Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Missing your birthday is a tragedy

I have been absolutely overwhelmed but it is still no excuse for missing my dear friend Lee's birthday. I decided that this image from Tiddly Inks was appropriate for how I was feeling.

I used a sketch from A Spoon Full of Sugar as the basis for the card. The papers are Coordinations and Basic Grey. I wanted bling so I added the gold chain and a couple of Dazzles outline stickers in the corners. In order to hold the chain in place I added a couple of jewelled brads but the brads were silver and clear so I coloured them with a yellow Copic marker to change the metal to gold and a green marker to change the gem to green. I just love my Copics!!!!

Craftalicious - purple & green
Crafts & Me - gems & glitter
Tiddly Inks - birthday
Paper Playtime - castles, knights & damsels in distress
Crazy 4 Challenges - book related (in this case, the inspiration is Shakespeare's "Hamlet"; in fact, I considered using "To be, or not to be ... embarrassed at missing your birthday" as my sentiment.)
Crafty Catz - 3 embellishments (brads, stickers, chain), 2 pp (green BG and 2-sided Coordinations), 1 image


  1. lol shelley!! i think this is fab!! such a fun card for a missed birthday!! Thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week!! hugs Lou xxx

  2. Great card and a fabulous sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  3. what a lovely card shelley. love the wording you have included too. fabulous colouring and lovely image to use for a belated birthday card. fabulous.

    hugs, fae xxx

  4. This is brill, perfect! thankyou for joining us this week at craftycatz, x carol

  5. Fab card Shelley.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    Trish (-:

  6. Oh, what a hoot! I love the image!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog - good luck with the blog hop!

  7. Oh my gosh, I love it! And your friend will love it too! Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  8. This is such a cute sentiment to go with this image!!! I love it - great card.

  9. Oh, dear...i am sure she will forgive you once she gets her cute card. :)

  10. Very cute! I'm sure she will love this card. Thanks for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!

  11. Gorgeous card Shelley, so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious
    hugs Mandy xx

  12. Super cute and definitely will give a giggle!

    crafty hugs

  13. I agree, I know I would forgive you...this is way cute.... thanks for playing this week at Tiddly Inks...


  14. I love this image. I could totally see some of my nieces AND nephews making that pose! :) Thanks so much for playing in the Paper Playtime challenge.


  15. Very lovely card! The image is so perfect for this forgotten birthday card. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge. Hope to see you again next week!