Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Happy Birthday 2U

Don't laugh... it's taken me 6 hours to make this card. 
6 HOURS!!!!
I could have been de-greasing the cooker, or mowing the lawn, or tackling the ironing mountain!!
My vision of a squirrel in an aeroplane (don't ask!) ended up in the bin - twice.
Then, I learnt my lesson and went in search of a nice sketch, which was kindly provided by Natalie of Creative Inspirations.

I used stars, instead of  flowers and I couldn't quite squeeze them in next to each other, but I'm sure you can still make out the original sketch.

Can you believe, when I'd finished the card and went to stand it up, I realised I had tied the string all the way round it (not just on the top layer) Duh!! I had to cut it off and start again.

Creative Inspirations - Natalie's Sketch
Stamptacular - It's Your Birthday
ABC Challenge -  Y is for Y Chromosome (male themed)
Crafty Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (optional extra 'celebrate' theme) . They also have a fabulous Blog Hop, with some amazing prizes, to celebrate being 5 !! Congrats ladies  xxx

DP - My Mind's Eye 'Ooh La La'         
Stamp from Molly Blooms was a magazine freebie - coloured with Copics and popped up on foam pads.
Birthday tag from Craftwork Cards.    String.
Circle and Postmark stamps from Whimsy Stamps.


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,love the image and fab

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun...and loving the layout too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Faye said...

Fab, fab, fab! Love it. X

catherine said...

Fabulous card caroline and a great job with the sketch. love the colours and the stars. Hope you are settling well in the new home
x catherine

StephG said...

this is perfect for a boy...the image is adorable! I love the colors and all the details. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

Joey said...

Twas worth the 6 hours lol, its a gorgeous card! love the image, hope your keeping well hun. Joey xx

Unknown said...

aw bless yer sweetie...well must say alls well that ends well its a superb card loving those stars great colour fabulous hugs sasssyxx

Wishcraft said...

It's gorgeous Caroline! Fab image and layout, love these papers... I've got them but I'd forgotten all about them, must dig them out! Hope you're feeling a bit more settled in your new home :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous Caroline!! Love the image and colours.

Lee said...

Well.your card is absolutely Gorgeous hun.Good for you that you did not give up lol.

I fear your "New Home" card dare I say it on here but alas it may be BOUGHT LOL.I just cannot muster any mojo at all for card making,I really do not know what has happened.Will you still talk to me !!! Hugs xx

Stampalicious said...

this is awesome, love the pretty colour combo, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card.

Chrissy said...

Such a stressful time you have had Caroline.. lol..but ended up with a fabulous card, love the colours and such a cute image..

Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .


Donna said...

Fab card Caroline, love these colours and the fab design...cute image too! :) Donna ♥ x

PS: I've got your email...will reply soon :)

Unknown said...

Awww what a fun card, love the image and the beautiful colours on your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xxx

Aileen said...

Sounds like you were having one of those days! However the card has come out wonderful. Love the colours and cute image. x

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done, I love the rich, colours, very pretty card, thanks so much for joining us at the Abc challenge, please check out our DT Call
Hugs Julie P