Thursday, 2 July 2009

Happy Birthday for Cutting Cafe, Inspirational CS and TPE

Regina over at the Cutting Cafe has just released a new download, and I am going to be using this one such a lot - it's the happy birthday sentiment done in 40 different ways - they are just gorgeous, plenty of space around them when you print as well, so you can cut them with nestabilities etc. Here, I used the happy birthday background printable stamp, then used the sentiment off one of the sheets in the download. I chose this one, because with an almost monotone card, I wanted the lettering to really stand out.



The edges of the panels were punched with Martha Stewart chequerboard border punch

The flower was cut freehand in a very random way - I didn't even draw it in pencil first - out of a K & Co paper, and the edges inked with black. I then cut a circle and sort of snipped almost down to the centre all the way round, then popped a punched black circle in the middle and curled the snippy bits up over a pencil

a close-up of the sentiment, you can see the tiny happy birthday background too....


I was only sent this download a couple of days ago, and couldn't wait to try it, so was delighted to see that on The Pink Elephant this week, the challenge was to use your favourite colours - how could I resist?
I made the card using the sketch on Inspirational Card Sketches, so two challenges in one card here

I have an apology to make, been a bit dozy about putting awards on the blog, lots of very kind people have sent me these, which I really appreciate. I had carefully made a note in the old-fashioned way (paper and pen) of all the names, links etc etc, and was planning to do a post with them all in one place. Now the paper has gone AWOL, and I just haven't got time to trawl through back posts to find them again, it would take a day that I just can't spare. So hugs to everyone who thought of me and abject apologies for not posting them. One of these days I may even start using the computer as my notebook instead of these scraps of paper that keep getting lost - then again, maybe not.

44 comments:

  1. oh sweetie this is just beatiful love the colours of black and white its just great and all the detail its brill lots love cheryl xxxxxxx

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  2. This is gorgeous! And yes, now I have to go to the Cutting Cafe and buy this download, thank you so very much. I just love it when you share :-)

    hugs, eileen

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  3. gorgeous black and white card....fab download and I love that handmade flower....Hugs Kah xxxxx

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  4. what a gorgeous card love the colours too...brill hus sassyx

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  5. This is so gorgeous and very elegant!!I love it!! ;)

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  6. Wonderful card En and that flower is just gorgeous!!!

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  7. Fabulous card En...love the beautiful flower!! Well done you xx

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  8. En what a fab card and so in love with your flower . . will be "borrowing" this idea!!!! I can also relate to you about paper lists over computer lists . . I just prefer it . . . even if they do get lost or in my case binned by a over zealous hubby thinking their rubbish!

    Lou
    x

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  9. Just love that flower, fab take on the sketch, thanks for playing along. :)xx

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  10. Wonderful card, what a flower you created, its gorgeous.
    Pinky

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  11. love it En and the flower
    AllisonX

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  12. What a bold creation and your flower is so awesome! BR-t

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  13. Just love how you used the ICS sketch! Thanks for playing along!

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  14. Wow thats stunning, well done i'm a BIG fan of monotone cards i think they are so elegant, Tash x

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  15. Oh `WoW` Enfys this card is so `beautiful` I love that Flower!!!!.....
    Beautiful card...
    Thanks for joining in with I-C-S this week...
    Have a lovely weekend :) x

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  16. Lovely card. Very creative idea for the flower. Love it.
    JoAnn

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  17. This is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE your flower and the papers are gorgeous. so glad you were able to play along this week at ICS!

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  18. oh my word enfys, this is GORGEOUS....JUST PERFECT GIRL....I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT...HUGS

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  19. Thank you for visiting my blog, Enfys.

    I love this card... especially the flower. I think I waste half my time wondering what I could have made if I had all the tools that are available elsewhere in the world... and in the process, I sometimes loose my creativity..I love how you made the flower...

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  20. Oh En this is fabulous! I love the colours, the design , that gorgeous flower, the sentiment I love everything about this card!!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  21. Gorgeous card Enfys. Love the sentiment and the fabulous flower. Hugs Michele x

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  22. Wow this is so fantastic!
    Love your gorgeous splash of colour and your design and detail are wonderful!
    Have a great weeken!
    hugs
    kim x

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  23. Beautiful card Enfys, the flower is just stunning.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  24. Interesting card, love the use of the checkerboard punch :O)

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  25. so nice love the colors and designs
    Hugs
    Norine

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  26. What a great idea to make your own flower. Looking forward to our meet up on Tuesday!

    See you soon

    Denyze
    x

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  27. Fabulous card En, love the almost monotone effect
    Ann x

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  28. Gorgeous card Enfys, love the lo and the pretty colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

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  29. Superduper gorgeous!!! love everything about it :)

    Hugs, Marlene x

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  30. Lovely card Enfys , The sentiment looks great I will have to checkout this download.
    I hope you are well .
    love Shelley xx

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  31. So creative with the flower!!!!!

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  32. Now Enfys...why in the world would you want to change something? I mean, just because it doesn't work sometimes, doesn't mean it doesn't work at all! LOL And besides, we love you the way you are!

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  33. Fantastic card!!! Love the B & W!!
    Thanks for sharing with The Pink Elephant this week!!!

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  34. This is just to cute, I love this, and love the color of that ribbon.

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  35. gorgeous! love the color combo and that flower! Wow! thanks for playing along at ICS

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  36. Your flowers are just fabulous! Love what you did with this CC set!

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  37. what a terrific card! and that flower ROCKS sister!!!! great use of the sketch at ICS

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  38. wow!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  39. Enfys after seing your card I bought the download. It's not arrived yet but I know there's a time delay. Need it NOW!!!Drat get up Regina and send my download I don't care if you are behind us I have to have it-stamps feet in frustration.Hugs Betty -lovin the froggie/ cherries etc in fact I'm just a devoted fan XXX

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  40. Such a very elegant card Enfys - wonderful job using ICS #23 to create it!

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  41. just LOVE the elegance of your card!! that flower is beautiful love the pop of red!! great job with the IC sketch this week!!!

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  42. Your flower is a big hit.. as always your card is super.
    Cheers :-)

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  43. OM that flower sure packs a punch! Love it! Gorgeous as can be using ICS #23. Thanks for joining us!
    ♥Dawn♥

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  44. Wow auch a stunning card - its so beautiful love the flower
    love tasha xx

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x