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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)
By the Cute and Girly - Birthday
Fab & Funky - No DP (all of these would qualify except for the second to last one)
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goesDe Creative Zebra - Anything goes