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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Happy 40th Birthday (Quixotic Challenge) and my Candy

Happy Wednesday to you all, what a great week it has turned out to be weatherwise. So okay, the sun isn't out today and its a little cooler than the last two days, but not a drop of rain in sight!!! so yippee, spring is on the horizon!

Now dont forget we are celebrating our birthday on the Creative Card Crew Challenge this week, and we would love you to join in with the celebrations.

I will have some fabulous candy up for grabs, however to enter you must join in with our challenge this week, and leave a link on this post to your card. Your card/project must be a new one and not one you have previously posted. I will be picking a winner on the 16th March.

I look forward to seeing your creations!

This morning i have been concentrating on my friends 40th Birthday card. I have been thinking about it for weeks, but as per usual left it to the last minute to actually make. The mojo has gone walkabouts, and apart from knowing i wanted to do an easel card, i hadn't a clue what i was going to do!

I had the lovely Rose Garden paper pad from Papermania unopened, and decided to use this as my inspiration. As our CCC challenge theme this week is celebration i looked for an image to tie in with this. I love this whiff of joy mouse and cupcake, one of my favourite all time stamps. I have coloured with my pro-markers and highlighted with glossy accents and stickles.

The Quixotic Challenge this week is called "Leave it Out" and the challenge is to use leaves on your card/project. So i am entering this card into this challenge. Ive used the Marth Stewart fern leave punch.

Forgive me for such a terrible photo but the light in here is not good today.


I have personalized the card with chipboard letters from my Brenda Pinnock set that ive had for ages, im so pleased to actually be using up some of the components!
Also using the martha stewart punch that i received in my QVC pick of the day last month, and decorating with liquid pearls.

Flowers are punched from my Nellie Sneddon flower punches and accented with prima pearls and stickles.



To complete i have made a matching box to house the card, a little more impressive than my usual envelopes.





I hope my friend will like her card. Now have to go and wrap her presents.
I hope your all having a good week so far, can you believe how quickly the weekend is approaching? I am struggling to keep on top of things at the moment the days just fly. It will soon be spring - yeah!!!!
Hugs to you all, Linda x



20 comments:

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Wow! Your friend will LOVE it!
It's so beautiful, love the papers, the gorgeous flowers and the chipboard letters!
You did a fantastic job with the box too!

Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Linda, my favourite easel style, super cute image, so much detail and the personalization is perfect. With the box to it's almost a gift in itself, your friend sure is lucky!!
Hope you are all well.
Joanne x

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

Oh my goodness! this is such a beautiful card! I just love the spring colours you have used and i agree the stamp is really cute ( its on my list of must haves now! hehe ). Love your flowers are they from the MS punch?
And with a box too! wow your friend is going to be blown away i'm sure, lucky lady :O)

Hope you have a good week, sun is shining here and the meter of snow in the garden is shrinking! yeehaa :oD

Hugs Nina

Crystal said...

WOWZA Linda this is GORGEOUS your friend will be soooo thrilled to receive this beauty!!! Hope all is well, big Hugs!

Marlene said...

This is beautiful...and I love the title of your challenge! So punny!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda, your friend will love her card and box, its absolutely fabulous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyx

Jennifer said...

Wow Linda! This is beautiful, I love the colours and this is one of my favourite WOJ images - you have a very lucky friend!
Hugs
Jen x

Annie said...

wow what a beautiful card you have created Linda - your friend will treasure it I'm sure.
hugs, annie x

downrightcrafty said...

oh my if I had received this for my 40th I would be so honoured. It is gorgeous, love your intepretation of the challenges
Hugs Kate x

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous card Linda. I just so happened to tale delivery of this gorgeous paper pad today. Wish I'd ordered more than one now as I dont know if I dare touch it just yet LOL.
Clairex

stampinfrog said...

This card & box is GORGEOUS!Love the papers and all the embellishments!Your friend will love it!!!
Hugs,Connie

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Linda your friend will treasure this!
It is so cute and beautiful!
hugs
kim x

angelwhispers said...

A beautiful card for a very lucky lady!! The paper you have used are beautiful colours and I adore your Henry stamp xx The Nellie C punch is lovely she has some great stuff out xx

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

ps. I have something for you in my blog :O)

Hugs Nina x

Mandy said...

Wow this is gorgeous..Your friend will love it I'm sure...
Mandy xx

Nicola said...

Wow what a gorgeous creation Linda. Your colouring is really amazing on this yummy WOJ image and those papers are to die for. Your accents are simply perfection and I would love to see the look on Lisa´s face when she opens this beauty. I have just made my first easel card and am celebrating along with you great girls, here.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Loz (Aus) said...

That is stunning!! Love all the detail!! Gorgeous!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is such a beautiful card! Love the details, she surely loved the card. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie challenge this week. Kim

Emma said...

Beautiful card Linda, so pretty and such gorgeous colours.
Hugs Emma x

craftykitten said...

Hi Linda,
What a gorgeous card hun, your friend will adore it I am quite sure. My entry for CCC is here
Hugs
Dawn xx