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Monday 20 February 2012

Happy Pink Birthday

Evening folks
Hope you are all well this evening.  The weekend seemed to go really quickly and it was a bit of an effort getting myself motivated for work this morning.
Hubby had to take his car into the garage today.  On the way home from work last Monday a fox or something suddenly ran out into the road and hubby could not avoid hitting it.  It all happened so quickly but luckily hubby kept his cool and avoided swerving into other vehicles or going into the ditch.  Trouble is it causes a lot of damage to your vehicle. In my hubby's case £900 worth of damage.  Has claimed on the insurance but have still got the excess to pay, ouch!!  Guess I will have to keep working a bit longer lol.
Anywho, onto my card for today.  It is my niece's birthday on Monday next week so thought I had better get a card done for her.  The challenge over at Crafty Catz at the moment is to make a card using your favourite things.  Just by chance my favourite things to craft with are also some of my nieces favourite things.  Must admit that I did go a bit overboard.
Pink and purple are two of my favourite colours to craft with.  In this card I chose pink.  The photo is a bit dark I am afraid.  The image is from Saturated Canary - a new purchase.  Coloured with my promarkers and I did add glamour dust to the little bird in the image and matted onto Coredinations.   I love coredinations cardstock and can't resist distressing it.  All the papers used were from my stash and scraps box.  I added some ribbon and lace near the bottom.  The little flowers were punched with one of my little flower punches.  I used buttons for the centre of the flowers.  I added a punched butterfly out of glitter card and used some pearls to add a little trail.  I created the sentiment by using two little mini tags in pink and suspending them from the bow.  In real life this is so pink and girly.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash - use sketch and new/neglected items (image - new, papers and embellishments - stash)
Secret Crafter - Bingo board ( Ribbon, flowers, glitter)
Sweet Stampin - Bingo board (Lace, ribbon, pearls)
Crafty Catz -Favourite things
Bunny Zoe's - Celebrations
Totally Papercrafts - Ribbons/Bows
Crazy 4 Challenges - Stripes and dots
CES Challenges - Spots and dots
Pile It On - Sending happiness
Robyn's Fetish - Pretty in pink
Pollycraft - Ribbons and buttons
Cutie Pie - Flower Power
Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Birthday
Digi Doodle - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Happy

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you all again soon.  Off to do a bit of blog hopping now before I retire for the evening.


Sue said...

WOW I love your card, gorgeous colours and papers and so beautifully put together...stunning:)

Thank you for joining us at SnS


Jayne said...

Fabulous card, love all the detail, the greeting tags are fab! Love Jayne. x x

Mel said...

Ohh honey, that was pricey! Lucky you have insurance! But even better that Hubby was fine and kept calm!
Our poor van had to go in to get fixed last week after the power steering hose burst and leaked everywhere! lucky it only took 2 days and hubby could get back to work and not let down any customers!

Love your wee card! The image is just beautifully coloured and paper are matched perfectly! She will just love it!
Hugs M xxx

catherine said...

This is such a lovely card Mags and love the way you have put it all together. I'm sure your neice will love it
x catherine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is my sort of card. Love lots of details and this is gorgeous. Also a big fan of Core'dinations and Sc images.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mags, I like the sweet image and all the embellishments.
Kevin xx

K Clark said...

love the butterflies and pearls - thanks for piling it on!! hope you join up next week - kimberly dt

Linda Palmer said...

Awesome card. Don't you just love Krista's images. You colored this one so pretty. I just love it.

Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful card once again. Good luck with fixing car. I agree, a life is more important than earthly things.

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Mags, beautiful card Love the colour and such a cute image! I'm sure your Niece will love it

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Mags, gorgeous colouring and papers. Love the little tag detail and the pretty flowers.

Donna x

downrightcrafty said...

Wow a gorgeous creation and great take on our Bingo theme this week, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and the pink theme,lots of lovely detail too...
Mandy x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the papers & the pink is perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow fab beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at Robyns Fetish Pretty in pink challenge. Good Luck, cheers Sue N x

Cindy Groh said...

Awwww, super cute card. I love the butterfly and the trail it leaves behind. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week.

Mina said...

ouch for the car damage Mags, but the important thing is your Husband is fine thank goodness, could have been a lot worse couldnt it...wow to your fabulous colouring of this goreous SC image...love it
Mina xxx

Mary J said...

Mags, this is so ADORABLE! Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

M x

DesignerDiva said...

HI Mags I've been meaning to get over here and follow you for a while now and there is never enough hours in the day!
Love your SC card I'm so desperate to get mine out to play. Love the tags with the sentiment too, great idea.
I think I'm only just over the wash from you as I live in Hunstanton. I'll wave lol!
Hugs Laurie x

Daniele said...

ohhhh just loving your card Mags, just finished a card with this image

Kim said...

Such a pretty card. Love the pearls behind the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at sweet stampin this week.

Anonymous said...

Such pretty colours and details.Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for being a Cutie Pie this challenge! Hugs Woo x

Doreen said...

simply stunning. The image is so cute - I love it too *lol*
Many thanks for joining us at SnS this week
Doreen xx

Unknown said...

This is so pretty, love the colours and gorgeous papers and flowers. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin and good luck xx

Sheena said...

A beautiful card - love it! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Mags,
This looks wonderful. Love the image & fab interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge & Sketch N Stash.
Andie xx

susan said...

Congratulations on your TOP PICK award! Thank you for displaying our badge! We hope to see you again soon at THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE!

Sheena said...

Oh dear for that car bill! Gorgeous card, your niece will love it. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card - love the image and lovely embellies!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at SNS, Juliexxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx