While I've still got a few Christmas cards left to show for this year, I thought I'd mix it up a bit today with a birthday card I made for my sister Fiona who loves Witches, purple and butterflies in equal measure!
The oh-so-not-scary witch is L'il Haunts Lylah from Tickled Pink Stamps, how awesome is she?...my sis is going to LOVE her!! I've given her green eyes, like my sister, and pink hair which is not like my sister...any more!! (yup, she did have pink hair - though not quite this pink - at one stage, orange at another even blue/black at another - she's the "out there" one, I am the conservative one, lol)
Tickled Pink Stamps challenge this time around is to use one of their previous challenges, I've gone for challenge #6 which is Birthday Wishes.... I've got a Birthday Witch, but I know it counts :-) but I could equally have gone for #21 which is Use Three Designer Papers. Totally Gorjuss challenge is to make a card For Someone Special, my sister is certainly special to me so I'm entering there. The Crafty Pad wants us to make Anything but Christmas, birthdays (even those on the 21st December) are NOT Christmas, so I'm in.
I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, I do like a nice sketch :-) I've flipped it and used rectangles instead of circles, and tweaked the dimensions to accommodate the quite-tall Lylah (definitely NOT like my sister, she's a shorty like me...even shorter in fact, YAY!) but that's about as adventurous as I got; why mess with perfection? lol.
The image is coloured with Copics, Creatalicious Challenges has Purple Green Pink and White as their current challenge theme, this ticks all the boxes (though admittedly there aint much green...it is there!) so I'm entering. The papers are from Kaisercraft's Magic Happens collection. The foil stars tie in beautifully with the micro corrugated purple foil card I used for matting. it's quite "blingy" IRL. The gems at the top are Pebbles from the Boo collection, the ribbon is from my stash. Simon Says Challenge has a Bingo challenge; I'm using the ribbon/twine, gems, glitter/sparkle line hoping my very shiny foil bits are glittery enough!
I made the sentiment on my trusty laptop, I'll have it on my freebies page if you want to grab it... I've got a few waiting to get posted on there, I will get around to it, hopefully this side of Christmas :-) Cutie Pie Challenge is to Use a sentiment, never a problem for me, so I'm in there too.
As usual I used some offcuts from the front to finish off the inside of my card, Fiona loves butterflies so I took the opportunity to add a gorgeous little butterfly I got in a pack from Lincraft, can't remember the brand, sorry. It's mulberry paper with glitter on the wings, stamens for antenna and a wood bead for a body, so sweeeet!
Sundays with Chrissy, Bearly Mine Challenges and Charisma Cardz all have Anything Goes challenges on at the moment, so I'm entering there.
That's it for today, I have another card that my mum "made" for my sister, (well she did glue some of the bits on, lol). I'll post that at a later date, there'll be a time, I'm sure when I'll be cardless and grateful to post even a simple card like that is :-) In the meantime I'll be back in a day or so (that would be BEFORE Christmas, I hope!) with some more of my Christmas cards (not many left now, I promise). Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna (and Lylah)