Monday, 15 July 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #96 - Birthday

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Lin, who has chosen the theme of 'Birthday'.

As it's our birthday, 4 years since our very first article was published and Crafty Cardmakers was born, Lin would like to see your birthday creations to celebrate our birthday. 

Please ensure your project meets the birthday challenge theme in order to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot.

For my card I have used an image called 'Fancy' by Saturated Canary.

She has been coloured mainly with Promarkers, but I did use Copics for the hair - I find the nibs easier to work with for hair.

I have never tried to colour a large area in Red and it was a challenge to get a nice blend and also, I had a few bleeds around the ribbon in her hair - I should have used a fine nib me thinks!!

I cut her out with a Spellbinders Grand Scallops and layered with red and pearlescent black card.

I used an embossing folder to create the dots on the main card body - Think it was a create too one!

To finish I printed the sentiment on my PC and added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few flat back pearls.

We are sponsored by 

with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER

and also by
with this fabulous prize:-
CS028D Spring Clear Stamp Set

Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Paulaholifieldcrafts - Die-ing for it
Get Creative - Red Hot
Liastampz - Birthday
Avenue613 - Birthday
One stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Charisma Cardz - No Designer Paper
7 Kids Challenge Blog - Alcohol Markers
Die Cuttin Divas - Ruby Red
ABC Challenges - Red
Pink Elephant - Feminine Birthday


  1. So pretty love the flowers and the embossing. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  2. Beautiful card, Julie! That image is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz :o)

  3. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund.


  4. Awesome card Julie, your colouring is fabulous. Love your layout for this card and oh how well do the flowers add just the perfect amount of dimension. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  5. Wow, your colouring is fab - the hair is stunning! A truly gorgeous card. xx

  6. cute card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  7. Wow this is totally gorgeous! Love how you coloured the girl. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! MOjca

  8. Just Fabulous Jules, she is absolutely stunning.
    hugs Kimx

  9. Stunning! The coloring on the dress is beyond awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Best, CG

  10. Thank you for playing our challenge at One Stitch At A Time.
    DT Nataliya

  11. Beautiful card! Love your fabulous coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

  12. A gorgeous card and beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  13. Thiw card is so elegant ans chic! Thank you for joining us at GC

  14. Love your coloring! Thanks for playing with us at get creative!

  15. What a pretty card, wow excellent coloring! i am so jelous, thank you for joining us at Get creative. channa


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Jules :)