Thursday, 7 June 2012

Mum's Birthday Card

Well mum couldn't really spot her birthday card in yesterday's WOYWW post because I hadn't made it! But the backing paper was there on my desk... there you go, that's it in the right hand corner at the bottom of my very messy desk, this was the tidy side!
I want to tell you where I got the paper from but I can't remember. It's saved in a folder on my computer, all on it's own, called Patch Work. I only found it when I was looking for the backing (with Looney Lyn on it) to my ATC's, I thought, that's nice, print it out now, because you'll forget where it is when you want it. So I did.
***UPDate Thank you Susan, you were right!! Patchwork paper is a freebie by Bearly Mine Designs! (Click the link to go there) I've just gone and bought the whole set, coz it's lovely!
Trouble with paper that comes on it's own, is, matching other papers to it. I guess I could've used PinkPetticoat, they have a lot of 'solid' colours but I did a bit of dipping with the tool that looks like an eye dropper, touched the blue and the pink and made a couple of squares of solid colour, just big enough to do a bit of matting and layering.
I also had a play with another 'tool' wasn't sure what it did or what it's called, but I was able to 'take out' the four middle squares and then colour them in with the pink and blue, and Type straight onto them, for the inside sentiment. Clever...well, it is for me!
Now, I cut the patch work to fit the card, but, this meant one side of it would not have the cross-stitch, so I cut another strip and after cutting a border down the other side (which wasn't necessary) fitted it over what was there so it looked like the cross-stitch goes all the way round the card. You can see on the inside, the cut edge, where I didn't add an extra strip of patchwork to make the stitching go all the way around. Looks like real stitching, doesn't it! (It's not)
I coloured a LOTV image (free with a Crafty mag some months back) with some water colour pencils. These are just cheap ones, not good. Saving up for some better water colour pencils, because some times Promarkers are just too strong a colour.
I punched the flowers and fern leaves from the scraps of paper left over, added a butterfly, some buttons, eyelash-wool, some spotty blue ribbon, a lacy doily and a dash of baby blue Stickles Glitter.
The freebie fonts I used on the inside of the card were, on the pink, Gigi and on the blue, Round Hand DB which is a nice 'hand writing' type font. And that's it!
New Followers!! Hi and a BIG (((wave))) to Cat, with no link and Shuckclod with no link but Shuckclod's Stuff can be found there and out the back and in the dark is Suze and her blog Craftysuze! That's it! I have a few Challenges I'd like to enter this card into. Thank you for stopping by!
Challenges
One stitch at a time-Use A Digi (LOTV Freebie from Mag/papers)
Deep ocean challengeblog-sewing flaux or real.
Can you digi it-button it up
The crafty pad-ribbon
Ribbon girls-use ribbon or lace
Digital Tuesday challenge-anything goes+ digital(papers/image)

19 comments:

  1. Just noticed your 2 other comments on my blog, Lyn! Thanks! Glad you're getting some Inktense pencils. They are gorgeous.

    As for the ATC swap, I did wonder whether it would be possible to sneak in late... I want to do some zentangle ATCs anyway, and also some ink-wiht-resist backgrounds, so maybe people wouldn't be averse to swapping with me, even after the event? I know some people made absolutely loads of ATCs and I don't suppose they swapped them all...

    Love your mum's card, btw. Hope she liked it too.

    Shoshi

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  2. Adorable, sweet card.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. ah Lyn your mum will love her card, very pretty - hope day is/was great, Shaz in oz.x

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  4. ...this is a smashing card & your Mum is gonna be thrilled to receive it...loVe the patchwork paper & stitchery, very pretty flowers & buttons...beautiful work Lyn...Mel :)

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  5. Oh Lyn that card is just gorgeous. You've used all my fav colours too. I'm certain your Mum will really love it.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  6. Bet your Mum love's her card! it's just lovely. I got your ATC in the post, it's great, so much detail and the little black cat is cute :o) thanks very much. Glad yours arrived too. x

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  7. oh gosh Hun,bet your mum loves her card as its just gorgeous,your detail is just stunning,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  8. Wow Lyn - you are such an expert with the technology stuff - it all sounds like double-dutch to me, but you've done a great job with that eye-dropper thingy etc.! Love the soft colours and the cute image - your Mum will love this I'm sure. Happy Birthday Lyn's Mum.
    Loadsa hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  9. What a cute card. Just love your flowers! Mine when I make them just turn out bad :( I will have to take tricks from you!

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  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation at One Stitch at a Time, and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

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  11. A very pretty card and the colours on your LOTV image are lovely - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge to add ribbon or lace, Mary G x

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  12. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT, with your gorgeous creations.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  13. Love these colors! Absolutely stunning! Your mum will love it i'm sure! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time's 'Use A Digi' challenge this week!
    Hugs,
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)
    www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  14. Beautiful card :-) Thank you for participating in Scrapperikets challenge. DT Heidi

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  15. What a gorgeous card! Love the paper flowers and the image.
    Thank for joining us at the Deep Ocean Sewing challenge
    Hugs
    Cinzia

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