Monday, 10 May 2010


I used a 5x5 Card Blank which was then Backed with DCWV Linen Closet papers. I used a Brown Polka Dot Base paper which was layered with:

Brown Zigzag paper scalloped with a Border punch
White paper with Blue stripes, Brown stitching detail, Blue roses, Blue snowflakes and Brown dandelion clocks, again Bordered using the same punch.

I then added a Bronze ribbon tied in a Big Bow (inside the card) upon which sits a Beautiful Butterfly. This was passed through a couple of Bronze eyelets which were set with a Cropodile Big Bite.

It has a Crafty individuals stamp with its own Brown Bazzil Basics Border mount and inset with Blue Bling Brads. The stamp includes lots of detail including the following:

A tree with many items sat on or hung off its Boughs

A Big Ben watch and a Body clock

Big Brown cat scratching at the Bark whilst another Big Brown cat is sat at the Base of the tree amongst some Blossoms

There’s a Building on a Branch with a Bay window, and there’s also another Building with a Bow window next to a Baby’s rattle

A Boiling Brass kettle & a Teapot Brewing a nice Beverage (cup of tea)

Sticky Buns

Birds sat on Branches

A Brace of Birds sat on the Boudoir Chair

BBQ Tongs

Bird in flight

Blooms on the tree

Big Brown Button

Finally I added a Birthday sentiment

This card was Begun on the 1st day the challenge was set and was completed whilst drugged up on lots of Blooming Bright pink tablets, Morphine and others... there was lots of swearing involved in the making of this Bloody card!

A Total of 66 "B"s and all of them only mentioned individually rather than the same thing mentioned over and over again!

10 comments:

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

Great card Rusty. Super stamp. LOL at all your Bs, very clever - I love this one "A Brace of Birds sat on the Boudoir Chair"!!!

hassy said...

That is a fab card.. I love that stamp.. 'blooming beautiful...' :D Christine x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Brilliant card xx

Antonia said...

erm, erm Bum !!! glad you are home and kept your sense of humor, oh and your card is not too bad either!!! xx

dragonllew said...

Great card love the stamp glad to see you home again.

Rainmac said...

Blinking beautiful Tams, I love it can't believe the number of b's you managed to cram onto one card!!!

Angie said...

Lovely card Tams, a tree, one of your fav things I believe!!! Very calming subtle colours.

Padster said...

Fab card have you been taking Brain tablets to come up with all those B's LOL!
Hugs and thanks for entering my challenge
Debbie xx

PepPop said...

Brilliant B card and I'm Bloody Baffled that you made it whilst is so much pain. Lovely card. Jaqui x

Tired Mom said...

Wonderful card Tams and glad you felt up to finishing it off. Hugs X