Tuesday, 14 January 2014


This is only January and I have already completed 4 birthday cards for upcoming parties my kids have been invited to attend. I can only imagine what the rest of the year will bring for my social little girls.

For this birthday card, I am using another cute digital image from Sassy Cheryl called "Let's Party". This image worked so well with the super fun and bright paper from the We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray collection. I just bought this collection and it has quickly become a birthday card go to.

For the tiny present, I simple folded a smaller bit of pattern paper and wrapped the "gift" with twine. The tiny HB2U is from MFT "It's a Sign".

The image is coloured with Copic markers. I also applied a bit of Glitter Ritz fine white glitter to her party hat and the trim of her dress. I think most of my cards recently have had glitter applied somewhere. What can I say I love it. I really like that you can still see the colour through the white glitter, so I don't have to worry about trying to match up my colours. Just colour and add glitter.

Of course my card it not complete without a decorated inside. The inside sentiment is from Stampendous "Birthday Wishes" and the cupcake which was coloured with Gelatos (applied with my finger) is The Paper Company "Cupcakes".

The layout was based on this fabulous sketch by Karen Giron from The Sweetest Thing. I would also like to give a shout out to Karen as the creator of my super cute watermark. She has a fabulous selection at her blog for purchase. You can find a link to her watermark gallery in the side bar of her blog.


  • Sassy Cheryl: #199 Winter Blues (there is no winter on my card, but plenty of blue! Besides who doesn't love a party to chase away the thought of snow and cold.
  • The Sweetest Thing: # 202 Sketch
  • 4 Crafty Chicks: #176 bows (the little bow around my tiny present)
  • Through The Craft Room Door: January 14 - 20 Anything goes
  • Papertake Weekly Challenge: New Year, New Stash (my new is the image. It was a recent purchase - a gift to myself as most of my craft stuff is. This is the first time I have used this digi).

Have a crafty day and thanks for taking a peek at my latest birthday card!



  1. I just LOVE this fun and bright card! The colors are so happy--perfect for a birthday! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

  2. Such a fun card !! I think it would chase away my winter blues !! :))
    Hugs !

  3. WOW Tracy. . .this is a stunner. Love, love, love the colors you chose, and the papers send it right over the top. Beautiful, inside and out! Love it.
    Thanks for playing along in the WINTER BLUES challenge this past week with my Sassy Gals!!!

  4. Wonderful job, love these colors so bright too! Nice touch with the twine on the present, and the paper awesome. Thanks for entering our Bow challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great coloring too!

    Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks

  5. Had a little nose around your blog and can't believe I didn't discover you sooner. Your cards are lovely and I especially love the detail you put in the inside. I'm already a big fan of Sassy Cheryl's images and you do them justice. Looking forward to popping back in often

  6. oh, I looove your card. So cute image and beautiful design. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge, hope to see you again next week.

  7. Tracy I love the use of glitter on your card. It is so fine and gives just the perfect shimmer. I use Stickles, but the hat looks so much better with fine glitter. What adhesive did you use? Gorgeous card and congratulations on getting so many made for the coming parties. So happy to see this card at Sassy Cheryl's too.

  8. this is such a fun card! All the happy colors and great sketch! your coloring rocks!
    How lucky your girls are to have a mom that makes these amazing cards for their friends!
    Thanks for playing along in our Sassy Cheryl challenge this week!

  9. Paper Geek! I love it! And your Sassy Cheryl creation is pretty great, too! Thank you for joining us this week here at Sassy Cheryl's!


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