Friday, 1 November 2013

Blowing Bubbles

Well I hope you all survived your Halloween visitors last night.

We had LOADS of ghosts, ghouls and witches including one family who brought their rather pissed off looking dog who was dressed up with fairy wings.

We also had one kiddie dressed in a tiger onesie.  Apparently it was scary 'cos the tiger had rabies. (Just for the record)

All my handmade candy pouches were gone by 6.30pm, and then we had to break open a family sized multi-pack of Maltesers, which were similarly gone by 7.30pm.

Then we decided to turn off the pumpkin lights and hope no-one else turned up!!

Well Halloween is over so there are no more spooky projects to share, and prepare yourselves for a shock, because today's card is not Christmas themed either. I'm sharing a birthday card for a change!

I've combined soft floral papers with a deep burgundy satin ribbon.  The ribbon actually does look darker in the photo than in real life, but it gives some contrast next to the gentle colours in the papers.

I cut the backing paper to size for the card base, and then cut out a square from the centre of it. Then I layered the centre square onto matching plain paper, and inserted it back into place with its frame on the base card.  I like the way it creates a bit of interest without too much fuss.

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Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Sarah said...

OMW you do make me laugh!! I have an image in my head of the "pissed off looking dog"!! Fab card Annette,(this is one of those stamps that I own but have never used!! OOps...again!!) Such pretty paper and the ribbon and lace are gorgeous xx

Mojca said...

Oh what a gorgeous card! Such lovely soft papers. I am glad that your candy pouches were a hit :) hugs! MOjca

Carol S. said...

Hi Annette, Sarah has commented just what I was about to say. Your blog does make me laugh. Can just see the 'pissed off fairy dog'!! We had bought sweets but nobody knocked, so we ate the sweets! Gorgeous card and great to see a birthday card for a change. We are all so busy with Christmas cards. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, so pretty!
Helen x

Christine L said...

Beautiful colouring and DP choice here Annette... so gorgeous!

Bet your halloween pouches went down well... maybe the message got round the neighbourhood!

Christine x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so beautiful and pretty. Loving the pretty image.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Chrissy said...

LOL..LOL..I can just see that dogs face..stunning card Annette,gorgeous colouring, the sky is superb.Fabulous sweet image very pretty.


Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Annette! I love everything about this. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a cute card! Love the beautiful paper you used and the image is so adorable. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Patricia said...

So beautiful!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Netty, a lovely design and such pretty papers!!! Your beautifully coloured image is delightful and lovely details!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challegne
Heather xx

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