Saturday, 8 August 2015

Penny Black Birthday Wishes

This card is a joint effort between ittle Miss C and myself. She coloured a bunch of these PB images about a year ago and has not had time to make them up into cards. Her love of horses and riding has taken over our old card making hours!

I decided to make up one or two of them for her, using mostly pieces from my VOS stash.
I chose another of the garage sale embossed mats and  combined it a vivid hot pink scalloped diecut. I have had several of these diecuts stashed away and never managed to use them...the colour has always clashed as it is a bit overly vivid.The image was cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched die and set on the hot pink scalloped die...It looked awful! I rummaged about and found some doilies, so used a smaller lighter pink one to tone down the vivid tones and layered those both onto a larger white doily. Whew...problem solved. Those doilies are very VOS. They were bought for a scrapbook wedding layout I made over 10 years ago!

I layered up some flowers from my stash and made sure the center one was a brighter pink. I used a turquoise brad to hold it together and added another one to the flower on the cupcake. I am a sucker for teensy brads. I know they are not as popular as they once were, but I have tons in my stash so I'm trying to find ways to use them again.

I had a bit of trouble finding a background DP from my bits box so gave up and chose this paper from one of my 6 x 6 paper pads. A wee butterfly from the dollar store finished off my card. I did not add a sentiment as the EF says Happy Birthday over and over!

I am adding this card to the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.


Liz said...

What a cute card - love it! Very girlie with lots of pink. xx

Barb said...

It's a lovely happy card and what a delightful image. The doileys work perfectly. Barbxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a great card.
Such a very cute image coloured so well, by Miss C.
Great design as always.
Hope your hubby is catching lots of fish at the lake.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jo said...

Fun, bright, & it......& wouldn't mind a cup cake that size either lol. Hope you're warm here these past few days I can hardly bear it .....any excuse to hide in my craft room lol x

Carol said...

Such a cute and pretty card Maureen. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Great colouring, she is better than me, lovely card.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mo, I like the gorgeous image and the embellishments
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

Such a cute card Maureen, I love the colour combination and your papers and image are so pretty.

Sassy Raggedy said...

It's a wonderful card Mo...The pinks are lovely and I really like that background paper. Hugs, joann

Pia S said...

A very sweet card, one you should save to give to her, it will be a nice memory when she gets older, having this card made by the both of you,

April said...

So cute and sweet! Great job!

Di said...

So cute Mo!! Fabulous colouring too.

I just found your link, it was in Mr Linky hidden and not showing in the Playground! Just going to llnk you in now :)


Di xx

jimlynn said...

It's precious and SO pretty! Love the doilies you added to this. Makes that cute image just pop!
Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers for Jim and I. It meant so much to us.

MaryH said...

Hi Maureen, sorry to be late in visiting..but I certainly enjoyed this great collaboration between you & Miss C. It is a beautifully colored imagine, and she will be so pleased with all the embossed texture and fun hot pink colors you've added to her PB image. Great dp, and a very pretty look. You both did a super job! TFS & Hugs.

Greta said...

So adorable! Love that background paper & the butterfly from the dollar store was a steal!