Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy Birthday To You...

Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday dear Emer...
Happy Birthday to you!


There were more songs in my head like "99 Red Balloons", but as there was only one on the card, I chose to be super original with Happy Birthday to You! I love this image by Saturated Canary, the eyes are fabulous. I kept singing "Don't you make my brown eyes blue", but this is a happy card. I have used Jen's sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout of the card. I felt it made the card look like a present all wrapped up for a party. Initially I intended a large star with happy birthday on it where the ribbons meet, but I loved the deeper colour where they crossed over each other & wanted to leave it showing. So with some masking of the Paper Smooches happy birthday, we have a lovely right aligned sentiment.



Stamps: Saturated Canary Ava, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White & Silver mirrorboard from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles, red ribbon, silver & white gel pen, iridescent stars
Colouring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers

Have A Blast!

I've disguised this birthday boy's age as part of the rocket's count down, but I think the big red glittery 65 probably give it away! I love the silver embossed panel so much, it's tactile & shiny and I want to find more ways to use it. Another favourite is white embossing powder, I love watching it develop and the end result. The glossy accents on the window even picked up a little glare, how it did under the Winter sun I'm not sure.

Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge #129
ABC Challenge: E for Embossing
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment PSC60: Metal Embellished Birthdays
Cards Galore Challenge Blog January Challenge: Anything Goes


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Teeny Trees, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls
Paper: White, Navy card & Silver mirrorboard from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles, white embossing powder, silver gel pen
Colouring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers 

Thursday, 3 January 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash

This is a quick CAS card & post! This is my first time trying anything like this. I created in less than 10 minutes for the CAS-Friday 10min Craft Dash & if I'd pre-applied the stamps to the block it would have been even quicker. I choose my colour scheme based on Moxi Fab World Tuesday Trigger, lots of white space with golds & blue. The sentiment is from Hero Arts & the snowflakes are Hero Arts, Kars and Papermania. This is the first inking of my snowflakes.

CAS-ual Fridays CFC83: Dashing Thru The Holidays
Pretty Pink Posh Challenge #9: 10 Minute Craft Dash
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Sweet Dreams
A Blog Named Hero Challenge #17: New Year, New You


Stamps: Hero Arts CL469, SD412, KARS X-mas Collection, Papermania 907921, 907924
Ink: Encore Gold, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers
Punch: Dovercraft Corner Rounder
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: Stickles, iridescent gems