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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

It's Your Day!

Last Saturday was a very special day for 2 of my dear friends, Diane and Pauline. Diane, I have mentioned in several of my blog posts (in fact, she was the subject of my very first post). We met during our first week in High School, just over 50 years ago, and have remained firm friends ever since, even if we live a long distance from each other. I made Diane's Asian themed card several weeks ago for a challenge. Diane and her late Mum love/loved anything from Japan, and many years ago had a lovely holiday there.You can see that card here.

The other friend is my great 'blogging buddy' in England, Pauline. She is on several design teams, and her beautiful cards are amazing. You would definitely enjoy a visit to her blog.

I made this card for Pauline, using one of the 3 gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamps she sent me last Christmas. Thank you again, Pauline.
I know Pauline loves pinks and purples, butterflies, flowers and bears,
as I do also, so it was great fun creating this card for her.
I coloured the cute image with Promarkers.
A closer look at the greeting, and lovely flowers.
I kept embellishments to a minimum inside my card so as to 
highlight the gorgeous paper by Papermania.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Cutie Pie #43 - 'Lots of Layers'
CardMania #20 - 'Flower Power'
Get Inky #3 - 'Fabulous Floral Fun'
Cheery Lynn #79 - 'Lots of Layers'
Robyn's Fetish #158 - 'Spring Colours'
Craft Your Passion #161 - 'Floral Delights' WINNER
Love To Create #64 - 'For Mum or a Special Lady'
Passion For Promarkers #196 - 'To Die For' (2nd entry)
ABC #27 - 'Tic Tac Toe' (punch, flowers, dry embossing; WINNER
glitter, flowers, designer paper, also pink c/stock)

Image - Lili of the Valley You Are My Sunshine
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Papermania
Sentiment - Penny Black
Dies - Memory Box Spring Border, Faunleroy Crest; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip, Butterflies; Die-namics Grass Border
Punch - Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio
Embossing folder - unknown
Liquid Pearls and Stickles from my junk stash

Thank you for visiting, and until next time "Happy Crafting".
Jennifer. x


  1. A beautiful card Jennifer. The image is so sweet and I love the pretty papers and flowers.
    Lorraine x

  2. Jennifer, my talented friend, this card is amazing! Your friend Pauline is just going to love it! You've colored your image wonderfully and, all the elements work so well together. Love that paper too! I'm glad I picked today to visit so as not to miss this beauty!

  3. aw so stunning jennifer.adorable sweet bear and i love all your pretty flowers and fabulous diecuts.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Passion for Promarkers challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  4. A lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week :)

    hugs Vicky xx

  5. Beautiful card! I love the flowers.. beautiful design! Love the image :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, Senior DT @ Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}

  6. Lovely sweet spring card and layout, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  7. Your card is so very pretty! Love the colors, that adorable image & your layout...all flowers are gorgeous too! Thanks so much for playing with us this week @ ABC Challenges & hope to see you again soon!!!

  8. Very pretty card, love those flowers and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week for Mother's Day.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  9. Beautiful floral card! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. Don't forget to visit our SHOP and contact us with the names of the THREE FREE DIGIS you would like for participating in our challenge. -Thia

  10. Your card is simply wonderful! I love the colors and the glitter. I never thought to use white die cuts as a layer as you did toward the bottom of your card. Nice dimension. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  11. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Beautiful card. Cute image, lovely flowers and fab detail. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.

    DT. member

  13. This card is absolutely gorgeous. The flowers add lovely detail and colour. Your paper choice and sweet image are a sweet combination and those little butterflies make me smile. Thanks for joining our Floral Delights challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon. Your friend is lucky to be getting such a lovely treat.

  14. So so pretty! All those flowers are a wonderful compliment to the darling image. thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  15. Oh my,this is adorable.Such pretty colours and so beautifully embellished.It sets the sweet image off perfectly.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  16. Beautiful card - adorable image and fabulous floral arrangement.
    Thanks for playing along with the Cuties.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  17. This is so sweet and perfect for spring. Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  18. Love all the flowers! The image is so darn cute! Really like how you added the extra butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    The Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  19. What an adorable image and a beautiful card. Love the bright and happy colors. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog.

  20. Your card is just amazing! Love how soft and pretty it is as well as all the perfectly added details! When you have time stop by our challenge blog, I have your card featured in our winner's post today! I already sent you an email about being a GD! Congratulations!

  21. Delightful card! The image and colours are very soft and pretty. Congrats on your win at 'ABC' Challenges.

  22. Lovely!! Thank you so much for playing along with us last week at Love to Create Challenge!! Can't wait to see what you'll create this week!!

    Many Blessings,

  23. hi jennifer - sorry I ahven't called by until now to comment on your wonderful birthday card to me, but circumstances have prevailed as you know. It really is a fabulous card .... what with the teddy, flowers, butterflies and colorus it has jsut got everything I love and is so expertly put together :-)
    Thanks so much, I'll treasure it.
    Pauline x


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