Sunday, 20 March 2011

Happy Birthday!

I was asked to make a girlie card for a Birthday, so thought  the lovely "Tea Party" stamp by Lili of The Valley fitted the bill perfectly. I have used this super Sketch by Bev for the Lili of The Valley Challenge.

This card very nearly got thrown away several times!! Everything kept going wrong with it! It might just be me - I have had a stressful week with a lot of joint pain and my darling doggy was ill also. I made a complete mess of the border. Used a gel pen which looked wrong. Tried to cover it up with stickle but picked up wrong one and it had gold gleam and looked awful! I was about to bin it and thought no! no! you are not going to the bin - I am going to revivie you! LOL so came up with the gingham border idea to cover up my mess. I actually quite like it and might use it again ROFL. Necessity is the mother of invention as they say!

The gorgeous purple backing paper is Kate Knight from freebie pad with magazine. The pink dotted paper is from Papermania 'Summer Bloom' pad. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with Glitter Brads from Kars Christmas Collection. Bow is from Stash. The dragonfly had a big plastic loop on back and I wanted it to be flat, so I got out my metal files for jewellery making and filed it off - took ages! 

Close-up "Tea Party" LOTV

Colouring: (Copics unless otherwise stated)
Skin: E00 & R20
Hair: E31
Dress, Hat and Shoes: V12 & V15
Tea Set: G85 and Sakura Silver Metallic and Clear Star Pens
Table and Stool: Tan Promarker 
Tablecloth: E00 & Tan Promarker

Sketch by Bev - Lili of The Valley - Challenge 88

The white card is embossed with an embossing folder that came free with Docrafts Creativity Magazine. It is quite a small embossing folder, so did the piece of card in two goes and the join in the middle is conveniently covered by the image! I have used nestabilities dies for the image mount and for the Sentiment mount. Sentiment was made on my computer.

Some exciting news! I have treated myself to some new LOTV Stamps so you will see some gorgeous new ones popping up very soon! 

I am entering the card into the following Challenges:

Lili of The Valley - Challenge No. 88 - 'Sketch by Bev' (ends 23rd March 2011)
Papertake Weekly - 'Triple Tastic' Challenge - I have used 3 Flowers (ends 21st March 2011)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge No. 25 - 'Happy Birthday!' (ends 21st March 2011)
Simon Says - 'Happy Birthday!' Challenge (ends 22nd March 2011)
Charisma Cardz - Challenge No. 11 - 'To 'Die' For' - I have used nestabilities (ends 23rd March 2011)
Craft Us Crazy - Challenge No. 4 - 'Cupcakes and/or Celebration' (ends 30th March 2011)
Let's Ink It Up - Challenge No. 11 - 'Die Cuts/Punches - I have used nestabilites (ends 30th March 2011)
Paper Play - Challenge No. 11 - 'Embossing' (ends 23rd March 2011)
Paper Cutz - Challenge No. 83 - 'Your Choice' (ends 24th March 2011)
Paper Sundaes - Challenge No. 61 - 'Embossing' (ends 26th March 2011)

As you can see, I have entered quite a few challenges this time. I have read the rules for all the Challenges, but quite a few of the Challenges are new ones for me so if I have made a mistake anywhere, then apologies! And I have had a stressful week. Ah well, hopefully if I don't find any mistakes and have to edit my post, I can relax and watch Time Team and eat my Pizza followed by Black Forest Gateaux!!! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend and managed to catch some sun!!!
Sue xx


majsan said...

Really cute card and image. Loved the cute LOTV image and colorcombo.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY .

Claire said...

FAb card, such a cute image and I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

laney said...

Sue this is so cute!!! and a beautiful card

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Lovely pleased you did not throw away! The gingham is a nice touch! Thank you for playing along at Lets Ink It Up. Suzanne B
PS.Hope your pain eases and your dog gets better soon!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Lots of elements on this card and all are perfect.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful and super sweet creation! Thank you for joining us for the ‘die for’ challenge at LIIU ;) x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Sue every card you make gets better and better! This is FAB, you have made a great job of colouring, lovely blending and all the tones of purple go lovely together. I really like the gingham border can't believe it was to hide a mistake!! The image is devine, LOTV are fast becoming my fave, can't wait to see what other ones you have treated yourself too. If I need to cut the back off a button I use my husbands pincers, sometimes you can get them off with scissors.
I hope you and your little doggie are both feeling better soon
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie x

~Jeri~ said...

I think you done a lovely job with this card. Glad it didn't get tossed. Sorry you've had such a stressful go of it but hoping it gets better and you and your doggie feels better soon! Beautiful job with your card and one of my favorite images.

Thanks for celebrating with us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Sue said...

Hi all,

thanks for all your lovely comments! :-))

doggie is a bit better, he is comfortable at least and wagging again! He is old poor chap, 14 this year!, but he has perked up a bit and is eating his favourite chicken, boiled egg and chips! LOL

Love Sue xxx

Sue said...

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for your lovely comments and for the tip about getting the back off a button. My mother said the same when I told her about filing it off !!! I have got some tough pincers for jewellery making - why didn't I use them!!!! duh! LOL

Love 'n' Hugs
Sue xx

Allison said...

lovely card
Thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT! :)

Sharon Peele said...

Oh Sue, your card is so beautiful, I love the colors and the layout!! I really like all the diecuts you used too!! thanks for joining us on LIIU and good luck!!

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue,

thanks for visiting (the cards have now been posted).

Sweet girly card; adorable stamp, pretty colors and great choice of papers.

Have a good week!

Rebekah said...

What an adorable card thanks so much for playing at CUC this time hugs rebekah xx

Fliss said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and an adorable image. Love the colour choice too.
Thanks for joining in with LIIU die cuts/punches challenge and good luck!
Fliss x

craftykitten said...

Beautiful card, such a cute image and great colours. Thanks for sharing at LIIU this time.
Dawn x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wonderful Card, a very nice design and a sweet image, i like it.

nice greetings from Andrea

ding said...

Hi Sue, thanks for popping by my blog and your lovely comment, it's nice to know that others can have "a bad day in the craft room", and it's given me a chance to visit you and see your gorgeous cards, they're beautiful.
Diane x

Nicola said...

Awe Sue I am sat here pe·ing myself laughing, your a gal after my own heart but I have never been as artful as you! Your gingham border paper looks as if it was always meant to be there and cmpliment your other papers so well. I adore your image,colouration, floral and ribbon details. Totally gorgeous sweetie.
Nicola -x-