Monday 13 May 2013

Happy BIrthday to my Crafty Buddy Karen

Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a lovely weekend - back to work now though :0(. I was home alone on Saturday as Brent had to go into work so after my 54 lengths of the swimming pool I spent the rest of the day in Crafty Corner - how nice! Fingers crossed that my efforts in the pool help me lose a bit of weight for weigh in at Slimming World on Tuesday!

It was my Crafty Buddy Karen's birthday yesterday and I am sorry to say that I didn't manage to get her birthday card to her on time - how rude! I did give her a card to open so that she had something (as well as her pressie of course!) but the card was awful! So awful that it looked like a two year old had made it, so I've made it up to her with her proper card that I've given her today - I hope she likes it! And here it is:-

And she does know too much - especially how much I spend on crafting goodies!!
For the inside of the card I used the new Fabric paper from the Forever Friends Kraft range - beware the edges do fray a bit......

Here is a close up of the image:-

However, this is the second attempt at colouring - my first is below. The colouring was fine - in fact I think the blonde/light hair is actually better on this first attempt, but the greeting stamp fell off of the block and so I couldn't use it - I did swear a bit!!
Now I know why I use more digi-stamps than normal stamps!
I hope you all like the card too!
Fingers crossed for Weigh-in day on Tuesday and hopefully I'll be able to blog some more cards soon!
Bye for now and of course Happy Birthday Karen!
Lisa xx
Card Ingredients:-
Kraft square card blank and Kraft card
Patterned papers and fabric paper from Forever Friends Kraft range
Pink ribbon and bow from FF Kraft range
Beige ribbon from stash
Flowers from stash
Gems from Papermania
Pearls from stash (actually donated from my Brother's wedding - they were on the tables!)
Image - SWALK Best Friends stamp from Crafter's Companion coloured with Spectrum Noir pens (HB1 HB2 BG2 BG3 BG4 BG5 FS2 FS4 FS6 EB1 EB2 BT1 BT2 TB1 TN4 TN5 TN7 TN8 GG1 DG1 and DG2, Blender pen)
Dies - Butterflies from Memory Box, Spellbinders and X-cut
Entered into the Flower Power challenge at
Entered into the Lots of Layers challenge at
Entered into the ANything Goes challenge at
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Entered into the Anything Goes/May Flowers challenge at
Entered into the card with flowers challenge at
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  1. Ah I love my gorgeous card thank you Lisa! Really pretty papers and the flowers are so pretty. Cant wait to play with my lovely papers and sentiments you got me, very lucky girl! Me thinks you are trying to make me fatter with the chocolit as well LOL!! I may know how much you spend trouble is you know how much I spend LOL!! hugs, Karenxx

  2. Very pretty hun...and loving the gorgeous flowers too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  3. Hi Lisa, Oh "WOW" This is absolutely beautiful x

  4. So very adorable and fabulous. Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

  5. I am your newest follower and your card is just to darn cute! We at Mema's Crafts appreciate you taking time to visit and play with us.

  6. Awww...This is such a Beautiful and adorable card! Lovely image and such sweet details! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Crtaft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  7. Awwww, this is so sweet!!! She'll love it! Thank you for sharing this with us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and make sure to mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  8. Super Cute. Great Design. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap "Anything Goes Challenge.

  9. Beautiful! So many layers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  10. Great card, so cute. Thanks for joining the challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

  11. Very sweet!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!