Friday, 12 February 2010

Birthday blues..

Please forgive my immodesty, but I think this is my favourite card to date (of mine, that is). It is also a commissioned card for the same lady as the Valentine in the post below.

The colour choices were taken from my brief.. she likes bold reds and turquoise. Don't they work well? I think that combo will reappear on my work in the future!

Oh, yes.. The metal corner that's floating out there on its own? It hides a stamping error!! lol ;o) But I think it works, in spite of its 'oddness'.

White CS from, Blue Iris Chalk Eyes ink around the edges, the little dots around the edge are created with a Judikins stamp, 'Field of Sky. Harlequin and script stamps used with Majestic Blue Versafine ink (second stampings). Papermania DP panel cut with Nestabilities Labels #8, decorative metal corners, Sizzlits leaf spray die-cuts with Dark Brown Chalk Eyes ink smudged on the edges of the leaves, roses, twine and beautiful lace from my Dutch friend, Lean.


  1. Wow, I like this one very much!

  2. Wauwy lovely card yo made....again!!!!
    bye bye,Lean.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. A real stunner!
    Hugs, Fliss xxx

  4. Beautiful card Chris, I agree that those two colours really do work, I wouldn't have thought to put them together, great work!

    Carol x

  5. Gorgeous - oh that is a beautiful card. Love the metal corners :) Just love all the wonderful stamping and lovely lace!
    I am most definitely having a fluffy Friday! Hope you are too!

  6. Beautiful card! Fab colour combo and such an elegant layout. :)xx

  7. blow your own trumpet girl lol I mean, why wouldnt you with this stunner - love your style.

  8. Love this colour combo. I wouldn't have thought of it myself - it works beautifully. She'll love it I'm sure.
    Lesley x

  9. Oh this is another stunning creation and I do so love the colours wonderful work Chris

    Lorraine x

  10. Oh, what a gorgeous card, Chris! Love the colour combo!! It's absolutely beautiful!

    Thank you for stopping by both my blog and the DT blog and leaving such kind comments, you make my day! I am so sorry I didn't respond to your message on the DT blog, I was so busy working on the accounting. And yes, I can totally relate to the fact that the memory gets more and more like a goldfish's...I feel the same way, LOL! I look forward to seeing Maribel on one of your beautiful creations. I am so glad you won the prize :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Gunhild

  11. This is one lucky lady to be receiving two gorgeous cards made by your fair hands! I can see why it might be your favourite to date, although all your cards are stunning.

    Lesley Xx

  12. Hi Chris,
    Thank you for your kind words. I'm so sorry to hear about your job, I've signed the petition, what an awful state of affairs.
    On a positive note, your card is just beautiful, you're so right about that colour combo, it works perfectly. I'm sure it will be treasured,
    Take care Chris,
    Love Sarita xx

  13. Hi Chris

    It one stuning card, wold never think of putting red with the blue, but it works so well.

    Sorry to read the other news, chin up.

    B x

  14. Truly stunning card honey & I'm sure the recipient loved it.. also agree that those colours work fabulous together.. gorgeous layout & I personally love the metal corner as it adds another dimension to the card.

    Lorraine xxx

  15. Oooh this is absolutely gorgeous!


  16. So wonderful Chris!!! I just love it.
    Peet xx


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