Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi All!

Hope you're having a good week. It's super raw and cold here today, so we've been snuggled up inside staying warm and that means stamping too! Hoping for some sunshine tomorrow though, getting tired of these dreary cold days.

I wanted to thank all the lovely ladies who have left comments lately about my sewing on cards. I have to admit though, it's all the machine! lol Really, if it weren't for wanting to have a pretty detail on a card, I would never even think twice about a sewing machine. I certainly don't sew and am horrible at it. I really believe if you have a sewing machine and want stitching on your card, drag it out and put it to work!

I made a card today that doesn't have any sewing and I'm thinking that it doesn't look as finished as my other cards. I guess I was being a bit lazy today and didn't feel like stitching, but looking at it now, I wish I had done some. I still like the card, but think the stitching really finishes them off nicely.

For this card I've used the image Cupcake Bliss from Whimsy Stamps with the sentiment from Balloon Sentiments and used the Balloon Die to cut the balloon shape. The image was colored with copics and then cut out and adhered to an embossed circle. The papers are MME Fine and Dandy with glitter added to the edges. I've embellished simply with sticky gems and a piece of twine on the balloon.

This card fits the challenges at:
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Lets Celebrate (sponsored by Whimsy)
Creative Craft Challenges - Embossing
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
KB Cute Monday - Birthday
Ooh La La Creations - Aqua, Bling and a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great Wednesday!


Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the colour.Thanks for sharing this with us at

may-chu said...

so cute! simply adorable, colors and image and all.
May xx

Sue U said...

Wow, I love your card even without the stitching :-) Love the colours and such an adorable image! Thanks for sharing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Sue xx

Wendi said...

Wow thats a cutie I love the expression on his face fabulous card
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so adorable Denise.

Unknown said...

Great card and such a cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time. Good luck.
Dawn xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Denise :-) The image is adorable and I love the spotty balloon and twine ,,, fabulous :-)

Lols x x x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Denise,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shirley N said...

It's beautiful Denise, no need for stitching with your beautiful glitter edges. Love your colors and your adorable image!

pinky said...

Ah I just love this cute cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at LCI this week.

Deb Mitchell said...

ohhhhhhhhhh how totally cute Denise, such a beautiful card Hun

mwah, Deb

Nikbee said...

Such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the image is fab. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x