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Friday, 30 December 2011

BFF's birthday card...finally!!!

Oh my...I'm late...for a very important date but hey...what do you expect when your birthday is so close to Christmas!!! Hee hee...just as well BFF is understanding and most probably too busy with wedding stationery to worry too much. It's always fun to receive a card AFTER as it's like an extended birthday...right?? Hope you're backing me up here lol.

I finished BFF's card the other day and got it in the yesterday so fingers crossed it will arrived today I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I've used a few more dies I received for my birthday and a new MME 6 x 6 paper pad Paris & Co. The colours are very muted which I don't usually go for but for some reason I was drawn to them. You can make up your mind and let me know what you think...

I've used Original Nikki...I think she's my favourite Nikki but shhhh...don't tell the others! and coloured her in with my Copics and paper pieced her dress adding a bit of shading. I did a bit of surfing the other day ... first time in ages ... and came across the layout on the MFT blog.

This Whimsy Stamps ticket die and stamp were part of my birthday. I'd been lusting after it for ages but it was out of stock forever. I was so happy when I found it :-D

Another birthday die...this one is Die-namics large rolled rose. Believe me when I say it's large ... took me by surprise when I first saw it lol. I was rushing so it's not as perfect as I would have can even see a glob of glue gun glue I didn't remove before I took the pictures ...I hope I removed it before I mailed it lol. The centre of the flower is a SU! brad that I found at the back of my drawer.

You can see how big it is...look how far it sticks out!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Something New (Dies)
Art Impressions - #45 Punches and Dies
Aud's Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cards - Anything GoesDutch Dare CardChallenge - Favourite Things (image)
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - #66 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
I'd like to say hi and wecome to my most recent follower Vickysunshine...doesn't her name just make you feel happy :-D

Anywho that's it from me for today. I've got a house that looks like a bomb site and desperately needs attention. I've also got some new toys that desperately need my attention! Think I'll make myself a coffee and mull it over...yeah right...I know which one I'm gonna do lol!!!

Have a great weekend...big news coming up!!!

Catch ya later xx


Julie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that does late post Christmas Birthday cards! I love your Paper pieced beauty Kerry, I saw this sketch too and thought I'd give it a go,Yours looks fab! Have a great day,Julie.x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout and that ticket die! May have to look into that!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Fabulous card! Love the design, that image and that gorgeous flower!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Happy New Year!


Diane's Card Designs said...

This Nikki image is also one of my favourites Kerry. Love the paper piecing and the ticket die. Such pretty backing papers.
Diane xx

Pauline said...

This is jus stunning! Love these papers, and the wonderful image too - ashamed to say I bought her in the summer and haven't inked her up yet! You have inspired me to break her out and ink her up!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this fortnight!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Great job!

Pami said...

Love the colours Kerry, original Nikki is one of my favourites! Love the ticket die as well, will add to my list! Pami x

Anne Fenton said...

Love your is beautiful...and your rolled rose is wonderful..thank you for joining us at Art Impressions this week.

Lisa Jane said...

well you know Nikki is my fave gal! so i love it .. and i do reay love the colours too. That new rose die is full of Gorjossity..she will love love love it!
Lisa x

pinky said...

Hope that house got a good cleaning....NOT! I love your gorgeous card, boy does that flower pop. I have the new spellbinders die but haven't used it yet lol, looks like its going to be a whopper too!

Susan said...

Stunning - wish I was your BFF to receive this ;-)
I have the Whimsy Ticket die uninked....must put it to work. The papers are gorgeous and Nikki looking as beautiful as ever Xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Kerry,

Magnificent card ! Beautiful papers. Interesting layout. Delicate and well-kept work.The inside is also fabulous as the outside ! Very good work ! I like !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

The good end of year !
Hugs from France.

Gemma said...

what a gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for joining in our Anything Goes challenge this time at Charisma! :) Gemma

Mary J said...

A fab card, love this new muted look for you Kerry! Original Nikki is deffo my fave too!

A very happy New Year to you honey!

Pattie G said...

What a great card! I love the image and how you used our theme at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Gaynor said...

What a lovely card Kerry, love that stamp, I'm looking forward to your SALE!!!! many thanks for sharing with us at My Mum's craft shop Anything goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)Happy New Year

deesdesigns said...

OMG - love it, both inside and out! Your BFF is going to be so excited to receive this gorgeous card! I want to wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Aud Sentiments and our Anything Goes challenge. I hope you'll join us for our next challenge too!

Vee said...

A beautiful card love the colour combo and the inside too. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

DistinctiveLMNts said...

love, love ,love your card. I really like the colors you chose. Thanks for playing along @ Dutch Dare
Lisa DT