Monday, 11 June 2012

Happy Birthday!


Good Morning my crafty friends and a very warm welcome to Katie - my newest follower! Hope you enjoy my creations Katie.

Today is new new challenge Monday at Lexi's Creations and this one is a great challenge! Simply Happy Birthday - easy peasy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

This fortnight, we are being sponsored by the lovely girls at Joanna Sheen who are offering our lucky winner a £10 Gift Certificate Thanks girls!

The equally lovely Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts has given everyone on the DT their choice of image and here is the Birthday card I'd like to share with you today:

My inspiration for this card layout came from a Sketch Challenge at  Incy Wincy Designs when I was GDT with them in April (I loved this sketch then and I still do - it's proving to be very useful!), and also by the current colour scheme at The Play Date Cafe.

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Royal Blue (I got mine in a Darks pack from Crafter's Companion but they don't seem to stock this any more) cut and folded to a 15cm square card.
  • Design Paper - is called The Courtship Papers 2a, and is by Paulette at Create with TLC. This was one of the goodies she sent out to subscribers of the May Club.
  • Image - This gorgeous girl is Roxi (what a pose and I just love the choppy bobbed hair-do!) and she has come from the pen of the talented Lexi from Fairy Dust Crafts - pop over to Lexi's store by clicking on the link ... I can assure you that you won't be disappointed! I embossed an oval shape onto the Royal Blue Centura Pearl using my  Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Snowman Delight and Candlelight, cut this out and then mounted Roxi onto it. Roxi came to life through the nibs of my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Trousers - TN3, TN4
    • Top - BT4, BT5
    • Belt - TB5, IG1
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Hair - GB8, GB10
    • Outline - IG1
  • Aqua coloured Gems - from my stash
  • Sentiment - computer generated in my word processing package using a Banner shape, word art coloured aqua to match my card colour scheme and sized to fit in the banner.

I'm delighted with the way this card turned out. Now this card is actually going to be for my eldest daughter who will be 13 next month. She doesn't do "pink, fluffy or girlie" and this image is utterly perfect for her. I think this we'll be seeing "happy tears" when she opens this card! My only challenge will be keeping this post safe for the next 3 weeks ... Hmmmmmmm! :o)

Head on over to Lexi's Creations and see what Happy Birthday projects my "Talented Teamies" have to show you. Don't forget to come back and then show us your creations! You've got until Saturday 23rd June 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
  • Challenge #135 - Aquamarine, Poolside, Clay at The Play Date Cafe
  • Challenge #56 - Any Sentiment for a Child's Birthday at Aud Sentiments - OK so I know she's going to be thirteen ... but she's still my little girl! :o)
  • Challenge #114 - Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
  • Week 23 - Happy Birthday / Celebration at Craft Punked
  • Anything Goes, using something that's at least 6 months old at Oldie but a Goodie ( 2nd Entry to this challenge) - Well, it's those gems again ... I bought 4 rather large mixed bags (of shapes, sizes and colours) from a French hypermarket last August.
Hugs, Helen x


    1. Hi Helen this is beautiful gorgeous papers and what a fab image, love the detail and design.

      Hugs Julie x

    2. Hello Helen. Fab card, love the papers and that cool image.
      Have a great day.
      Love Sandra xxx

    3. What a great card Helen. I love the image you've chosen for your daughter's card. She sounds like me, I don't do pink or girly either. :) I hope she has a fabulous birthday next month.

    4. What a beautiful card Helen, you have used one of my favourite colour schemes. Thank you for making such an amazing contribution to the design team at LC's.
      Love and hugs
      Susan xxx

    5. Wonderful card, love what you did with Roxi and your colouring is fabulous!

    6. Brilliant card Helen your daughter will love it , it sounds perfect for her! Hugs Susan x

    7. Fabulous card Helen - absolutely spot on for a 13th birthday! Brilliant colour choices!!! Hugs Rachel xx

    8. Great card, I love the colours :D Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week, Carol x

    9. Fab card, Helen, Roxi looks wonderful....your Daughter is sure to love her!
      Hugs Jo x

    10. Lovely card & gorgeous image :)
      Thank you for joining Craft Punked first Challenge
      Mandy xx

    11. Fab card - perfect for a teenie.
      Many thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiment and Craft Punked this week

    12. Gorgeous colours Helen, love the image too - makes a perfect combo! Hugs Estelle xx

    13. What a fun and fabulous teen birthday card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

    14. Great image, love the 'attitude'. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

      Helen xx

    15. Great card for a teen Helen, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

    16. Great image for a teenager and a fab card - thanks for joining Craft Punked this week x

    17. Wow this card's got attitude, fantastic for a teenager! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :)

    18. So beautifully creative. Have a great Tuesday.
      Digistamps4Joy DT Member
      Doing Life

    19. Great card for a teenager Helen, fab image and you've coloured her beautifully.

    20. A great card with a fab image.
      Hugs, Heike xx


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    Helen x