Wednesday, March 23, 2011

LOC Happy Birthday and Blogger Pay It Forward 2011

It is a run of birthday's in our house from February to April and I love making cards for my family - the one I find hardest is my eldest daughters as she is not a 'girly girl', but is feminine and it not that fussed on handmade (arghhhhh! LOL) So I always have to stretch myself when it comes to her card!!

I was inspired when I received a special package through the post and it was full of crafting delights - sheets of gorgeous GRUNGE BOARD being among them - so my dilemma was over!!  As you can tell, she was turning 15.

I sprayed the numbers with Tattered Angela Glimmer Mist in Sand - a couple of coats brought it up beautifully, and sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Distressing Inks in Faded Denim - the pattern in the grunge board came up beautifully.

The Layers of Color Regal Wings art stamp set worked beautifully with the gorgeous rose, also part of a RAK from my dear friend and MMSC DT Sistah Gunn.  The wings have been lightly coloured with SU Chalks and then had some 3D Kindy Glitz added for the shimmer and texture - I LOVE this stuff!

I have added the sentiment from the Happy Wishes art stamp set - I love how interchangeable these images are and the different fonts in the set - perfect for every occasion!.  Three large blue bling finish this off!  This card came together, or rather evolved so easily - you have to love that!!

I am linking this to the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Special Birthday
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
There's Magic in the Air - Vintage Card or Tag
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything But Square
The Crazy Challenge - Any Shape But Square
One Stop Craft Shop - Plenty of Bling - Glimmer Mist, Kindy Glitz and Gems
Sugar Creek Hollow - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Bling or Sparkles
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got

Before you go, I have to share this wonderful Event with you!!

The whole concept of paying it forward is one that I love - I have actually been the recipient of a 'Pay It Forward' that enabled me to do a 'mercy dash' home to New Zealand and be there at my beautiful Nana' s bed as she 'went home'  I am eternally grateful to the person who was also paying it forward - and was thrilled some time later to be able to do a similar thing for someone - so this has my full attention.

 when I came across Abby's Blog Little Birdie Blessings . Abby had a post about a "Blogger Pay it Forward" and had my attention straight away - I just happen to LOVE that movie- it is one of the few I own - I am so moved each time I watch it and always cry at the same place each time!

Thank you Abby for the inspiration and for allowing me to be part of this wonderful event - How does it work - the first five people who comment on this blog post will receive a handmade gift from me. In return, you must FIRST write a blog post explaining "Pay it Forward 2011". Then... send out a handmade gift to the first 5 visitors who leave a comment on your post.

To quote Abby "Take your time.. you don't need to send them all today or tomorrow. This is such a sweet way to connect with friends or meet new ones, by sharing things we create with our hearts.  It's not the size of the gift that matters, but the spirit of paying it forward."

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company

You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!

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Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!



  1. Your card is lovely. I love Grungeboard! Your rose and regal wings are beautiful and the little bit of "bling" on the numbers is the perfect touch for the girly girl! :) Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  2. I think this card has such great colors! LOVE this grungeboard!
    Great job and thank you so much for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes!

    Molly - Paper Cupcakes Design Team Member

  3. Another beautiful creation Linda! I love those big chunky numbers. Thanks so much for sharing another project with us this week at Shelly's Images.

  4. Fantastic card Lovely Linda!! Those gems really finish it off perfectly!

  5. Great card Linda! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  6. Just beautiful Linda! Isn't that Gunn a special gal?!!

  7. This is a stunner Linda - striking, strong and beautiful!

  8. Great card.Love the oversized numbers and the winged rose.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

  9. Fantastic card! I like the pay it forward idea, how fun. Have a great time with it. Waiting to hear when you will be back 'full time'!

  10. Wonderful card....Love the layout with the large numbers...Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge....
    Mandy x

  11. Hi

    Absolutely gorgeous creation!! You daughter has to be thrilled with this. Your attention to the smallest detail has totally made this a work of art.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

    Oh and I think the concept of Pay It Forward is just wonderful.

  12. Great project!Thanks for playing at My Grafico!
    Dawn xxx


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