Thursday, 14 June 2012

Birthday Cake and Bunting!


Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well.  It finally stopped raining yesterday and we had one sunny day. It started off bright this morning but the sun has already disappeared and we are due more heavy showers.

I decided to make a more colourful card and I wanted to play with my new memory box bunting die that I bought with my birthday money. The Pink Gem challenge has a fab sketch so thought I'd have a go at that. I know that the bunting is not strictly part of the sketch so I hope my entry will still be counted.

As you can see I have used another Lili of the Valley image, can you tell I'm a big fan of them? I do love these mice, I can't help but smile when I colour them in - that's got to be a good thing!


For the balloons I cut the shapes and shaded them with my (very old) chalks. I haven't used them for ages so I was surprised I managed to find them so quickly. I'm going to keep them out now and try to use them more. The balloon strings are very thin pieces of card that have been wound around a cocktail stick to make a loose spiral.

Items Used:
Image - LOTV Cake Shop coloured with Promakers
Papers - Echo park spring time
Memory box simple bunting die 
Craftworks cards sentiment 
Spellbinders labels 6



I'm entering this into the following challenges
Allsorts - Ice cream colours
A Gem of a challenge - #48 sketch
Oldie but goodie - banners or bunting (old item used - chalks)
Craft room challenge - furry four legged family
Inky Impressions - celebration
Passion for Promakers - lots of layers
Nutcrafters - Spots and/or stripes

Right, off now to check out your fabulous creations.
Bye for now
Hugs




77 comments:

Wendy L said...

This is so sweet and your new die is great. xxx

rachel said...

fab card Sue - brilliant take on the sketch - lovely colours! hugs Rachel xx

Kerry said...

Your card is so cute with all the mice. Love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
Kerry

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and love the image,great bunting die( mine is made with free stamp from craft stamper)Love how you made the balloon strings with thin card
carol x

Caroline said...

Afternoon Sue gorgeous card love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout and embelishments look fabulous. Have a great day. Caroline xxx

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Sue, I love the soft colours and your bunting and balloons are fab.
Pauline
x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Another fabulous card today, such summery colours, so pretty.
janet

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Elaine aka lainie on docrafts said...

Beautiful sweet and cute card, love all the colours. p.s I did chuckle to read those little mice make you smile lol.

Elaine x

Vicky said...

Oh I love all of those darling little mice, such a sweet card

hugs Vicky x x x

brenda said...

Your image is just the cutest Sue and so beautifully coloured.

Thanks you so much for joining in our Ice Cream Colours theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

ChrisAndCat said...

This is fab, love the bunting, LOTV are my favourite, too!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh ths is such a great card. Love the mage and he bunting and balloons make it such a great Birthday card.

Pink Dandelion said...

Gorgeous card, love the pastel colours. Thanks for joining in at Nutcrafters this week and good luck in all the challenges. Debs xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue.
Sue x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the image and fabulous banner die,must get that one.xxx

Alizabethy said...

Love your colour scheme - the bunting just finishes it off a treat!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Great party going on, on your card anyway they look as if they are having a great time. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

pinky said...

This is just adorable Sue, love the soft colours.

Sylvia Anderson said...

So Pretty x

Daniele said...

such a pretty card
hugs

judit said...

Fab card, Sue! Love the bunting and the colours and of course the image! hugs, judit x

Dannii said...

Beautiful card, great image and stunning pastel colours

lindyloo said...

what a gorgeous card very pretty
lindyloo x

Celia Harrington said...

Lovely card image and colours just love the little mice xxxxxxxx

Becky said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the soft pastel colours and the adorable image.
Becky xx

Linda said...

Oh Sue this is just adorable. I do love the lovely pastel colours and that image is just so cute too.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous card, I just love those LOTV mice! Your bunting looks good too, hugs Susan x

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, I seem to be constantly apologising for neglecting your blog! You can blame it all on the trying to catch up after half-term - you never know I might get back to normal one day!

Fab cards since I was here last, this one is gorgeous and loved the tree stamp in a previous post.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Sarah

coops said...

gorgeous card sue.stunning soft colours and design and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Wendy Fraser said...

What a pretty card! I may have to treat myself to a bunting die! xx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Sue, love the image and fab new bunting die.
Wendy xx

stacky said...

Love your card Sue and the image is adorable love your new banner die it finishes of your card perfectly x
good luck with the challenges x

donemark crafts said...

This is so pretty love the little mice just so cute to your colours are just right and the bunting just finishes it of so well.
kaz.xx

Jennifer said...

Oooh love this Sue...what gorgeous colours. Love the banner die and how you used it. Thanks for playing at A Gem Of A Challenge too xx Jenny xx

Kathryn said...

Aw this is fabby a little party all on its own, it does make you smile ha ha
Weather rubbish here to xx

jonim52 said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

June Nelson said...

This is so beautiful Sue love th e pastel colours on this one its great xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

jane stillman said...

A brilliant card, love the softness of the colours x

Kate M said...

This is brilliant - just love those mice - so cute. Love the colours and the bunting and the balloon strings are fab!!
Kate
x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie I love this, perfect creation hugs Pops x x x

Bea und Doreen said...

super cute card Sue - great colours as well
hugs
Doreen xx
Have a wonderful weekend

Jo said...

oh how sweet.... I love it.

Happy Crafting!
Jo xx

Chris said...

Adorable Sue, Love the colours and image. Chris xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is sooooo cute, I love the adorable image and the soft colours and the bunting is the perfect finishing touch
Lindsay xx

Carol said...

Love this Sue, the colours are gorgeous. I think your rain has arrived here today! Carol x

Sarah said...

What an adorable card Sue!

Sarah x

Judith said...

Such a pretty card sue love the ice cream colours and that bunting is fab x

cardsmadebymarlene.blogspot.com said...

gorgeous card, love the ice cream colours. Marlene

coops said...

ooops me again sue.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Dora said...

This is so pretty Sue, love the pastel colours and sweet image.. hope weather will be nicer soon. Hugs xxx

Trace said...

Those mice are so cute, lovely card, great colours :D

craftyeyes said...

this is soo sweet sue lovely image great layout and fab detail tracy x

Lisa xx said...

this is so pretty Sue

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun! Thanks for popping by my blog :) xxx

Helen said...

I love this image - so cute! Love the papers you've used and the details you've added.

Thanks for joining my challenge at Nutcrafters and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Helen x

Joey said...

Sue this is so cute, such a pretty colour combo and love the image, matches all so perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

Heike said...

A fab card. I just love this cute image.
Heike xx

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Awww love those mice Sue! The layout is great and the bunting perfect :) I made a card with that paper last week and I even used the same nestie die! Yours is much better though :) Sarah xx

MissyG said...

lovely card - cute image - Linda

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is totally fabulous. I love the use of the bunting and your colouring is beautiful.
Hope you are well. Have a great weekend.
Hugs Linda x

sue said...

gorgous card suexx

Tonya said...

What a sweet card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us for the Inky Impressions challenge.

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and colours

have a great weekend
Lorna xx

Lors said...

Gorgeous card, love the bunting..happy blogging x

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo super little card ... love the design so much to look at and what a lot of lovely comments you have well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Dawn said...

Such a sweet card, love the image and the colours and papers are gorgeous. xxx

carrie-lee said...

Love the colours hun,image is so cute a fab card xxx

Lisa Jane said...

This is sooo pretty . Gorgeous pastel shades
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Sylvia x said...

What a super card, love your colour scheme

Good luck in the challenge at Nutcrafters and thank you for joining us this time

Sylvia xx

Gemma said...

Oh sue, its so adorable hun & love the sweet little image...

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters & good luck!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Jackie said...

Super sweet card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge! ~Jackie, Inky DT

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sue, 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

Debs said...

Super sweet card. Fab colours and the bunting is perfect :o)
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mandy said...

Such an adorable card,love the image and your colours and bunting are beautiful....Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy x

Judith said...

Fancy meeting you here today!! - everything I already said - very pretty card thanks for playing along at inky impressions this week hugs Judith x

hazel said...

I love your card, the image is fab. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

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