Last night, I spent such a magical and happy time meandering through the glorious gallery of cards you made for my big surprise (oh yes, a BIG, BIG one!) belated birthday party (organised by the awesome Bev and Darnell). Truly, there hasn’t been an experience in my life like it … it was (and still is) so beyond amazing … seeing your cards, reading your wonderful, supportive, complimentary words and knowing your sweet wishes were flying to me through the ether… to say I was (and still am) feeling the love is an under-under-understatement! I will treasure each moment and card forever … THANK YOU!
Many of you have already been over to see the gallery, but if you haven’t, do go and visit Darnell’s blog here (where Mr Linky is open till 1 April) … there are the most wonderful cards to drool over and be inspired by! I’ll be putting each one onto a (very) special board on Pinterest so they’ll be with me always 🙂 . You’ll know that I have lots and lots of fun visiting to do and emails to send (you know who you are!) … please bear with me … whilst it’ll take me a while to get to everyone, I promise I’ll get there! Thanks so much for your patience and understanding as I do! 🙂
I mentioned the other day, I’d made a few cards for Day 1 of the Online Card Class – Clean and Simple 3 … and this is the second one. It shows faux metal effects, as demonstrated by Kristina … actually it’s an almost complete CASE. I loved the bubbles of colour floating across her card, and used solid circles from Winnie & Walter and Papertrey to mimic them. The silver star-in-the-bubble was done with four layers of embossing powder and a W&W star stamp pressed into it (coated with versamark first). To me, these fun bubbles shout happy … hence the Simon Says Stamp sentiment … and as that’s what you’ve shared with me so particularly this week, I’d like to share it right back with you too … wishing you lots and lots of happy, my friends!
As well as linking this to the Online Card Class gallery, I’m also playing along with Winnie & Walter’s Playdate, a brand new, bright and sparkly challenge (check out that bubbly background below!), and with Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday, where we’re using SSS brand goodies.
ETA: Oops, forgot, this card is also going to Winnie & Walter’s March Join In To Win party.
I’ll be back in a very short while with another card … a birthday one for one of the sweetest souls in blogland! Thanks so much, as ever, for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂