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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Happy Birthday Card

This has certainly been one challenge of a card.  I sometimes struggle with colours I don't use very often and did with this colour combination - orange and brown.  I have used various pearlescent papers from Graphicus and also one of their design sheets with a frame and a sentiment, some of which have been cut and some have been torn.  I made my flower using my Cricut and then sprayed this with Dawn Bibby's Golden Glitz Shimmer Spritz along with the doily.  I wasn't sure the doily would cope with the spritz but it did OK and now has a lovely sparkle to it.  The image is from Lili of the Valley (LOTV) and is of a gorgeous little girl trying out clothes, shoes and jewellery - isn't she sweet.  I have distressed the edges of the image with Tim Holtz's distressing tool and inked with a brown chalk ink pad.  The card is finished off with a decorative pin, sparkly ribbon slider, gems, buttons, lace, ribbon and a dangling embellishment.

I've used a number of new items on this card:  buttons, design sheet, backing papers, ribbon slider and also some lace I got for Christmas.

This card fits the following challenges:

Sparkles Forum - New things
By the Cute and Girly - Bling it on
Quirky Crafts - New beginnings
Pile it On - Brand spanking new
One Stitch at a Time - Surprise us
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and easy
Crazy Challenge - All things new
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and option of lace
Little Red Wagon - Use a doily
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - It's all new to me
Crafts and Me - Paper tearing
Do you Stack Up? - Cute as a button
Paper Cutz - Use metal (metal on the ribbon slider, brad, chains and decorative pin)
2 Sisters - Gettin' girly
Secret Crafter - Tons of texture
Craft Your days Away - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Use something new on card/project
Stamping Vacation - Embellish it - buckle or slider
Top Tip Tuesday - Use metal on card/project (metal on the ribbon slider, brad, chains and decorative pin)


WencheP said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Sassylassy said...

Excellect job. I love all the work you put into this card. And the colors together are amazing. Thank you for joining us for this weeks challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Bonnie


The colours are beautiful together Kym and I love the sparkly embellishments and the adorable LOTV image. Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining us again at OSAAT. x Sylvia x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous - for a brown & orange card and i love the stick pin. i'm dying to use one on one of my cards. i just might take the plunge.

fabulous card!

hugs :)

Mona E said...

Great card! Love the color-combo and that sweet image. Your DP`s looks amazing! Thanks for playing with us this week at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

Crafting Joanne said...

Beautiful card Kym, love the colours and such a sweet image.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Joanne x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love the colour combo!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - love the glimmery spritz. Thanks for joining us at DYSU. Hope you will come back next week.

Janna said...

I love the image and allll the sparkle! thanks for joining at DYSU this week! Janna

Anonymous said...

Hi Kym...

I think you have done a great job with the colours, super image, really lovely card...

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.
Huggies Angel

Spyder said...

Lovely Card Kym!
Thank you so much for joining Quirky Craft's New Beginnings Challenge.


Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On & the SCSC!
Helen x

Love crafts forever said...

Very gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT and Whoopci Daisy.
Hugs Nataliya

agypsyangel said...

Pretty card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Pauline said...

Can't see any signs of a struggle, Kym, this is gorgeous! I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up this week!
hugs from Australia,

Miranda said...

lovely card, love the colours you've used, makes it warm and cosy
thanks for joining us at the do you stack up? challenge blog


Claire said...

Wow gorgeous card Kym, I love those colours!Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Super card as always Kym. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, I thinkyou have done a fabby job....I always panick being taken out of my comfort zone...my biggest fear is vintage..love looking at it but can't do it lololol !

Thank you for sharing with us at SFC, OSAAT, The Crazy & Craft Your Passion this week, good luck! Hugs shell xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Kym.Thanks for sharing this with us at Sparkles.xxx

coops said...

beautiful card kym.i love the gorgeous image and my fav colours too :D

xx coops xx

Lisa Jane said...

CUte little card - thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa ;)

princesskitten said...

she is an absolute little darlin'

kitten DYSU team

Joanne said...

Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Jen said...

Colours are lovely, cute image too. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Kym, Lovely card, thanks for playing along on Rainbow Ladys Challenge and OSAAT Hazelxox

darling Ho said...

Wow! So cute!! I love the LOTV's girl, too.:)
Thanks for sharing at 2SC. Hope to see you again.
Hugs~darling Ho~

Debs said...

adorable image, one of my fav's I think you did wonderful with the color combo, all your elements are really lovely, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this challenge

ElizabethR said...

Hi Kim the colours are lovely and suit the image perfectly. Good luck in Rainbow Lady's challenge. Elizabeth x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Kym, love all the glitz and adorable cutie. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Mel X said...

Hiya Kym

Fabulous. Love the design and super cute image.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

Cor* said...

Interesting color combo for sure, but it looks totally fine with that cutie patootie image! Great flower! Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x