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Monday, 30 January 2012

Miss Anya

If I've managed the technology there should be some candy above this post if you'd like to enter!

I got me a new Memory Box Die at the Stitch and Craft fair when I went with best matey Julie.  Okay - actually I got four of them!  They were bought with birthday money from my lovely hubby after a bit of negotiation.  At first he said I could have £10.  "But I have to pay Julie for the entrance fee which is nearly £7.00 and I need lunch money too", I said.   "Well then you have £3 for lunch!", said Tom.  But he relented and actually gave me £100.  It was my 50th birthday after all!
I used this Memory Box Die flourish (behind my image).  I thought, when I bought it, that it would be perfect for making supremely elegant CAS cards but as it turns out, I've used it to replace the inner horizontal stripe on this sketch which I've shortened to match.   I've made a cutie birthday card for my friend's daughter using one of the Miss Anya Love images you can find here, coloured in Copics. She is part of my very old stash!  My papers came from my scraps drawer. I cut the flowers with my EK Success Retro flower punch, added some MS punched and stamped folliage and actually lined them up down the left hand side so as not to obscure my sentiment stamp.  A flourish of Marianne die leaves added a bit of balance on the other side of the card.  Hopefully you can still see the sketch.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sketch n Stash - 80 "free choice" of any of their past sketches from the catalogue;
ABC - "H is for Happy Birthday"
Colour Create - 88 "pink and green"
Kaboodle Doodle 104 "It's all about girls"
Charisma Cardz 3 "Pretty in pink"

25 comments:

CraftyC said...

This is a beautiful card Lesley. Love the die and the papers are so pretty!
Clairexx

*Vicki* said...

Hello sweetie!! WOW! Your card is absolutely gorgeous hun!! Love the colors and design!! It's good to see your posts and creations again!! I look forward to many more! HUGS :)

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow gorgeous card,love the die cuts and colours, it's my 51st Birthday on Thursday lol, hope your 50th was a good one, hugs Liz xx

Dena said...

AHHHHH! Thank you so much for my birthday card! I'm sure you will be the only one to remember! haha! I LOVE IT!!!!! Thanks too for the wonderful embellies!!!
I can't believe I missed yours. I think the past few months have been a blurr with all that has gone on! I am writing it down and keeping it safe for next year haha! So sorry to miss it. Happy belated 50th (whew you're old haha n/r).
This pink and green card is so pretty! Love that stamp and the very pretty die you used!!!!
Thank you again soooo very much for thinking of me! You're the bestest!!!
Hugs, Dena

Mrs A. said...

Can I do all my negotiating via your hubby in future plesse!!!!!! Card is a cutie. Love the colours of course. hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Me again,
Forgot to answer your question. The potting shed is the posh name for the garden shed. Sounds so much better. Yep you spotted the button, There will be more devious ones to find on future posts though.
Hugs Mrs A.

Deb said...

so beautiful Lesley! Glad you got extra spending money!!!!
Debxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lesley, love adorable image and beautiful colours.
luv
Debby

downrightcrafty said...

hi Lesley what a lovely elegant young lady so soft and love the background papers just delish
Hugs Kate xx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

How gorgeous is this?

Loving your memory box die and your gorgeous flowers and image.

Very girly girl!!!

Love Jules xx

Sylvia said...

What a fantastic card:-)) Adorable image.
Lovley use of our colours and fabulous design.
Thanks for playing along with us over at Colour Create.
Sylvia

julieprice3 said...

I love the pretty paper and die cuts. Beautifully done!
Hugs Julie P

Annie said...

a very pretty pink girly card, so very sweet.
hugs, annie x

pickle said...

Hi Lesley sorry it's been ages since I visited you. I have been a very bad blogger I know!
I absolutely love this card the colour combination is so pretty and miss anya looks perfect sitting on that flourish
Kerry x

Gemma said...

Lesley this is beautiful! thanks for joining in at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

Faye said...

What a sweetie your Hubster is! And I'm loving your Memory Box. This is a rather pretty little number, the plaid looks fab.
Now I'm afraid you need to be patient about the cat. Every time I plan to post about it, I do something Fluffie and well, I know you guys like a giggle! xxx

Shanna Shands said...

Very beautiful and very elegant. Thanks for playing along with ABC.

Sue said...

lovely card, thanks for joining us at SnS

sue
xx

Mina said...

stunning card Lesley and its just perfect for our colours too...beautiful...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Bea und Doreen said...

adorable, Lesley. The colours are amazing.
Thanks for joining us at SnS this week
Hugs
Doreen

Julie said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours and papers and love her sitting on the flourish!! Juliexx

Hlora said...

Love your card. Great colour and I love the image.

kyanos said...

cute card!!!! thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge
hugs

Julie said...

Me, back again, just to say it's still fabby and thanks for joining us at SNS this fortnight!! Juliexx

Minna said...

Beautiful!