Happy Birthday Dear Sister

For some reason, I'm making cards in the wrong order at the moment.  The card I'm going to show you isn't due until the end of the month, but I haven't made the cards I need for the 12th and 13th yet.  But you know what it's like -  if inspiration strikes for a particular card, you've got to go with it, haven't you?  And so I've made a card for my sister three weeks early!  It all started while I was packing to move and saw last week's ColourQ challenge, which used these colours:

They just seemed perfect for my sister's card, which I wanted to be really bright:
This is where Margaret comes in.  I won the stamp that says 'Sister' in her blog candy giveaway a few weeks ago and have been dying to use it.  Of course, this is the perfect opportunity, isn't it?  The stamp is from Papermania.  I stamped it onto the card in Tempting Turquoise, then embossed a line above and below it.  I stamped the flowers from the Posy Punch set in Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delilght, masking off the centre section first.  I stamped the 'Hello' stamp from the same stamp set, then added a tab of the dotty ribbon in Melon Mambo.  I stuck the whole thing onto a 5x7" piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock. 
I then stamped the 'Sister' again and cut it out (fussy cutting - what a fabulous phrase!) and stuck it over the original word on dimensionals to raise it up a little.  When I was playing around with this I originally coloured the word in with Tempting Turquoise but you can't see the letter 'i' so well, so I left it clear, with one gem on the dot of the 'i' to add a little bling. 
So this card can sit in its envelope until late April, but I do hope my sister likes it.
Thanks for looking in today.  I promise there will be pics of my craftroom soon.  I want to photograph it when it's bright in there, which it certainly hasn't been so far!
Back soon with a sweet little creation.
Jane xx


  1. Fabby card, Jane. The colours are gorgeous and the stamp looks really good the way you've done it

    Margaret xx

  2. Lovely bright colours I am sure your sister will love her card


  3. Love this beautiful card Jane, the colours are gorgeous.

    Donna x

  4. Hi Jane, a really gorgeous card I love the design of it and your colour choice. Happy Easter to. hugs Shirleyxx

  5. I love the vibrant colours you have used, and the Posy Punch stamps are great x x

  6. What a bright and cheerful card! Thank you so much for the lovely words you left on my blog the other day! I'm following you back and looking forward to get to know you a bit better via blogland!

  7. Perfect! And yes, make the card when inspiration strikes.

  8. Hi Jane, so pleased to hear you're all moved in and happy in your craft room! This is a gorgeous bright card with some lovely details like the ribbon tab and the rhinestone dotting the i of the word sister. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the wheel! Vicky x

  9. I love these bright colors and they're perfect with these stamps, Jane! I'm sure your sister will love it.


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