.... so, we're well into January now - hope all is going well for you. Today is a special day for me - my son is 17 years old!! But more of Ben later. It is time for our new challenge - CR84FN70 - we have some lovely fresh colours for you to play with - Aqua, Tan and Lt Yellow - so pretty.
Love these photos - I seem to remember learning to touch-type on a manual!!! No, don't ask how long ago!! The photos are courtesy of Kate Grewal Photography - I've just lost half an hour checking out her photos - they're fab!
I've used these colours to make a birthday card for my niece Anne - she actually had her birthday on Friday 11th, and I made this card just before Christmas (had to get it ready to take to the UK)! The middle photo with the flowers was the inspiration, except I made my flower yellow. Here's Anne's card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Camellia, Woodgrain; Hobby Art - Happy Birthday Sentiment
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pool Party, Crumb Cake; Memento - London Fog
Dies: Spellbinders - Lotus Pendant (S4-269), Circles Lg (S4-114) #5
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Card - Crumb Cake; Papermania Design Paper; Craft Concepts EF - Woodgrain; White Lustre card; Promarkers - Lemon, Primrose, Soft Lime, Soft Green, Pastel Green
I got the idea for the hexagon background from Anya Schrier's cards here. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the hexagons. Next I cut the Lotus doily from some very old, but just the right colours, design paper in my stash. I cut a plain white circle, embossed it with a woodgrain folder and highlighted the embossing by rubbing with Crumb Cake ink. I stamped the largest camellia flower and leaves in London Fog onto plain white card, coloured with Promarkers and then cut them out. I adhered the elements to the doily circle with dimensional glue - the camellia has three layers. I finished the front with a clean and elegant birthday sentiment. I decorated the inside with a simple outline of the flower and some leaves.
For more inspiration from the team - click on the links below or go to the CR84FN blog:
Mona Pendleton, Andrea Mathews, Heather Jensen, Helen Berry, Joanne Basile, Jody Morrow, Lisa Henke, Mackie Robertson, Pauline Pollington, Shannon White, Sue Lelli and Vickie Zimmer.
I look forward to seeing your crafting creations with our wonderful colours.
Edited to add - we are take a spring break after CR84FN70 and will return on Sunday 24th March with CR84FN71.
At the start of this post I told you that it's Ben's birthday today - well check back later to see his card! See you soon.
- Deborah Frings
- Northville, Michigan, United States
- I'm married to my best friend, Jonathan, and he's very supportive, or should that be tolerant, of my crafting addiction!!! We have two wonderful children, Ben and Kathryn. I am blessed with a loving family and am surrounded by friends, both virtual and real-life. I believe in life-long learning and graduated a couple of years ago with a BSc in Chemistry. If I'm not in my craft room making cards, then you might find me reading, taking photos, or simply being with the family.