Saturday, 11 April 2009

50th Birthday

We're off to have dinner with our friends to celebrate a 50th Birthday! My other half booked a hotel with a nice restaurant in St Albans so it's smart dress for us all which is a bit of a challenge after the winter months, things are a bit tight round the waistline at the mo! The weather is not inspiring me very much either, been dull and drizzly here since Thursday which is not good for the hair ;o)

For her card I chose a blue colour theme as opposed to my normal pink/green combos of late.

The dress was made using an idea I got from Patty's Stamping blog in the US, she does some lovely things with her Stampin Up goodies. I have to say it works really well, you just die cut a large scallop circle and then connect the scallops on the back to make the dress shape and cut out. I used to hand draw my dresses and this is so much more professional looking.

The blue dot paper is by Anna Griffin and the brown/blue patterned one is by Amy Butler for K&Company.

For the borders I used my glass glitter that I've had for a while, wee bit tricky to use as if you press down with your fingers you can get splinters, best to wear gloves, but have to say it is worth the effort! Way more luxurious looking than normal synthetic glitter.

Papers - Anna Griffin, Amy Butler
Die cuts - nestibilitie scallop circles
Ribbon - Anna Griffin Satin
Glitter - glass glitter from Etsy
Sentiment - my own from computer


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous i really love it.. the colours are wonderful and what a fantastic idea with the scalloped circles to make a dress... i would never have thought to try that... wonderful work!
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  2. This is fab, I really, realy love this colour combo!


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