Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Birthday Blessings!


Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying getting back to "normal" after the Christmas and New Years holidays!  I am going on week 3 of the crud here, but I'm finally feeling better, even though you might not believe it to hear me cough! LOL!  Anyhoo.... I wanted to share another card I made with this month's release from Our Daily Bread designs.  I used Birthday Blessings to create this card, and the Sweet Sunday Sketch was just perfect for my image!  My base is Coredinations, the designer paper is Kaisercraft Lilac Ave. pad, and I added an ancient doily and seam binding.  The image is colored with Copics and accented with Spica Glitter Pens.  In real life they look pretty, but I have yet to be able to capture that on camera!  Anyway.... just a quick post today.  Hope you love this set as much as I do!  It will be a go to set for me for sure!!!

I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint - - Something New, Robyn`s FetishAnything Goes, Paper Sundaes C10 - Something Old, Something New, Pile It On - Anything Goes,  Sentimental Sundaysmust include a Sentiment - Anything Goes, Sparkles Forum -  Anything BUT a Christmas Card, Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge -  #51 Anything Goes Using Your New Stash, Partytime Tuesdays - #48 Anything Goes, Top Tip Tuesday - #67 Anything Goes, Crafty Boots -  Celebrations, Critter Sketch - Celebration, Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes, House of Gilli -  Anything Goes, Make it Monday - always Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Something New, The Cutie Pie Challenge cards Use a Sentiment

Have a wonderful week!


EllenaElizabeth said...

Just b e a u t i f u l as usual Grace. I always look forward to your latest work. Happy New Year from Australia.

Marsha said...

This is sooo beautiful. Love the colors, and layers. And wow! that bow is awesome. Always love looking at your work. Hope you get better soon.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Grace! Your card is just picture perfect, I can see the cup sitting on a table in full bloom.

I hope you had happy blessed and holidays filled with good health and family.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Heather May Holbrook said...

What a lovely card, that image is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On this week!
Heather :)

Crystal said...

Happy New Year Grace!!!!! WOW such another beautiful creation, I LOVE that doily!!!! Stunning sweetie!

Leah said...

So pretty, love the doily. Thanks for joining us at HSI this week:)

K Clark said...

love the embossing, the stamp, the ribbon... oh wait... love it all!
thanks for joining Pile it on this week and we hope that you will join again.

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hope you are feeling much better soon.

Fab card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Becky said...

Hi Grace....hope your "crud" goes away soon....it sure hasn't affected your ability to make gorgeous cards, lol!

Candy C said...

Hello Grace. Oh my goodness...your Happy Birthday card is absolutely beautiful! I love all the layering of cardstock. The embossed polka dots look amazing! I love your doily background and the beautiful colorized teacup is really stunning. Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Jacq said...

Hi Grace,
What A Gorgeous Birthday Card!!! Love the gorgeous image you've used ..love the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

jackiescrafts said...

What a beautiful card I love the colours and the LO
Thank you for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Anonymous said...

Pretty card I LOVE that Doily I have been seeing these a lot, really love the bright colours too!
Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, and its Fab to see you at Top Tip Tuesday too!

Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

pinky said...

What a stunning creation Grace!! I love the flowers and the beautiful doily. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Merlyn said...

Hi.. How are you? Happy New YEar.. This is very pretty card..

Traci M said...

Gorgeous, so gorgeous, Grace!! I love this teacup stamp, and you've shown it off so beautifully in your last two cards!! So glad to hear you are beginning the road to recovery...take care of yourself and get better soon!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Your talent alway amazes me and this is just another example of why. This card is spectacular and you used a splash of my favorite color too...purple! :D

Thank you So much for playing in our challenges at Make It Monday and Top Tip Tuesday!
Good luck to you,
Lisa xx

Susan said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the image and your coloring is superb!
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. :)
Susan G (DT)

Gem said...

fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it on for our Anything goes challenge! Gemma :)

Crystal said...

This is so beautiful! I love the embossed background and the pretty doily! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch this week :)

Bettina L. said...

Oh my gosh. This is gorgeous. Love the doily and bow and your fab choice of colours. It is coloured beautifully too. Saw it on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did. TfS. Bettina xx

paige said...

fabulous card! Love all the beautiful elements. thanks for joining us at PTT!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so feminine and romantic in theme....beautiful doily...great sketch

Liliya said...

What a lovely card!!! Beautiful colouring!! Thanks for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog! xx Lilia DT

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Critter Sketch Challenge” for the Celebration Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb
(Critter sketch DT)

wifeycookie said...

What a beautiful card creation! I saw you on MIM! :)


Unknown said...

Oh Grace, you've done it again - What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge. Good luck and Happy New Year!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Grace....ohhhh such a BEAUTY...colors, textures...the whole of it!!

Thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show and this weeks challenge!!!

Karen Giron said...

Wow! I am loving all the texture on this card and the doily is gorgeous! Not to mention that amazing bow! Fabulous!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
Hugs and best wishes!
Tammy Louise