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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

No, no Allie...this is mine!

The challenge this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is BIRTHDAY WITH A SENTIMENT. You need to have a birthday sentiment on the front of the card.

I used this adorable image named Chinese Food.  I chose this image because the birthday card is for my daughter, Stephanie. If you've read the posts for Stephanie's birthday and Valentine cards over the years, you know she has a disabled kitty, named Allie, who uses a cart because her back legs don't work due to a spine injury. Allie loves to sit with Stephanie and watches tv with her. Allie also loves human food and sits next to Stephanie begging. If you'd like to read about Stephanie and Allie, you can click on here, here, here, and here. Anyway, this card depicts Stephanie and Allie and I knew she'd love a card with this image!


The beautiful flower rhinestones in the corners are from Lillian in Michigan. She went to a convention and visited the Queen & Co. booth. I love their products...but then again, I like shiny. :) The peach pearls are from my stash of pearls. I love pearls maybe because they're my birthstone. The doily die cut is by Cheery Lynn and I cut it out of heavy white vellum. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and I used a Stampin' Up punch on the sentiment.


I colored my image with Copics and these colors are pretty accurate...Allie really is tan and gray and Stephanie does have red hair and brown eyes (and eats on her tan couch in front of the tv).

 

My flowers are from Wild Orchid and so are the leaves. I put glitter on the edge of each petal for some pretty glittery shine (glittery shine is always good). The stamens I found in the cake decorating aisle at JoAnn's and I added glitter to the tips of them, too. BTW, did you notice my paper has some glitter on the flowers in the pattern...and you wonder why I like this paper?! I like it so much that I even used it on the card posted right before this one--although it was a true accident since I made the cards a couple of months apart! I used solid green and solid peach papers on my card to accent the printed papers.

 
I made my two stickpins and used some of my best crystals, pearls and sterling silver on these knowing that Stephanie would appreciate them. I haven't yet gotten her into beading...but I'm working on it. It would be nice to call and place an 'order' for stickpins that I'd like for my cards. Hahaha!


And this bow...well, this ribbon is from my teammate, Eva Gro Røsok in Norway. It's beautiful ribbon with shiny edging and a gorgeous texture. Eva sent me a box of ribbon and I sent her a box of lace! It was fun to do since we have different products here in the USA than they have in Norway. The cat face is actually a button from Dress It Up. The button was plain light tan and I colored it with my Copics to match Allie. I clipped off the back loop and then glued it in the middle of my bow.

So, as you may have heard, if you use an image from The Paper Shelter and win the drawing, the prize is a $30 gift certificate to the store. If you win and haven't used a TPS image, you get 3 digital images.  You might want to use an image from TPS because your luck is that you'll win the one time you don't use a TPS image and regret it. Take a look at the images at The Paper Shelter and I promise you'll find an image (at least one) that is so versatile that you'll use it more than once! Remember that they come in black and white, color, a color background, and then a colored image ON the colored background. You get a lot for just a little investment!


The gals at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have created gorgeous projects for you to look at and, hopefully, inspire you. The challenge is BIRTHDAY WITH A SENTIMENT and we all need those during the course of the year, so let's see what you can create for this challenge!

Thanks for visiting today!
                                                                                        Hugs,
                                                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Girls, Brown Sugar, 613 Avenue Create (Create your own challenge: image, sentiment, solid color paper, flowers, ribbon), Pile It OnRobyn's Fetish, Crafting from the Heart, Paper Makeup Stamps, Deep Ocean, My Crafty Spot, Art Impressions, Art by Miran, We Do Doobadoo, A Gem of a Challenge, Eclectic Ellapu, Fitztown Challenge, Glitter n Sparkle, Love to Scrap, Craft Creations, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Crafting at the Weekend, Just for Fun, Cards Galore Encore, Emerald Faeries, Bearly Mine, Great Impressions, The Sisters of Craft, Dragonfly Dreams (Pearls are my June birthstone), Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper, Craft for the Craic, Stamp and Create, Digi Choosday, Fan-Tastic Tuesday

50 comments:

  1. Hi Gail what a fabulous card for your daughter! Gorgeous colouring and exquisite detailing! Love love love your stick pins! Susan xx

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  2. Great Design...perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday...thank you for joining us it is much appreciated....I do love to see all of your fantastic creations, thank you for taking the the time to stop by...
    Hugs
    Suzy B ( Owner )
    XX

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  3. Gail what a fab and gorgeous card with fab details.

    gr karin

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      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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    2. Beautiful card. Lovely colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy Creative Team.

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  4. What a delightful card, this image is just perfect and the design is so pretty, I love your stickpins, just the perfect touch, I'm sure Stephanie will be thrilled
    Hugs Julie P

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  5. What a great looking card Gail. It's perfect. Can't believe that your daughter have a blue tortie cat. They are both adorable to look at and the way they act are always sweet and cosy. I used to have a black tortie cat a few years ago, sweet but with a temper. LoL How great to hear that she manage a good life even if her legs isn't working. Really sweet!
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  6. Great design hun love it and thanks for linking up at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

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  7. Hi Gail, oh wow what a stunning card, I love your layout the flowers are just gorgeous, and youve coloured it so beautifully. Im so sorry to hear about your daughters cat, but I image it gets spoilt rotten, I had a brain damaged Yorkie that used to bark and run in a circle when she got excited, they have a good life even when they arnt perfect dont they. Hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  8. This is an absolutely beautiful card - lovely colours and details - thank you for joining us this time at Love to Scrap - Michelle x

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  9. Fab card Gail, love the story behind it too, sounds like it's the perfect image for your daughter. Great colour choices and loving the bling, hugs, Colette xx

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  10. This is such a pretty card, and a great image! Thanks for playing along with our current theme of 'dies and/or punches' over at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog. Yvonne (DT)

    Digi Choosday

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  11. I'm all about the details and I love how you've used these with the card. Great fun image and love what you've done here. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    FCB CT Coordinator

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  12. Stunning!!! As always your dekorations is fab!! love the pins, pearls and flowers and as always you have done a fabulous bow. Beautiful coloring! This image is so me and my cat hahaha.
    Hugs Anna

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  13. Hello Gail, this card is so pretty, and sounds perfect for your daughter, hugs Liz.

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  14. Cute card with the girl and her feline friend!! Love the details and the sparkle you added to this card!! Great coloring, as well!!

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  15. Another gorgeous card beautiful image an colouring,gorgeous bow and embellishments-sounds perfect for your daughter-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  16. meant to add thank yopu for joining in our create your own challenge option and have just become a follower :)
    carol x

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  17. Very cute image, beaustiully designed and crafted card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week for our Animal Challenge

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  18. You are always SO thoughtful of the recipient of your stunning cards -- so many personal touches for that person and this one is extra-special, what with the most elegant stickpins, gorgeous flowers, perfect Allie and Stephanie colors . . . just an EXQUISITE card, and I'm sure Stephanie will treasure it always!! Happy Birthday to you, Steph . . . I hope you realize how special your mom is . . .

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  19. This is one very special card! All the personalised touches are fabulous and I really love everything about it, it's so so pretty :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  20. This is so pretty. I love the pins and the little bits of sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions. ~Renee

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  21. This is gorgeous Gail and I love all the glittery flowers and that cat button is the cutest!

    Hugs, Vannessa

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  22. This is lovely, wonderful colours and fab image and so thoughtful too, thanks for sharing with us at we do doobadoo, hugs Liz xx

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  23. Fabulous card and what a gorgeous story love the design and image stunning Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

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  24. LOL, what a fun image! Our fur children will ask for food, won't they?! This is super beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

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  25. Such a pretty & delightful card love the colour combo too. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

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  26. Oh wow.. such a stunning make with so much detail to admire.. love the soft colour tones used. Thanks for entering the sisters of craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

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  27. Wow! Stunningly gorgeous, wonderful colours and beautiful image used...everything matches beautifully....♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

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  28. ahhhh what a great card! I totally loooove the embellishments you have used and the added stickles to the flowers. I'm sure that your daughter will love it!

    Thanks for joining us in our Punches or dies challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

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  29. SUPERB!!!! everything is so delicately beautiful !!! well done girl !
    and thank you for sharing at love to scrap!

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  30. Gail this made me smile, fab make, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

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  31. Love everything about this card!!!!! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi somewhere on your project #6, Dawn DT Member x

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  32. Your card is beautiful. love the image which you have coloured so beautifully. The flowers and gems finish it off so nicely. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

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  33. What a great creation! Love the colors. All the glitter and flowers are stunning! Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. We hope to see you next time! Good luck.

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  34. Lovel and pretty entry for our Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

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  35. What an adorable image. Very sweet card. Thanks for sharing at Great Impressions.

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  36. Brilliantly designed card and lovely colour combo used... ♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start and, thanks for entering this wonderful card in our challenge this time...good luck..
    {Scrapbook Stamp Society DT Member}

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  37. Gorgeous card, love those stunning flowers and those stick pins, they finish your card off perfectly
    Thanks for sharing it with us in our Dies and Punches challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Lacy Sunshine DT member
    Digi Choosday DT member
    Sketch N Stash DT Member
    Pennys Challenges Owner & DT member
    Brown Sugar Challenges Admin member

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  38. Such a lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us this month over at just for fun
    Hugs
    Marie (DT member for JFF)
    Xxxx

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  39. Hi Gail, thanks for your lovely comment on my card. Yes magnificent is "magnifique" in French ;)
    your card is really pretty, love the stickles on roses! fab design
    hugs
    céline

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  40. What a beautiful card and I'm sure your daughter will love it - I had a cat once that wouldn't eat anything unless it had chilli on!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  41. Love it! A great image and sentiment and so many gorgeous details.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen N x

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  42. This is a beautiful creation, which your daughter will just treasure it, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge

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  43. Love the colours. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the image and cat button. I am a lover of shiny things also, so I love the bling and glitter on the flowers. Thanks for joining Love to Scrap.

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  45. Absolutely gorgeous card you made! I like all little details :-))
    Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  46. Beautiful creation and just perfect for our challenge this month...beautiful colours too...good luck in the draw and hope to see you next challenge.xx aNNie
    {Bearly Mine DT Member}

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  47. Gorgeous card gail!! Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine Designs
    hugs
    laney DT

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