Sunday, 4 March 2012

A birthday card...

ended up for nobody!!

It is so dull and miserable here. Non stop of rain so far! free smileys Wherever you are, I hope the weather is better than here!

Now why did I say the card ended up for no one??? Last night, having my brother-in-law in mind, I tried to make him a birthday card. I chose the colours, the layout, the papers, the sentiment, coloured in the digi stamp and at the very last moment I realised  that my cute cartoon like image does not go with the style, the font of the sentiment, the pattern of the paper... basically it does not go with the whole feel of the card!! What a nightmare!! footballer pictures Luckily I remembered that I had this Miss Anya image, from The Greeting Farm, which I coloured in ages ago and didn't have the chance to use. This came to save the card. I can't believe it!! The image and the colour matched the card perfectly. Thank God that I didn't waste all the material and time on it. But on the other hand, this card becomes a spare card for nobody at the moment. Well, I am sure one day it will be a card for one special person. ^_^  So here is the card:

What do you think? At least I think it is not too bad. Didn't end up in the bin, that sure is a bonus! Here is a close up of the image:

Thank you to Sarah's candy. I finally have the chance to use the beautiful Amy Butler, Belle designer paper from K&Company and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

As for my brother-in-law's birthday card... I guess I will have to work on it again tonight! ^_^

A challenge or two:

- CES Challenge blog #75 - Flower Frenzy - Flowers from the image and the embellishment flowers.
- Pals Paper Arts #130- Colour Challenge: Limeade, Artichoke and a colour of your choice - I used similar colours to limeade and artichoke and my colour choice is raspberry.


  1. The raspberry looks great with the greens! Miss Anya is beautifully colored and someone will be quite happy to receive her! Thanks for playing with the Pals.

  2. Julie, What a pretty card! You did an excellent job coloring the image! Love the colors too--
    Oh I wanted to tell you your blog header and background are so pretty --Love the name too!

    1. Thank you Kathy for your comment on my blog name, header and background. (I think you are the first person that ever commented on that!^_^) It is so nice to know that someone love them as much as I do! Thanks again for visiting.

  3. this is so beautiful, Julie! love the colors you used. darling card!

  4. Gorgeous card Julie!! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

  5. Oh she's a cutie! love the flowered accents!

  6. Hi Julie, how did I miss your return to blogland!! And with such a wonderful card as well - great image (I like the Miss Anya's too) and I bet whoever gets it will love it!

    Glad you liked the candy, off to look at your other posts now.



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