It's Cute Card Thursday's 4th birthday today! I remember when we first started like it was yesterday, time certainly flies by when you are having fun. Whimsy Stamps is sponsoring our birthday challenge so do stop by the CCT blog to read all about the prizes and for some gorgeous inspiration from the DT.
For my birthday card I've inked up this cute LOTV cupcakes image and coloured with my Copics and added a little sparkle. Not too many colours, the pinks are RVs - I think RV13 & 14 with RV00, but I couldn't be sure as I've been tidying up. The pale off white shades are E0000, E81, E50, E51, and E40-E43. I've used warm greys for the floor and cool greys for the shadow.
This is one of the cards I did the wrong way around - coloured the image first and then had to rummage for background paper. Fortunately this piece in my magazine freebie stash had the right shade of pink and teamed up with the shocking pink and cream textured card, a length of shocking pink ribbon and the various punched and diecut pieces; the card came together. The flowers are Marianne dies LRO107 and the leaves from LRO157, the butterflies are Nellies punches and the lacy border is a wide Martha Stewart punch. I stamped the text with pink Brilliance ink and finished off with pink pearls from my stash.
The Papertake Weekly challenge is for the girls this week, so I'll enter my pink girly card with them, and over at Paper Sundaes the theme is for feminine flair so I'll enter with them too.
Sorry I've not been around much this week - Piper took poorly on Sunday and had to spend Monday/Tuesday in the Vets .. .. he got a bug and was severely dehydrated, but the vet also gave him the once over and he has an enlarged prostate so will need to have an operation. It meant that I was looking after Aero down here whilst Mark was with Piper back in Saltash .. .. not too bad a time and we managed lots of little walks and got to know the immediate vicinity a little better. Next week the builders start and once the footings are in I will have to clear up the conservatory so they can build a supporting wall at the north end that will join it to the new extension. Eventually my craft desk and cupboard will end up at this end as it's a slightly smaller space than the south end that will be better for lounging about! It will be good to get things straight in there and not have to climb over boxes and diy paraphernalia to craft - but it might be a while before normal service is able to be resumed!