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Wednesday 25 April 2012

Penny's Birthday Challenge

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  Well it might be wet and miserable outside but I am a happy bunny today.  I have finished work and now have 12 days off.  We are away this coming weekend but then planning to have a bit of a rest and hopefully get lots of crafting done.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Sadly this is the last challenge for our wonderful design team coordinator Courtney.   Courtney is busy working on a new business venture and has decided that now is the time to step down.  Courtney has done a fantastic job and we are sorry to see her go but hopefully will still see her around blogland and we wish her well.
Julie from the design team has now taken on the role and I am sure she will do a fantastic job.
Our theme for this fortnight is 'Happy Birthday'.  Nice and easy me thinks and you can't have too many birthday cards.
We have four fabulous sponsors this time around:       
Squigglefly - one lucky random person will win images from Squigglefly!!
Eye Candie Creations - one lucky random person will win one 4 digi's of their choice from EyeCandie Creations!!
Digital Delights - one lucky random person will win a $5 US Gift Certificate to Digital Delights!!
Karen's Doodles - one lucky random person will win 3 digis of their choice from Karen's Doodles!!

Here is the card I created using a great image from Squigglefly.

The image was coloured with promarkers and I added some sparkle to the candles and some lovely brown glitter to the icing.  The rest of the items on the card were all from my scraps box.  I added some coredinations cardstock for the matting and layering and die cut a border to edge the ribbon.  Some glittery flowers, pearls, gems and a sentiment completed the card.

Why not pop over to Penny's and check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team.  Looking forward to seeing all your birthday creations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
One Stop - use sketch
Stampin for the Weekend - Sparkle and shine
Pile It On - Sparkle and shine
One Stitch At A Time - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthday
Simon Says - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes

Thanks for popping by and please feel free to leave me comments.  I do enjoy reading each and every one of them.
Take care


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just lovely. Perfect for a special birthday.
It would be great if you could stop by Doing Life and take part in our DS4J blog hop.

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the fab image.xxx

Unknown said...

Mags this is lovely well done Hugs Elaine

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Mmmm its making me hungry Mags! Looks yummy xx

girlia said...

So cute. Love how you layered the image and the other layer of this card. Great job. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO for our HB Challenge

Amy said...

Very cute card!! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

Adrian said...

So cute,love the bling! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the design.
Caz x

NGCARDS said...

A great creation hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Mags this is just beautiful!!!! Love the cake the flowers and the colors!!!! Smashing birthday card!!!! Wow!!!

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Mags, fab image and love the pretty details...enjoy your days off.
Wendy xx

Amanda Phillips said...

Mags, What a sparkly birthday wish this is. Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges.
~ Amanda LTCDT

Klare said...

Mags that cake looks good enough to eat. lovely little card

Christine said...

What a fun and festive card. I love the beautiful bling that you used and the non traditional birthday colors look fantastic!! Well done!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Flowergirl said...

Gorgeous card, love the image.
Enjoy your time off x
Wendy x

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Lovely take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at OSCC this week! Ani

SVIT said...

What a lovely card, Mags! Thank you for using our sketch! Hugs,

Mina said...

what a brilliant birthday image Mags, you used it so beautifully too...thanks for your fantastic comment on Phils new job...it meant so much to us
Mina xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love the pearls & sparkly flowers.

Donna x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Hi Mags
I love your card and the pearls and gems finish it off nicely.
Thanks for saying you will comment on as may Pennys card entries as you can too :-) Julie x

Heather May Holbrook said...

This is so pretty! I love the pink pearls!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Pile it On!
Heather P :)

melsanford said...

Fab card!!!! I love the image and the colour scheme is lovely :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Choccy said...

Beautiful !!
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time for our,'Anything Goes' challenge. Hope to see you back next week ;O)
Choccy x

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Mags, sorry I'm such a rubbish follower! there is never enough time to craft and comment!
Your little cake card is yummy!
Have a super weekend away
Thanks for playing along with the Ladybugs this week for the Birthday Challenge and good luck
Laurie x

Julie said...

This is a great card Mags,love how you've placed the image!Thanks for sharing it with the Ladybugs this time, enjoy your weekend,Julie.x

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We hope you come back and play with us again Really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

What a pretty card, I love the shine on the candles and the fun glitter on the icing! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday (must use ribbon) challenge :)

Mel said...

This is just lovely!
The image is perfectly coloured and matched your yummy papers!
Hugs Melly xxx

Esther said...

Darling card!
Love your pretty border and cute embellishments :)
Thanks for playing with CTO.

~ Barb said...

I just love your die cut border behind the ribbon, it's beautiful! And really what is a cake without chocolate icing?!? Thank-you for stopping by my blog and enjoy your holiday!
{Hugs} Barb