Monday, 21 March 2011

Special birthday card

Happy Monday everyone, hope this will be a good week for all! I'm having to work again, for 6th consecutive day, covering for a sick colleague so not getting much crafting time unfortunately. Hoping she might be well enough to return to work tomorrow ;o)

The challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is Special Birthdays - I didn't have anyone in particular in mind when I made this card but but I used a few different challenges for inspiration (listed at the bottom).

The papers I used are Basic Grey Lime Rickey, I took some chipboard numbers and covered them with one of the papers, sanding the edges to define them, I also added glossy accents and a touch of extra fine glitter to the spots to make them stand out a bit - the Stampin Up punched bird got the same treatment. The Happy Birthday banner was stamped then  coloured with Promarkers and cut out, I made the little holes with a sharp pointy tool (don't know what it's called!) and added some linen thread to string it all together.
This week's challenge is sponsored by Joanna Sheen

Inspired by some of these challenges and my card fits in with others:
Fabulous Friday - Banners
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or thank you
Guylou's Inimitability - Dots
Paper Cutz - Your choice
Phindy’s Place - Hot stuff/warm colours/sunshine
Birthday Sundaes - Anything goes birthday card 
Hello Cuties - Photo inspiration (took inspiration from the colours and the little bird)


Guylou said...

Fun card! Love the pp and that lil birdie!! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.

Sara I. said...

Awesome banner and your papers are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck!

Amanda said...

Nice work, I love the banner that you have done, and the little bird is way to cute, simple love it!!!
Look forward to seeing more of your work.

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs


Michelle said...

Beautiful card! I love that seet bird and the banner! Thanks for playing with Birthday Sundaes!

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful card!
I love the papers you used, and the lil bird on his branch is lovely.

Thanks for playing with us at Birthday Sundaes!


Lin said...

Jenni, this is gorgeous. All that cutting with that banner, but it so works!

Lin xx

Josephine said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours, and the birdie is so cute!

Amy said...

SO SO CUTE!! I LOVE that birdy!! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Cuties!!

Jack said...

Fab card. I've just got that birdie punch too. And gorgeous papers. FYI the sharp pointy tool is called a Pokey tool, LOL. xx

Brenda said...

Love the mixture of spots and stripes!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Guylous!

Kristie said...

Fun card! I love the patterned number and cute banner!

Thanks for joining Birthday Sundaes 1st challenge!

~Kristie, Birthday Sundaes Owner

kissinia said...

Colourful and bright card! Looks great! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs this week!

gillyflower said...

oh love this love your banner dead cute
cute little bird too and it all goes together so well
gill x

Tracy S said...

This is adorable! I love that banner and the bottom panel.. just a super cute card and design. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Guylou's Inimitability challenge blog!

Shelley said...

This is just gorgeous, thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

fionalawlor said...

Lovely card! I love the bright colours and the bunting/banner is adorable :)
Fiona x

Eiglas said...

Great fun Jenni! Love the papers and the palette but the lickle bird takes the prize!

Anne said...

Love the tags for the banner, what a fun card.
Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

Sprytebyrd said...

Love the little bird! Great take on our photo challenge this week!
I'm SO glad you are playing along with us at Hello Cutie! Have fun and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments