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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Birthday cakes have no calories!

This is a bittersweet challenge for me.  First of all, the new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge blog is BIRTHDAY WITH A SENTIMENT.  I LOVE this challenge since I can always use birthday cards and like to have some on-hand. 

And second, this is my last challenge as a member of the The Paper Shelter Design Team.  I was invited to the join this Team two full years ago and have enjoyed it so much!  After two years, though, I think it's time to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy being on the Team and the beautiful art work of Pedro and Veronica who are the artists behind every image at The Paper Shelter.

For my last Design Team card, I've used this sweet image named  Spring in the Heart. I think this is an awesome image for a birthday card since she's eating cake.  And since I love chocolate, my little image's cake has chocolate frosting!! Now I don't know if it's true or not, but someone once told me that birthday cake doesn't have any calories.  I think that must be true since who would ever lie about something like that!


I've used dies from CandiBean, Spellbinders, Marianne and La-La Land. I applied Stampendous white chunky embossing powder to the view master slide die cut and then applied the pink jewels. The banner was sponge inked and then I applied Ranger Crackle Accents and while it was still wet, I sprinkled iridescent glitter by Rubber Café on it. This is the first time I've used the Ranger Crackle Accents and it's so neat how it cracks after it's dry! The pink and white pearl swirls are from Prima. I punched out my sentiment from Whimsy with my Nesting set of Creative Memories punches and the papers are from Nellie Snellen.


I've said it before, but I'll say it again for the last time...if you use an image from The Paper Shelter, the prize is an awesome $30 voucher. If you win the drawing and you've used an image by another company, the prize is three digital images of your choice.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

I'd like to say a special thanks to Marie and Shirley, the team leaders at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog, for their kindness over the past two years while I was on the Team. I've enjoyed being on this Team and wish them and my teamies the very best!  They are super talented and it's been an honor to be with them all. Thank you, Pedro and Veronica, for sharing your beautiful art work with me and I will treasure each and every image you've given me. I look forward to receiving the posts of new images you've designed and I know I will always be a customer of yours!

                                                              Many hugs to my TPS family,
                                                    Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simply Paper Crafts, The Stamping Boutique, Crafting With Friends, Allsorts, Catch the Bug (Bingo: Bling/Texture/Sentiment), Crafty Friends (B: Bling/Butterflies/Bonnet), Glitter n Sparkle, Crafting from the Heart, MelonHeadz Friends (try something new: Crackle Accents), Scrapbook Stamp Society, Card Mania, Crafting for all Seasons, Craft Your Passion, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, World Wide Open Design Team, Sweet Stamps, Crafting by Designs, Crafts Galore Encore, Crafting with an Attitude, Your Scrapbook Place, Cute as a Button, CCC Digi Creations, Julie Spiri Challenge, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards, Art by Miran, Creative Corner, Digitally Sweet, Crafty Calendar, The Artistic Stamper, Dragonfly Dreams, Let's Craft and Create, Not Just Cards, Love to Scrap, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, Whimsy Inspires, Aurora Wings

50 comments:

  1. Awe so beautiful. Love it.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader

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  2. This is adorable thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

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  3. I'll remember that one Gail!! Such a pretty card and I love that you have used cake colours!! xx

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  4. Morning Gail, Im going to miss you so much, youve been a wonderful Team Member and your cards have always been really special, and todays card is just stunning. I want to wish you all the best for the future and hope you wont forget to keep in touch. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  5. Adorable card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  6. If only it was so LOL, what a sweet image and colured so beautifully, so happy to stop by today, nice work my friend xo julie P

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  7. What a yummy birthday card, Gail, and your cake looks absolutely delicious !! In fact, my mouth is watering right now . . . love the swirly pearls, the view-master style diecut is a great touch, I love the daisies, and your coloring of the oh-do-adorable girl is superb -- I see you even did her toenails !! Also like how you drew in the grass. A fantastic birthday card to have on hand. I'm sure everyone will miss you on the TPS team, as well as us viewers here, but it's sweet of you to think of giving someone else the opportunity, even though your shoes will be hard to fill . . . thanks for sharing your talent with us all during your term. We'll miss you!!

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  8. Gorgeous birthday card Gail, beautifully coloured and love the chocolate cake. I will miss your lovely creations on TPS but happy that we will be together in blogland. hugs, Pat K x

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  9. What an adorable image and colored so beautifully. Love the banner and the die cut doily. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

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  10. Gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge.
    Veerle DT CreativeCornerChallenges

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  11. What a super sweet project you have for us today we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

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  12. What a super sweet project you have for us today we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

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  13. Your card is gorgeous, so much intricate detail and your perfect colouring to go with it. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  14. Beautiful card. You have embellished it beautifully. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Tina
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

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  15. Just beautiful 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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  16. Fabulous Gail just loving you so so pretty card love and hugs Carole x

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  17. She is down right adorable. Thanks for joining WWODTC
    Heather DT

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  18. A super card and great choice of colours Gail, many thanks for joining our Sparkle week at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  19. What a sweet image and so beautifully colored, Gail. Gorgeous design and embellishments as well. Good luck with your future endeavors. I'm sure The Paper Shelter is sad to see you go. Thank you so much for joining our ATG Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

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  20. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

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  21. Gorgeous. Love the sweet image and colors.
    thanks for playing with us over at Crafty friends.
    Linda DTCF

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  22. Sweet and beautiful card! It's so girly with all the pearls and other embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  23. Such a sweetly card you have here! The coloring is beautiful. Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Member

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  24. This is such a cute image and you have made a very pretty card - love the patchwork background paper and all the embellishments - so sweet and girly- thanks for playing at Let's Craft and Create.

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  25. wow I love this!! Thanks for joining us at Cute as a button Challenges. Good luck!
    bye Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-challenges.blogspot.nl/

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  26. Thank you hun! It was our pleasure count with you!!!

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  27. Gorgeous, Thanks for joining Creative Corner Challenge!

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  28. Your card is just adorable love all the embellishments! I know they will miss you at TPS...
    Thanks for joining us at Aurora Wings!
    Hugs
    Charlene

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  29. Oh, I'll miss your Paper Shelter cards! You've done an awesome job for them, Gail! This card is gorgeous! Love all of the beautiful details, bling, and die cuts! Sweet image and beautiful colouring! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Use a Punch or Die Cut" challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

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  30. Gail sweet and gorgeous card

    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin


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    1. and Gail
      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  31. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at Stamps by Julia Spiri, good luck xx

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  32. Love your card-it's adorable and so pretty and love all the embellies! Thank you for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
    Carolyn, DT

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  33. Beautiful card! I love the design and all of the details. Thank you for joining our challenge at CC & CC. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

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  34. This is a sweet and cute card! I love it
    Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette (DT)

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  35. This is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,100 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  36. Wouldn't it be lovely if chocolate cake didn't have any calories. A lovely card and such an adorable image too, beautifully adorned with these gorgeous embellishments.
    Lorraine

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  37. So pretty!! Thank you for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

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  38. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  39. Your card is just sooooo cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  40. What a gorgeous setting your image is just so cute a lovely card. Thank you for entering the world wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

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  41. What a beautiful and fun little project. Love the embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Hugs. Traci DT xx

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  42. This is just gorgeous as always Gail. I will very much miss you on the TPS team, but will be stalking your blog still! Thank you for being an inspiration to us all with your fabulous art work. Take care and wishing you all the best.

    Hugs, Vannessa xxx

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  43. This is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendars, we hope to see you again!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  44. Fabulous card love the cute image and beautifu.l dies,frantage and gorgeous pearl swirls
    carol x

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  45. Beautiful card. Love the colors, die cuts and pretty flowers. Thank you for joining us at Julia Spiri Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

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  46. Lovely card! Love all the embellishments! Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  47. Adorable card. Love the colouring.
    Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create.
    Sabina DT

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  48. First if ever we meet IRL I would love for you to give me a 'grass' lesson! Wow! I could just dig my toes in this lovely grass. Second, Your work will be missed at TPS. This lovely card is a perfect example of what a talented 'young' lady you are. Hugs!

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  49. this is so cute! I love the banner, it stands out in a very cute way :)
    thank you for joining Aurora Wings :)
    -Laila aka Koneko

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