Monday, 21 June 2010

Happy day!

Why is it a happy day?! Well, there are a couple of reasons - firstly today is the start of my favourite fortnight of the year....

(Image courtesy of AELTC) balls please, it's Wimbledon!! Time for the whole country to go tennis mad and immerse ourselves in this most wonderful sporting event - I won't be going this year but I'll be watching every minute I possibly can:)

A love of tennis is definitely in my blood - for all of his working life my dear Grandad, a fantastic tennis player who is sadly no longer with us, used to take his two week holiday from work over Wimbledon so he could watch the whole thing! I'm sure my Grandmother would have liked to have gone away but Wimbledon was the priority!

It's also a happy day because it's my dear friend Aimes' birthday - Aimes and I 'met' online a few years ago, hit it off immediately and our friendship has grown ever since. She is now my partner in crime over on A Passion for Papertrey, and aside from being a fabulous crafting buddy is one of my dearest friends - many is the time we ring each other to discuss blog business and two hours into the phone call still haven't got around to it!

Here's a pic of us from last November when we met in the flesh for the first time!

Happy Birthday hun! Hope you're having a fabulous day and I can't wait to see you in July!!

Ok, so onto some crafty talk! Yesterday afternoon I managed to drag myself away from the glorious sunshine into my craft room, and with nothing specific to create I decided to combine the current Embellish challenge:

..with Claire's WMS sketch challenge:

..and came up with this. It was quite fun to make a baby card with more unusual colours!

Stamps: Baby Button Bits (PTI)
Card: Melon Berry/Vintage Cream/Spring Moss
Papers: Bitty Box Basics - Lemon Tart
Other: Copic Markers/Melon Berry Saddle Stitch Ribbon (PTI)/green button(Hero Arts)/Oval Nestabilities/Swiss Dots Embossing Folder/Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by today!

Kate x


Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful combo of challenges! this is so crisp and clean - the colors are beautiful! thanks for playing with WMS this week!

Carly said...

Oh I love it! What a great take on both challenges. Such a super sweet card!

Aimes said...

Awwww thanks so much, hun! You really are a super, duper friend! Wimbledon AND my Birthday! Could this day get any better?! LOL!
Thanks so much for your parcel - I'm not allowed to open anything until Chris gets back from work so I'm thanking you in advance!
Love ya!
P.S Super sweet card! You can totally work Melon Berry in a way that makes me want to love it rather than loathe it LOL!

suzARTe said...

such a beautiful card

Katiejane said...

Beautiful take on the challenge Kate and I love the photo of you and Aimes! xx

Sheila said...

Love this card, you played really good with both challenges.

Ann said...

Super sweet card!

KimB said...

HI Kate,

a lovely card to welcome a new baby to the world. Love your big scalloped oval perfect for the sentiment. Enjoy the tennis :)


Sarah Martina said...

What a great composition! So sweet! Thanks so much for joining in on the Embellish Color Challenge!

Antje said...

What a nice colour combo - love what you made with the sketch of WM!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Cute, cute card! You did a great job incorporating both the sketch and the color combo!

Jenna Wunderlich said...

that ribbon is to die for!

Vanessa said...

This is so sweet! Love the cute photo of you and Aimes!

Vanessa x

Ann said...

Oh Kate such a sweet baby card - your colours are unusual for baby but they look perfect together here.

Mariana Grigsby said...

I love this card, Kate. The colors are perfectly well combined and the details are great! Thanks for playing along with us!