Monday, June 1, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #264 "Add A Banner"

Hello everyone,

It is time for a brand new challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog. I am hosting this week's challenge and I selected the theme of banners. Add them to your card or create a banner for a special occasion and show it off in our challenge :) Here is an inspiration photo to start off the fun:


And here is the card I made:


I made this card for my very dear blog friend Branka. As you can see, the card is very much inspired by the photo, I love the soft and airy feel of it...


I created the background using a piece of cardboard, scrunched up tissue paper and a layer of texture paste. I made the texture paste look like old worn out wood panel and painted it with Broken China Distress Paint.


I created the banner using newspaper print cardstock and stamped my sentiment with archival ink.


Doily, tissue paper flowers, crafters clay cupcake and the keys were all arranged in the corner to complement the white shabby bow...


One more look at the finished card...

Our Guest Designer this week is my dear blog friend Kara Lynne Please stop by to check out her fabulous blog!! She makes the most amazing modern design cards, you'll be in for quite a treat when you see her work. :)

Please check out what my team mates have prepared for this week's challenge and I hope you'll find time and inspiration to join the challenge...

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...

I am going to enter this card into following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie "Happy, Happy, HAPPY! It makes me happy to see smile of people's face or hear from them how much they liked my card :)

Country View Challenges Shabby Chic

That Craft Place Shabby Chic






06/14/2015 UPDATE

I am sooo happy to announce that this card made it to Top 3 at That Craft Place!!! Thank you!!!

49 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, I am so priviledged to have a friend like you, my dear Samra! When I received this stunner I was in heaven! It's even more beautiful in real and smells fantastic! The flowers are to die for and I was wondering how you made that perfect background! You made me feel so special, my lovely friend! Thank you soooo very much again for that amazing unique present, for your handmade perfectly coordinated box, awesome bicycle embellishments you also sent me and for all those warm wishes you wrote!
    Huge hugs and lots of love!
    Branka xxx

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    1. I am so glad that you like my card Branka, you are such a dear friend to me and deserve extra pampering :)

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    2. Awesome sauce! What does it smell like?

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    3. I am not sure...Branka needs to answer this one...

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    4. Actually I figured out what smelled so good!!! Texture paste!!! One of the ingredients is baby powder!!! It does give it a nice scent :)

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  2. Samra, that is a beautiful card! Love your distressed wood background and your flowers are magnificent as always. I love adding banners to cards and your newsprint birthday banner is wonderful.

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  3. Not only are you a talented artist but you are such a sweet hearted lady and a wonderful friend! Branka is one lucky lady to receive such an amazing gift! This card is just breathtaking, I am oohing and aahing over the beauty of this one! Your background turned out so wonderful, I love the Broken China with all the glorious whites! Your flowers are perfectly delicate as always and the banner is such a wonderful way to showcase a sentiment!! You are truly a one of a kind my friend!! see you on the dance floor! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much my dear!!! I needed to do this, Branka is a very special friend to me, and I am glad that she liked her birthday card :)

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  4. I'm sure your friend will adore this card ... It's beautiful!!

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  5. Stunning card,gorgeous flowers and embellishments and fabulous worn wood background-no wonder your friend loved it
    Carol x

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  6. Gorgeous card Samra, love the colours you've used.
    Avril xx

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  7. Gorgeous card Samra, love the colours you've used.
    Avril xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Samra, love the colours you've used.
    Avril xx

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  9. Oh my, this is stunning, Samra!! It's so beautiful!! I love, love how you created the background!! It looks amazing!! The flowers, colors, banner, everything is so fabulous!! What a gorgeous card this is!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Awww Lisa you always make my day with your visit! Thank you so very much!!!

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  10. Super fun and oh so very beautiful, Samra!!!

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  11. Oh, Samra! This is so gorgeous! It has the same feel as the inspiration photo but with even more depth and creativity! I can't get over your blue background, and I am always amazed at how you detail your cards - I love the clothes pins, and that pure white cupcake with your gorgeous flowers!

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    1. Thank you so much Kara Lynne :) You are sooo sweet!!!

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  12. Girl, you so talented! I bet I could give you a burlap bag, a bug, and some white paint and you could create something magnificent! Wonderful banner creation and that worn wood look to the background is awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thank you so much cupcake!!! I don't know about my creativity though...but that sounds like a dare, so I just might find a dead bug or can I use those fake ones from Halloween??? cause I am freaked out from real ones...

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  13. This is just heavenly! What a beautiful card Samra, and Branka, you lucky thang :). Gorgeous background and stunning embellishments too!! Love the 'HAPPYBDAY BRANKA' flags to, what a clever idea!! Simple stunning, as always of course.

    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Thank you so much my dear!!! I try to put as much love as possible into my work...with this one, I know I put tons of it in...

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  14. You know how much I love a touch of blue and this card is gorgeous. Your friend will love it. As much as I work with CAS designs I can see the beauty of shabby chic and you do this style in a wonderful way. Fabulous!

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  15. This is really, really beautiful Samra. Love how you've been inspired to create this fabulous shabby chic marvel. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  16. Oooooh, super pretty. Love the background and the flowers are so frilly and feminine. What a perfect banner for our friend Branka - lucky gal. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  17. Popping in with my DT hat on...Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Happy, Happy' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  18. Dear Samra, I have had this open on my desk top for days, just staring at it! What a lovely gift you have given Branka, and I know it means the world to her! what a sweet and generous friend you are to give of yourself in this way. I am in awe of your ability to create these wooden planks in the background, I love all those crafters clay embellishments (the cupcake looks good enough to eat!) with the soft always lovely flowers and shabby bow, and what a great way to include the sentiment! We always hang a birthday banner anytime someone celebrates a birthday in our home, so I really love this! Bravo, my friend on a beautiful gift to a lovely lady! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara :) You are too sweet :)

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  19. Absolutely beautiful and elegant. Nxx

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  20. Amazing birthday card Samra! Love the fun banner and beautiful background! Surely your friend will love it!

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  21. Hi Samra, wow what a Gorgeous Card!!! I so love all the texture and distress look to this and those embellishments are Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Ltd. Good luck and hope to see you again in this months anything goes challenge.
    hugs Amanda

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda :) I am glad that you like my card and I shall make sure to join in this month as well :)

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  22. Beautiful project, - it has such a wonderful shabby chic feel to it! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Countryview Crafts!

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  23. Wow Samra that is lovely - I LOVE the colours and the theme, its fabulous! Cx

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