Friends of Happy Wen!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Singing you a Happy Birthday!

What fun I had making my weekly card as a guest design team member at The Digi Bells DT Blog for Elisabeth Bell. Today I chose this darling little digital image from Elisabeth Bell "Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte"
I really tend to shy away from the darker copic colors, so was delighted with the outcome of the "blacks" with a bit of help from Suzanne Dean's copic coloring tutorials on YouTube - Thank you, Suzanne!
I used new and old supplies and some yummy flourish corners my sweet friend, KathyCan and sometimes does, sent me - Thank you, Kathy! The DP papers are from Echo park "victoria garden" and We R Memory Keepers "cotton tail" collections, which I picked up at Oozak. I met up with a bestie of mine for a bit of shopping at the LSS and dinner afterwards - what a treat it was to spend time with Beth. At the LSS I found the little black corner faceted rhinestone flat pearls - they are so pretty and unfortunately the camera just can't pick up the "bling".
I followed the sketch by Dawny P over at Papertake Weekly Challenge blog and knew I wanted to challenge myself into a gatefold with the sketch - took a bit of thinking, but it worked out just fine.
I used my classic circle Spellbinder nestie and ran the sentiment from TlcCreations/Create with TLC via Free Digital Stamps along with the pink dot DP through my Sizzix "music" (Tim Holtz) embossing folder with the cuttlebug and very much enjoyed the results. I also cut the the inside message mat with my Tim Holtz die.
The ribbon rolled roses are from Papermart and the silk flowers and ribbon from my LCS (purchased a year or so ago). When searching through my cards the other day for a friend's birthday, I noted I was quite low on ready-to-give birthday cards, hence, why I stepped out of Mr. McGregor's garden for just a little bit to make this birthday card.
Well, back to the "garden and bunnies"!
Have a wonderful first week of April, My Friends!


Sue said...

Wow! what a stunning card Wendy!! your colouring is amazing - so beautiful. Love the gorgeous papers and the flowers and sentiment are perfect!!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

elainec said...

Your card creation is amazing I truly love it , so cleverly put together. xx

Pia S said...

I love your design and color work! And you have added elements to this card that work perfectly with your music theme.

Tammy Ortiz said...

Awesome job Wendy!
I love Elisabeth Bell!

Shar said...

Gorgeous gatefold! I love your music theme! Thanks for playing the Gatefold Rebel Challenge at Rogue Redhead Designs!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Wendy this is stunning what a great card, I love the image its so cute, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

Pat Garvin said...

Love the burst of color. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

pinky said...

Gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

Mau xx said...

Wow! love the Colour Combo and the image and detail are super Wendy.
Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week xx
Mau xx

happyscrapper said...

Gorgeous. I love the colors you chose for this card. All the details are awesome. Thanks for joining us at CCCC, and hope to see you back next time.
Christine Dt at CCCC

Sylvia x said...

Wow i love the design of this great card and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Poodles Parlour

Good luck

Sylvia x

Jacq said...

Hi Wendy,
Oh WOW this is just Stunning!!! Love the gorgeous image, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous too. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Angie said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly.
Angie x

Anne said...

What a fun card, love that musical ribbon. Thanks for joining our ribbon challenge at Phindy's Place this week; don't forget to join us for our 100th Challenge this week, with a hop and candy galore!

Joy said...

How adorable love your colouring and all the elements to this pretty card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Anonymous said...

This little singer is looking very cute! So sweet!
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michele said...

Fabulous card Wendy! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Ang said...

Wonderful card, love the image, thanks for joining us at ATCs and cards with attitude this week

fatmonica said...

It's a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous card. Wonderful colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. I am a new follower of your blog I would love if you followed me too.

Teri said...

Lovely card with some yummy textures hun. Perfect for our 'Texture' challenge at Delicious Doodles. Thank you for joining in! Good luck with the draw.
Teri x

Craftyrose said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Di's digi challenge.

Anita said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining Di's DigiDesigns challenge.

Kelly said...

OI love the papers you have used and that image is so sweet. Thank you for playing along at Cardmadfaiy's Digi Days.