Saturday, 20 March 2010

Springy To Do....

...Over on the Lots To Do Challenge blog the new theme for this weeks challenge is Spring. It is my Mum & Dad-in-Law's wedding anniversary tomorrow...so instead of being a baaaad girl and buying a card, I set about making one. My cute phase has disappeared and I know that a grungey one wouldn't be ideal...so I thought I would centre the theme of the card around flowers and light pastelly colours, which I know MIL loves. So, I am hoping that the springy colours used for my card are ok for the challenge...



The papers are ancient...bought about 100 years ago and kept in a special sealed pack...so they didn't get sticky fingermarks on them with the repeated stroking that went on when I first got them...then...typically, I fell in love with some newer, flashier papers...and these poor old ones were left, forgotten in the paperstack...when I say paperstack, I mean the paper rack thingy that is collapsing in my room...who knew that several thousand sheets of paper and card could weigh so much?? LOL In fact, I reckon the ceiling probably needs reinforcing with the weight of it all `:O))




The cardstock used is from a DCWV stack, I used a Martha Stewart punch and some ribbon to make a border and printed off the sentiment...which, you will see, didn't print right...it looked a bit shabby...so I shabbied up the edges of the card to tie in with it...oh and the flowers are by Prima...and the pins are Maya Road.




I am off to ice a chocolate cake now...oooooh, you should be here...it smells heavenly...I was up early again with my jippy back *sob* so used the time to make a birthday cake for a certain someone...actually, I am a bit peckish...I wonder if anyone would notice if the cake had half of it missing??? LOL Have a good day everyone and don't forget there will be a new Sunday Stamper theme set tomorrow ` :O))

Hels x

32 comments:

Jennifer said...

This paper is gorgeous and absolutely beautiful with those flowers.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs
Jen x

Andrea said...

what a beautiful card Hels, you couldnt do another and bring with you tomorrow could you, inbetween making a cake and all your other womanly duties, its my IN-LAWS anniversary on the 30th :-) they would love that, by the way I would notice if half the cake were missing must admit I would not blame you as you make the bestest choccie cake ever STS xx

Effie said...

Great springy colours.........I'm sure they'll love it!

craftimamma said...

Very different to what we normally see on your blog Hels, but beautiful none the less. I bet your in-laws will really love it too.

I can see why you fell in love with the papers all those moons ago!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Hels, so pretty.
I was up early too making a hot water bottle for my daughter as she has a jippy right hip due to lugging a heavy portfolio to interviews-she couldn't get out of bed as it hurt lots apparently! The perils of being a Mum.
The choccie cake sounds heavenly and I might have to do some-which will make my hubby really happy as it's his favourite!
x

flutterbycrafter said...

This is a beautiful card, not too cute, they'll love it. Enjoy your cake and hope the back gets better. Hugs xx

crafty creations said...

A gorgeous card Hels - certainly not your usual style but beautiful none the less

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

johanna said...

it turned out wonderful & they surely will love it!

Kaz said...

That's a pretty card - ideal for those who don't do grungey!
I too have that same guilt of turning my affection onto new stuff xx

Claireabelle said...

OOo gorgeous Hels, I'm sure they'll love it!
xc

Yvonne said...

What a beautiful happy spring card!

Gez said...

Mmm chocolate cake yum! Love your card the colours are gorgeous. Sorry to hear you are still in pain.
Have a lovely weekend. Gez.

Sarah Anderson said...

how cute is that paper, i'd still be stroking it lol
great card, and i'm drooling over the thought of freshly baked choccie cake...yum!!

Sandy said...

Gosh what a lovely spring and flower card. Pretty colors. Love them.

Have a sunny weekend hun.

Helen said...

Beautiful card, lovely paper. I have a few (ahem!) boxes of paper "hanging around" the place too.... I can't resist buying it and then hate using it, what are we like! Choccie cake, eh? Hope it's iced up nicely, sounds yummy.

Helen said...

Beautiful card, lovely paper. I have a few (ahem!) boxes of paper "hanging around" the place too.... I can't resist buying it and then hate using it, what are we like! Choccie cake, eh? Hope it's iced up nicely, sounds yummy.

Joanne said...

Lovely, lovely card Hels. x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very pretty GF, wish your folks a happy hug from me!

Ellen said...

gorgeous card

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Hels! Hey, it's okay to mess with your style when the occasion calls for it. I do it all the time! Wish you hadn't mentioned chocolate. Now I want cake for breakfast! xxD

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Sniff sniff, mmmmm I can smell the cake from here yum yum. Ooh just read Andrea's comment and now I really really want a piece! Perhaps you could slice a one inch margin off all round, hehe. The card is beautiful and the papers are ideal for it.
Hugs Anne xxx

Dan said...

Lovely card! SYT :)

mommabear said...

This card is stunningI love the colours and all the texture

voodoo vixen said...

That's so pretty - sort of shabby chic style and you do it so well!!
Chocolate cake.... yep, I'd notice if half was missing too!! I'm not saying I would begrudge you it... just that I'd notice...

whyducks said...

Mouth is watering! Get your self to the Osteopaths Hels, no good being in pain. Good card for in-laws, it will hit the spot nicely x

Yogi said...

very nice card. Good way to use the challenge for your mom and dad.
Very spring like.

Debbie Dolphin said...

are you going to put metallic roses on the top of your cake!!lol or better still choccie versions
love the card
debbie xxxx

Lorraine said...

what a beautiful special card and dont forget you can eat the inside of the cake and besides chocolate is ace for any kind of aches and pains..have a good weekend

Juliet A said...

How lovely! I could never make a card like this for my mum, as it would sit on the coffee table for a week, then end up in the trash.

Lori said...

Lovely card Hels! Love all the flowers!

Amy said...

it is charming and they will adore it...it's my wedding anniversary on Monday...

Juls said...

oooooh this is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

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