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Birthday cake

It's a month of birthdays this month, so I'm making lots of birthday cards!  I've also joined in with Some Odd Girl and their 12 days of colouring challenge, so I have lots of coloured images to add to my creations.

I went with soft colours for this image, making the cake a soft pink and the girl's dress is a muted mauve with matching party hat.

The card was created with a base of pink cardstock, then I layered on a heart print die cut.  I tucked in some red tickets and adhered some pretty flowers and gems.

Lastly I doodled some borders around the entire card and the image.

When is your birthday? Does it fall in February too?

The film strip behind the image is a sticker that comes on a full 12x12 sheet.  I trimmed it to fit my card.

I have joined the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes (w)
Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes (w)
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes with Feminine Twist (w)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with love twist (w)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (2w)

Four little Yetis

I made my first waterfall card today!  It has four little Yetis that cascade as you pull the tab.

I started by printing these delightful little Yetis from Oddball Art Co.  You get two little Yetis, a heart and a sentiment.  I printed out the images twice and then separated them.  Then I coloured each Yeti with my Copics trying a different texture with each colour.

I assembled by card, and then added each picture to create the waterfall effect.

The blue Yeti is a bundle of floof with tiny crystal gems sprinkled in her fur.  The yellow Yeti is a ball of fur, blowing raspberries on anyone who comes near.  The little green Yeti is covered in spots, but only his smile is contagious.  The fiery red Yeti give wonderfully warm hugs and likes to listen to secrets.

When you pull the ribbon, the tab comes out so you can write your message. The little Yetis also cascade like a waterfall revealing each coloured Yeti.

I have joined the following challenges:

Digi Stamps by Lizzi Love - Creature a Feature (m)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything goes (w)
The Crazy Challenge - Love (2w)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (2w)
Hiding in my Craftroom - Any Holiday (w)

Little lady bug

Whether it's ladybugs or love-bugs, you're probably going to see a lot of them through February.  I spotted this little cutie over at Some Odd Girl and new that I just had to colour her!

For this card I started with a white cardstock base and then built up layers with red and black cardstock.  then I added half of a silver doilie, some ribbon and a tab.

The cute image was coloured with Copics, then added some black Stickles to all the black spots and clear Stickles to her wings.

I have joined the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes (2w)
Creative Moments Challenge Blog - Anything goes (2w)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes (2w)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Valentine or Love (w)

For my sweet Sophia

Sophia has been having a bit of a rough time of late.  She had some bullying going on at school, and with the end of year coming up nothing really got done about it despite me being told it was.  We had a lovely break over Christmas and were hoping to start new with the kids being in different classes, but it's continuing.

So after lots and lots of talking and reassuring we are back on track for a stellar year, but I wanted to make her something to have as a visual reminder that I love her and that she is strong, kind and deserving of love.

I saw this new digi image at Tiddly Inks and thought it looked exactly like Sophia! Plus she's obsessed with Daschunds!!  So I coloured it up with her hair colour, a cute white shirt with blue stripes and a pair of blue jeans.  I also coloured the little Doxie in her favourite colour - dark and light brown.

As you can see we have an entire pack of Daschunds! There's Lola (adopted from Ikea), Penny (adopted from Peter Alexander), Luna (Pop Vinyl) and Savanna (Littlest Pet Shop) - Sophia's squad.  They're fairly low maintenance but tend to take over the couch lol

I layered my card with blue cardstock and patterned paper.  I used a fine black pen to doodle borders and then added a yellow ribbon and bow.  Lastly, I added some gloss to the little Doxie's nose, eyes and Sophia's shoes.

I have joined the following challenges:

Crazy for Challenges - Opposites (w)
Cardz TV - Anything Goes (w)
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes (w)
Craftaholics R Us - Ribbon (w)

Rainbows and Mermaids

I was sorting through my craft desk - cause it's a shocking mess of papers, pens and bling - and I found this image that I started months ago!  I can't even remember what I printed it for but I had coloured her skin and that was it - family, uni, Halloween and Christmas happened and she never got finished.

I decided with the help of my daughter to give her rainbow hair and a tail with a touch of lemon yellow "so she stands out in the water mum".  She has a little starfish in her hair, but I covered it with this little cream flower that reminds me of coral.  My little mermaid also has a gem in her belly button and two glossy tendrils of hair, glossy shells and a glossy frill to the top of her tail.

I created the rest of the card by layering papers, stickers, patterned acetate and enamel dots that look like bubbles.

Finally I finished off with some doodle for borders.

The image itself is from Whimsie Doodles and is coloured with Copic markers. Each of the layers of coloured and bold paper that I used has been distressed on the edges, and i added some inking to the horizontal strip.

I have joined the following challenges:

Fussy & Fancy - Distress it (w)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (w) (GDT)
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Add a sentiment (w)
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes (2w)