Monday, 11 February 2013

Cupcake Birthday girl

I made this card for a very good friend, who helped me through some very dark days many years ago. It's also for a relatively new challenge called Seize the Birthday, which looks like fun - with the novel idea of using the same sketch for two challenges, first for her and then for him:)

I retied the bow after taking the above photo :) Love the huge shoes.
And, a peek at the inside, the sentiment says 'Friends Always'.

For the challenge, Seize the Birthday, this is the challenge sketch we had to follow:
I used:

- 7" x 5" tent style card stock, made by chopping an 8" square one down

- image is a pre-coloured LOTV one. Die cut into a circle, mounted onto a scalloped circle of SU's 'Wisteria' card

- backing paper is lavender with silver dots, from the snippets folder

- Craftwork cards sentiment, mounted onto a scalloped oval of SU's 'Wisteria' card

- a snippet of lavender coloured satin ribbon

- almost hidden sentiment and a band of the remaining little snippet of lavender backing paper

What a trip yesterday - no snow but torrential rain and even some floods to cope with :( And the meeting dragged on while I quietly kept peeking out of the windows to check the rain wasn't turning into snow. It sure was good to get home!

Di
x

21 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so precious for your sweet friend, Di! Glad you made it home safe and sound!!

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  2. Darling card and I love all that purple!!! Precious image too. Love her big shoes!! Nothing as fun as playing "dress up".
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
    Lynn

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  3. Wauuu, violet colour, embossing is great, image top, sketch fab your card is GORGEOUS,
    hugs Tamara

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  4. Such a pretty card Di.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  5. Cute card...she is just adorable...will she ever grow into her shoes!!!

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  6. Oh this is gorgeous and so cute too.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. Very pretty! Do we get to see the male version tomorrow?

    Can't beat LOTV . . . they are just so cute!

    Glad you got home safely. It's currently snowing lightly here!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. Wot a sweet card. Love the colour. Snowing down ere in Essex. Only got a knitted coat to wear today so glad it is not the full works for Uncle. Hugs Mrs a.

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  9. Loverly card there Miss and in purples - or shades of! Such a cutie image! No white stuff here (thank goodness!)
    xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Di, love the image and fab layout.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  11. A cute image Di, and my favourite colour. I am sure your friend will love it. I like Seize the Birthday as it makes you do those men cards which I particularly struggle with. Have a good week. Lynn x

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  12. Lovely colours Di and the image is so cute. I shall pop over to this challenge site and check it out.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  13. Brilliant card, love the colours and the super cute image, I would have been well pleased if I had done that bow. Mine are rubbish.

    Sorry about the weather on your trip but at least you are home safe and sound.

    Kath x

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  14. cute image and love the card

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  15. Beautiful card Di l like the colour and the layout x

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  16. What a sweet card. I love the purple and she is just about the cutest thing ever. I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday.

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  17. Oh so pretty! The background paper is beautiful - and what a great sentiment!

    Stay warm and dry!

    love Mags B x

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  18. Brilliant card Di, love those little froggies and the embossed background, yes, but they are not butterflies. I am just trying to do a pink and green card and love the pink ribbon on the green paper.

    Kath x

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  19. Gorgeous card - love the colour and the polka dotty card, of course :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  20. Such a cute image and lovely colour too. Hugs, Amanda x

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