Friday, April 8, 2011


It's not often that I get 'commissioned' to make a card for someone else but my friend Jenny called to ask if I could make a special birthday card for a lady who is turning
 80 and loves the colour orange.  She has requested no gifts but lots of cards instead, so I thought a special card would be in order.  Now, I'm not a particular 
lover of orange but S/U's Pumpkin Pie is a little easier on the eyes 
than some of the other in-your-face oranges around.

Trying to get some use from my investment in the Grand Calibur and dies, 
I decided to make a round card.  I honestly don't know how we survived 
before Nestabilities!

And what would a card be without glitter?  The butterfly has been glitterfied 
and a few tiny pearls were also added.

And on another note, the critter that I posted about the other day was NOT A RAT!!!
It was a vole or mole and they are slightly larger in size than a mouse (about 3" long and plumper than a mouse).  He has been relocated to the cherry orchard, 
adjacent to our house and I sternly told him not to return.  I am however, 
not going to replace the window screen quite yet ... just in case!

Thanks for stopping by.



The Stamp Whisperer said...

WOW that is beautiful Bonnie...see ya in a bit!

Patti J said...

Ha ha ha...glad that you 'sternly' told the critter to stay away from the house! Bonnie, this card is so beautiful - the friend that commissioned you is not going to want to give it away! Perfect card, my friend!

Gail said...

That is beautiful, and I'm kinda a fan of Halloween orange!
Lovin the Pumpkin Pie though!
hahaha, you & the critter chatting!
Did you pack it a lunch!?

mforquer said...

Bonnie - ok girl, this is drop dead gorgeous!!! I LOVE the colors and the layout - WONDERFUL

Anonymous said...

Love the colors! Beautiful card.

Teresa said...

Oh wow! Bonnie this is gorgeous, I love the orange, so bright & cheerful and the shape & butterfly...oh why don't I just say I LOVE ALL OF IT! it's beautiful. xx

CraftyMomOf2 said...

This is just WAY too gorgeous Bonnie!! I LOVE the monochromatic look!! Just stunning!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This was the first thing I saw when I clicked onto your blog Bonnie and my reaction was WOW! What a gorgeous card and orange isn't so bad really, kinda takes some getting used to though :)

I should e mail you and see what you think of your Grand Caliper and dies.

Have a blessed day!


nitestamper said...

absolute gorgeousness!!!!!!
really love the sparkles you added!!!!

Marie Gamber said...

Love it Bonnie! It is just beautiful!

Beate said...

Bonnie, this is gorgeous! LOVE the shape, the sparkles and that gorgeous butterfly.
Hugs and smiles

Lee said...

Oh WOW Bonnie,it's Fantastic i love it.xx

Anne Marie said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! Pumpkin Pie paired with white is stunning together. So rich! Beautifully done with so many great details! :)

Allison said...

Wow...such a pretty mix of embellies! Great job!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is a stunner! I love the pumpkin pie color and you are right, it is not a brash orange. You did a beautiful job on this. I bet she was so impressed! Best, Curt

christi said...

bonnie, your card is super. where is the butterfly from? i noticed the ms punch, one of my faves. thanks for sharing.

Mommamea's favorite things said...

This is such a beautiful card.