Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend - the last official weekend of summer! :( Did anyone even get a summer? I'm feeling a little cheated by mother nature at the moment...
Before I get on to my latest creation, I want to welcome my new followers - I'm so glad to have you along!
I took a little break from making Christmas cards, so today I have a birthday card to share:
Paper: Bazzill and Stampin' Up card, 300g hot pressed watercolour paper, My Mind's Eye DP
Stamps: House Mouse - Birthday Cupcake and Stampin' Up - Look Who's Turning
Ink: Stazon - brown and Distress Inks - black soot, tattered rose, pine needles, walnut stain, frayed burlap, old paper
Other: Cream ribbon for flower is recycled from a gift bag, other ribbon and lace from my stash, McGill pine branch punch, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily, wood and glass beads from my jewelry making stash, circle punch for flower base, Stampin' Up dazzling diamonds for frosting
House Mouse and Friends - Birthday with optional flowers (it is their birthday, so they are also having a fun blog hop)
Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday time
My tip is a really simple one - while perusing blogland, I came across a blog which recommended making circular cards by cutting two scalloped circles, scoring a straight line across the top three scallops on the back side of the card and adhering the top of the two circles together with strong adhesive. This being my first ever circular card, I followed these directions without thinking about the physics of it. However, it would work much better if you scored across an even number of scallops - that way, the score line will sit parallel to the table top when the card is propped open, allowing it to balance better. Also, larger scallops would work better.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Inspired by a song or movie title- I was inspired by the movie Chocolat. The little mouse sleeping on the chocolate cupcake reminds me of the scene where the Comte had a little snooze in the shop window after 'sampling' the display. To go along with the theme, I used the French Pastry Doily and the MME paper with the loops on it reminds me of the swirls that are often used to decorate chocolates.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Shaped card
Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - alter/recycle (my flower is made from ribbon recycled from a gift bag)
Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment - they are very appreciated. Have a great week!