Saturday, July 16, 2011

A very cheeky summery birthday!

=) Just finished this card, and I thought I would pop onto the computer to share. I absolutely adore pink & brown, so I thought I would make a summery birthday card. I quite like how it turned out! Unfortunately, the camera makes the pink look a bit dark, so it looks like purple but I promise it is a very hot pink!

I created the pink circular embellishment type thing with three strips of paper punched on one edge with the Cherish punch by Martha Stewart. I glued the three strips together and then accordion folded the whole length. Then you twist it into a circle and press down in the middle, and voila you have a gigantic circle embellishment thingy. I like these pleated circles, because they add huge dimension to your card. I attempted to show that in the pictures.

I actually really liked how the coloring came out on her ^^ I just love Copic coloring. It's so much fun! I'm quite partial to the anime style of coloring hair, so this is my attempt at it.  I just love how her little feet are dangling in the air, too. The photos have kind of distorted her hair color to look like a kind of blonde. The hair is actually a dark brown. The 3rd photo shows the closest I could get them to come out. 

Monday challenges:

·         Pollycraft – The Great Outdoors
·         Lollipop Crafts – Anything Goes
·         The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
·         Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (monthly) – Fun in the sun
·         KB Cute Monday – Something cute
·         Farm Fresh – Mystery Monday – case Beansscrapsandsheep’s card
·         Cupcake – Your favourite cupcake (I can have two favourites right?) – I chose cupcake #110 pink & brown because I LOVE this color combo
·         Deep Ocean Challenge - Cards
Creative Stamp Friends (Fortnightly) - Summer
Gabby Abby Challenges - Bling
Kaboodle Doodles - Use those scissors
Lexi's Creations (fortnightly) - At the beach
Paper Playtime - Summer
There’s Magic in the Air - Birthday Card

Tuesday Challenges:
·         A Spoonful of Sugar – Pink & Brown
·         Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
·         Papertake Weekly – Hot Hot Hot
·         Tuesday Throwdown – Fun in the sun
·         Ladybug Crafts Ink - Summer Birthday 
·         The Stamping Boutique - Summertime
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Embossing

Wednesday Challenges:
·         Crafts & Me – Summertime
·         Penny’s Paper-Crafty (Fortnightly) – Happy Birthday
·         Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes
·         ABC Challenge (Closes on Mondays) – Y is for Yesterday: I chose to do a previous challenge P is for Pink
·         Emerald Faeries  – All things nice (girly)
·         Belli Challenge – Custom made bellies (I made that giant circle in the background with several strips of paper and a Martha stewart punch)
·         Your Next Stamp - Button Up

Thursday Challenges:
·         Sassy Studio Designs – fancy edges
·         Southern Girls – Happy Birthday
·         Crafty Purple Frog (Fortnightly) – Summer fun
·         Cute Card Thursday – Going round circles
·         Moving Along with the Times – Favorite Things (Copic coloring is a personal favourite of mine, as well as Martha Stewart punches!)
·         Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
·         Stamp Insanity – Summer Colors
Aud Sentiments - Sentiment with at least 2 words (Happy Birthday!)
Pals Paper Arts - Summer inspiration
Pixie Dust - girly girl
Stampin' B's Design Team - Bling
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
Friday Challenges:
·         Sew Many Cards – Glitter/Sparkle
·         Totally Papercrafts – Girly girl
·         Card Makin Mamas (Fortnightly) – Summertime
Crafty Anns Challenge - Embossing (Sorry, it's a bit hard to see but it's on the brown strip behind the rosette)
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Oh Holidays (I like going to the beach!)
Fussy and Fancy - Summer

Saturday Challenges:
·         All Sorts – Free & Easy July
·         The Secret Crafter – Holidays

Sunday Challenges:
·         Dream Valley (Fortnightly) - Summertime
·         One Stich at a Time – Anything Goes
·         Cute Daisy May – We Love Pink

Monthly Challenges:
My Grafico Crafts (15th each month) - Anything Goes

Candy Alert:

Debbie's Candy


Fleur said...

Such a beautiful card, your colouring is stunning.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Beccas pysselparadis said...

A wonderful card with amazing colorig! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Holidays" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours & the punch looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

Super card I love pink and brown together too. Fab colouring and a really cute image

Thanks for sharing your card and your favourites with us this week at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous holiday themed creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter this week.
Hugs Kate xx
I have candy if you are interested

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful work on this! I also love pink and brown together and I just love how you have colored this cute image. Thanks so much for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Lovely and wonderful work on your card!! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

"Let's Get Scrappy!"

Miranda said...

very cute card, love the image
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

Shannon White said...

Oooh, this is so Adorable! Love your Sweet image and wonderful coloring! 8-)


The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card. The image is so sweet and your concertina flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nikki Byrne said...

FABULOUS Darling!!! Forgeous colours and great image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. NIkki DT

iRene-M said...

A really pretty girly card.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Rose said...

LittleHamsterz, your Cheeky Beach image looks magnificent on this fun birthday card. So glad to see your entry at Crafts and Me's summertime challenge. ~ Rose

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Oh Wow great card. Love the embellishments and the digi. Great job. Pink is my fav.
Thanks for playing with us @ Scrapbookaholic by abby. :D

Tina said...

This is beautiful...i love all the details and colors


Deb.x said...

Hi there - great card, simple & effective, with stunning colouring on hte image & striking colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy & good luck,

Rleen said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job!Thank you for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

pinky said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.

AN said...

Ihana-kiitos kun osallistuit ABC-haasteeseen tällä kortilla Onnea arvontaan
haleja An

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our challenge

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Bridget :0) x

Suzi said...

This is so adorable, I love that image and the way you have created your accordian centre piece. Wonderful creation. Thank you for linking up with us at Emerald Faerie Challenge. We hope you'll join us again.
Good Luck
Suzi x

Sonia said...

Cute image, adorable card! Look fabulous! Great Job!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes Challenges this week.

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

Cute card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, I love the pink and brown combo. Great job on the challenges. Thanks, for joining us in the Paper Cupcakes-There's Magic in the Air challenge.

Miss Sue said...

Great job coloring her hair! Nice job. Thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodles.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Very creative card!

Thank you for participating in the Paper Cupcakes challenge this week!

Sharon Caudle said...

This is sooooo ADORABLE!! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Rez said...

This is sooo cute. Love the way you color them. Thank you for posting my give away and following me. I am now following you too. Good luck with my candy.

melsanford said...

Beautiful card - fab summery colours! I love your gigantic circle embellishment thingy :-) Thankyou for joining in with our Summer theme at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous image...and her hair is beautiful, and looks so shiney, lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at 'Fussy and Fancy' this week.

laney said...

this is sooo super cute!!!
Thanks for joining us this time at Bearlymine would love to see you next time too

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the design and the bling!

Thank you for posting my blog candy in your side bar. Good luck in the draw!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is lovely and WOW, I've never seen a challenge list so long before... you are great!!
Thanks for visiting the Pixie Blog and for the shout out for Pixie, good luck!

Julie said...

Beautiful! Love the paper pleating Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Janet said...

Lovely fun card and I agree pink and brown go extremely well together. Your paper pleated matt looks great. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Francesca said...

Beautiful Summer creation
Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER Saturday Challenge and good luck!


Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card and, yes, I can see the embossing :) Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Lovely Card! Love the Hot Pink! Thank you for joining our Beach Theme this week at Lexi's Creations!
Hugs Kobie

pam124 said...

This is soooo cute. I love it! Thanks for joining the StampinB challenge this week and hope you'll come back and play again next week!

Alicia said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and your image is coloured to perfection!
Alicia xx

Victoria said...

what a gorgeous card - thank you so much for joining us on totally papercrafts and abc challenge this challenge

- victoria -

Hannah Clark said...

Your colouring is fabulous! Great job on the hair! This card is so very cute! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Marina said...

That's gorgeous! I love the colours and the design and that image is adorable.


P.S.: Thank you for taking part in my candy and good luck!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Super cute, and I love your colouring! Thanks very much for playing along with our Summer Colours challenge at StampInsanity this week :D

SusieLou said...

Cool card - i love the colouring of her hair! Thanks for joining our Summer challenge over at Dream Valley. Susie x

Brit Moore said...

I love the paper flower! It really makes your card pop.

Laila said...

WOW !! Just my type of card :O) Totallly love the "flower". It's really cool and makes such a awesome effect.
Thanks for adding my candy and becomming a follower of my blog.
Hugs Laila

Lisa said...

What a GORGEOUS card! I love pink and brown together, too and that image is so awesome! You did an amazing job of coloring her! Absolutely fabulous card! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and posting my blog candy! I am now a happy follower and look forward to more of your wonderful projects :)


lynn said...

love the pleated flower and your hair coloring is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card, Lovely colouring!
Hugs Julie P

Julie said...

This is such a brilliant birthday card the hair looks great!,thanks for sharing it with the Southern Girls this week! Happy crafting,Julie.x

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW! WOW your card is amazing along with the coloring. Just gorgeous! I'm now a follower and thank you for posting my giveaway and for following my blog:)

Abby said...

Very cute!!!!!! Thanks for entering!!!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow such a fabulous card! Beautiful sparkly bling too!

Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our 'On Holiday' challenge! Good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Cor* said...

Browns are my fave. Pink with it, is like icing on the cake! love it! Your coloring is WICKED! I'm jealous of her hair! lol Thanks so much for being on holidays with us at FFF this fortnight!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Wow! that's a whole lot a challenges there! This card is obviously very versatile, really cute too!
Thanks for the hugs
Tammy Louise

Sue said...

Wow, love your card! Thanks for joining in with the fun at Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sue xx
P.S I have blog candy at the moment if you are interested!!

Mandy said...

What a fabulous card,I love the design and your colouring is gorgeous...
Mandy x

The Glitter Fairy said...

Hi hun
love this card. Just wanted to let you know you are my July Blog Candy Winner. Please email me

thanks x