Friday, 18 January 2013

Happy Birthday

I had put away my craft things for the day planning to do some other work this afternoon, when my lovely postman came trotting through the snow (which started just after lunch and has been going since!) with a package for me!

A few weeks ago I won a prize over at Party Time Tuesdays, sponcered by The Paper Parade

I was absolutely delighted with my win - $25 dollars to spend on fantastic crafty goodies? Yes please! But - and I just have to share this with you all! - even better, the lovely Lisa over at the Paper Parade actually gave me $30s! AND if that wasn't enough, when I received my package (via a friend who added even more goodies, but we'll get to that!) today, there was not only the 6, 6x6 pads I'd ordered, *but* also a 12x12 pad from Jenny Bowlin, two packs of die cut journal cards *and* a few embellishment goodies! Needless to day, I was delighted! So thank you Lisa, for your amazing generosity!

As well as the goodies from the Paper Parade, a friend in Texas who played intermediate post-lady, sent me some lovely stampin' up card and papers! *claps delightedly*

Naturally, these new goodies meant my plans for doing anything non-craft related for the afternoon, were waved a not very tearful goodbye!

This is the first card I made with my new goodies, it uses paper from Jillibean Soup's apple Cheddar Soup pack, this is just such a cute, fun little pack!

I used an image from Lily of the Valley, coloured with promarkers: sandstone, caramel, pastel pink, pale pink, pear green, marsh green, cool aqua, duck egg and amber.

I cut a flourish with my sizzix dies and the flower with my x-cut dies and punced the butterfly with my woodware punch. The ribbon is from sew sweet, the sentiment is stampin' up and I finished off with a few gems from my stash

I'm submitting this for:
- Sketch 'n Stash #105 - Sketch
- Created With Love #24 - Critter Birthday
- Passion for ProMarkers #181 - Whatever the Weather
- Stampavie and More #185 - Spots and Stripes
- Aud Sentiments Challenge - Bingo (Die Cut, Happy, Flowers)


  1. A darling card. What a great package you received. Thanks for joining our Critter Birthday Challenge at
    Created With Love Challenges


  2. WOW!!! Lucky you!!!! Congrats on all the new goodies!!! Great card! love the cute image, thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges

  3. Hi. Lovely cute card, fab image and I just love those papers and the colour. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
    Sandra xx

  4. Wow that is a lot of goodies to play with bet you don't leave your craft room for a while. I know I am like that when I win goodies. Your card is so pretty, I love the color scheme that you chose it works great and that image is adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Create With Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  5. Very cute and lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at PFP.

  6. This is adorable, it's one of my favourite LOTV images and your papers are gorgeous - well done on the win. Thanks for joining in my 'Whatever the Weather' challenge at PFP.

  7. Such a gorgeous image brilliant card thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  8. Beautiful card, love the layout and the image is so cute!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  9. Fabulous card, and such a sweet image. Thank you for joining in the Passion for Promarkers challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  10. What an adorable image! Thanks for entering the Aud Sentiments challenge.

  11. Gorgeous card - cute image and I love the DP's
    Thanks for playing along at Stampavie & More this time.
    Debs xx

  12. Gorgeous card, love the image and your colour choice! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this time around, good luck, hugs, Juliexx