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Friday, 22 May 2009

365 day 83, Chocoholic, 2S4U & Flutterby Wednesday


The challenge for today Day 83 at 365 Cards was to make a card with a matching envelope. I didn't really know what I was going to do and was thinking about it whilst I was doing the grocery shopping. Whilst in Poundland I spotted a fab gift bag which had lots of lovely glittery flowers on one side and the same, but unglittered on the other. I bought it thinking they would be great decoupaged. Then this afternoon when I went onto the forum I am a member of the challenge set by Chocoholic was decoupage, well I had to use my pretty bag didn't I ?

The closeup photo shows the layers. The glitter was already on there except for the little Stickles dots that I added. I have found a new blog this week which has a challenge called Flutterby Wednesday.  You have to use either a butterfly or fairy and this week the challenge is to use 2 patterned papers. The layout is Laura's Sketch 26 at 2 Sketches 4 You. The butterfly paper is from a Papermania Forever Friends pad, the mottled paper is Basic Grey and the purple glimmer paper is HOTP with a bit of Martha Stewart punching.

The sentiment is a foiled one from my stash layered onto some bright pink card. The brad in the centre of the flower is by Papermania.

For the envelope I have just used the same elements and decorated it accordingly. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I have made a matching envelope for a card. I know there are many people who do that for each card they make but as the envelope gets thrown away I don't think it's something I'd do often - but it does make it look really special so would consider doing it for more cards in the future.

15 comments:

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful Mandy! I just love the envelope and the colors are very pretty!
Laura

~amy~ said...

FABulous job Mandy!!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Beautiful job Mandy. Well done! I love the colours.
Hugs
Michelle

Karen Lee said...

What a pretty card set! Love that flower!

hugs, Karen Lee

Jeannie said...

Great set - you did a great job with the flower!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Danni said...

This is wonderful! I love the butterfly paper, so pretty! Thanks for playing along in my challenge!

Cassie said...

so, so pretty! have to see your flutter by with us!

The Mommy said...

Mmmmmm! This is gorgeous Mandy! You are super talented my friend. Thank you so much for the kind words of encouragement on OMG. That just made me smile! Sweet, sweet girl!

Tommie

AUsome mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love that you recycled too!! Beautiful colors, beautiful set.

willow said...

Beautiful set, I never find bargains like that but you wouldnt know they were such a bargain
Maz

willow said...

There is a little something on my blog for you Here Maz

Sarn loves choc said...

Great combo Mandy.

Rose said...

Very pretty!! love the flowers :D

Barb said...

I love the layered flower! The card/envie set is just lovely :)

Nicola said...

Fabulous set Mandy, love your flower and wonderful details.
Nicola -x-