Friday, 27 May 2011

Happy Birthday Amanda!

Good Morning, all you crafty people!

I made this card for my fabulous up-line Amanda, happy birthday!! I made it earlier this week and have been dying to show it, but I didn't want to spoil the surprise just incase she wondered over to my blog before hand.

Those of you who know Amanda will know that she always says that envelopes have a be decorated so I couldn't very well leave it blank, so I carried on the theme to the envelope. I really liked the look, I may have to start decorating all my envelopes this way!

I have used the gorgeous Sweet and Sour speciality papers for this card and envelope. You may have guessed by now that I LOVE challenges (I'm officially addicted to them) So I took the opportunity to combine a few for this card.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday, I have missed out the bow (very unlike me) as I wanted the Daisies die to have more of a focal point and I have swapped the large tag for three small ones (aren't these Tiny Tags just the cutest).

Next I wanted to use a great colour combo, colour challenges are fast becoming my favourite, they really push me out of my safety zone. So I just had to head over to Color Throwdown for my colour inspiration. This week there is an added twisted with the addition of 'pick your own' guest colour. I chose to add Rose Red, which is the colour of the DSP.
Lastly I thought that I would also add in the theme featured on SU-only which was May Flowers, and as I'm loving my Daisies die, that was no problem what so ever!

I do hope that Amanda likes her card, I'm sure she will get tons of them! Enjoy your surprises, birthday girl!

See you soon - xx


Ruth M said...

Kelly, this is absolutely lovely, Amanda will love it I'm sure! Fabulous take on the combined challenges!

Amanda is a woman after my own heart - envelopes have to be decorated too! I think it makes the card more special and the recipient hopefully feels more special.

Uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is very beautiful, nice and creative,,

Alizabethy said...

I just love this card!!

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card, I'm sure Amanda loved it too! I must get this pack of papers out, I have only used a few and they are just too nice to leave in the pack :-)
Hugs xx

Heidi Baks said...

I love your daisy focal point! Thanks for playing SUO challenges.