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Tracy's 50th Birthday Card - Four Challenges in One!

There have been quite a few challenges that I have wanted to participate in lately but sadly, there's never enough time to do all the ones I'd like to.  However, it's my birthday today so I decided that I would spend a couple of hours in my craft room and make a card for a very dear friend of mine who's turning 50 this week! I managed to combine 4 challenges in one - a very rare thing for me to do and not one owl, butterfly or e-Cutting machine was used in the process (If you follow my blog you will understand the joke).


A Card for Tracy




My Choice - Perfect Plum with Gold





Whisper White Organza Ribbon


Framelits - Ovals Collection and Bitty Banners


Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Perfect Plum
Ink:  Perfect Plum
Accessories:  PP DSP (retired), Window Sheets, Blossom Party Die, Sponge Dauber, Champagne Glass Glitter, WW Organza Ribbon, Ovals Collection and Bitty Banners Framelits, Beautifully Baroque and Pretty Prints Embossing Folders, Junior Timeless Type Sizzlits (retired), Delicate Details Lace Tape, Sticky Strip


Thanks so much for stopping by.

PS:  Thanks so much, Alison and the rest of the DT at Dynamic Duos for this award -

Comments

Miss Vicky said…
Gorgeous Bronwyn, just gorgeous. I love the embossing on the Window Sheet, in fact all the embossing, the bling while the ribbon just finished it off perfectly. Tracy will adore her card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sunny Challenges & Creations
Janet's Joy said…
Happy Birthday! I love the embossing and the great window!
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!
Bronwyn, Love your card. It's so elegant and great colour option with the Dynamic duos sketch too. What fun to be able to combine all 4 sketches and make a friend's birthday card to boot. Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch at the Paper Craft Crew! Carolyn x
Penny Hanuszak said…
Wow I barely made one challenge this week let alone 4. Awesome. I love your card, especially the shaker part. Clever way to use that Embossing Folder. TFS and happy birthday! \
Julie Gearinger said…
Happy Birthday!! This is a fabulous card for your friend- love the color combo, use of texture and the ribbon!! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges :-)
Scrappy Géri said…
This card is just a wow ! Well done Bron! :)
Christine Blain said…
Bron, this is STUNNING - a real "wow" card! Love everything about it. Hope all your little ones made your birthday extra-special. xx
Happy Birthday Bronwyn! Great card, really loving all the textures! Thanks for playing Dymnamic Duos this week!
Amazing card Bron!! WOW love that gold sparkle in there!!! SUper, duper job, will certainly be WOWED at!!!!
Smiles SHarnee :)
Teena Maher said…
So gorgeous just love it
Kris McIntosh said…
What a gorgeous card. I love the combination of elements on your card. You are very creative to have combined so many challenges in one gorgeous card. Thanks for choosing Sunny Challenges and Creations as one of those.
JD/ Jill said…
So pretty! You did a great job with the color combo, and I like window on your card! Nicely done!
Gwen said…
Wow Bron what a stunning creation you have presented us with! I love all the embossing especially on the window sheet I am sure your friend will adore her card and leave it on show for some time to come. Thank you so much for joining us at Sunny Challenges and Creations!
Mary Brown said…
What a dynamite shaker card...LOVE!!! And such GORGEOUS colors too! Thanks for joining the SUO Challenge!
Unknown said…
Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the colors and use of the sketch. Such a fun shaker card. Thanks for joining the SUO Challenges and the Paper Craft Crew.
Connie Babbert said…
Wow! So many details on here...love the shaker card and the ribbon tape. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the ribbon & bows challenge on SUO Challenges this week!

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