Saturday, 13 July 2013

Birthday Fun with Anya and Cardabilities!

Headed to a cottage today with some friends.  AMAZING TIME!!! The weather was amazing.  The kids had a wonderful time swimming in the lake, eating, playing games and I had a great time hanging with great people!  It was a 2 hour trek there and a late night night drive back but worth it!  Can't wait to go back!  I really wanted to post this birthday card I made based On a sketch over at Cardabilities.

The patterned paper is from MME.  The image is from the Greeting Farm and the sentiment and banner die are from Simon Says Stamp.  The wood chip pieces (believe it or not) are from the dollar store and the shiny teal paper is a paint chip sample from Martha Stewart (!).  I embossed it using an embossing folder from Sizzix.  The lace trim is from Recollections.

Here is the sketch from Cardabilities (Sketch #78):
 And the photo inspiration from Anyone for Anya is here:

I had acquired a stack of Martha Stewart paint chips from the local hardware store eons ago.  I got them with a bunch of home decorating paint idea pamphlets to use as colour combo ideas in my layouts.  As I was purging my craft room and decided to recycle these pamphlets I came across this stack of paint chips and love love loved this shiny-icy-cool colour and knew I wanted to use it ASAP.  Not another minute to be wasted in my stash for this little treasure. :)

I'd also like to link this up to the challenge over at the following blogs:
Anyone for Anya: July Photo Challenge.
Sister Act Card Challenge: Challenge #15 Anything Goes
The Greeting Farm: Farm Fresh Friday: Dies and/or Punches
Whimsy Challenge Blog: Challenge#61 Ribbons/Lace
Use it Tuesday: Challenge #59 Birthdays

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. This is just so pretty. Love the layered look of the elements and the woodgrain backdrop.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Great work!! Thank's for playing at Cardabilities)!

  3. This is a fun card, love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities this time. Come back soon. Hugs, Anita

  4. What a cute card! Thanks for playing at Cardabilities this week!

  5. Beautiful card!!! Love colour combo and sweet butterfly. Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities! Agnieszka

  6. Awesome colors! Love the popped up flowers, so cool! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

  7. Love all the layers and texture you used on your card! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!
    Tracy DT

  8. Gorgeous - love all the beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday! :)


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