Monday, 25 July 2011

We Have Sunshine!!!!.........

Yah!!  The sun is shining here at last! Let's hope it will stay for a while. I had a quite weekend here as I have managed to hurt my back so I am hobbling around at the moment. Still managed to make a quick card for the Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge this week. I struggled a bit with this one and I'm not very happy with the finished result.  I think it needs a flower on it somewhere.

My youngest daughter is 17 at the moment but from September onwards all her friends will be reaching their 18th so she will be needing quite a few cards. So I'm making a head start on them and this is the first.

Do you have lots of old chipboard in your craftroom? I have boxes of the stuff, alphabets, shapes and numbers, mini books ready for altering -  the list goes on.  I never use them anymore but these numbers were the perfect colour for this card so I distressed them a bit with sandpaper. I am waiting for 24 new coloured dew drop ink pads to arrive and I would have loved to use a coloured ink for the stamping on this card but the postal service seems to be very slow here at the moment.  So I used black and I dont think it works very well.  I borrowed Clare Buswell's idea (don't you just love her cards? So talented!) of cutting out the sentiment and mounting it on pads.

I'm also entering this card into the Allsorts free and Easy challenge this week.

Sorry it's another aqua coloured card, I had the last few scraps of this paper on my desk so I am using it up. Stamps used are Say it Loud  (can't get enough of this set!) and Vintage Labels 4. White seam binding from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

Thanks for looking!
Sarah x


  1. I think it's beautiful, Sarah, no flower necessary! I love the soft colors, and any teenage girl will love the fancy ribbon, lace, and the personalized tag shouting that they are finally 18!!! Great job with this week's Waltzingmouse sketch challenge!!

  2. What a beautiful birthday card. I'm sure this 18-year-old will absolutely LOVE this. Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge.

  3. A really pretty card, Sarah! I love how you used the buttons and ribbon and put the 18 inside the label. Lovely soft colours, too x

  4. A gorgeous card!
    Beautiful colours, and it looks so nice with the ribbon and buttons
    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Big hugs

  5. Great idea to get cards made ahead so there's no pressure! The chipboard numbers look great framed in the pretty label! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

  6. oh what a sweet card, the mint green is really effective

    thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck in the prize draw


    Amanda xx

  7. I LOVE aqua!! Fabulous card! thanks for the mention! Thanks for joining us at the WMSC! : )