Friday, 16 May 2014

You had me at hello

It's such a lovely day here in north Durham, that I snapped a picture of my card on the back lawn.
I just hope no-one was watching, when it was caught by a gust of wind, which sent me scurrying after it!



This card is for my brother John and my inspiration came from Therese's fabulous card over at the Muse challenge.

It's the first time I've tried this technique with the sentiment die (where you cut the die into your base card, then cut it again from coloured card and pop this piece into the space). I'm not sure I did it quite right - I should have kept the little pieces of white card from some of the letters - but, I like how it looks and I'll definitely be giving it another go.



Challenges.
Muse - Card from Therese Calvird
Simon Says - Die Crazy

hello - memory box die.  john - memory box parker alphabet dies. 
happy birthday  - personal impressions stamp.  just for you -  catslife press stamp.
balloon - clearly besotted stamp and die, 'make a wish' set.
stars - freckled fawn stamp, 'oh deer me' set.
memento inks tangelo and summer sky.   sequins and gems.

18 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So fun! I love how you've personalized it! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Caroline!

Deepti said...

This is awesome, Love how u added the balloon and the personalized card is brilliant :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Great technique... great card! Jo x

lostinpaper said...

Your card is fabulous Caroline! I agree, leaving the centres out of the die cut seems to add a real edge to your card and I know your brother will love it. ps Your comment did work on my blog I just had to retrieve it from my spam folder, thanks so much for taking the time you have made my day.

Pop's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous sweetie, been thinking about you I hope your keeping well hugs Pops x x x

Julie Beech said...

Love how you have personalised your card. I always think it's great if you can, it gives you the edge over a bought one.

Cornelia W said...

Would have been a pity if the wind would have blown away your gorgeous card! Love it!

Sue said...

Wonderful card Caroline, such a fabulous design and I love the colours too.
Sue xx

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your card! Fabulous combination of diesm stamps & details!

Eve said...

Fabulous card Caroline - love all of the detail.
Hope the sun is shining for you.
xx

Maureen Merritt said...

I love how you personalized your card!!!

Lee said...

WOW,really love this well done.Hope you are all ok.Big Huggles xxx

Heather said...

A fabulous card Caroline, a great layout and colour scheme. Gorgeous dies and I love the lovely details!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Caroline and what a fantastic job you have done with the technique cutting into the card. Brilliant
x catherine

Sandi said...

Love the color choice and the personalization with the balloon! Sweet card!

Lindsey said...

Fab card x

Juls said...

Love this ... the design is just perfect!! Hugs Juls

Sherrie M. said...

Such a perfect collage card. Love it.