Saturday, 16 June 2012

Happy Birthday Steph!

Good morning Bloggers,
Happy Saturday to you all!
I hope the weather is a bit nicer where you are as it's 
persisting down with rain here!
I have a card to share with you today!
I had so much fun making this one!

The image is Birthday Nikki from Ladybug Crafts Ink!
She was a prize I won in a challenge ages ago.
This is the first time I have inked her up!
I'm so glad I did! She's just adorable!
She made me think of the old Altered Images song Happy Birthday
The papers are from a 12x12inch book which I got in Lidl ages ago!
Not somewhere I immediately think of for my craft supplies but 
I'm always pleasantly surprised when I find these crafty bits.
I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp

for the layout. Great sketch!

The bunting banner is from Whimsy Stamps, another prize!
I'm such a lucky girl!

Did you see the tiny wee poodle beside the hatbox?
I coloured everything with a combination of
 Flexmarkers & Promarkers, then distressed the edges & 
inked with a little inkpad,

I made the circle sentiment in my graphics programme!
Silly me got the age wrong!  lol 
The recipient assures me she is in fact only 21!
I also added ribbon from my stash which I tied with a double bow

The inside of the card leaving plenty of space to be signed.

A side view, just because!
I'm going to use a phrase a friend did when talking about one of her creations,
I totally fell in love with this card!!!
Thanks for stopping by & have a fab day!
I'm off to check out the challenges on Feline Playful!
Lady Bugs Crafts Ink TLT Big Birthdays (30th or was it 21st?)
Crafty Ann's It's A Girl Thing
Forever Friends Anything with an animal (Tiny poodle)
Craft Room Challenge Furry Four Legged Family (Nikki's Tiny Poodle)
Creative Card Crew Song Inspired (Happy Birthday Altered Images)
Passion For Promarkers Lot's Of Layers
Sassy Cheryl's Birthday Celebration
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Girls Girls Girls
House Of Gilli Vibrant Colours/Summer
Lexi's Creations Happy Birthday
Stamp & Create Bold & Bright
Catered Crop Banners & Bunting


  1. Hello Dawn. This is so fabulous and very bright and cheerful. Love the colours, great design and fab image.
    It is raining hard here too sweetie. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. Dawn what a fab card love it love all the embellishmemts , great 30th card xxxxxxxxxx

  3. Hi Dawn, a wonderful card and the the colours and image are great.

  4. Wow Dawn! Gorgeous! Love the bright cheery colors and can totally get why you feel in love lol :)) Have a great weekend hun :)

  5. This is gorgeous, a fabulous colour scheme! Elaine-xxx-

  6. Hi Dawn, such a fabulous fun and colourful card. Love the image
    Hope you have a great week-end


  7. Hello Dawn, I hope you are well and wish you a fab weekend.

    Your card as ever is fabulous. Loving the colours and the image sure is fabulous. The little poodle is adorable too. Good luck in the challenges.

    Linda xxx

  8. This is just gorgeous,Thanks for sharing with us at Forever

  9. Wow Daen, This is a brilliant card:)x

  10. This card is fabulous Dawn, beautiful vibrant colours. Lee x

  11. Hi Dawn - fabulous layout - I really like this one - and a super duper card! Big hugs Rachel xx

  12. Gorgeous card, love the image, love the gorgeous bright colors. Thank you for joining us at ATC's and Fat Pages With Attitude this fortnight. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

  13. Gorgeous card Dawn, the colours are fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Ann's too. Carol x

  14. Great card! I love the Nikki stamps (although don't have any myself!).
    Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp! x

  15. fabulous card dawn, i have been missing from blog commenting lately as i have just been so busy, sorry. lovin your cards though. Louise xx

  16. A beautiful creation, I like the colour
    Thank you for joinin us at Creative Stamp Friends
    Nina x

  17. wow this is lovely and its pink so i love it even more lol thanks foe joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

  18. This is a lovely card - the colours are fabulous.


  19. What a lovely cheery card, love the colours and image x

  20. What a fabulously fun birthday card! I love the colors and the way you have interpreted the sketch particularly the sweet banner. xx

  21. Really fabulous Dawn, I love the bright colours and the bunting and the bow is just gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  22. I love this! It's so fresh and fun, just makes me smile :) xXx

  23. perfict card hun loves the cols Nicky xxx

  24. This is gorgeous and full of fun

    Joan x

  25. Lovely stamp, no wonder that you had such fun making the card

    Thanks for joining us at The Creative Card Crew for our song challenge

    Margaret DT

  26. Hey there,

    thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge "Inspired by a Song"!

    Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

    Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)

  27. Hi Dawn, what a fab card the colours are stunning and i love the bunting. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time
    Claire xx

  28. (I'm reposting my comment as something went wrong with it!)

    I love the card.The image is so cheerful and the bright colours feel really happy!Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

  29. What a gorgeous and fun card. Super sweet and beautifully done.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Birthday challenge this week.

  30. Super card so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  31. Great card Dawn, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  32. Hi Dawn, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my "lots of layers" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  33. fabby card..loving the bright colours :0)..thanks for sharing it at PFP..hugs Debs x

  34. Dawn! Your creation is fantastic! Love the sketch and how you used it. Your coloring is fantastic as well as your color scheme. Wonderful! Thank you much for joining us at Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude! Hope to see you again.

  35. What a great card, you coloured up Nikki just great too! Thanks for sharing with the Scrapbook Sisters this time, Julie.x

  36. Congratulations on taking a Top 3 spot at Ladybug Crafts, my friend!!

  37. Such a great card, love it Dawn! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet!

    Mary J x

  38. A perfect girly card! Thanks for sharing with us at Kreative Stampsfriends hugs Sabine

  39. Fabulous card, perfect for our four legged friends challenge at craft-room this fortnight, even if the poodle is very small!!. Thank you for sharing and good luck.

    Nikki DT

  40. Hi Dawn, what a charming card. Love the bright colors you chose, the darling image and all the details. You did so well following the sketch.Thank you for joining us this week at Lexi's Creations. Hope to see you again Monday for our next challenge.

  41. great sketch, love the bunting....
    thanks for joining us over at Miss Muffet challenges this week. Good luck!
    Hugs x


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Dawn xx