Sunday, 11 March 2012

A Yellow Birthday


Well, it's the weekend again and mine has got off to a wonderful start as I found out on Friday evening that I won Marianne's Blog Candy, which is a copy of the brand new Crafter's Companion Paintbox Poppets CD! Thank you Marianne, and I'm sorry if I got a little excited when I posted my comment on your blog :o) !!!!! March is mad for birthday's in this family, so I've got another birthday card to show you:

This layout is the current sketch challenge at Sassy Cheryl's, which I've rotated through 90° to suit my image. OK, now I know what you're thinking ... I only do sketch challenges, as my Mr Froggy New Home last weekend was also a sketch! However, I like the CAS lines of this sketch and (this might be slightly controversial and I don't want to offend anyone) I think sketch challenges even things up for less experienced cardmakers like me.

My Card Recipe is as follows:
  • Base card - shop bought A6 Kraft card
  • Yellow Design Paper and Blue 'Ribbons' - both from the talented Summer at Summertime Designs. Summer creates digital scrapbooking kits but I love her papers which easily transfer to the cardmaking world! The blue 'ribbons' are from her brand new kit Comforts of Home and the beautiful golden yellow polka dot paper is from a kit called Golden Sunshine.
  • Small piece of Design Paper - from Create With TLC (one of my most favourite places!) and is called Happy Birthday to You 7, and it was a goodie which Paulette sent out in The February Club which I subscribed to. This paper has also got some texture in the print as well as these lovely, spring-like colours.
  • Sentiment - another freebie, this time by Gerda at Stamp Fairy. The sentiment is black, so I took it into my word processing package to change the colour to a turquoise blue, so that it match the blue colours on my card.
  • Image is called Teenage Girl and she is a Jellypark digistamp. I don't think she's available in the store but there are plenty more gorgeous images there to tempt you though! I think I picked her up as a freebie image that Claire from Jellypark was offering at The Crafter's Cafe. To bring this relaxing teenager to life, I've used my Spectrum Noirs in the following colours (old numbering system):
    • Skin - 132, 133
    • Hair - 96, 91
    • Jumper - 35, 33
    • Leggings - 68, 65, 64
    • Socks - 120, 33
    • Outline - CG1
  • Design finished with 3 pale blue gems from my crafty stash.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
I hope that you're enjoying the same Spring weather that we've got here on the south coast, and that you're having a great weekend!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Beautiful card, really really nice.

    Thank you for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

  2. Lovely card Helen, love the colours.

    Congratulations on your win, I did too.
    can't wait for it to come.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. Lovely card, great image, thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  4. A beautiful sweet card. Love the image and colours. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  5. One can never have to many Birthday cards on hand! this one is great!
    love these colors together!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl sketch challenge this week!

  6. Sweet card, cute image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  7. Simply a cute card, and so simple. Thanks for joining us this week at Incy Wincy, and hope to see you back.
    Christine Dt at Incy Wincy

  8. Fantastic card and just love the colors you chose for your design...looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


  9. What a stunning 'yellow' birthday card. It's adorable.
    Thanks for playing in the Sketch Time challenge with the Sassy DT this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us! Good luck in the drawing for the FREE images!

  10. MG! I would love to receive this birthday card – it is so-o-o pretty! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us for our “Happy Birthday” challenge at Aud Sentiments!!!

  11. What a great way to start your day! Winning candy is such fun!! Congratulations!! Your card is so cute...such fun colors...and so perfect for a happy b-day card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  12. Hmmmm...wonder where my comment disappeared to! Well, let's try this again! Love your card...such bright and fun colors! Perfect for a b-day card! Oh...and congrats on winning candy! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  13. This is a great card Helen.

    Please have a look at my blog. There is something for you.

    Heike xx


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Helen x