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Monday, August 2, 2010

A birthday card with gingham

Hello again!

I think I will say hello a few times today! My daughter just came round for a short visit so I had a bit of a chat with her. She brought me a load of vegetables from her boyfriends mom's garden! So I guess I will be eating a lot of veggies this week!
Going back to cards I made this card for the birthday of my friends daughter! I will enter it into the Die cut dreams challenge where they want gingham....
This card did take me about 2 hours to make - not that it is so complicated but because of the distressing of all these bits and pieces! Also I have realised that I like to make my own flowers - I mean the ready made ones are fine but I think you can match the colors much better if you make your own and well I don't know for me it is just much more satisfying!
So here is the card......

I used Cuddly Buddly papers, punched out the flowers, perles from stash, a bit of ice stickles to make the flowers shine and Rayher ribbon.... I made a double bow with the Bow Easy - very easy! Oh yes the stamp is Hero arts Scattered leaves....Oh yes and  I used the TH Dusty concord ink!
I think that is all folks.....but I have more so stay tuned!


  1. oh wow this is gorgeous.

  2. Beautiful card, lovely colour and your flowers are fab :-)
    Anne xx

  3. Beautiful card, love the different shades of purple and your use of gingham is perfect
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week. Good luck and hope to see you next week

  4. Gorgeous card. Lovely colours and super layout. Thanks for playing at DCD this time.
    Dawn x

  5. Stunning card its all beautiful, thanks for joining us at DCD
    Chris x

  6. Very pretty, Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Gorgeous card and floral detail, love your layout and pretty gingham.
    Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
    Nicola -x-

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  8. ooooh Dolores this is beautiful - I love that you spent so much time making all the elements yourself. So worth the time. Enjoy your veggies!

    Thanks so much for joining in with our gingham challenge at Die Cut Dreams

  9. Beautiful card, I love the flowers and pearls! Gorgeous design!!! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. If you love challenges you are sure to love my new blog: