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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A spring birthday!

The challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog this week is BIRTHDAY WITH A SENTIMENT.  Now how hard can that be since we all need and make birthday cards!  Just be sure to put a sentiment on the front of your birthday card. Today I used Spring Breeze from The Paper  Shelter. Isn't she an adorable image?!  I had one large piece of pink and yellow flowered paper and then scraps of yellow and pinks so I made my image and embellishment to match my papers. Spring in the Arizona desert consists of flowering cactus and we have yellow, pink and white flowers on the tips of so many cactus right now!


This card was one of my favorites to make since the colors pink and yellow are one of my favorite color combinations. The oval die of my image is by DieZyne Dies and the polka dot die cut is a die by Sue Wilson.  The butterfly is a die by Joy! and the baby buttons are from my stash.  My sentiment is stamped on scrap pink printed paper and then glued down to a piece of rectangle acrylic from Mod Podge.


When asked if I like "lines" or "no lines" images, I have to pick "lines". I like having the definition and think it adds much more detail to the image. My image is colored with Copics and I used my Sakura glue pen and added Warm Glitter Ritz to the lace on her petticoat, dress and umbrella. This is my favorite glitter because it is so fine and although there are times I forget to turn off my ceiling fan and then track glitter through the house, the glitter helps detract visitors from seeing the dust bunnies running across the floor.  The clear iridescent jewels are actually crystals that I glued onto my card. These Swarovski jewels are so beautiful and have a shine much nicer than clear rhinestones.



The flowers I used are an assortment. The fluffy pink one with the orange center is from Magnolia; the two round rolled roses are from The Ribbon Girl, the 2 tulips are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the yellow lily and 2 small yellow and white and 1 small pink and white flower are from I Am Roses. As you can tell, I love flowers from everywhere and have such a stash of them that if I stopped by flowers for 2 years, I'd still have more than I need. The leaf punch is from Martha Stewart and I punched my leaves in pink printed paper so as to not detract from the arrangement. My little umbrella charm is from my stash as is the doily, paper and pearls.

The prize donated by The Paper Shelter is below.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/
 
The Design Team has made some wonderful birthday cards for you to view and get you inspired.  The challenge at The Paper Shelter of BIRTHDAY WITH A SENTIMENT will be a popular challenge for entrants and if you use an image from TPS, that $30 voucher will go a long way!  I hope you'll join us this week!
 
                                                                                  Hugs,
                                                                          Gail
 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

67 comments:

  1. Delightful card! Thank you for participating Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge
    Welcome again and good luck.
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  2. Gorgeous card, your colouring is stunning, and you have such attention to detail. Gail x

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  3. Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

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  4. A gorgeous design, the colour combo is fresh and pretty and the image is so cute - love the matching umbrella charm!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  5. a super layout and pretty image, I like the little charm, thank you for joining us at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again
    Tilly

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  6. Lovely!
    Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - DT

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  7. Stunning card, Gail. Cute image and coloured beautifully. I also like all the details. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  8. When it comes to your creations, Gail (and I mean "creations" and not just a card, since they're waaay more than that !!), one just needs to sit back and LOOK at it and focus on each little area to really "take in" all the fine details. The more one looks, the more little things stand out and it's amazing. Some items hit you right away (flowers, image, butterfly), but then you keep looking and see the little charm tucked in, the doily peeking out from behind, the yellow AND pink button on the butterfly, the subtle colors, the 3-strips of banner behind the image, the bit of sponging done . . . omg, the list goes on and on !! Your cards are truly, truly a "work of heart" and elegantly stunning and they continue to blow me away, just like this gal is being wind-blown. Perfectly elegant and should be treasured by the recipient!!

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  9. Oh wow Gail this card is just stunning, youve really coloured it so beautifully, and the papers, layout and design are gorgeous and your embellishments are just outstanding. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  10. This card is soooo gorgeous Gail.... love your choise of colours and the embellishments fit perfectly!!!
    Your other cards (as I was scrolling down to your TPS DT-card) are really beautiful!!
    I'll be stopping by now and then...
    xxAngela

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  11. She looks so fabulous. Great details on your card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope to see you a next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  12. Wonderful card. Love the soft colors and that image is so sweet. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  13. Gorgeous card. love all the embellishments. Thank you for joining our challenge at Eureka Stamps. Mary DT

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  14. gorgeous card and colours Gail

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  15. Gorgeous card Gail, so well designed with lovely colours and beautiful flower arrangement. Love everything about it. hus, Pat K x

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  16. Another beauty Gail, so very pretty, lovely work!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  17. Gorgeous card! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene

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  18. Gail this card is stunning!!! I LOVE the image, so beautifully colored. The flowers are all gorgeous, so pretty! I love the banners behind the image too, great design! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  19. Gorgeous card with wonderful embellishments and detail! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

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  21. Oh, Gail, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I don't even know where to start! Your coloring is beautiful and the color combo is so sweet. And that cluster of flowers . . . . awesome!! Thanks for playing with LTSCB's Dots & Stripes challenge.

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  22. Beautiful card, love all the elements you added to the card. Thanks for joining Mema's Crafts challenge.

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  23. Gorgeous card Gail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

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  24. Gail, your work is simply stunning! Everything on this card is amazing!! Your coloring is beautiful and I really love the rolled flowers.

    Thank you for joining us for the Fun-day Friday Challenge at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy crafting,
    Bridget

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  25. Wow, this card is outstanding. Your attention to detail is great. Thanks for participating in the challenge at Mema's Crafts.

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  26. This is a gorgeous creation. Beautiful image and shading and flowers and papers and tiny charm and lovely butterfly. Coo.. I would frame this and have it to raise my spirits on a less than perfect day. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT. x

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  27. The flower arrangement on your card is beautiful especially with the umbrella charm. Your color combination is great. One of my favorites to. What a wonderful creation. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

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  28. Adorable card! Love the flowers and the image! Thank you for entering it in our challenge at Our Creative Corner. Happy Spring! xxx Laurie

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  29. Everything about it is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges, hope to see you again.

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  30. This is so gorgeous! Beautiful coloring. Love all the layers of papers and the charm is so cute.
    Hugs
    Anna

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  31. Gorgeous card beautiful coloring and great embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week t Brown Sugar Challenges. Karal DT

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  32. wowser this is packed full with prettyness I adore it all xx

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  33. Gail, this is just so pretty. I just love everything about it - your colouring is beautiful, the layout is great, your flowers are in the perfect arrangement and I love the little umbrella charm too. Stunning creation, my lovely friend!

    Hugs, Vannessa xxx

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  34. Love the bright and delightful colors of your card and the image is a must-have. We're glad you decided to play along with us at Mema's Crafts and good luck in the challenge.

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  35. Wow, Gail, this is absolutely gorgeous! I had to laugh at you seeing glitter throughout the house! I will often see a sparkle in the kitchen or the bathroom - or on a cat! It makes me smile! I love your design and your colour combo is scrumptious! The flowers and little umbrella charm are perfect! Your colouring, as always, looks amazing! I love the butterfly too!

    And I see you joined our Anything Goes challenge at Glitter n Sparkle - so happy to see you link up with us with your gorgeous card!

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  36. Beautiful card, just picked your blog to have a look from the entries on Glitter n Sparkle. I am so glad I did! Love your card.

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  37. A gorgeous card, love the colours and design. Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge.

    Marlene DT

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  38. Beautiful - gorgeous colouring and your embellishments finish the card perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

    Helen x

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  39. Wonderful creation! Image and design are beautiful! I love flowers and your colouiring!
    Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  40. A lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

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  41. How precious! Love how you've extended the umbrella to go beyond the die cut frame and your embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining our ATG challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

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  42. just gorgeous Gail, love the colours, the layout, your wonderful colouring and all the fab details, a real stunner! hugs,Colette xx

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  43. What a lovely card! Sweet image & I love the colours!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this month in our Flights Of Fancy Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  44. such a beautiful card. The coloring is perfect and the embellishments and papers fit perfectly.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  45. amazing card, love the mix of yellow and pink colours and some many details, thanks for taking part in craft for the craic challenge

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  46. Wow.. it's a stunning creation. love all your elements you put..
    Thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft, and good luck.

    Hugs,
    Merlina

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  47. Sweet and pretty card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at I am roses challenge blog this month, good luck!
    Hugs,
    Tamara xx

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  48. Hi Gail, This is beautiful! How lovely to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday! Good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

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  49. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  50. Such beautiful card, with lots of pretty details. Thanks you so much for joining us at Craft your passion.
    http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
    Hugs
    Naz xxx

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  51. Such a beautiful colours! Love the flowers and colouring of the stamp. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore 'Make a card for April' challenge.

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  52. Love viewing your creations, this is absolutely gorgeous x 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}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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  53. A sweet birthday card. http://iamroses-challenge.blogspot.com/

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  54. Beautiful card, love colours combo !!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  55. What a lovely card - that's really cute too ! Thank you for joining in with the crafting cafe, Flights of fancy, this time, Janna DT

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  56. wow, so gorgeous.. love the pastel colours.. the handmade flowers, your butterfly!! your card is adorable!!
    xoxo

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  57. Gorgeous card, Gail. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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  58. Utterly stunning card Gail, love the image and all your fabulous detail - thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy - best of luck xxx

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  59. Such lovely card! Gorgeous colouring. Thank you very much for sharing with us at Copic Spain. Hope to see you back the next time.
    Cheers,
    Aurora

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  60. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Karen
    V's Sweet Ideas

    P.S. I'd love to have you join us at Word Art Wednesday
    Anything Goes (family friendly)- weekly - great prizes
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  61. Thank you for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenges.
    Good luck!
    Marzena DT

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  62. Very cute.
    Thanks for playing along at Eclectic Ellapu.
    Lisa - EE DT

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  63. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project in our Spring challenge, I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Dragonfly Dreams

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