Saturday, November 12, 2011

the birthday gift

It seems like forever since i made a card for a Challenge other than at Ooh-la-la Creations blog.
I have been selling cards at our Saturday craft market but have discovered that the demand here is for a very simple card and that girly or animal images are considered 'childrens "cards so i have been making specifically for the market and the cards have just not fitted any of the challenge criteria .

However an early birthday present from my sister in Amsterdam inspired me to make  a card for fun . 
The lovely gift  caused me some grief as customs wanted to charge me R800 for it even though it was clearly marked gift.....can you imagine standing in the GPO and your birthday gift is in front of you and you cant have it unless you pay for it !? 

Well a letter of appeal and a 4 week delay and I had it still in time for my birthday ....which in case anyone is still reading is on the 15 th of NOVEMBER .
I am entering it in the colour splash at the Playdate cafe -black , white and a splash of orange as well as :
               Make it Monday 62 -Anything goes
              Allsorts Challenge blog -black and white plus one
              Crafty Ann's Challenge 53 -Floral Frenzy .
All of these blogs are well worth a visit for ideas and inspiration.
So let me know what you think of my card wont you?


  1. Hi! I love it! Those flowers look so real! and the colours really pop!
    Great job!

  2. This is just gorgeous Wendy,love the

  3. Wendy a lovely card. The colours are so striking. I agre it is criminal when they want to charge for gifts. I find it happens mainly towards the end of the year. I will be in the Netherlands for Christmas this year....lucky grandchildren are promising enough snow to keep us their for months...LOL. have a great weekend. Thanks for poppin by and your lovely comments.

  4. OOOH, this one is super, I am sure it will be snapped up at the market! I like the simple things in life. :-)

  5. Beautiful card Wendy, your gorgeous flowers pop against the white background - perfect!
    Thanks for entering my Black/White plus one challenge this week over at Allsorts and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  6. Happy Birthday for the 15th Wendy .Hope it is the best .
    Love the bright colour of the flowers and the card design .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  7. This is so Beautiful.. Saw this on MIM.. faye

  8. Beautiful card, Wendy! The colour combo is perfect and the flowers are lovely.
    Amelia x

  9. I LOVE this Wendy! Thank you for sharing your inspiration (and your story) with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  10. Very cute! I love the lacy details - so perfect for black and white. Happy Birthday!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  11. Customs sounds like a real hell! Can't believe you had to pay for picking up your birthday gift. And Happy Birthday, a little early!

    Sounds like you are getting to know your craft fair market clientele pretty well, and I don't blame you for tailoring to it. I am attempting to do the same. ;)

    Thanks for visiting my blog lately, Wendy, and for playing with us at The Cafe, too. Take care!

  12. Eye popping poppies that's a great card ;)

  13. Gorgeous card, those colours are really striking. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  14. What a beautiful card! Swooning over all those lacy details! LOVE the way they pop on that bright white base! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  15. Wow! Your card jumps right out at you. Such a fabulous colour combination that works beautifully.
    I spotted your card on the Make it Monday linky party and popped over to take a better look.


  16. Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  17. Your silly sister has no idea what a bingo board is, but this is lovely

  18. Somehow my comments are ending up on the wrong card.... now I really look silly!

  19. lovely colour combo. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!


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