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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Have a Yummy Birthday!

So I've had six personal best days of my life so far! The day Isaac was born was one of them. Isaac and his wife (Kath) live in Nashville and are both history professors (Isaac-British Studies; Kath-American History) - their birthdays are one week apart and since Isaac is off to England on the 15th for six weeks where he will have an on-campus interview for a tenured position at Warwick University (wooooohooooie) while there, I'm sending off both cards today so they can have them before he goes "across the pond".
I chose this sweet image from Sassy Cheryl's Digis "Sneaky Bear Birthday Cupcake" which you can now find in her $2 bin (hurry, these will retire this month!). I don't do very many "masculine" cards, so this was a bit out of my box.
Followed the PTI anniversary sketch #3 and thought the "bunting" was perfect for this card. Used the cuttlebug to emboss the dots, my star punch to make the "chips" distress on the bunting, sewed the floss through, chalked the edges and used my trusty fine point sharpie to faux sew.
The DPs are BasicGrey and MME, which I thought really complimented each other. The front calendar is from Cindy Close and just put the number 18 for the date, as that is the special day!
The inside of the card on the left has a diagonal pocket for the gift card, and the inside sentiment on the right is from Tracey Brossart - I love this sentiment and Tracey is so clever and amazingly creative!
Bazzil buttons and DMC floss are my main embellies for this card - sometimes i forget about my hoarded buttons, but had fun adding them to this creation. Used my Spellbinders to cut and emboss my image, and colored it all up with my copics.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Challenges: Simon Says Stamp Challenge-birthday; Sassy Chery's Challenge Blog-stitching; Cards and More Challenge-party; Craft-room Challenge-emboss; Creative Craft Challenge-AG; Papertake Weekly Challenge-cute; Always Crafting Creative Monday-AG; Incy Wincy Designs-spots/dots; Ooh La La Creations-manly; Tammy's Scrapin Corner-dies/punches; Catered Crop-"B"=birthday, bear, buttons, bunting; Come and get it challenge-let's hear it for the boys; Great Impressions Challenge-AG; That Craft Place Challenge-one for the boys; {Cupcake Insiprations}-#159; A and T Challenge Blog-AG; Mad for Markers monthly challenge-masculine colors; Sparkles Monthly Challenge- *Men*; 2 Sisters Challenge Blog-#90 AG; BasicGrey Challenge-1,2,3 recipe; Catch the Bug Challenge-AG; One Stop Craft Challenge-celebrations; Sweet Stampin' Challenge-four legged friends; Cardmadfairy's Digi Challenge-add a number; Crafty Ann's Challenge-stitching; Inspire me Fridays-AG; Stampin' for the weekend-4+layers/blog hop;


Cheryl said...

So adorable! You colored this sweet image beautifully. I especially love the dotty background.

I’m stopping by from the Catered Crop.


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Pam said...

Very sweet card, loving the papers too! Thanks for joining us this week!

jkreucher said...

Oh My Gosh! this is a masterpiece inside and out! I love your take on the stitching challenge! love the banner, your colors- awesome design!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl stitching challenge this week!

Tina said...

oh my gosh i love it, amazing color combo and this image is so cute, love your details

Thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Linda said...

What a fab card! Just love that little mouse.

Thanks for playing along with us this month at Sparkles!!

Linda xx

DesignerDiva said...

I love this card Wendy everything goes so well together.
Just been having a nosy around your blog again, my eldest Son went to Warwick Uni to do Maths & Economics, it's a great place, hope your Son gets the job there and 1961 was the best year (I was born then too!)
Hugs Laurie xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

oh Wendy,
Super Amazing hun.
I love this card so very much.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Ann Whitfield said...

Brilliant card Wendy, I love all the detail. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's and I hope it all works out for your son at Warwick, although I think he might find the climate to be a tad different to Nashville :)
Ann x

Sassy Cheryl said...

WOW! I'm totally in love with this gorgeous card. Super creative and I love it from top to bottom. Oh. . . .and did I mention how gorgeous your coloring is? Again. . . WOW!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.

Catherine said...

Your card is simply delightful Wendy ! Your embellies are stunning ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Tracey T said...

This is a fabulous birthday card, Wendy! I love the paper and the fun image! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Maria said...

Wow, this is really cool! I love the dps and the bunting, and the inside looks just as fabulous at the outside! Good luck to your son too. Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Nikki Byrne said...

Love your fabulous card.thank you for joining us at craft room challenge. Hugs. Nikki dt

Debi said...

great card, and love the embossed pennants, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Cheryl First said...

Amazing coloring! Love the details and layers! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Kim said...

Beautiful card, love all the great details! Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Marc Ortiz said...

Such a fun card Thank you for entering it into our challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. We hope to see more from you in our challenges.

Marc ^_^

Anonymous said...

Great card.Thanks for taking the time to post on Our Come and Get It Challenge Blog this week.

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is way too sweet!! I love the dotted background and your coloring is great. I love this paper too, I just made a card with it myself. Thanks for joining us at CMC this week.

Judy McKay said...

Great details wendy. fab card. Thank you for playig Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Lots of lovely detail ...the embossed penants are great. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Emboss It" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

Pat said...

Super card, great image and colours, thanks for joining our Boys/Men challenge at OLLCB this week.

Pat xx

Jenni said...

Fabulous card, love the digi and all the lovely details! Thanks so much for joining in with this week's challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days, hope to see you playing along again soon.
Jenni x

NancyD said...

Really cute inside and out! Love the banner. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

jessica said...

What an AWESOME card!! Loving the image and love the LO!!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us over at Catch The Bug~ Anything Goes Challenge! Have a GREAT day!
Bugaboo Stamps~
May/June GD

Mel said...

I so love your card, it is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at CMC challenges.

May said...

Gorgeous card Look at that backing paper it is fantastic.... adorable image coloured just perfect... LOVE IT! Hugs May x x x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Julie said...

FAbulous card, Wendy!! Awesome colouring and it matches the BG papers so well!! Thanks for playing along with us at Basic Grey Challenges this fortnight, Juliexx

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a beautiful card it's so yummy inside & out, good luck in your challenges. Thank you for sharing at OSCC, Janet.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and fab bunting. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card! I love this.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

love the card n cute stamp! :)

mapowska said...

What a sweet card! Yummmy :-P

Angela said...

Wow your card looks so gorgeous,really fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
Many greetings

Esther said...

Really pretty the colours and gorgeous embossed bunting..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Ann English said...

Wowzers, Wendy! I do love this creation! Gorgeous!!!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Doris P. said...

Oh, what a great card! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at CuM!
Hugs Doris

Jenny said...

Great job bringing all the papers and extra touches together to look like they belong in the card. Not everyone can do that! Love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps Wendy!

Sabrina Berlin said...

What a wonderful image!

Your card is like a firework and matches perfectly!

Thank you for joining us at Cards und More :)


sallysbitz said...

Wendy, this is a brilliant card inside & out x

hugs sally x

Sammi said...

Awww... how sweet!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Mad for Markers challenges!