Sunday, 4 September 2011

First Birthday Fun

Happy Sunday all! 
Another week has passed us by & we're well on the way to winter!
According to the Met office here in the UK it's officially Autumn! 
eek What happened to summer???
Sorry my post is a bit later today but I forgot to publish before I popped out to a
demo by Nikki at our local garden centre! Thanks Nikki! I always come away with something!
Or should I say I always learn something!(Ha ha ha usually a bit of both if I'm honest!)
Enough of that, now, on to business!

It's time for a fresh new challenge over at The Crafty Pad
The theme for Challenge #137 is "Use Blue & Brown"
A nice & easy challenge for you this week!
Here's my Card

The image I chose to work with is "Just Ted on Ball" from 
The layout was my own.

As always,I coloured him up with promarkers. 
I matched the colours as closely as I could to my papers.
I cut him out using a nestie & edged it with a promarker too!
The papers I have used are from my stash.

I added two colours of Bakers Twine, blue & brown of course,
which I twisted at the front of my panels.
I also made little bunting out of little scraps of paper, which I attached to 
more of the twine & adhered using pinflair glue

I printed a sentiment out I cut it out with a smaller nestie 
& again edged with a promarker
Sorry, I meant to make a mental note of the font I used but 
as I have a brain like a hen, I can't remember!

I added a little flower charm embellishment just because I could!
I hope you like my card! 
Pop on over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog & see the other 
DT ladies awesome work & leave them some love if you have the time!
I hope you can find the time to enter the challenge too!
Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful

They are offering an exclusive bundle of ribbons
to one lucky winner!

This card was made with the following challenges in mind:
Birthday Sundaes Birthday Card
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Let Sleeping Bears Lie
Send A Smile For Kids Birthday Fun
Card Makin' Mama's Go Digital
Delicious Doodles New & Fresh (My Twine)
Jellypark Challenges Die Cuts/Punches
Poodles Parlour Animal Antics
Crafty Purple Frog Birthday Cards or Gifts
Do You Stack Up Friendly Critters
Crafts & Me Add a Charm
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Anything Goes
The Paper Variety  Birthday & Banner


  1. Beautiful birthday card, brown and blue are gorgeous together! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.

  2. Love your card and DP. Great color combo!

  3. Dawn - adorable image, love the overall card look!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays' Challenge #29, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  4. Fabby card Dawn, love the bunting detail, nice idea !! Looking forward to working with you sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  5. Good Morning Dawn, I've dropped by to say hello, take a peek at your blog and introduce myself. (cute little brown & Blue card)I'm Victoria from Victoria Lavender. Lorraine selected me for the 3 month DT position. And I can't wait to get started with you and the talented ladies! Have a Happy week, Victoria

  6. Fabulous image and a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  7. Hi Dawn - love your card - the bunting is just sooo efective. :) Fabby colouring too. :)


  8. Hi dawn,
    I love your card! That bear is just adorable laying over his ball. The colour combo is one of my all time favourites.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month.
    Lynne x

  9. Dawn this card is fabulous and the teddy is just adorable. Love the soft colours too.

    Linda xxxx

  10. This is so cute Dawn! Love the little banner too. Precious card.

  11. what a cutie pie card! love the use of twine, too.
    thanks so much for joining our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

  12. This is just sooooo cute Dawn! Love the bunting, and the layout is fab too! Good luck with those challenges. Big hugs, Ali x

  13. I love this card Dawn and yes, have to agree about the bunting. It's fabulous and something I really must have a go at. It's so 'in' right now, lol. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  14. Simply fabulous hun....!

    thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour...and good luck..

    hugs Vicky xx

  15. Gorgeous card Dawn. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
    Tracy x

  16. Ahhhhh so cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

  17. Super cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU,

  18. This is just adorable - very sweet! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Delicious Doodles Challenges. Come play with us again soon!

  19. Super cute Birthday Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  20. This a just gorgeous, thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, good luck, blessings Hilde

  21. Absolutely a brilliant card for our Kid's Birthday challenge! I love all of the details and especially the charm. Thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids, good luck and hope you'll join us again


  22. lovely card thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Love Jan

  23. Hi Dawn, what a darling card! Love all the great elements! Love how you did the twine - I'm going to try and remember that! This is such a fun image for a 1st birthday! Thanks so much for joining us at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come and play again with us!
    Hugs, Sarah

  24. gorgeous card very lovely Dawn
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  25. What a lovely card! Love the blue style.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    ~darling Ho-OSAAT-DT

  26. What an adorable card with such sweet colors, love it! Thanks for joining us this week @ Send A Smile 4 Kids, hope to see you at the next challenge :)

  27. Super cute card! Thanx for joining us at CRAFTS and ME this week.
    Trish (-:

  28. what a gorgeous little the bear...thanks for playing at TPV

  29. oh this is one brilliant card just love the image,layout and detail on this,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this weeek,hugs cherylxxxx

  30. Such a sweet card for a child's birthday! Love the image and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and
    please come back again soon!

  31. Such a sweet 1st birthday card! So glad you joined us in the Catch The Bug challenge this week!


  32. Ooooh he's soo cute. Love the colours you used on this. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles Challenges.
    Ike xx
    DD DT

  33. Very cute, love the bunting. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Crafty Calendar challenge this month.
    Jenni x

  34. What a gorgeous card you have made here. I could do with a big cuddle from that bear!!! Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

  35. Such a darling card! Very cute image and I love how you put it all together! Thanks for joining us at Send A Smile 4 Kids!

  36. awwww, how sweet! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

  37. So cute, love the bunting and the paper you have used. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Jenni x

  38. Great card. I love the image, and the colour combo is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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Dawn xx