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.

Recipe

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

30 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. Love the papers, colours and super cute image! xxx

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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

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  13. This is gorgeous Mo. Love the colours you have used.
    Hugs
    xx

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  14. 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!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  22. 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:)

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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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.

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

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

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  28. Wonderful card - love those zingy colours!
    http://paperartscafe.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/spring-flowers.html

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  29. 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!

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