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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Best Friends

Hello my crafting friends. Can you believe the first week of May has already
finished. Until last week, we have been still experiencing temperatures
in the 30 oCs, with one night 10 days ago at 26 oC at 11pm!!! 
HOWEVER, winter arrived with a vengence on Saturday, 
with snow falling nearby. It was the coldest day since 
last June. After all our hot weather it came as  
a BIG shock!

I explained in my last post that last Sunday, two dear friends 
celebrated their birthdays. 
This is the card I made for my English friend, Pauline, who makes the  
most gorgeous cards. She loves pinks and purples, so choosing my
colour palette was easy. Pauline and I have never met, but 
correspond via email. It would be lovely to actually 
meet her, and have a long chat 'face-to-face'.

A closer look at the two little friends sitting on the brick wall. 

Inside my card is decorated to match the front. Isn't that K. & Co. paper
exquisite. Unfortunately, the store only had 2 sheets left, otherwise I would
have been 'forced' to buy all that they had...well, a girl just doesn't have a
choice in these matters, does she...those little paperholic voices say
"yes, you need it...yes, you need it..."

I smothered the roses and butterflies to within an inch of their lives
with Stickles Star Dust.

A Little Bit Crafty - 'Flower Power'
Craft Room - 'Roses and Romance'
Crafty Sentiments Design - 'Anything Goes'
Fussy and Fancy #113- 'Spring Colours'
Love To Create - 'Say It With Flowers'
Sparkle and Sprinkle - 'Anything Goes (always with glitter,embossing or flocking)' TOP 3
The Crafter's Cafe #62 - 'Mom or Special Lady'
Tuesday Throwdown #194 - 'Special Lady'

Image - LOTV Best Friends
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - K. & Co. Watercolour Bouquet
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles (LG); Cheery Lynn Celebrate, Mini Dimensional Butterflies, Wreath Strip, Olive Branches; Memory Box Wrought Iron Gate
Roses and Rosebuds from my junk stash

Must rush off...I have to prepare dinner, iron my uniform for duty at the Fort tomorrow, then do some last minute preparation with our tax forms for an appointment early tomorrow morning with our accountant.....!!!!!!

Thank you for visiting,
Jennifer. x


  1. Jennifer this card is just LOVELY!! Your colouring of this sweet image is BEAUTIFUL...all your embellishments...PERFECT!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!!

  2. Your card is so gorgeous! Love the colors, the beautiful flowers and the cute image. I am sure your friend Pauline will love it. Wow Jennifer, the Fort is gorgeous, you have a very interesting job. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges and don't miss our blog hop for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Hugs, Ivonne

    PS. Good luck at the tax forms!

  3. I just love flowers and butterflies and the image is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us this week at TCCCB
    Nicola DT

  4. Gorgeous birthday card for your friend! I know she'll love it. Love how you added glitter to all the flowers (and I'm still smiling at your description). So glad you shared this with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  5. I'm sure your friend will love this card. I know I would. Great coloring and the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Special Lady challenge.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  6. This is such a beautiful card and so wonderfully coloured too. I hope your friend liked it! Thank you for joining in the Fussy and Fancy Challenge this fortnight.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

  7. This is such a fabulous card Jennifer...I am sure your friend will treasure it. The main image is so sweet and the background/florals so divine

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft room Challenge this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  8. This is such a beautiful card, your details and coloring are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at LTC with our Say it with Flowers challenge!
    Crafty Hugs's
    Jackie ~ LTC owner/admin

  9. Ett vackert kort, fint färglagt och en fin helhet med detaljer som är perfekta för ditt kort.
    Tack för att du är med oss på Fussy and Fancy Spring Colours Shallenge
    H. Katharina

  10. Beautiful card! I love the little fence and the pretty flowers! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!
    LTC DT

  11. beautiful card, love all the lovely roses, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  12. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Craft-Room challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. What a pretty "best friends" card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “Flowers”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

  14. Just gorgeous, thank you for playing along with us on our 'Flower Power' challenge at A Little Bit Crafty this month & the very best of luck. Jane x

  15. beautiful card, I am sure your friend will love it! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month!!


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