Monday, 16 September 2013

Happy Birthday Bev!


This is a long, multi-challenge post, so stick with me.  Firstly, let's deal with the celebrations - happy birthday to Bev of Happy Dance!  Sneaky emails have been circulating blogland, organising a birthday bash for Bev, and never one to refuse an invitation, I've made her this card.  Have a good one, Bev!

I used the colours from this week's Dynamic Duos challenge:

and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:




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I've been doing the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 online course in readiness for Creative Chemistry 102 which is coming out soon.  So while I had distress inks out everywhere, I used the same sketch and the same technique to make more cards for more challenges.


This card is for Less is More, where this week's challenge is to make a one layer card with the theme Get Well Soon.


The code word at Addicted to CAS is also Get Well:


And I'm also entering it into this week's One Layer Wednesday, hosted by Cheryl, to create a one layer card where the sentiment is the main focus of the card.

I also made another birthday card and a sympathy card:


and I was going to enter the whole set into the new challenge at A Blog Named Hero, to make a set of 3 or more matching or coordinating cards.  But the new rules require use of Hero Arts stamps (naturally), and I'd forgotten that and didn't use any.  But here's the group photo for you anyway.


I recently bought the Memory Box Winterberry Sprig die and this was its first outing.  But when I opened the packet, the die inside was Hayden Twigs.  Bit of a surprise there, especially as Hayden Twigs is almost double the price of Winterberry Sprig!

23 comments:

  1. stunning set of cards. I do love the blended backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

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  2. Oh my, Shirley, d'you need TH Chemistry 102?? These are stunning, such a beautiful set! That was a jolly good twiggy bargain! Anita :)

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  3. Your cards are just terrific!
    I am especially glad you joined the fun to make Bev's birthday a very special one for her!

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  4. These are absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE your stunning backgrounds and the branch silhouettes. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

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  5. Beautiful cards :) I love how every single card looks so different even though the design layout is same :)

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  6. Wow, these are gorgeous, fabulous inking

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  7. Thank you Shirley, for helping to celebrate my birthday. The card is beautiful (yellow is one of my most favorite colors..), and the wishes are fully appreciated. It's been a great birthday and I'm thankful and blessed that you're a part of it.
    This whole set is amazing, btw!!!
    Bev : )

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  8. Wow, their all so beautiful! Each conveys a unique mood.

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  9. "Start the car, Start the car...." Awesome deal on your surprise die! Beautiful results using said die!!!

    Your backgrounds are drop dead gorgeous...they all look like they have been air brushed by a professional artist! Beautiful colors too!

    Bev is going to love the card you made for her...sunny and cheerful - just like Bev!

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  10. Absolutely GORGEOUS card set, Shirley! I love how you created your backgrounds...so dreamy and your branch silhouettes are so beautiful!

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  11. What a beautiful set of cards indeed!
    Thank you for joining us at CTS.

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  12. These backgrounds are so pretty!
    Lovely cards!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  13. Shirley what a gorgeous set of co-ordinating cards. They are all stunnimg! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

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  14. Beautiful set of cards Shirley. Love the design with the sponging of distressed inks and the water splatters (LOVE that technique)! It's amazing how changing up the colors and sentiment makes four completely different cards. Great job! Loll xx

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  15. These cards are gorgeous! You're rocking those inks and I love the masked branches. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  16. WOW! The effect you have used on these cards is just stunning :) Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week, we sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

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  17. Oh, these are beautiful!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  18. Let's hear it for happy surprises! Such a beautiful design - I love the first one.

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  19. A lovely set of inky greetings, I love all the different colours, well done!! :D x

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  20. Both cards are so pretty, Shirley! Love the ink distressing!

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  21. Great set of cards, love the colour combos. Xx

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  22. You were definitely on a roll here Shirley. A beautiful set of cards. Thanks so much for joining us for this challenge at A2CAS.

    Karen x

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  23. The way you have applied those inks makes it look like it glows right down the center - it is a lovely look!

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