Happy Birthday Rachael!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all well and keeping warm - there's so much snow all over the place but thankfully we seem to be avoiding it this time!  There was talk of us getting some over the weekend but the threat seems to have moved over a bit and is missing us.  I'm sure it would've been nothing like the amount in the US!  Wow, that's a lot of snow!  Stay safe if you're affected.

Anyway, I have to shout a bit Happy Birthday to my wee sister Rachael who's turning Sweet 16 today!  I know she's having a good birthday weekend but I only ever wish the best for her - love her to bits!

So it's new challenge time for the Pink team at Eclectic Ellapu and guess what?  It's my turn to host and as it's my wee sisters birthday today I decided to go for the theme...


Here's what I did...

I used several Magnolia stamps - Not sure what you call the Tilda but she's sitting on Love Muffin.  I used the masking technique and I stamped with Memento Desert Sand - I have wanted to try the stamping with a light coloured ink technique for a while and that is the lightest coloured ink I have.  I coloured them with the following Copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair; E49,39,37,35. Etc; RV13,11,10,BG02,000,0000,YG95,93,91,E33,31,30,W3,1,00.

The card is a large 8"x8" card from Craftwork cards and my papers are First Edition, Spring Feast.  They are from a 6"x6" pad so I quilted 3 patterns from the pad to fit the card.  I made the 3 lollipops by cutting circles of card and covering in super sticky tape, I then got the ribbon and tied a knot at the end, trimming close to the knot and sticking it in the centre of the circle, the ribbon coming from the knot I then twisted and wrapped in a spiral til I got to the outter edge of the circle and adhered the loose end on the back.  I then painted 3 wooden toothpicks with white paint and attached to the back.  The tag and lace banner are both Magnolia stamps with computer generated sentiments.  Some more ribbon and baubly ribbon from my stash and card candy with gems complete the card.

The inside, as always, matches the front.

So go have a look at what the rest of the DT did at Eclectic Ellapu - they've produced some stunners this week, as they do every week! lol!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafts & Me Challenges; Your favourite colour combo
Craft Your Passion Challenges; Pastels
Crafty Ribbons Challenges; Anything goes with ribbon
Delightful Challenges; Pastel colours
Love to Create Challenge; Let's celebrate
Moving Along With The Times; Only girls allowed
No Matter Which Challenge; Ribbons and bows
Southern Girls Challenge; Bling it on
ABC Challenges; G for going dotty
The Shabby Tearoom; Happy birthday in pink and blue

Thanks for looking!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning card x

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Sheena… what a cute Tilda image and you've coloured her beautifully! Love the pretty papers and embellishments...the roses are gorgeous and you've decorated inside so wonderfully too! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Hugs Sue xx

Chris said...

Gorgeous card! Love the lollipops and the patchwork looks great!
thanks for joining us at Southern Girls challenge this week!

coops said...

so stunning shenna,really pretty design and colours and your no lines colouring is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous card Sheena - I'm sure Rachael loves it! Happy Birthday Rachael. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Claire said...

Hi there, what a pretty card. Love the delicate pastel colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
Claire xx

Crafty Kitten said...

What a gorgeous card. Loving the image colouring and those lollipops are fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Ellapu said...

Now this is so gorgeous.. I wanna eat that cake lol. Fabulous as always hunnie love and hugz Elaine xxx

Laurian said...

Sheena, hope little sis had a fabulous birthday - 16 is special!
Your card is fantastic, I love all the detail you always put into yout work, just amazing!

Liz McGuire, said...

Very sweet indeed, love it, Liz x

NanaConnie said...

This is just gorgeous, Sheena! I absolutely love those rolled flowers and your coloring is so fantastic. Wonderful green fringe. :-D

Kim Ryden said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Craft Your Passion!

artwolf2009 said...

the main image is really adorable. Good luck at the challange and hope you see your artwork again at NMWC

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Gorgeous!! You really went to town on the girliness and it looks so lovely :) The no-lines stamping is just so fabulous, as is your colouring and I love the ribbon, lollipop flowers!

Larelyn said...

Wow!!! Your no-line coloring is fantastic and the card is lovely. Oh my, those flowers are amazing, too. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Desire Fourie said...

This is just soooo pretty. Love those pink lollipops - very creative.
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happyscrapper said...

Awesome coloring. The whole card is lollipop sweet. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Christine Dt

Lin said...

Oh my your Sister is a lucky girl. This is just gorgeous and just perfect for our Going Dotty challenge at ABC.

Lin xx

Jenn said...

This card is beautiful, I love how you've colored Tilda! I'm sure your sister will treasure it! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

Patricia said...

Such a pretty card Sheena. I love the lollipops!

Rose said...

Sheena, your beautifully colored "no lines" Tilda on a muffin looks fabulous with your choice of layered patterns on this pretty birthday card. Lovin' those rolled ribbon pops too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Favorite Color Combo" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Niknak said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Absolutely stunning card. Love what you did with the ribbon. Adorable image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma