Thursday, 19 March 2015

Mimi's Cupcake Birthday Wishes

I am sharing a card I made at my friend Gloria's crop. Once a month, Gloria opens her craft room to a few friends and we spend a wonderful evening creating,sharing  stories and having a few giggles. Gloria always makes a tasty meal and we take turns bringing the side dishes.  Mmmm yummy!

I took a couple of my homemade card kits and made a few cards there this month.  This Penny Black image birthday card is one of them.  I tried to go for a mixture of brighter colours combined with some that are a bit more sedate. This may very well be used for one of Little Miss C's friends birthdays, so I tried to keep it younger looking without looking too young...she will be 9 this Fall!.

Some of you may have noticed my used flowers ticker at the top of my blog. As I coloured the cupcake I realized it had a flower tucked into the icing. That inspired me to use a few more and I am happy to add 4 more flowers to my ticker  I failed so miserably at my flower goals last year, that I was glad to tick a couple more used flowers off today. I layered two VOS prima type flowers and held them together with a lime green brad. The two wee pink opalescent flowers are acrylic. I popped a diamond over the teensy hole in them as it hurts my fingers to work with the tiniest brads these wee flowers need. Instead I held them onto the card with a tiny glue dot!

The Memory Box branches were cut out long ago and added to the card kit. Other than the coloring,  this was a quick card to assemble. The aqua ribbon is a self adhesive type trim from a dollar store package. It is easy to cut a piece slightly larger than needed to tuck into a card kit and then trim it down to size once on the card. That way, if the edges fray in the kit box, it does not matter.


Card Base - 5 1/2 square textured card base and envelope from my stash
Card Stock - snippet of Bazill pink card from Gloria's Stash
DP - snippets from my bits box
Ribbon - snippet of Dollar Store aqua self adhesive ribbon from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders large scalloped circle and large circle; Memory Box leafy branch
Flowers - VOS Prima flowers and acrylic tiny flowers
Bling - small diamonds from my stash
Brads - lime green small brad from my stash
Stamp - Penny Black Sweet Thing

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card base with patterned paper
3. Scrap and Craft Inspiration Challenge - must use flowers
4. Penny Black Saturday Challenge - must use some flowers


Carol said...

Great card Maureen, such pretty colours and I love the funky papers. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Maureen this is a little beauty I adore that cutie image also the wonderful papers and embellishments, superb make.
lorraine x

Jean said...

Super card, I love the combination of spots and zigzag stripes in your backing paper and the ribbon adds a nice little sparkle. I like the cute image and pretty flowers too.
Jean x

Craftychris said...

Love the papers, colours and super cute image! xxx

KandA said...

Gorgous fun card. Love all the cheerful colours and super image xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I like the adorable image and the papers
Kevin xx

Pat said...

What a cute image Maureen and love the spots and chevron stripes and then that pretty turquoise fancy ribbon and the flowers and leaves finish it wonderfully. x

Lucy Woods said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright papers! Really cute image too!
Lucy x

linda said...

awww, this is adorable! mimi looks so cute with that big cupcake and i love the patterned paper and colours, especially the dots!

April said...

Sweet image! I love the colors and the card layout! Great job!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful card for a nine year old girl Maureen. Well done on the flower use, when you have finished with yours you can come over here and start on mine - I will provide food!!! Susan x

Kath said...

A great card - love the colours you've used and the layout.
Kath x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mo. Love the colours you have used.

Di said...

Hi Mo! Lovely to see you playing along! I adore your card, such a lovely design and perfect for girls of around nine years old. In fact, for girls of any age really!


Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
oh what a cute card.
Love the bright colours, and your fab stamped image.
Great designing as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Asha said...

What a gorgeous card, Maureen. LOVE the fun Spring colours. And you've done a brilliant job on the image.She soooo cute! Happy Spring and have a fab weekend, my friend!
hugs, Asha

cuilliesocks said...

Isn't she sweet, lovely card Maureen, pretty papers and embellishments, hugs Kate x

Sandra H said...

so cute!!

Carol L said...

This is the cutest card EVAH! Mimi is adorable and those papers and embellies just scream girly-girl cuteness all over the place!

cotnob said...

A lovely card Maureen, such a pretty image and lovely bright papers.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Sounds like you ladies have a wonderful time.....I love this bright and colorful card. Your coloring is beautiful. Hugs, joann

SARN said...

Oh she's so cute! Lovely card . . . made me smile.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pia S said...

This is so cute and colorful, I really like these bold, cheerful colors and patterns. Really nicely put together.
Most of my childish designs go to my sister as her two sons, aged 6 and 7, are invited to so many birthdays. Good for me as I can keep in crafting:)

Greta said...

This is just darling! How fun to have crafty friends to get together with. So glad you joined us at PBSC!

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous, colourful card, Mo! I love the papers and the cute image, and the teal ribbon pulls everything together perfectly! Hooray for Snippets, and for crafting friends! :)

love Mags B x

Sarah Mabery said...

What a sweet card. I love the chevron pp. So bright and pretty. And the die cut leaves with the flowers are great. Sounds like you had a fun night of crafting.

Tracy said...

this card is so adorable.
I too have this stamp, so cute.
I really like the fun bright colours on this one :)

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

Wonderful card - love those zingy colours!

Jayshree Jayshre said...

Wow, that's a very beautiful card! Someone who receives birthday wishes in a form of this kind would really by delighted. Have a great day!