Monday, October 8, 2012

She's all that - Birthdays

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, and for those of you in Canada  great Thanksgiving.

I've updated my blogger background, what do you think?  Have any of you changed your blogger templates lately and have suggestions?  Also, if any of you have trouble leaving comments or viewing my blog, please send me an email, which is available in my blogger profile.

Below I've got some cards and entering them in some challenges, one more complicated than the rest,
here are the first couple, going with a simple colour scheme of just the black, white and cameo coral.  The fancy edges are made using the A2 Card Creator dies and the one uses an old cuttlebug embossing folder that I thought tied in well.  The cake is coloured brown and the candle has a yellow flame and there are a few bit of other coloured items too.

The one on the right I am entering in Flourishes challenge for World Card Making day to focus on the 5 senses.  For me, the sight of the girl carrying the cake makes me think of our family birthday parties, and as soon as the person walks out of the kitchen carrying the lighted cake, we all start singing happy birthday (hearing), it always smells sweet (here chocolaty) and then we get to eat it--yum! (smell and taste), I used a textured embossing folder for the candles, which make me think of heat (feel), and my eye is drawn by the little bit of colour incorporated in to the image (sight).

The next couple are more colourful, one of them using some very busy DP that has been collecting dust, combined with an embossing folder again, and the other uses an old background stamp.

I am entering the following challenges with these cards:
Flourishes, World Card Making Day 5 senses (see explanation above, after the first photo)
Fab & Funky - No DP (all of these would qualify except for the second to last one)
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
De Creative Zebra - Anything goes


  1. These are all so pretty. Love that candle embossing folder you used too. Great color combo.

  2. Pretty cards ,you've been busy . Like the new blog background.

  3. This is a wonderful collection of birthday cards. You did a fabulous job showcasing this image in various layouts, styles, and with various papers/embellishments. Love them all.

  4. Just beautiful!! No way to pick a face!! Xoxo

  5. I love the fun embossed birthday candles! Thanks for playing along with our Flourishes 5 Senses Challenge!

  6. Boy you are set on birthday cards. They all are fun and the textures look great. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge this week.

  7. Now if only I were so skinny as that silhouette after I ate cake! LOL!!!!

    Love the cards and the great silhouette image with lots of white space, super pretty!

  8. All of these are great cards. I love seeing how people use one image in several different ways, it helps me to think of different ways to use my images. I like your new background too!

  9. wow, you sure are on the go :) great cards!
    Btw. you are one of the winner at Flourishes! congrats! :)

  10. Awesome cards! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Birthday challenge and good luck!

    Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  11. Lovely image. Love the way you have used same image for different cards. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.

  12. Love that you have used the same image for the different senses. Congrats for winning at flourishes too! You deserve it!