Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Maddy!

Here is a card I have made for my Niece's birthday. I thought I would have a go at a gate-style card which opens from the middle. I seem to make a lot of easle-style cards, which I love, but I wanted to try something different and it was fun to make. I just love the stamp; it is part of a collection of gorgeous Carousel horses designed by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps. This one is called 'untamed love' and I have coloured him with copics and added some glossy accents.  For my flowers I used glimmer mist in 'tattered rose' for some added sparkle (I must use glimmer mist somewhere on my cards every time no matter what!). I have also used ribbon, bling and lace. Enjoy!

Please let me know what you think!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

- Sundays With Crissy - Challenge #17 Flowers
- Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog; Challenge #40 Happy Birthday
- Creative Inspirations; Challenge #111 Decorate the inside of your card
- Delightful Challenges; Flowers
- My Time To Craft; Challenge #140 Scallops
- Stamp Something; Anything goes
- Craft Us Crazy; Something new and all our favourites. My 'new' is my Carousel horse stamp and my 'favourite' is flowers with glimmer mist!
- Bunny Zoe's Crafts; Challenge #12 Lace

Front of my gate-style card:

Opening the card:

The inside of my gate-style card, with a little bit of room to write a personal birthday message:


  1. Beautiful card Kelly, so pretty and colourful! Your niece is going to love it :)
    *hugs* Sal x

  2. This is an adorable card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of decorating the inside of your cards over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

  3. Beautiful card, Beth! Love the carousel image. It's a very girly card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  4. On wow! This is fabulous inside and out! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  5. Hi kelly
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week,
    hugs Dianne xx

  6. Gorgeous card, I love all the detail! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  7. That was a real princesscard <3
    Great work!
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY

  8. Woozers, this card is just Gorgeous Hun!!!! I love all the detail & there is so much to llok at- stunning work!!!

    Hugz, Deb

  9. Wow perfect girly card! Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  10. Wow, gorgeous creation! I love your amazing details on this card! The gate fold looks fantastic! This must have taken so much time but oh it was worth it! Thank you so much for playing at Sundays With Crissy!