Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Best Friend's Fiftieth

One of the best friend's I've ever had in this world turns fifty today. Unfortunately, I'm ill and couldn't take this card to her, but I did send her pics so she would know I was thinking of her. I went out of my comfort zone on this one, as it's pretty busy. I'm not opposed to busy as long as it's structured, and that's been difficult for me, but I think this card works and I'm really pleased with it.

The recipe:

My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found" papers
C'ordinations pink cardstock
C'ordinations dry embossed red cardstock
Maya Road chipboard flourishes
Prima flowers
Inkadinkado acrylic butterfly stamp
Stampendous flower stamp
Stampendous black embossing powder
Stampendous white opaque embossing powder
Stampendous pink embossing powder with pink glitter added to it
Ranger red tinsel embossing powder
Stampendous purple embossing powder with purple glitter added to it
pink, orange and white metallic acrylic paints
frame svg files cut on Cricut
Provocraft die cut: "50" cut on Cuttlebug
Imaginations red and pink rhinestones
remaining rhinestones from stash
silver ribbon made purple by coloring it with purple marker
Maya Road pins (butterfly "antennae")

I'm entering it in the following challenges:

Critter Sketch Challenge -- texture
Paper Sundaes -- ribbon, embossing, blue
One Stitch at a Time -- favorite colors (I love the combination of red/pink/purple/orange.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge -- sparkle and shine
Cute Card Thursday -- anything goes
Delightful Challenges -- glitter
Crafter Creations Challenges -- buttons
Fresh Brewed Designs -- two or more patterned papers
The Sisterhood of Crafters -- birthday
Part Time Tuesdays Challenge -- easel birthday card


  1. Wow! Wow! So much wonderful detail to this card. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  2. Such a beautiful card! I will be 50 next month - and would be honored to receive a card like this. Your friend will love it!!

  3. Wow! Your friend is sure to love this!
    Thank you for playing with Fresh Brewed!

  4. wow this is awesome, so much detail I am certain your friend will treasure this card. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters! And hope you hurry up and feel better :-)


  5. Super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  6. WOW! This is stunning! Thanks for coming to the party at Party Time Tuesdays this week!

  7. Just stunning!! Love all the embellishments!
    Thank You for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Great card, love all the details you added, I'm sure your friend will absolutely love it! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

  9. Wow, fabulous card! I love all the details and elements used. thanks for playing the critter sketch challenge.

  10. A spectacular card for a spectacular birthday!! Gorgeous butterflies!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

  11. Oh wow love all the sparkle and shine, what a lovely creation thanks for joining us at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. What a great card! All the elements work together perfectly!

  13. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  14. Wow what a stunning card your friend is going to be delighted when she receives your work of art and a lovely colour combo too!. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
    Carol Ann xx

  15. This is just so pretty! What a wonderful card to celebrate such a special birthday! Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  16. Wow, adorable easel card! I love it!!! Your all details are great!
    Thanks for joning us at One Stitch At a Time this week and Good Luck.

  17. A fabulous creation.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

    Mel X

  18. Fabulous card and lots of texture! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

  19. Absolutely gorgeous, I'm sure your friend will be thrilled! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!