Thursday, 15 March 2012

Happy Birthday CCT!

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!


  1. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  2. It is so cute and pink!!! Love the paper laces here) all is beautiful!

  3. Hi Annie,

    Hope Piper is doing well. Im sure you enjoyed having him with you through the week as a bit of a change too whilst he recovered.

    Gorgeous card! Pretty colours!

    Keryn x

  4. Hope Piper is recovering well. Sounds like it's been a bit tricky .....
    Love the deep rich almost red colour of this with your bright pink girlie. Looks super with the cream & those pearls.
    The leaves are very pretty & superbly ornate too & don't they just match the corners beautifully.
    Take care
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Gorgeous card
    Hugs Elaine
    Well done

  6. What a lovley card very fresh looking x

  7. Lovely colour work and very pretty design! Hope Piper picks up soon! Hugs, Lesley

  8. Adorable card, such a sweet image!!
    Thinking of you!

  9. Sending cuddles for Piper hope hes better soon! Love the card the colours look perfect! I bet your counting the days now for the builders so that you can finally get sorted! Have a lovely weekend Chanelle xxx

  10. Beautiful card Annie - love the LOTV image and the butterflies are gorgeous.
    Hope Piper gets well soon.
    Debs xx

  11. Hi Annie this is absolutely beautiful the image is so cute and very pretty the colours and design look super
    Lorraine x

  12. Hi hun, hope your're ok, best wishes to Piper, hope he's better very soon.
    And this is just gorgeous, I love the sweet image, gorgeous dies 'n' punches as always and love the bright pink too! :)

  13. Beautifully done and very feminine, Just lovely. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  14. Oh this is so gorgeous Annie, love it. Hope the building works is done fast.

  15. stunning card Annie love the image and the pretty papers thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx


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