as possible:)
Because I liked it so much this is another card based on the sketch for Jill's challenge on Docrafts ... you can see it on the Wise Owl card posted on Thursday. I had the Forever Friends bear already stamped up and partly coloured. So when planning this card it was easy to pick out colours from the papers for that huge gift box. I'd coloured the top of the box with a grey marker thinking it would look silvery ... it didn't! Crystal Stickles to the rescue - a coat of that and it looks so much better. Putting the finishing touches to the card it became obvious that the first pinwheel, made from a 2" square of paper, was a bit too large so I created another from a 1.5" square for the front. The larger one wasn't wasted ... it's on the back instead :)
Inside decorated with off-cuts and a stamped sentiment
Back decorated with the larger pinwheel
Materials used:

  • base: 4.5" square white card base
  • papers: blue patterned papers printed from the Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection CD-ROM that came free with Simply Cards & Papercraft; snippets of leftover yellow polka dot paper Echo Park Dots & Stripes Lemon Drops Small Dots for the pinwheels and butterflies
  • cardstock: snippets of smooth blue card for matting and smooth white card for stamping
  • stamps: Docrafts Forever Friends Gift stamp; both greeting stamps from My Favourite Things Happiest Birthday Wishes; 
  • pens: ProMarkers - the bear is coloured with Satin, Oatmeal, Sandstone; the gift box coloured with Powder Blue, Buttercup and Ice Grey 1
  • dies: Docrafts X-Cut Nesting Dies, Circles and Butterflies
  • ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad;  
  • glitter glues: Stickles yellow, crystal, and blue, maker unknown
  • ribbon: yellow satin ribbon from stash

In preparation for the new roller blind being fitted five days from now, the EM is donning his painter overalls in order to paint the window frame and ledge in here. This means that my workdesk has to be moved out of the way so no papercrafting will be done. Instead, my plan is to work at my sewing table ... altering yet another pair of curtains ... sigh ... wouldn't it be lovely if windows came in only one size!!!

I hope you all have a merry Monday.

Take care, keep warm, stay safe and happy crafting,


Jackie said...

What a delightful card, love your snowdrop one too. Pleased to hear you have your car back, you don't realise how essential they are until they're not there! :o)
Jackie xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a cute card Elizabeth. I tried to comment on your fabulous snowdrop card but blogger could not post it. It is so elegant.

Mrs A. said...

A super cute card and the inside and back are completed to perfection! Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Such a pretty card and glad you have your wheels back Elizabeth,its bitterly cold here I'm thinking of hibernating LOL huggles Sue xxx

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful, adorable card.

Di said...

Oh what a lovely card Elizabeth - and I'm so please you still have snippets to use :) The pinwheel is absolutely the most right finishing touch - front and back :)

Hugs, Di x

Sarn said...

What a lovely card. The pinwheels are terrific and sure to go down well. xxx

Sandra H said...

It's been a better day here today but cold on Sunday your card Elizabeth is gorgeous just adore your image and the use of snippets complement the finished card x

Karen Dunbrook said...

cute the pinwheel...

coops said...

so gorgeous Elizabeth.adorable ff bear and I love your colours ;D

xx coops xx

MaryH said...

So glad you've got your wheels back. It's hard being w/out transportation. Hope your cold weather does not hang around too long. Expect you are all settled in your new home by now. Hope so, anyway. Love this card. What a delightful card for a youngster, and besides this oh so cute image, I am lovin' that pinwheel. TFS & stay warm.

Irene said...

A wonderful card Elizabeth, the colour combination is gorgeous as is the pinwheel.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I would be lost without my motor, although my daughter has decided that I cannot take up to her house again. Reason being that some kind soul had a go at my door mirrors while we were having lunch on Sunday. That card fits beautifully as you were talking about delivering the Christmas pressies late. I am doing the same this week, with presents that arrived her for the grandchildren after they had gone home. Good luck with the decorating etc. xx Maggie

scrappymo! said...

This is an adorable card!
Cute little chappie!

Hope all went well with the painting and the roller blind installation.
You must have finished your curtains by now! Soon all your windows will be done!

Brenda said...

Oh my word this is a cute card! I love the soft colors, the cute image and love how you have decorated the inside and back. Very cute indeed.