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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Happy Birthday Kylie!

Goodness,we have another Birthday in the house today!!
Today I am here to say a very Happy Birthday to my friend Kylie. Many of you know Kylie in the crafting world and will know her as the owner of Addicted to CAS and Addicted to Stamps and More. I met Kylie in the blogging world and was lucky enough to join her Design Teams. We became close in the virtual world and then met this Easter IRL when Kylie stayed with me for a week. We had a ball and now have a friendship I believe will be life long.
She is one special lady and we could not let this day go by without have a Surprise linky Birthday Party for Kylie!! You can all join in by going to Loll's blog and linking up your card there.

Here is my card I made for my very dear friend:



I tired something new to me-stamping and clear embossing the rainbow of butterflies then water colouring them in all the colours of the rainbow. I tried to be creative by just going with the flow around the edge plus adding in a few splatters. I was not so sure about it but I thought Kylie would appreciate my attempt to step outside my comfort zone!!

Well Happy Birthday Hon and who would know you had finally reached 21!!

And don't forget to join the party and link up your card here with our hostess Loll-the link is open for 2 weeks so plenty of time to party on!!

I an entering this into the new challenge The Nixed Media Card Challenge Blog. This is a surprise to me as I thought I would never be able to enter this challenge as my cards are usually not suitable. But I read the definition of a mixed media card on the blog as was very happy to see that this card met the criteria...and I have to say I feel quite proud of myself for achieving this!! The theme for this challenge is 'nature'

I will also enter this into the 'Things with Wing' challenge at Crafty Creations and the 'Follow your Rainbow' at Paper Pretties



26 comments:

  1. Well, well sneaky woman. You already know how I feel about this card. LOVE IT! wow, what a wonderful surprise to wake up to. Thank you so much!!!! xx

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  2. Hi Sandie. This is awesome!!! I love your watercolored background - it's beautiful. And a rainbow of butterflies for Kylie --- perfect. Thanks so much for all your help with this party for Kylie - so appreciated! Loll xx

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  3. Beautiful color palette on your water coloring, and I love your 'Rainbow of Butterflies', Sandie! Such a lovely card for Kylie's birthday!

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  4. Such a perfect card for Kylie!! Well done!

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  5. Hi Sandie, what a really cool card! Thanks so much for a warm welcome back to blogland! Hugs, Yvonne

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  6. Way to go, Sandie! This is absolutely fabulous! I don't think I'll ever be doing mixed media, but you are very inspirational! I love everything about this beautiful card for Kylie!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Oh I love the softness of the watercolors. Gorgeous card for Kylie! xx

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  8. Visiting from The Mixed Media Card Challenge! Love this pretty rainbow of butterflies - great card, Sandie!

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  9. Sooo HAPPY you stepped out of your comfort zone with this card Sandy! Wow, I LOVE this dreamy card so much!!!

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  10. Beautiful dreamy watercolor background! A butterfly rainbow - so perfect for Kylie!

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  11. This is such a beautiful way to create the rainbow :) lovely water colors effect, I am so glad you could join the MMCC :)

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  12. This is a beautiful step out of the box! Love the colours and splatters; such a beautiful background! Hope you have a fun sunday evening, hugs, Gerrina

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  13. Wow...what a stunning card! And a very sweet birthday card too. I am sure Kylie will be over the moon excited to receive this work of art!

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  14. Way to go stepping out of your comfort zone, Sandie ... I was the same with the mixed media ... till I saw Shirley's and Maria's posts at MMCC, so I may just have a play! This is such a fabulous card for Kylie ... a gorgeous watercolour rainbow, complete with sequin 'raindrops'! Anita :)

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  15. Fabulous effects. Gorgeous card Sandie.
    Hugs, Flo xx

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  16. What a fun butterfly rainbow stamp! your watercoloring over the clear embossing is just beautiful! thanks so much for joining us in the first Mixed Media card challenge Sandie!

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  17. I think this water color technique suits the image perfectly! You achieved a great result stepping out of your comfort zone!

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  19. What a stunning card!! Thanks for playing this week at MMCC!

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  20. Love your mixed media card, Sandie - that background is fabulous!

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  21. Look at you, stepping out of your comfort zone and winding up in a style that suits you to a "t." Seriously, Sandie, this is stupendously gorgeous; you're working magic with water-colouring ! As for 'mixed media' - you are rocking with this technique, while still maintaining your incredible cas style! You 'may' be inspiring me give mixed media a go. If only water-colouring and I would play nicely together! Smitten with this, as I know Kylie is, too!
    Hugs~c

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  22. I love this card, Sandie!! such gorgeous design and colours!!! love it! thanks for playing along with us at TMMCC blog :)

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  23. Gorgeous! i love the colours and the rainbow of butterflies!

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  24. Thought I'd pop in to say I really love the artsy look you achieved with the embossing and watercoloring, Sandie! Beautiful mixed media card :o)

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