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!



Darnell J Knauss said...

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

jimlynn said...

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.

Stacey Schafer said...

so cute!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

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

Annie said...

Such a pretty card Di.
A x

scrappymo! said...

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

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and so cute too.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

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!

Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

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.

Samantha Elliott said...

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

Caz said...

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

Lynn said...

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

Planetsusie said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Liz said...

cute image and love the card

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Di l like the colour and the layout x

Deanna Jean said...

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.

MagsB said...

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

Stay warm and dry!

love Mags B x

Kathleen said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Amanda said...

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