Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Happy Birthday Card

I can't believe the weekend is just about over.  Hope you all  had a fabulous one.  It was a fun one for me.  My dear friend took me out to lunch for my b/d which was last month.  She's such a busy, busy woman so told her no rush.  We went to 1-Plus-1 Cafe and enjoyed our girly chat for 2 hours.  I think we could've talked all day just catching up on things.  Me being me, I'm so chicken to try something new for fear it might be junk.  Well she knows I LOVE noodles and told me the Chow Funn was really ono.  Though I had my mind set on their Special Noodle Soup (my Steady-Eddie thing to order), I decided to try the Chow Funn.  She was right....YUMM-O. 

Speaking about birthdays, here's a card I made for another dear friend.   I've been wanting to make a card with the swirly bling-bling and thought it would be perfect to add it to her card.  To add some dimension to this image that came with a balloon, I cut it off and used my balloon die by C.C. Designs, and twine.  I poked a hole above and below the kitty's paw to make it look like he was holding the "string."

Fun items used for this card:
Image by Penny Black
DPs by Doodlebug and stash
Rhinestone Crystals by Prima from Island Scrapbooking
Cloud dies by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Edge punch by EK
Flowers by Prima
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Happy Birthday sentiment by Amy R Stamps
Spellbinder die used for sentiment
Button from stash
Leaf punch by Martha Stewart

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft your Passion Challenge - "Party Animals"
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - "3 of something, 2 of anything, and 1 of whatever you want".  (I used 3 stems of leaves, 2 butterflies, and 1 cat)
One Stop Craft Challenge - "Challenge 229 - Anything Goes"
Wags 'n Whiskers - "Challenge 104 - Anything Goes"
Charisma Cardz Challenge - "Challenge 19 - No Digis Allowed"
Delightful Challenges - "BINGO"  (I chose patterned paper, punches/die cuts, and flowers)
Fab 'n Funky Challenge - "Your Favorite Embellishment"  (My fave on this card is the swirly bling)

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a super great week.


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love the cute image, pretty papers and fabulous detailing.
Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card karen, love your colours and that cute image, Really pretty papers, kate x

Danni said...

Sweet card! Adorable image!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Cute card. I love that kitty image and the bright fun colors.

Amanda R said...

Glad you had a great time with your friend and I am like you, always order the same thing to be safe! Cute card and great idea with the balloon and string!

Eileen Ng said...

Awww happy belated! Sounds like a happy meet up! I like the background you made for the little guy!

Evie said...

A gorgeous card. I love your design and all the details.

Cheryl said...

Love your kitty card Karen! So glad to hear that you tried something different and enjoyed it. I do that too when I go to certain restaurants.

Colleen Kwan said...

The weekends always seem to go by so fast. I am glad that you had a good time having lunch with a dear friend for your belated b-day. It's always nice to be able to catch up with good friends while enjoying some onolicious food. I am so proud of you for trying some thing new on the menu. I'm so happy that you liked the chow funn. I love chow funn. Did you order it wet or dry?

The card that you made for one of your dear friends turned out so cute. I am sure that receiving the card from you made her b-day extra special. Your idea of having the kitty hold the string of the balloon is just too clever. The swirly bling adds the perfect finishing touch to your fab card. :)

Dewi Lestari said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

Kim said...

That is adorable, I love how you made it look like he was holding the balloon.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Pretty, pretty card. Great selection of papers and embellies. The bling and the flowers are lovely details. I love how you have made the string go through Kitty's hand. That is such a playful touch. Thanks for joining our Party Animal challenge at Craft your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Jenni said...

Lovely colourful card, would brighten up anyone's day :o) Thanks so much for playing along with the Charisma Cardz challenge this week!
Jenni x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning I love the colour choice too, perfect in every way huggles Pops x x x

mandy said...

Lovely card Hun especially like the idea of the kitty holding the balloon :)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Cyndi said...

Super cute cat! Love the scene and all the details!

Helene Siermans said...

Love your way to embellish your card! Great use of papers too.

Great job with our 3-2-1 challenge at Crafty Catz too. Thanks for sharing and good luck!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

your friend will cherish this card..that cat is out of this world

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

Deloris said...

What a cute card! Love that kitty! He is one of my favorite Penny Black stamps.

Heather said...

Such an adorable card, I love your Penny Black sweet cat and gorgeous details!!

Heather xx

Leanne said...

Adorable card Karen!! love all the details!!
I'll have to remember that restaurant if I ever decide to come visit. Glad you had a nice long visit with your friend.
Hope you have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card.Cute cat too.Love his balloon popping off the page like that.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fun card, love the design! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge! Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you for our next challenge! Susan x