Friday, September 11, 2009

A Happy Birthday Card

Happy Friday. Yipee!

I made this card for a couple of challenges and also for my Mom whose birthday is coming up in a week and a half, so this is the earliest I've ever had a card ready for her birthday. Usually I'm scrambling to the last minutes to get it done.

I've used the sketch that was provided at the Create4fun Challenge for their week 36.

And at Stamp Something Challenge Blog, this week's challenge is to create something with your favorite embelishments. My favorite embelishments I guess would be flowers that I've made myself. And since they've come out with those half pearls in a rainbow of colours, those have become my favorite embelishments too.

I've chosen a DP with bright summery colours since this Magnolia image is from the Lazy Summer Days collections. I think this Tilda image is called Loves Me.

I've basically followed the sketch, except for the placement of the Happy Birthday sentiment. I moved that to the top left-hand corner because I made a boo boo with my distressing. You know how it is, when instead of a nice light shading you get a blob of ink? Don't you just hate that? I used the sentiment to cover it up. LOL.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Stamps: Magnolia Loves Me, Great Canadian Stamp 'Happy Birthday', Great Impressions 'Have a Beautiful Day'.

DP: from me&my BIG idea value pack paper pad Fashion District

Tools: EK Success flower punch, Martha Stewart twig punch, Provo Craft decorative scissor, Colluzle circle template.

Misc.: Kaiser Craft pearls.


Debbie Pamment said...

This little Tilda is gorgeous - but there's no doubt your mom knows it will end with "she loves me"! Fabulous DPs - so bright and cheery. Hope your mom has a wonderful birthday!

Kellie Winnell said...

OH wow Norma this is just absolutely gorgeous. I agree with Deb the papers are so bright and happy, colouring is amazing as always, love everything about it xx.

dolcreations said...

Those papers are just so perfect. Bright and cheery! I love what you do! Your colouring is just amazing as always!
Have a nice weekend,

Patricia Garcia said...

awesome card, love the cute flowers!!


Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Norma! I love the pretty paper you used and those pearls look so pretty on the flowers! Tilda is gorgeous of course! :) Your mom is going to LOVE it! hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Okay, I took a peak and WOW, Norma! This is awesome, and your coloring on BOTH Tilda's is stupendous! Such happy paper, and the perfect image for a special birthday gal...hugs...Barb

Jacque said...

Norma, she is lovely!!! Beautiful inside too!!! That paper is just so cheerful and your coloring is yummy!!! Your mom will just be thrilled with this one!!! Those flowers are the cutest things...Great job...Hugs..Jacque

Holley said...

I love it! your coloring is wonderful and it coordinate so well with the patterned paper. Kuddos!!

CelticWoman said...

precious and sure your mom will be thrilled to receive it. Sandi

Handmade by Vivi said...

Great card Norma!! beautiful DP, great sketch and adorable image!!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma what a cute little card and I am sure your Mom will love it !

cabio's craft corner said...

The lovely distressing onthis card is fabulous. Norma, you always have the coolest flowers and the colorings you did on Tilda. Very cute!

Nancy said...

Oh Norma what a cute birthday card! Your Mom is going to love it! Love the DP and Tilda is colored perfectly. Your card is beautiful inside and out!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet!! What a cute birthday card!! Your mom will love it!! Awesome colors, coloring, and design!!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous!! Love that card!!

Sharri Seffens said...

This is beautiful! Your Mom will love it! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the design!

Whimcees said...


What a wonderful card! I am constantly amazed at your creativiry not only with the outside of your cards but also that you always finish the insides so beautifully!

I am sure that this card brought a smile to your mother's face when she saw it! :<}

Barbara Diane

Di said...

Awesome card love it your papers are fab!!
Hugs Di xxx

Ramona Michaluk said...

Fabulous card Norma (as always) - Tilda is just gorgeous, love your colouring and the papers you've used on this one.
I'm sure your mother will just love it !

Katie Renz said...


Beautiful card inside and out! I'm a huge fan of those little pearl embellishments too. Thanks so much for playing along with Stamp Something this week.

Cami said...

Very pretty card! I love the papers, Tilda, of course!, and your coloring. Your Mom will beso delighted! Great job! Cami

Jodester said...

Norma, Super cutie. Beautiful inside & out. The DP is so bright and your coloring is amazing. I hope your Mom has a very special birthday and I am sure she will adore this card.
Thanks for the inspiration
Hugs Oz_Jodie

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