Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello bloggers,

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far!  I have to say that mine has been wonderful - it was my birthday yesterday and my husband made sure it was a special day.  He took me for a little shopping spree to my favourite little local scrapbooking store (he says this is from our 1 year old and he's sticking to it), then we picked up one of my favourite meals for dinner and we finished the evening with big giant sundaes.  Mine had brownies, vanilla ice cream, cherries and chocolate sauce - yum!  I was so stuffed, I couldn't even finish it.  I also received some really beautiful handmade cards from my Crafty Catz Teamies, which it is amazing any of them arrived on time given our current Canada Post strike. 

Today I want to share a birthday card I made for one of my lovely Crafty Catz teamies, who just happens to share a birthday with me.  I hope her day was every bit as wonderful as mine and I hope she liked her card!
Ingredients:

Stamps:  Magnolia - I think she is called Tilda with Balloon, Hot Off the Press -  Labels and Frames and Stamp & Punch
Colouring - A mixture of Distress inks and watercolour pencils
Papers - My Mind's Eye - Lime Twist
Other - purple metallic card, Martha Stewart punch, Kaiser lace, self-adhesive pearls.  The balloon has been paper pieced. 

A close up of the beautiful Tilda:

And straight from the front, showing how the purple colour brightens and really shines when the light hits it just right:


I would like to enter the following fabulous challenges:

Magnolia-licious - photo inspiration (I went with the purple and flowers in my paper)
Just Magnolia - anything goes with optional lace
and last, but not least, the brand new Magnolia Challenge:
The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge - Birthdays

Thank you so much for visiting.  I really appreciate it if you have time to leave a comment, even if it is negative, as long as it is constructive! 

Hugs,

Dawn

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, of course. What a beautiful card, and as gorgeous as Tilda is, the butterflies are stealing their share of the limelight. :)
Lola

Kim Piggott said...

Dawn a belated Happy Birthday from me sounds like you had the perfect day!
Absolutely love your beautiful card!
Tilda is so adorable and your colours are gorgeous!
So happy that you could join us at TOMIC!
hugs
kim x

Michele said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colours and the details. Hugs Michele x

Gosia S. said...

Beautiful card!
So happy that you could join us at TOMIC!
hugs

Gosia

Liza said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at TOMIC.

Liza x

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and cheery card Dawn. Thank you for joining the Magnolia-licious. Hope to see you again for the next ones :-)
Hugs,
Cabio