Tuesday, 1 June 2010

30th Birthday card

My daughter asked me to make a card for her friend's 30th birthday. The scary thing is that my daughter will be 30 later this year... she can't be that old, she's my baby, and I'm obviously not old enough to be her mother!
I used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious and the colour theme of Black, White + one other from Allsorts. The Butterflies on the backing paper plus the little stamped one, together with the flowers make it eligible for the challenge 'Butterflies & Blooms' at the Secret Crafter this week. Actually I've just had another look at the card and nearly every butterfly on the DP has been obscured by some of the other elements... never mind!
Just Us Girls has the challenge 'Dry Embossing this week. The flowers were embossed after punching and the white backing paper has also had the treatment.
For the monthly challenge from Sir Stampalot, they have the theme 'Punch it'!
The paper is from a Paper Cellar pad and the embossing is Cuttlebug's Paisley folder.
I'm not sure which clear stamp set the chandelier comes from, I really should make a note of these things. The flowers were made from a couple of Nellie Snellen cut/emboss duo punch sets and the sentiment uses a font which I recently downloaded, I really think it's rather snazz.
Have a good day everyone!

23 comments:

  1. Chrissie, that is a beautiful card and I'm sure your daughters friend will love it.
    I know how you feel, my BABY is 30 in 3 weeks time. How time flies. Pity we won't be able to help him celebrate but we will rectify that next month when we get back for the summer.

    Good luck with your challenges.

    Anne

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  2. Hi Chrissie
    Fab card love all your cards my daughters are 44&41 how old do i feel... lol chrissie love the wedding card with the very ornate heart did you say its a cuttlebug one any ideas where you bought it from
    hugs
    Sylvie
    xx

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  3. Fabulous card Chrissie. Love the black/white/red. So elegant. My sons are 36 (baby) and 39 this September. Shh, I didn't say that!
    Marion

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  4. What a striking card Chrissie, I'm sure your daughter's friend will love it.
    My son is 43 and my daughter's are 43 and 37. How old does that make me feel!!
    Sallie
    xx

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  5. hi Chrissie
    this is so special, love it
    thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge.
    hugs chris xx

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  6. Oh wow Chrissie this is just a pure delight to see the colours for a start I love those flowers I love the background and embossing I love in fact I just love it.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  7. Hi Chrissie it's me again just meant to say thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  8. Ah butya see, 30 is the new 20, so it's OK...we're only youths ourselves!

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  9. Hi Chrissie
    Beautiful card. Love the 'other' colour choice. Thanks for taking on my challege at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  10. Such an elegant card Chrissie - I love it! I know how you feel as one of my babies was 30 in March. I still don't feel grown up myself at times! x

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  11. What a stylish card Chrissie and right on trend, she is going to love it.
    Linbyx

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  12. Hi Chrissie,thanks for your lovely comments - certainly boosts the confidence! I'm using the Serif DrawPlus programme that I downloaded for £9.99 - bargain!

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  13. Very classy! Love the colours and the image. ikki

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  14. This is so elegant, I love it. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  15. Hi Chrissie
    Love your card, I also love those stamps they are so classy, great colour combo

    Thanks for joining us on TS

    Dawn
    xx

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  16. Very classy and grown up Chrissie, love the red, black and white combo. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  17. Hi Chrissie,
    This is very elegant, the red looks great with the black and white and I love your snazzy new font.
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

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  18. nice card!

    greetings,

    Vera

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  19. Fabulous punching! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

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  20. Hi Chrissie

    What a great card, a real feel of sophistication.

    Can identify with the children growing up, comes as a shock sometimes when realism dawns. I keep teling myself I'm as old as I feel, but some mornings that feels like 110 !

    Thanks for joining us at Stampalot Challenge and good luck.

    B x

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  21. my Daughters just turned 25 and I think the exact same Chrissie, we must have been very young when we had them lol....stunning card I love the black and red together...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
    Mina xxx

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  22. What a wonderful card , I love the colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!.

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  23. classy Card Chrissie.

    I wanted to do a pic of a chandelier no so long ago - but had no idea how to team it up with anything... I thought i'd have to make reference to it in the sentiment - but you have demonstrated that its a great stand alone image.

    Paula x x x

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie