Friday, February 27, 2009

A BRIGHT "Cute Card" Happy Birthday -

This card seems much brighter this morning than it did last night.. I really don't know what I was thinking other than matching the Cloud Nine Papers. And well you really might need you shades for this one.


Well Cute Card Challenge Blog this week asked for an Animal on our cards. Well that is a pretty easy request, so many wonderful new animal images out there and I decided it was time to ink up one of the Whiff of Joy images that I had not inked yet. I can't help it... when I go to use them, I end up using the donkey from the collection. But I slapped my hand and was happy I did as this this leaping sheep is really a wonderful fun Birthday image. I colored with my copics, and then used my Diamond stickles for the wool.. and then bright yellow stickles for some bling on the presents.
The pattern papers are Cloud nine, and that is where all the bright colors started. I matted the image and the patterns with scrap green card stock and the orange is the back side of one of the pattern papers. They are all sewed together with a zig zag stitch and placed on a bright yellow card stock base.
Now what do you think of that border punch??? How awesome is it for birthday cards? Well it is one of those new EK Success punches, I love all my border punches and I don't really want to admit just how many I own.. especially if you have me add in all the other punches with it. But it takes up a lot of space... lots of space! Man if only they all stored like the new EK Success punches! These are really cool they way the lock closed and flat! And they have some really cute patterns too! So anyway this is one of the new patterns and I love the row of candles! I stickled the flames with the yellow stickles, to add a bit more to it. Like this punch.... you just may want to read down in the blog :)
I gel pen stitched the edge of the card and the border, then stamped the Hero Arts "Happy Birthday". Topped off with a couple of Creative Imaginations Felt Flowers and leaves. Bright, Fun, and Happy -
A report on my Hair cut.... well I was brave - and Mom did a great job and cut almost 6 inches off! I have always had long hair, ok for a short time in high school I cut it for one of those fashionable 80's styles.. I grew it out as quick as I could LOL! Anyway it isn't short now.. just below my shoulders. But wow.. it feels really short! And wasted a bunch of shampoo when I washed it last night.. Ha... I have to say I like it and it feels so much better...
All right one more thing today - my Blog Anniversary is this week. Yep I have been here for one year! And it really was a fast year, can't believe it. I have made so many very special friends, that I hope to have a part of my life forever - And I really feel as if I have improved my craft to a new level due to all of the inspiration from all of your blogs. So I am going to throw a party starting tomorrow - and I have put together some blog candy - I think you might like. And yes.. I purchased one of those EK Success punches as a part of it. The birthday candles just seemed to perfect. So Tomorrow during the day after my Donkey Day Post I will add the candy - I hope you will come a check it out! Today I have to figure out how to photo it all.
HUGS and-

21 comments:

Allison said...

I like that paper! Great job!

catt871 said...

LOVE the colours!!!! Do we get to see a pic of your new "do"????

marla said...

Great card - love the bright colors. I like your stitching. That is a very cool border punch. I have not seen the EK Success border punches at my LSS.

Glitter Monkey said...

What a fabulous card - so vibrant. I just love the colours and the sweet image. Thanks so much for joining in with CCT. Lol Lynn ♥

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle I am so sorry I havn't left any comments this week but it has just been so hectic!! I love all your cards you have shared with us and I love the donkey on the bed. Great EK punch so useful I love punches too!! just received another M.Stewart today a bit exspensive for us to get our hands on here in the UK but oh soo worth it!!. I am trying to grow my hair as I have always had it short but I am geting tiered of it already!! Will be back tomorrow and hopefully things will get back to normal next week Sue :o)

Norine said...

what a fun card too cute
Hugs
Norine

Rach said...

oh My word, michelle this is awesome, love the fun colours and that border punch is fantastic. love the felt flower and of course your delish colouring of molly.
I bet your hair looks fabulous.
hugs rachxx

retiredheather said...

Love the "bright" card. I am so happy you like your hair cut...sounds great. I can`t believe that you have only been blogging for a year...Wow you are really good at this.
Hugs
Heather

Kirsten said...

Fantastic card! I love the bright colours & the sheep is so cute.

Paula's ponderings said...

Your colouring is fabulous!! Copics rock! LOL

stampinfrog said...

Love the bright colors and your image is colored in beautifully...TFS
Hugs,connie

Annie said...

love the bright fun paper - we could do with some sunshine colours over here! and love the sparkly sheep - such a fun image. hugs, annie x

Janna said...

Congratulations on your haircut and your blogaversary! That is so exciting! And I personally love the brightness of this card! It is so well constructed with the sttiching and of course the coloring is unbelievable! But that punch is amazing! I am off to Michaels to go get it!

smiles,
janna

Deb said...

beautiful card Michelle, the colours are so gorgeous and I love the sweet image!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge! Debx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love the cute image and the pretty bright papers. Hugs Nikki x

Happy Crafter said...

Fabulous card Michelle very bright and cheery i love it :)
Val xxx

Tracey said...

What a bright & fun card!!

Gail S. said...

What a cute, bright card! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us and congratulations on your blogaversary!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

It's fabulous Michelle!! I love the bright colors, it looks great!!

Oma said...

I got the same punch and am looking forward to using it. Love your card Michele!

itsabrt said...

I love the vibrancy, the stitching and awesome layering! Br-T