Monday 24 January 2011

Shabby Birthday and Pay It Forward

Here is a birthday card I made yesterday which will be part of a set. Last week whilst shopping I found two tins of eye shadows left over from the Christmas gifts section. They were greatly reduced to 25p each because the shadows were completely ruined, so I snapped them up seeing the possibilities for altering the tins. This will be a fab project at some point and the set of cards will fit inside beautifully.

Resources used -
Stamp - Crafty Secrets Bird Notes
Pink and white paper - Blue Cardigan designs 'Shakespeare'.
Martha Stewart punch.
Happy Birthday rub on.
Other papers and button from my supplies. (The button came in a huge bag that Bev and I found at the craft show at Sandown and you wouldn't believe they were only 50p a bag and included some of these gorgrous silver, pewter and gold ones - woweee what a steal eh?)

Yesterday I found that 2 of my blogging buddies are taking part in a swap. This has come from both Zoe and Angela and for taking part they will send something to me and I will do the same for the first 5 people who make a comment here on my blog post.

So if you are interested in this then the first 5 people who leave me a comment and who say they are interested will get something handmade by me sometime in 2011. I don't know what that might be but who likes handmade surprises? However to be eligible, you must repost this status, offering something handmade to five other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011. I will check you have done this before I send my gift out.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges that gave inspiration are -
Card Patters - Sketch
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Vintage
Sunday Stampers - Push the button
Stampin' Royalty - Anything with wings
Paperplay - Back to black
Fairy Fun Fridays - Happy Birthday
Simply Create - Use your punches
Craft Your Passion - 2 patterned papers
Pollycraft - Black, White + 1 other



Kathyk said...

Fab card B, well done on your alterable art bargain and good luck with your swap.

Hope your week goes well


anja curvers said...

Beautiful card thanks for playing at cardpatterns.

~amy~ said...

such a striking card! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Juls said...

ooooooooooooooh, STunningly gorgeous!!! I do love those colours togther...the image stamped in pink is just gorgeous and that ribbon finishes it off perfectly and creates such a luxurious feel! Hugs Juls

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

congrats on your win at Sarah Wright Designs!

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous colour combo and fab button
Hope you are ok
Lisa ;)

Pami said...

This is wonderful Brenda and I can't wait to see your altered make up tins!! Hope you are ok. Pami x

li-bee-ti said...

Very elegant birthday card! I love the stamp you used.
Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create, and I hope you'll join us on our new challenge too.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Just beautiful Brenda! Love the image and the fabulous ribbon,hugs Heidi xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous vintage card Brenda, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Edith said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love the colors!
Hugs, Edith

Emma said...

A beautiful card Brenda.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Anonymous said...

Elegant card.Striking and beautiful colour combo.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

whoistracy said...

Simply stunning! The black and white with pink combo is so elegant and classic. Loving this card! So glad you could join us on Card Patterns.

Céline said...

gorgeous card, perfect for our challenge
thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week

Lori said...

Love your ribbon treatment, thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at Fairy Fun Fridays, we're happy to have you!

Liz said...

Lovely Card and layout too Brenda Thanks for playing Paperplays Back to Black

Liz x

Elina said...

This is a elegant one! Love the simple and so beautiful layout.

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

Trisha said...

Loving the classy Chanel like colors and the elegance of that ribbon and punched detail! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays! xox Trisha