Saturday, 19 May 2012

Papertrey Ink birthday/anniversary card

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting some down time after another week has zoomed by. My husband and I, along with some friends, went to an illustrated talk last night on the National Parks of Great Britain. It is so easy to forget what a beautiful country we live in and when I saw the slides of all the different National Parks, I was amazed at the variety of landscapes we have here without having to jet round the world to find them. I have yet to visit them all and have added some of them to my mental bucket list, but we are so lucky to have the Peak District, Snowdonia, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks all within day trip distance from home. Now if we only had the weather you get abroad .... sigh.

We are off to Oxfordshire tomorrow to explore that area of the world. I want to visit some of the beautiful Oxford buildings that I have only seen on the 'Morse' programmes. One day is reserved for a visit to Blenheim Palace where Winston Churchill was born, and after that we will just go with the flow. Before I start to pack, I just wanted to share a card and tag I made which is a variation on a butterfly card that I made a little while ago. Since doing the CAS course, I have really liked the sight of white space on my cards and it also has my favourite dotty ribbon on it:-

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I cut flower apertures in the top layer and raised it with foam to give some dimension

I also made a little tag in the same colours to go on the present.

These sunny colours are a little outside my comfort zone but they really lift the spirits. All the materials are from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Carol x


  1. YOur card and tag is full of sunshine Carol they would cheer anyone up...
    You will enjoy Blenheim its a beautiful place we visited last year


  2. Your trip sounds wonderful. You must have gotten an A+ in your CAS class--this is another beauty. I love the look of the die cut negative, with the image below, and that matching tag is just darling.

  3. Love the cheerful colors and your flowers peeking through your punched flowers! Enjoy your trip!

  4. What gorgeous colours Carol - you're single handedly bringing a little sunshine to the UK! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Oxford (not far from me in Buckingham) Vicky x

  5. This is gorgeous Carol! I love the sunshiny colors and design.

  6. WOW!! These are wonderful - make me think of summer - love your card and tag, hugs, Karin

  7. Love the bright and sunny colours - just right for the weather today! And also love the perfect die cutting and stamping - I really like the negative image look.

  8. The card and the tag are so very delightful! I love the color choices, these two projects just leave me smiling.

  9. Yes, I am enjoying the weekend and getting some down time after another week. The tag of the card very beautiful and I like the negative image look.

  10. I love this card and tag, the colours are so happy you can't help but smile.
    Lorry :o) xx


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Carol x


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