Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's a Birthday Party

I went to a birthday party today and the birthday girl was just adorable!!  She had on her princess crown and necklace and everything a princess needs.  Her name is Sherry I made this card for  her.

Is this the most joyous little gal you've seen?  I just love her!!  I've had her for a couple months or more and am finally getting around to using her.  What fun it was to make this card.  I love the Cosmo Cricket early bird line and selecting, then using the colors to match those papers was tons of fun!  Bright and pretty and whimsical.  Just the way I like 'em  : )

Oh... did I mention this little princess at today's party is turning 40?  : ) 

I'm friends with Sherry's mom, Kathy, and know they are both huge Irish junkies.  Kathy has Irish on her side so they come by it naturally!  : )  Anywho... I wanted to add a bit o' the Irish to Sherry's card.  I found this heart with a celtic knot enclosed within it.  That was perfect!!  And instead of the normal birthday blah-blahs on the inside, I stamped an Irish saying.  I think Sherry enjoyed that I'd included those items on her card!


I got the layout for this card from a new challenge site.  New for me anyway.  It's called Crafting Life's Pieces and Chelsea holds four sketch challenges a month.  If you enter all four, you have a chance to win the monthly prize.  I probably won't be able to fit all four sketches in, but so far I really do like what I see.  She makes beautiful cards as well.  If you can, go check out her blog and try a challenge or two... or four!  This layout is actually from Challenge #19 found here

Other challenges:
Copic Colour Challenge - red (got it), pink, blue
Daring Cardmakers - Have a Heart
Allsorts Challenge - 3, 2, 1 - 3 of something, 2 of something else and one of something else.  I've got 3 DPs, 2 stamps and one bow (or charm).
By the Cute and Girly - Love

I meant to glitter up the butterfly and bumble bees just a little bit, but forgot.  Also I added the little hand-written '40th' right above the space between happy and birthday.  It looked perfect, but I decided to leave these pics as they are.

And that's about all I got done today.  I guess I just needed to catch up a bit with my need to be lazy.  Yep... yep... that's what it was, a lazy day with a fun birthday party thrown in!!  Happy Birthday Sherry!!

I'm so glad you came by today.  Please come again soon.  For those of you who leave comments, thank you sooooo much!  They just make my day!!!

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie Upside Down, Stamping Bella sentiment
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket early bird, Gina K. pure luxury (image)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, VersaMagic wheat
Supplies:  Nesties, ribbon, heart charm, MS punch
Technique:  Copic markers, sponging


Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al

gorgeous!! a cute image and wonderful coloring. TFS!


stunning card, I love these CC papers too and cant seem to stop using them...thanks for visiting my blog for the Wags and Whiskers blog hop
Mina xxx


Looking at this card makes your heart sing! So pretty!


Hi Denise
Wow this is fabulous - I love it!!! Your colouring is fantastic. The image is so adorable - I bet your friend loved it. Thnaks for taking on my recipe challenge at Allsorts this week. Good luck in the draw.
Have a lovely day.
Take care
Debs xx


Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton)

loving this image, great colouring and fab design.Thankyou for sharing your creation with "by the cute and girly". janex


Your right it is a great image and I love what you have done with it, perfect little card. The Irish heart is just lovely and being Irish myself I would say you loved it. Thanks for sharing at By the Cute and Girly this week.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty)

Adorable card, Denise!!


wow fabulous card love the image and your colouring is super...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x


Wow! I'm sure Princess Sherry love this beautiful card from you. The papers are so pretty and the charm is darling. a Beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the CLP Challenge. ~Chelsea