Sunday, May 2, 2010

Too Many Birthdays!

Cards "R" Us!

April through June are the busiest months for special occasions at our house. Of course there's  Mother's Day and Father's Day, but also our anniversary, and at least seven family birthdays! Needless to say, I'm busy making cards!

I made this one for my "soon-to-be" DIL who is turning 39 and is not welcoming it! The inside says, "Just blow it off and enjoy the day!"
The image was a free digital from Sassy Cheryl for members of her PCP group. I colored it with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, taking  the bright colors from the Basic Grey DP. The card stock is SU!'s Melon Mambo and Green Galore. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made the little curls by wrapping very thin strips of CS around a paintbrush handle and stuck them on with glue dots.


This one uses a digital image from Isabella's Sketchbook. I love the look of strawberries, so I had to have this as soon as I saw it! The digital sentiment is free from Paper Garden Project. The  paper is from Cosmo Cricket. The 8" X 8" pad is mostly fruit and vegetable prints with a few coordinating designs. Very cute! The card stock is Kiwi Kiss and Garden Green from SU!, and the white is from PTI.  I made the blossoms using the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches and mini brads. The leaves are the MS Leaf punch. The ribbon slots were made using a MS punch, too. 
The inside says, "Wishing you a special day that brings the nicest things your way!"

Mo's White Rabbit

Of course, with all those birthdays, I'm bound to forget at least one! This card will come in handy if I do! This is Mo's adorable White Rabbit, which may still be available for free to her PCP and SNR groups. He's colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. It's Cosmo Cricket DP again, and Only Orange and Gable Green CS from SU!. The carrots were made using SU!'s Scalloped Circle punch and Martha's Branch punch. The fence border is also MS, and the tags are from SU!. The sentiment was computer-generated.
The inside says,"...for a very important date!. I hope your birthday was wonderful!"

I'll be posting more birthday cards in the next couple of weeks....I still need many more!
Thanks for stopping by!


Cheryl said...

Elaine, all of these cards are absolutely gorgeous! Too cute and very stunning!

Payne Holler Cards said...

I'm just in awe! actually my jaw is hanging open! all 3 of these are truly incredible cards...can't pick a fav and I should be pickin the Isabella since I'm her DT Leader!!! LOL...needless to say I love your work and am honored that you have joined us in Isabella's Sketchbook challenge! hoping you will continue to play!!! best of luck in the random drawing...

Cec said...

Wow you sure have been as busy as a little beaver and all the cards are terrific. That is the perfect paper you have used to go with your strawberries and I love your little vignette. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's Sketchbook and please come and play again.

wordbird said...

EEEEKKK!!! This is a trio of fabulousness!(Is that a real word? LOL) Anyway, I will have to have this strawberry image by Isabella now that you've given me such wonderful inspiration...your coloring is gorgeous and those flowers are perfection with this image.
Thank you so very much for entering this weeks challenge! ;D Diana Q

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Three amazing cards! I LOVE your strawberry card. I also find great beauty in a strawberry plant and you have brought this image to life with your wonderful coloring. Very, very cool the way you created strawberry blossoms too. Wonderful entry for the challenge. So happy you could have fun with us at Isabella's Sketchbook this week!

Lisa said...

Love all 3 cards! I too have been eyeing the strawberry image over at Isabellas! They look good enough to eat! Your coloring is wonderful, thanks for playing and please come back again on Wednesday!

Renkata said...

What a cute cards. Great colouring.

Sharon Keanly said...

Your cards are stunning Elaine. I just love the Strawberry card, which you've coloured in so beautifully. And you made those flowers yourself? Wow! Well done and we look forward to seeing your stunning creations again at Isabella's. Do visit us soon. hugs Sharon

Peri said...

Hi Elaine - as always, absolutely beautiful cards. I love the strawberry card - wonderful colours and good enough to eat! Just perfect. Thanks for playing along at Isabella's this week - I can't wait to see what you'll come up with next time!

Annika said...

You make stunning cards! Love your coloring, it really puts me to shame! Gorgeously designed layouts too!
Thanks for joining us this week at Isabella's Challenge, hope you'll find time next week too!

Sue C said...

Wow you have been busy Elaine ! The strawberry card looks delicious ! Thanks for joining us at Isabella's. Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Elaine, this is wonderful! It is getting my mouth ready for strawberry season, yummy! Your coloring is beautiful and makes this sweet image come to life. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of art with us at Isabella's.

Viv said...

Wow! 3 gorgeous cards! Love them all, but of course your strawberry card is just beautiful. Love your puss cats too!
Thanks for joining us at Isabellas and good luck! Viv x

Michele said...

I love all 3 of these!!!! Your coloring is gorgeous!!!