Monday, 6 October 2008

A Double Celebration



Well by luck this week the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is my favourite challenge gave the option of a 1st celebration card, whether it be birthday, anniversary, christmas etc, or a card with no stamping. Well last week I made a card for my dog Charlie's 1st birthday, but I did not put this on my blog as I though people would think I am 'nuts' making a card for my dog!!!! Well I am really, but no reason to share that information - but in any event I thought that I might as well show the card that I had made as it fitted the brief. However, I felt that I should make an effort also to make a card for the Challenge, so this evening I made a 1st Anniversary card, specially dedicated to the Papertake Weekly Challenge. The papers used for Charlie's card are PP and the number 1 is from their Big Bloomers set. The stamped image is from Penny Black. The little balloon is from a Jolees collection and the ribbons were from Ribbon Oasis.
The 1st anniversary card was very simple to make, thanks to the lovely download pack of papers called Tweet by Jennifer M. Trippetti, http://www.jmt-art.com/ The pack also includes additional birds on branches, some gorgeous papers, birdhouses, etc. The hanging No. 1 is from an alpha set within the September Berry Sweet Collaboration set of papers and embellishments, available from http://ahhhscrap.com/catalog/ I layered the birdhouses and the No. 1 but unfortunately the poor lighting when I took the photo this evening does not really show the depth in the card. The curved words were done in Photoshop and layered onto the papers which were built up into the image also in Photoshop - all I had to do then was print the card and layer the embellishments and voila - quick and simple.

Would love your comments as usual. xxxx

24 comments:

Sharon said...

These are 2 great cards. I love the one you've done for Papertake's Anniversary.
Sharon

steph said...

Aww that's lovely! A card for us!!! That's so sweet! Thank you so much! It's lovely! x

Kim said...

Wow these are super love them both...

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These cards are perfect Madge, I love the first one especially!! Hugs linda x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, love them both but I think I love Charlie's the best.

Kreativgeschwafel said...

both of your cards are really fantastic!

Pauline C said...

2 fantqastic cards - the one for your dog is great fun, and the Papertake one is really pretty and sweet
Pauline x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the papers on both, but my fave has to be the doggie one!
Cathy xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow these are so stunning fabulous work again ,Ann xxxDawnxx

Sue said...

These are delightful cards and i love the pb stamp another must have:)

sue
xx

Wendy said...

These are two great cards.
Wendy x

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Madge'sty'. Its my first time visit here at your spot in cyber space. Thanks for the comment you left on my cyber space Doing Life. I love your creations they are all beautiful. Will make sure I pop in time to time. Warm regards from sunny South Africa.

Mel said...

Wow just have to say what a great blog love all the beautiful cards :)

Chris said...

Hi Ann and thanks for visiting my blog earlier, your comment is so much appreciated. You have a wonderful blog, I love all your cards, you have such a lovely fresh style! Made me laugh about the card for your dog, I don't think your nuts, it's been suggested that I should make one for ours who has his 10th birthday soon! I love all the papers you've used and and gorgeous designs. Chris x

Mee said...

Both FAB cards, as for making your dog a card, my dog sends them too lol

Jackie said...

Two fab cards (as are all the others on your blog)
Thanks for dropping by mine :)

ChrissyM said...

Nothing wrong fro making the dog a card, our furbabies need love and affection to.

Both cards are terrific!!

Claudia Rosa said...

oh.. those are both so inspiring.
love what you have done with the "1" and the second one is so fresh!

hugs

RubyMay said...

these cards are pure class...absolutely gorgeous x

carolann said...

Beautiful cards hun WTG xxxxx

Sylvia said...

great cards!!!

Eileen said...

What lovely cards - they are both beautiful

Sarita said...

I LOVE both of these cards-fantastic colours on both, really stunning xxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Madge, what a beautiful card!! I love the bird houses, so sweet.Hugs Linda x