Friday, January 18, 2019

More Birthday Celebrations

     This is another post with multiple cards for the week long, Birthday Bash over at Catch the Bug.  Today, I'm starting with the card I did for the Tuesday challenge.

Tuesday ThemeBINGO Top Row:  Die Cut/ Sentiment/ Texture

     This sentiment is an image from Bugaboo Stamps and it's a new one for me.  I printed it onto aqua CS and used a black ProMarker to enhance the depth of the color on the "Happy Birthday" portion.  I die cut the sentiment with border dies from Spellbinders.

     The texture on the white background is dry embossed with a folder from Cuttlebug, another new item for my stash.  I used my bow maker to tie the polkadot, bowtie bow.

     Challenges for this card:
Crafting by Designs
Crafting from the Heart
Cuttlebug Mania
Digi Choosday
Incy Wincy
Tuesday Throwdown

Wednesday Theme: Make Us Laugh

     Coloring was done with ProMarkers and the image was cut with a scalloped die from Sizzix.  The green, grosgrain ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and I simply cut a strip and adhered it like washi tape, using double stick tape on the back of it.

     I printed and hand cut the sentiment, inking the edges before adding it.  The bow is one of my signature bows, this time with a gem added instead of a pearl.

     Challenges for this card:
Creative Inspirations
I {heart} ProMarkers
Paper Funday
Paper Shelter
Simon Says Stamp
Word Art Weds.

Thursday Theme: Color Challenge


     I used ProMarkers to color the image (a new one for me), selecting colors that were featured in the inspiration photo.   I used soft, golden, neutrals as much as possible on the critters, keeping the bold and bright colors for the word "Birthday."  I cut the image with a large, rectangle die from QuicKutz and mounted it onto a gray-blue card base.  The bronzy-gold ribbon was recycled from a craft store bouquet and the blue ribbon was in my stash.  Fun how the edges of the two ribbons matched up.

     Challenges for this card:

     Well, that's six more birthday cards for my stash and I'll post one more, the last for the Catch the Bug Birthday Bash this week, later this afternoon.  I'm so on target with my time frame for all the house projects which have to be done that I'm feeling calm and almost relaxed in the midst of the chaos.  lol   I'm sure that'll change tomorrow morning when three more major projects are on the list, including a meeting to sell some of the furniture pieces I'm not keeping!

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

You have been a busy lady! I love them all they look fabulous.
Linda xxx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a wonderful creation Nana Connie. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug / Bugaboo for our 9th Birthday Bash. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT Member

Donna Ellis said...

I can feel your laughter as you put each of these together, Connie! They are fantastic cards! Hope your move is going well! hugs, de

Chris said...

You've created some wonderful cards for our Birthday Bash Challenges at Catch the Bug, so pleased you chose to play along this week. Good luck!

Billie A said...

Great three cards. I love the birthday one for the challenge at Catch the bug. Fun colors and awesome image. So glad you played in the Monster bash birthday challenge. Love your card.

Billie A
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Always Fun Challenges
Colour Crazy Challenge
Creations In Pink
Crafty Gals Corner
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE these, the humour is so You, Love the designs and still chuckling at the FB one in particular.

Donna Walls said...

Oh my goodness, I love STELLA! And your other creations are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and we hope to see you again next month! Donna - DT Member

Helen said...

What a great collection of cards - love your Stella card and the sentiment you've used!

Thanks for joining us at the Bugaboo Stamps Monster Birthday Bash.

Helen x

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Each of your cards are too cute, and funny! Thanks for sharing them with us at PIP Challenges!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Three great cards! I love the funny sentiment on the 1st card, and oh so true! your second card is awesome, and I love your great colors and that signature bow : ) our third card is also adorable- fun colors and loving the double row of ribbons. Thanks so much for joining in the Bugaboo Birthday Bash!!!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely delightful duo of cards! I love how they are both so bright and full of energy. And the bows add such a great bit of texture and dimension. These made me smile and I'm so glad you took the time to share your creativity with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Lisa xx said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable....such a sweet image and your lovely design fits our CAS theme, perfectly!

Thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx

N-Eva said...

I adore your cardS design! So very pretty! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Dream Valley challenge.Neva DT

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Love the image you have used, a very fun card. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge. Good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers
My Blog As I do Rodos

Monica C. said...

Great cards!! Amazing how we sometimes get the calm in the middle of chaos. Good luck with everything.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards.
Thanks for joining the Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug.
xxx Margreet DT

kReN said...

Cute, NC! Thanks for joining us at the PIP Challenge. kReN@afourthlife

Card e Scrap said...

Such Beautiful cards!
Thanks for playing with us in our QUOTES/SAYINGS challenge at Incy Wincy.
Francesca – Card&

Quillish said...

What cute cards, I loved the one linked to our challenge, colourful and delightful. Thank you for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs ~ Ishani

Nancy Soetaert said...

Well done! Lovely cards for our birthday Challengeweek! Thanks!
Nancy GDT Catch the Bug

Tip Top said...

Great card - thanks for joining in at I ❤ Promarkers - hope to see you again next time!

Wendy Bellino said...

WOW Connie you've been busy! I'm so glad you joined us this month at Cupcake Inspirations! Wendy

Karin said...

Your cards are so cool andfun! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Cicci said...

Wonderful Card Connie!!! love the image and what you have done with it!!!
So colourful and that makes me so Happy!! FANTASTIC!!!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
HUGS Cicci
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Cindy said...

What a great quote! Thank you for joining the challenge of Polkadoodles digi Choosday. Hugs, Cindy DT

Angela B. said...

Beautifully done! Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Priya said...

Such a cute card with lovely image.
Thanks for sharing
DT The Paper Shelter

Sarah said...

Very cute! Love the embossing and that fun sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Pat K said...

Lovely colourful birthday card. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx said...

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Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful great card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue N x