Wednesday 25 July 2012

Happy birthday to you!

Hello blogworld

So here we are again - sun still shining, Emily still on summer holiday and it's Wednesday - which is Divas by Design day!

This week the challenge is, maybe you guessed by the title?, 'Happy Birthday' - so any birthday themed project please!  Our sponsor is One Stop Craft Shop and there is a great prize on offer, so why not pop on over and have a quick look.

Also, a big hello to my newest follower - another person to listen to my waffle, if I get many more people to brainwash with my waffle I'm well on my way to taking over the world. muahhhhhhhhahahahha (think evil laugh sound effect there!).

My little contribution to the challenge is this card:
Front shot:

Close up on image:

I used:

Stampin Bella - Imeldabella
(stamped in brown this time) coloured with my Promarkers
corners are Lili of the Valley grunge corners again - stamped in Distress Ink

(what no dies?!)

First Edition - Bird Song

Anything else?
Kraft card for the base
pearls from my stuff
Craftwork Cards - sentiment

So there you go, something a little different from me this time.  And a quick question while you are here, I keep seeing non-square cards when I hop around blog-world - and this is my attempt at one, but I had to cheat and stick two pieces of Kraft together to get a tent fold DL.  The size I see is slightly wider and I don't think two pieces of card are stuck together.

Do you mind if I do a quick straw poll and ask, if you don't make a square card, what size do you use?
Thanks for any input.

So back to business - look forward to seeing you over at The Divas and all your Happy Birthday projects!

Back soon,

A challenge, or two:

Papertake Weekly: Make your own - I made my own card blank (see my cheats confession above)

Fashionista Challenge: #5 - Baby or Birthday - my card is for a birthday

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges: Birthday Girls


Pink Dandelion said...

Super card Sarah. Have fun in the sun. Sorry can't help with your poll, I tend to stick to square cards. Debs xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image and the layout is fabulous.Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Hello Sarah,
Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and you have coloured her beautifully.
I do tend to make mostly square cards too, either that or easel cards.

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine
Hug Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah love that image. Alison xxx

Berry said...

Fab card Sarah! I'm such a sticker to square cards it's rare you get anything else from me! I don't like cards too big though hugs Rebekah xx

Debbie said...

Great card this image.
Debbie x

catherine said...

This is a super card Sarah and Emily will still be on holiday for the next six weeks(LOL).
I started to use some rectangle shape cards but I bought them already that shape.I think they are called DL sized cards.
x catherine

coops said...

so stunning sarah.your design is fab and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love the fab image and coloured so beautifully.
I seem to only make square cards now.
Thanks for offering to send me the links again, will give you a shout when I have some pennies to spend (could be a while lol...)also thanks for the offer to stay with you, would really love to one day when we can afford to have a few days away...A couple of crafty hours with you would be such fun.
Wendy xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Love this Sarah! Such a fun image :)

Christine L said...

ooooh I likee!! love that image and your tent fold card.... tho I don't think there is anyway of creating a DL tent fold that way round without using the two pieces like you've done. I try all sorts of shapes and sizes... I've just done a hexagon card this week too!

Christine x

Faye said...

You know, your house sounds a lot like my house but in reverse!

How are the Booettes?

Fabbo card. Love the image, layout and colours. That's a whole lotta love. Have a great weekend. xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is fab Sarah! what a wonderful image and you've coloured her beautifully! Love the papers and layout! :-)
Hope you have a good weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Anita said...

Thank you so much for this card Sarah - I love it! It's even more beautiful IRL than it is on your blog. I love the shape but I don't have an answer on how to do it.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Sarah, a fab image, love the colours and a great shaped card! I tend to stick to squares too!
Helen x

Lisa said...

Such fab card Sarah! I really like this shape :)
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