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Monday, 28 November 2011

Birthday Pennants

What a weekend, I am recovering from a very hectic few days helping out at Jo Channon's shop Let's Create. It has been a fab weekend with several guest demonstrators, Steve (Little Claire's), Karen Lines (Creative Expressions) and Sheena Douglass (sheena.tv). Unfortunately Leonie Pujol (leoniepujol) was unable to make it as she had been struck with the cold bug going around (hope you get well soon).  Will hopefully put some photos on soon.

Couldn't  post my card before as I had made it for Jo and I didn't want her to see it before I gave it to her.

I used a card blank by Craftwork Cards for the base card,which I distressed with Dusty Concord Distress and then Seedless Preserve Distress on top. I then spritzed it with Ranger Pearl Spray Mist in Bubblegum.  The card layers were cut using Grand Nesties in Mirri, 2 layers of white centura pearl card - distressed using the same 2 distress inks, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vintage Shabby Paper Stack (use a mask and distress through) , mirri again, the last layer in centura card.  The main image was stamped with a the lovely cupcake tree from Little Claire's and coloured with promarkers and light distressing in Dusty Concord to soften the image.  I placed a little bit of lace with cosmic shimmer ribbon under the main image topper.  I cut individual pennants which were stamped with small alphabet stamps and slightly distressed.  Bakers Twine was distressed with Dusty Concord and used to thread all the letter pennants,  Little bit of pinflair under to lift them.  I used a flower punch and made a rose, distressed again the with 2 distress inks then a little bit of twinkles on top.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Pennants
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Anything Challenge - A Real Sweetie
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Little Claires Designs - Shaped Cards
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Punches & Dies
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Borders & Flowers

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  1. this is really beautiful,bless you for playing at anything goes this week,hugs cherylxxxx

  2. Oh my goodness, such incredible little details. Your pennants are amazing and the colors and layers and vintage flair is wonderful.
    Truly a beautiful card!! Love that image as well. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  3. What a wonderful design. Love the colors, too. I am visiting you via MIM!

  4. A stunning creation maria, I love the colours and gorgeous pennants. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  5. Hello my Friend, Everyone thought this card was amazing at the weekend and Mark and I were totally bowled over when we opened the envelope. This will stay on display in the shop for a long time and we will remember the weekend with fond memories of all our friends being able to join in on our celebrations (and cake! LOL!) Thank you for joining the Allsorts Challege this week this is an amazing entry. Jo xx

  6. This is so impressive and original :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  7. Maria love the way you have made a banner and such elegant colors too
    Thank You for dropping by my blog and becoming a follower

  8. beautiful creation and love the border and flower choice, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  9. Very lovely card...love the colours you used.. always nice to make a friend smile...

  10. This is beautiful, love all the layers and the flags, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  11. This is beautiful Noticed it on MIM

  12. Wow! This is stunning - so unusual but very stylish. Love the image and the colours you have chosen. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  13. wow, this is so elegant! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  14. This is such a cute card!!! I love it!!! Thanks for oining us at SSCB!!! ;)

  15. Hi Maria, what a gorgeous card - love the rich colours and all the details. I've got that image as well, but not used it yet! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  16. OMGosh what a gorgeous way to use your borders and flowers , fabulous colour theme and design,

    Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 162 Borders and Flowers I hope you join us again next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  17. WOW Maria...this is fantastic! I love the pennants! I've not seen them used like this before. They are very powerful, especially on the colors you have chosen. They are beautifully placed and how you have colored them all individually speaks volumes. The frames you have made I am sure took time and patience. That is a skill! I hope you have a happy Holiday! Spirited Love, Samara (who happily saw you on MIM)

  18. That bunting is great. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

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  19. Lovely card, saw it on MIM. I love the shape of the card and those purple colors. Hugs, Hanneke

  20. What a pretty card! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  21. A stunning creation, love how you have incorporated the bunting. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx
    PS love your pic of Gerard Mmmmm!

  22. Wow Maria, it's all been said, but I have to say it again..........
    beautiful card!
    (Of course the colour is perfect - purple)

    Good luck in all your challenges xx

  23. Loving the layout of your card. It is beautiful and different. Love it. Glad I saw it over at MIM.

  24. Congrats for winning at the Allsorts... Your card is realy stunning!.


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