Sunday, 10 May 2015

Happy Birthday!

Today I have found a little time to join in with a few other challenges! I started out wanting to make a 1st birthday extravaganza card for Game #39 at AAA Cards Challenges.

But when gathering inspiration came across a few other challenges that my card would also fit. Inspiration for the cupcake comes from AAA Cards birthday game photo:

I bought this large stamp several years ago and have used it for lots of different projects including some notebooks I made with my Guides. I thought I would use marker pens in bright, bold colours, a bit of a challenge in itself for me as I'm much more at home with soft, muted colours. Inspiration for the colour palette comes from this week's challenge (#290) at ColourQ:

I think this colour combo is simply gorgeous (probably because it includes a shade of turquoise, my favourite colour)! I decided to use sketch #185 from this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches as it suited my card composition really well and I needed a background to use the fourth colour:

And because of the bold, strong shapes in my design I thought it would also fit right into this week's challenge at CASology where week #145's cue card is SHAPE:

I wouldn't normally combine so many challenges into one card, but I've had lots of fun this afternoon and they all seemed to fit together so well! The design was simply finished with some frosting on the hearts and swirls which you can just about see in the photo. Gotta have a bit of frosting on a special birthday card!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Large cupcake CG157 (Hero Arts)
Dies: Scalloped rectangle (Spellbinders) & 'Tag Along' (Clearly Besotted)
Promarkers: Poppy, Pink Carnation, Peach
Frosting: Crystal Stickles (Ranger)
Sentiment Font: Bodoni MT Black
Snippets: Pearlised turquoise cardstock, Peach cardstock (Core'dinations)

Thanks for visiting my little world today!
Stef x


  1. Your card is so sweet... Literally! Love the colors and your design!

  2. Love the bright colours and fun feeling of this! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  3. What an adorable birthday card! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Very cute card, great take on these challenges, Cathy x

  5. What a sweet birthday card, Stef, love that cupcake! So glad to see you at the colourQ, thanks for playing with us.

  6. This is one fabulous looking card...just love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

  7. Simply Scrumptious Steph and a brilliant take on our celebration image. Thanks so much for linking up and joining our birthday party challenge at AAA Cards.

  8. This is such a wonderful card! I love, love, love your cupcake - it looks good enough to eat! thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  9. oh what a cute cupcake. I loVe how you colored it. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  10. Adorable and a perfect take on our challenge. Thanks so much for playing with us at AAA Cards.

  11. Great birthday card. Love the color combo and that wonderful heart on top! Thanks for linking up and joining our birthday celebration at AAA Cards!

  12. Every party is complete with a cupcake!!! So glad you could play along at AAA Cards.

  13. Oh thank you! It's so cute having our game image inspire a look-a-like! Too sweet. Thanks so much for joining us for our birthday party hop challenge! Cheers, Victoria- AAA Cards

  14. Great take on the inspiration photo Stef! I am a sucker for cupcake stamps - and that is a great one. Thanks for celebrating with us at AAA Cards! Jill

  15. What a wonderful creation! Your birthday greetings is definitely one of the best card out there. So cute and gorgeous! Love it!