Monday, 26 October 2015

Not Quite My Size

Good Afternoon

My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Well today I celebrate my 65th Birthday, as its Monday I will
be over at my Mums for the morning and this will be the
first time in years that I get to spent time with mum on my birthday.
I know she is looking forward to that, so I think a bit of cake has
to be the order of the day, sod the diet LOL.

Now down to business!!!

Welcome back for another challenge over at
 Dream Valley 

The challenge runs every fortnight , posted every other Monday.

The theme for this fortnight's challenge is 

                              Feeling Blue/ Use The Colour Blue                                     
                                     and we are sponsored this fortnight by
We would love you to come and join in 

Please Remember - Only 10 Challenges including Dream Valley
can be entered and you must link back to our blog.

The lovely ladies  over at Dream Valley have created some
fabulous creations for your inspiration, so why not pop on
over to the  DREAM VALLEY blog and have a peep.  

The image I have used is Image 923, You can purchase it HERE
please forgive the photo I don't know why they are showing up
dark as when I take them they look fine. Sorry.


1. Using a 7 x7 card I matted a quarter of it with embossed
dotty card.

2. With my Tonic square dies I die cut two out of blue card. I
then added a doily between them and a piece of blue
crochet ribbon across them both. They were then adhered
to the base using foam tape.

3. The image was printed out and coloured with Copic and
then die cut using Tonic Elegant Ovals, before I removed
it from the die  I used Pan Pastels over the background.
It was then mounted using foam tape.

4. The flourish was cut with a Tattered Lace die and again
I used Pan Pastels to colour, this was then added just
under the image frame,

5. Still using the Elegant Ovals I cut the sentiment tag
and added the word using the Tattered Lace Alphabet.

To complete I added an assortment of blue flowers from my stash.

So come on, lets see what blue creations you come up with.
Remember it can be anything you choose as long as it
uses the colour BLUE.

Until Next Time
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting

Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Send a Smile for Kids Celebrations cad 4 kids
Artbymiran Challenge # 43 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #169 Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers # 97 Always Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft # 16 Always Anything Goes


  1. This is gorgeous, love the beautiful image and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  2. Am I reading right Jennifer...65? I am very took aback if that's your age. You look amazing. I'm not being kind you really look great. A great card anyway dear. Hope you have a fab day with your mum. As someone who has just moved nearer my mum I can imagine that's lovely. X

  3. Hi Jennifer this is a gorgeous card. I hope that you are enjoying your birthday. Cake is good for birthday. Hugs Jackie

  4. Happy Birthday Wishes Jennifer. Hope you had a fabulous day with Mum! Such a cute card.

  5. Hi Jenn Happy Birthday too you. You kept this quiet And I love this card the colours are gorgeous and the design is stunning. I hope you had a great birthday with your Mum.
    It's nice to be blogging again.

    Debs xxxx

    {Debs Cards}

  6. Gorgeous card Jennifer, I love all the blue colour tones :o)

  7. A beautiful card and image, love the colours. Happy Birthday and hope you have had a good day.

    Hugs Erin xx

  8. Hi,

    Great card and lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at CWF and BSC.

    DT Crafting With Friends
    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

    May I asked you to use this direct challenge link at CWF to be albe to get a chance to win:

  9. Hi,

    Great card and lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at CWF and BSC.

    DT Crafting With Friends
    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

    May I asked you to use this direct challenge link at CWF to be albe to get a chance to win:

  10. A fabulous card Jennifer, such pretty blues.
    I hope you had a lovely time celebrating your Birthday with your Mum.

  11. Wonderful card Jennifer with lots of detail.
    Hugs, Veerle x

  12. Beautiful card Jennifer, I like the sweet image the lace, the doily and the flowers, I hope you had a great Birthday
    Kevin xx

  13. Great card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

  14. Great card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

  15. A gorgeous card Jennifer and a wonderful image. I hope you've enjoyed your birthday xxx

  16. So very cute! I can just think of all those kids photos I have seen where they are trying to walk around in their parents shoes

  17. Gorgeous card my friend, hope you had a wonderful birthday with your mum and had lots of cake!, love and hugs xxx

  18. Awesome Jen great job and happy birthday to your mum too hugs xxx

  19. Beautiful card Jennifer thank you for sharing with us Simply Papercraft - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  20. If you can't have cake on your birthday when can you have it?! Hope you had a fabulous day :o)
    Love the card btw

  21. Beautiful card..
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge and good luck.


  22. Absolutely Beautiful! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  23. Happy happy birthday hun! I hope you had a fabulous day and yes, cake is order of the day for any birthday but especially a special one....and BTW I totally thought you were much younger than that from your pic!

    Your card is gorgeous, I do love the shades of blue and your wonderful colouring :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  24. aww gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Brown Sugar. Hugs Traci DT xx

  25. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Creative Fingers DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  26. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.


Thank you for your comments, I do appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog. Jennifer xxx

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