Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Here's a celebration card using Mo Manning and Make it Crafty images which always combine so well. This one can also be used for birthdays and other occasions! The sentiment is orphaned stamp from a Stampin' Up! set but was kept around for its versatility.

The warm color pallet wasn't as contrasting and the details seam to blend into each other. I added color to the sentiment with confetti and used five different colors!

Challenge: Fresh Brewed Designs - Challenge #28 (Celebrate)
Challenge: Creative Inspirations - Challenge #50 (new stamp)
Challenge: Stampin' B's -Challenge #91 (Celebration)
Main Stamp:
Celebrate (MMS) and Crooket Picket Fence (MiC)
Patterned Paper: School Spirit (Crate Paper)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin/hair: E11, E13, E15, E17, W4, W6, W8
-clothes: E41, E42, E43, YR12, YR14, YR18, R22, R24, R27, R29, R89
-dog: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
-fence: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
-confetti: YG63, E42, YG23, BG72, YR14
-ground: YG93, YG97, G99, YG93, YG95
-other: YG63, YG67, BG72, BG75

Did you know? The origin of the hourglass is unclear and is possible that the creator of the first sand clock was an 8th-century monk named Luitprand, who served at the cathedral in Chartes, France. However, it was not until the 14th century that the hourglass was seen commonly, the earliest firm evidence being a depiction in the 1338 fresco Allegory of Good Government painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. The hourglass is believed to have originated in medieval Europe. Hourglasses were very popular on board ships, as they were the most dependable measurement of time while at sea. Unlike the clepsydra, the water clock, the motion of the ship while sailing did not affect the hourglass.
[Hourglass, Wikipedia.org]


  1. Oh my, what a fab celebration card! Love the different images and I adore that fence/gate. The sprinkling of the confetti around the sentiment is very clever and just made your sentiment pop out there. Love what you did.

    Thanks for joining the Stampin B's this week with your wonderful card.

  2. Great work indeed. Very impressed with your skills, I am sure to come back and visit your lovely blog again soon .I loved to see this post and thank you for joining Fresh Brewed designs challenge!

  3. Oh this is brilliant, such fun. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

  4. I love the images and the colour combo, what a lovely sunny happy card this is. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely work.
    Suzi xx


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