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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Birthday Card

I needed to make a birthday card for someone so I decided to use the stamp my son bought me for Mother's Day from Crafts and Me entitled Pink Lightning by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.  I have coloured her in with Promarkers, made the sky effect around her with some sparkly chlaks, ripped around the image, inked the edges with a chalk ink pad, highlighted the edges with a Martha Stewart blue glitter pen and then did some faux stitching.  The patterned backing papers are from a Amy Butler K&Co paper pad called Belle.  They are certainly louder than I normally use but they grew on me.  I have teamed the backing papers up with blue and green DCWV textured card.  I made a tag with my alcohol inks - a green, blue and also my gold.  I love the addition of the gold and at some stage must invest in the other metallic effects.  The card has been finished off with some lace, ribbon, buttons, Craftwork Cards sentiment (which was a light purple but I coloured green with a Promarker and then added some dots with the Martha Stewart glitter pen used around the image), glittery fibres and Dawn Bibby Design glitter flowers (which I bought in Dawn's shop when I went up there for my 40th birthday nearly 2 years ago) with blue flower brad centres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Do You Stack Up? - Textures
Craft us Crazy - Autumn colours and/or favourite embellishments - I chose favourite embellishments - these being flowers, ribbon and lace
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Stamp Something - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - Make it magical or spooky
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Fashionable Stamping - Tags
I Did it Creations - Anything goes
Pile it On - Layer it
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Crafting When We Can - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Use the "f" word - flowers, fibres and fantasy for me
Totally Stampalicious - Anything goes
Crazy Challenge - Birthdays
Lollipop Crafts - Use brads and eyelets
Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday time
Everybody Art - Flowers
The Pink Elephant - Vintage theme
Crafty Sentiments - Spots and stripes
Creative Craft - Buttons and bling
Bearly Mine Challenge - Buttons
Anything Goes - Vintage/shabby chic
Papertake Weekly - Things with wings
Show and Tell - Anything goes
Scrap-Creations - Unique fold
Cooking it up with Katie - Girl/girlie, add some green and include a group (buttons and flowers for me)
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or fussy and fancy
Kelley's Kids - For someone special
Simon Says Stamp - Sing it (song or title inspired) - film called a Fairy Tale:  A True Story (1997)
Papercraft Star - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - For the girls
Flutter by Wednesday - Open challenge
The Paper Shelter - Fairies and elves
My Mum's Craft Shop - Happy birthday
Emerald Fairies - Buttons
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the inside of your card


Kathleen said...

Great card, fabulous colour combo. Really like the embelishments too. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes challenge.
Hugs Kat

Cheryl said...

oh kym hun this is just gorgeous just love that image and the colors on this,hugs cherylx
oh bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hun and creative craft challenge hugs cherylxxx

June Houck said...

I love Amy Butler papers!!! Your easel card showcases them beautifully :)

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Kym, love the image
Beryl x

Jac said...

Gorgeous card, love all the detail and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Joanie said...

Lovely colour combination and such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge, Joanie

coops said...

stunning card kym.the image is gorgeous and i love your beautiful colours :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

It's lovely, Kym. Love that image. Hazel x

Lisa M said...

Wow, this is a stunner of a birthday card! So very elegant and amazingly beautiful. Colors are perfect.
Thank you for playing our Birthday challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
Smiles 2 U,
Lisa xx
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well. 

Alanna said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts.

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful Card! I love it!! TFS!!

Many Blessings,


Rene said...

Soooo pretty! What a fantastic image!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful card hun, thanks for playing along at EAC this week! xxx

Shelby said...

Great card! I love the image you used and the tag behind the wonderfully colored image is a wonderful touch. Thanks for joining us at Kelley Kid's for someone special and MMCS birthday challenge.


NanaConnie said...

Great card! Love the image and the flowers you chose. Thanks for playing along at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope to see you again.
NanaConnie DT

Basslady said...

a wonderful creation with beautiful dp's and great details!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is very pretty.
Thank you for joining Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous image and beautifully coloured and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation and great use of the button theme, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Jill said...

gorgeous card Kym love the cute image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Lyn said...

Beautiful card Kym and such a great colour combo.

Thank you for joining us at CWWC with our 1st challenge

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card ym. Good luck with your entry to our Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Terry said...

Such a pretty card with great design details! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Kym, this is lovely, fabulous papers and image, and your decorating of the card is smashing. CoB

Anne said...

A lovely card Kym! Great color combo and a lovely image. Thankd for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs from Anne

Debbie said...

Awesome card! Love the image and colours! Great design!

Chris said...

I love your fairy, beautiful card. I must say you have got the spirit of Pile It On. thanks for playing along with us.

Chris said...

I'm back, like a bad penny. I still love this card and this time I want to thank you playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

susan said...

Gorgeous creation! Love the color combination and the fibers look terrific. Great image. Simply stunning! Thanks for joining us at I DID IT CREATIONS CHALLENGE # 72! Good Luck!

scrap joanny said...

Very cute - Thank for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

scrap joanny said...

nice card - thanks for playing with lollipopcrafts - hugs Joanna

Linda B said...

So pretty... lovely color combination with fabulous papers!

cindy said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week.

Danni said...

What a beautiful card! So many challenges, wow! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

karen said...

Very pretty, beautiful details and image, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Kym fab image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time and good luck. luv gina xx

Ren-Yi said...

I love the colors you chose. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Tracey Manderson said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, and good luck with the challenge.

sara said...

great card love that image thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

kaylou said...

what a fabulous magical card, thank you for joining us at CES challenges,
Hugs Kaylou xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,lovely image and colour combo...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

Julie said...

Fab card! Love the image and the shades of blue! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Jessie Lubyk said...

Very beautiful Kim..your attention to detail is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious Mondays :)

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, what a lovely image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and at OSAAT. Good luck xx

Elke said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at CCC. Good luck.

Elke XX

Carolina said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week :-)

LaJanette said...

What a great easel card! I am loving all of those blue tones.

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week:0)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

Anna said...

Super sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautifully created Kym, your coloring of this sweet stamp is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie!

Natascha said...

Love your creation! Great layout and very beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha