Monday, December 27, 2010

First Birthday Butterflies

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones! We have been very lucky here to have a 4 day weekend which has been fabulous (and a much needed break) - we still have one day to go! I'm not sure I want to go back to work this week..... Even though it's only for 2 days, then it's another 3 day weekend! Yay!

I have had a very busy few weeks with my celebrating my birthday (my Mum flew up and surprised me for our trip out to Uluru and Kata Tjuta - here's a quick pic of my little family with 'The Rock'. I'll put some more up later) and now Christmas and all the festivities that go along with it. I'll be putting up a post in the next week with my Christmas Card that I sent to family and some other cards I put together. But for tonight, I have a first birthday card for you created using Stampin' Royalty Challenge 51 - a sketch and ColourQ 64.

I have some serious catching up to do on the card making front as I have not been able to create much lately, so these two challenges provided the perfect inspiration for a darling first birthday card. I love all the layers of the sketch and those butterflies are too cute - I don't yet have the butterfly punch (shock!) so I used the 5 petal flower for mine. The flower is scallop circles in Pink Pirouette and Real Red layered (the top layer popped up and the petals cut so they create more dimension).
Thanks for visting and I will try not to leave it so long between posts now energy levels are returning!!

Stamps: Best Friends Numbers (retired)
Card: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired), Patterns DSP
Ink: Real Red, Regal Rose
Punches: 5 Petal Flower, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle
Other: Beachfront Ribbons Originals (retired)


Denise said...

Your card is beautiful. It's very spring looking, unlike here where we just received 18" of snow:(
Love the pretty colors. Great job with the sketch challenge.
Thank you so much for playing along with Stampin' Royalty.

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, love the butterflies! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week!

Georgeann Manning said...

what a pretty card! love the little ricrac ribbon! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Hands On said...

What neat use for the flower punch. Very creative. Thanks for joining Stampin' Royalty this week!

The Stampin' Royalty Goddesses said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for participating during this busy time and of course, thanks for playing with us this week at SR.