Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kittens for Birthdays

     I guess my card yesterday with green hair on the image was just practice for the new challenge theme at Tuesday Throwdown this week, which is "Wild Colored Hair!"   Our wonderful sponsor is The Paper Shelter and they provided an image for the team to use.  You need to check out the Tuesday Throwdown blog to see all the different inspiration and colors of hair.

     My card is for a wonderful friend who's celebrating her 79th birthday on Friday, and, no, she won't see it here before then.  I doubt if she even knows I have a blog although she does know about my cards and loves them.  What a sweetie.  :-D


Here's the inside sentiment.


     The image is colored with ProMarkers and glitter gel ink.  I used one of my framing dies to cut the image and then used the same die to cut a negative from dark pink CS.  I used that to 'frame the frame.'  It took a bit of planning because I wanted to have the image framed on an angle instead of vertical but I also wanted to angle the darker pink CS on the card base, which is a lighter pink.  

     The butterflies are punched and I added pearls to the bodies, plus I added three pearls to the bottom corner.  Speaking of corners, I used a punch on all four of them.  The bow is made from two separate ribbons, one tied into a triple bow and the other into a double bow and then tied together with a butterfly in the middle.

     Challenges:
A&T Emerald Faeries -- Flowers, ribbon or lace
A Creative Need -- For a woman
A Creative Romance -- Girly creations
Brown Sugar -- A/G
Craftitude -- Use a die
Fairies -- Ladies
Red Rubber -- More precious than pearls
Sister Act -- A/G
Stamping for the Weekend -- For the girls
Sweet Pea Stampers -- Things with wings

     I hope we're going to see you playing along this week.  We had so few entries last week (probably because of the Memorial Day holiday and everyone getting their summer started instead of crafting) that we didn't even have enough people to choose a Top 3!  Of course, that makes your chances of winning the sponsor prize that much greater.  :-D  See you at Tuesday Throwdown.  NanaConnie

19 comments:

Malika said...

Lovely card

Malika

Donna Hanley said...

Just darling, NC. I have to say I never ended up with pink hair, but it looks real cute on this little one. Love that cat angle and your butterflies. Nice bow work on this one. Have a great day.

Avril Ann said...

Oh your friend is going to adore this card NC, stunning, love the image, colours, papers and detail here hun, hugs xxx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Love the darling pink hair and your die cut on the inside is gorgeous.

Anne Temple said...

Love her pink hair and that sentiment would be perfect for my mom.

acreativeneed said...

Hello Connie, your card is adorable! The framing and tilt on the image layer creates such a great focal point. So sweet! Thank you for joining in the A Creative Need challenge!

Asha said...

oh so precious.... LOVE her glittery wings. Super cute card, NC. Have a lovely week!
hugs, Asha

Linda Simpson said...

I so love the sentiment as I am sure you do too! Cute image and loving her pink hair!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Drea Slee said...

So sweet! Fantastic image and coloring! Thanks for playing with us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a beauty she is! I love the image in the die cut on an angle- that is a cool idea! Love your coloring and the shimmer you added!

jimlynn said...

Um.....I have to totally agree with that sentiment! LOL!
Beautiful card and love her hair.
Love that die you used on the inside too. SO pretty!
Lynn

Dawn Lancaster said...

Too cute!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Glenda Atkins said...

oooh the pink hair is wonderful as is the whole card! Delightful sentiment!
hugs
Glenda

Sparkly Engineer said...

This card is delightful and I'm think its perfect for a 79th birthday

Pia S said...

I LOVE the sentiment on the inside, too cute!!! I think you made a pretty front, so sweet, it made it even more a surprise to see the fun sentiment.

Debi said...

Love this! The die cut is so great and the bow gorgeous. I really like how you did the wings. Hugs, Debi

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely card and that bow is gorgeous and love the image 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}

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'things with wings' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Lisa S. said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.