Saturday, 14 March 2015

Cake and flowers

Hello lovely people,

Today was spent celebrating my Mother-in-law's 65th birthday but you'll have to wait a bit to see her card!

Instead I have another birthday card to show you, made purely for a few challenges and for fun :-)

Girly, floral birthday card featuring Stamping Bella 'Ava loves to celebrate'

One of the challenges I am playing along with is As You Like It and they are asking us to use our fave type of stamp - rubber or digi.
I use both and love each type for different reasons but if I had to have just one it would probably be rubber.
Using a digi means fiddling around on the computer and then waiting for the ink to dry before I can colour it and well, I'm far too impatient for that sometimes!

Stamping Bella are one of my favourite rubber stamp collections as they are so stylish.
I cropped this image to fit my hand cut polaroid frame.

Girly, floral birthday card featuring Stamping Bella 'Ava loves to celebrate'

Then I loaded it up with girly embellies, including some yummy lace from my latest shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl :-)

Girly, floral birthday card featuring Stamping Bella 'Ava loves to celebrate'

Card recipe;
Image: Ava loves to celebrate (Uptown Girls) - Stamping Bella
DP: Vintage Spring and Summer basics collections - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace: Lyra - The Ribbon Girl - currently unavailable :-(
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Charm: Dragonfly charm small - The Ribbon Girl
Dies: Tea tags - Magnolia Doohickey
Sentiment: freebie stamp set with magazine
Pearls: from stash

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E41/43/47
Dress: BG53/45/57/09
Pink bits: R81/83/85
Cake: YR30/E41/42/43
Tray: T0/2/4

Tonight I am going to chill out and watch a film with Dr. Hubby (who has a really awful cold, poor thing) and tomorrow I shall be crafting and baking :-)

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend whatever you are up to :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


Challenges I am entering;
1.  Papertake Weekly (Mum's the word / any girly card)
2.  Cute Card Thursday (celebrate)
3.  As You Like It (fave type of stamp - rubber or digi - see above!)
4.  Sweet Stampin' (cakes)
5.  The Ribbon Girl (birthday)

23 comments:

Lucy Woods said...

Really gorgeous! Love the colours and those scrummy papers! Such a cute image coloured perfectly!
Lucy x

Brenda said...

Oh, my, Kat! I so admire your creative ability. You have absolutely mad coloring skills! Brenda :)

Sarah said...

This is so pretty Kat, how clever to make your own frame to enhance that gorgeous stamp. Pleased to see you at AYLI again, with this beauty xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I must get some of these images, am loving them. Your card is stunning, fab colouing and lovely embellies too, love it

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat. I love the image, stunning colouring and beautiful papers. All your detailing looks so pretty too.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat. I love the image, stunning colouring and beautiful papers. All your detailing looks so pretty too.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Marilyn said...

So pretty and I love the card. You've done a great job colouring her curly hair... I really struggle with that but yours is perfect.
Pretty papers, embellies and layout too... perfection1

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful card and colouring Kat. Enjoy your day hugs Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, a stunning creation today, hugs Pops x x x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kat. Love the image, she looks fab and all the embellies are so pretty.
Hope you having a lovely day of crafting and baking
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Kat, love SB images and your colouring is adorable. Thank you for calling in this week at Sweet Stampin', good luck. Debbiex

Rainey's Craft Room said...

It's great to make a card that is just for ourselves sometimes and for fun. Making cards for orders is fine but there are usually restraints and themes that must be kept to and that sometimes impedes the creative flow I find but with 'just for fun cards' you can let it create it's own path as to where it will go.
Your card is stunning Kat, the papers and embellishments are beautiful and the design is very pleasing to the eye. I love your colouring and colour choices here too. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Lorraine

Christine L said...

You know when you run out of words and lovely adjectives to describe a card you see? Well that's how I feel now. Saying 'this is gorgeous' isn't quite enough for this stunner...... I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Uptown Girls are wonderful...... and WOW... you knocked this one out of the ball park! Fantascaliscious!! (((new word!)

Hugs
Christine x

Annette said...

Beautiful colours and colouring.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh wow Kat! So many elements I utterly adore! My fav' Maja papers, a gorgeous Stamping Bella image, machine stitching, scrummy lace, beautiful blooms. Now that's a birthday card I'd keep forever! Stunning. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Cake' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Debs said...

Totally scrummy card Kat - stunning colouring and I love the polaroid frame :o)
Debs xx

ps Thanks forn playing along at Sweet Stampin'
Good luck xx

Debs said...

Totally scrummy card Kat - stunning colouring and I love the polaroid frame :o)
Debs xx

ps Thanks forn playing along at Sweet Stampin'
Good luck xx

Carole said...

Beautiful card...love that image.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Birthday card Kat..love the image and colouring,fabulous papers and design..so pretty,.

luv CHRISSYxx

Samantha said...

WOW..... what! I want some of your Mojo! Gorgeous even if you did use pink! tehhehe Great card hunny
hugs me x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Ooh this is fabulous, I love your design with the frame! A gorgeous image and such a beautiful colour scheme too.
Rebecca.
x

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Such a beautiful card Kat, and as always superb colouring and layout. This is just perfect for our 'cake' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Mojca said...

What a stunning card! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! Mojca