Monday, 14 January 2013

Paws to Enjoy Your Birthday!

Well, it's Monday again, where did the weekend go?  I had a crafty play yesterday and here's what I came up with.
The super cute image is from Lili of the Valley and has been coloured, somewhat predictably, with Promarkers.  I added a hint of colour to the edge of the topper with Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain, highlighted the bubbles and water with Glamour Dust, and  stuck on beads for eyes and a black pearl for his shiny nose.
The patterned papers are Dovecraft, which I teamed with kraft and yellow cardstock.  For some extra texture I used my crimper on the yellow band down the centre, onto which I layered some stitch effect grosgrain ribbon.  I gave all the edges the once over with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The sentiment was made with a stamp from a Personal Impressions set, I thought it went well with this image.  The flowers were made with a punch and shaped with a ball tool and the final flourishes are a bow and some Card Candi.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Lili's Little Fairies - use two BPs
Come and Get It - tie a ribbon round it
Eclectic Elapu - 1 die cut (oval), two patterned papers, 3 embellies (flowers) and ribbon
Fairy Tale - #58 - animals/pets
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #95 - celebrate
Top Tip Tuesday - #93 - fur or feathers
Forever Friends - #53 - favourite embellishments, mine are handmade flowers and ribbon
Created With Love - #24 - critter birthday
Sweet Sketch - #118 - sketch


  1. Yes the sentiment does go very well with the image Wendy and the earth tone colours work very well.

    B x

  2. Love the sentiment brilliant card Ginny x

  3. Super adorable card, love the image and sentiment.
    Becky x

  4. Wendy, this is sooo stickin cute!!!I love the sentiment and fun papers and embellishments you have used. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Nancy SSW-DT

  5. Oh such a sweet card ... and your coloring! It's wonderful ♥ Denise

  6. This is so so cute.Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week and hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  7. so cute and a great sentiment. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  8. I'll try again as my last comment disappeared!
    Your card is gorgeous Wendy, I love the image and beautiful colour scheme.
    Thank you for taking part in the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge

  9. Fabulous and such a great sentiment to match

  10. So cute Wendy, gorgeous image and colouring, love his little nose..lovely details and papers..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Gorgeous card Wendy sweet image and of course beautifully coloured, kate x

  12. Die Karte ist sooooooooooo schön
    lg gertrude

  13. Wendy, this card is adorable. I love LOTV images, and the papers you have used are so warming. Thanks for sharing with us at SSW this week. Holly x

  14. Eine tolle Karte. Die Farben sind schön und das Motiv ist ja niedlich.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG Jenny

  15. Gorgeous sweetie...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  16. Such a cute image and your coloring is wonderful, love the bp as well. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  17. adorable card Wendy, love this cute image, beautiful colours & design..pam

  18. Super cute birthday card! I LOVE the image and neutral colours. Glad you joined us at Created With Love Challenges.

  19. Oh my goodness....this is so darling!
    Love what you did for the nose and eyes. The earthy colors are great too.
    Glad you could join us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  20. Awww - so cute!! Love the image and the sentiment!! So glad you shared with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  21. So Cute love the pastel colors!! Awesome job!!Thanks for joining us at Created with love challenges this week...

  22. Such a lovely card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges


  23. So lovely! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  24. Gorgeous beautiful card, love the colours and sweet image.

  25. Hi. Gorgeous image, love the papers and your design.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love, Sandra xx

  26. so gorgeous wendy.fab design and the image is really sweet :D

    xx coops xx

  27. Sweet Image and Great Sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It

  28. What a cute image!!! Love your coloring and your colors, and the sketch used!! thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges

  29. Oh my goodness this is just the cutest card and image! Love the details you added to it and your wonderful warm color palette. Beautifully done Wendy. So glad to have you join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  30. This is beautiful Wendy! I love the colour combo and that image is adorable - the sentiment is perfect with it!

    Thanks for joining our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog, good luck and we hope to see you again soon :)

    Tanya xx

  31. I'm a Promarker addict myself and I love the way you have coloured this cute chappie, fab layout and details. Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It this week.

  32. Super cute card LOVE that sweet image, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  33. awww supercute, love those papers and the layout
    Thank you for joining in with "Use your favourite embellishments" challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck
    Julie x
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  34. Hi,
    What a lovely card is this!!
    I like the lay-out, colors and ofcourse the sweet and cute image!!
    Thanks for joining us over at foreverfriendschallengeblog!!
    Linda- DTmember FF

  35. Awwww, I love this image and how clever to put those tiny beads on his eyes.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Lili's Little Fairies and Top Tip Tuesday.


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