Thursday 10 March 2011

Happy Birthday CCT

Well I can hardly believe it - we are 3 years old! When Cute Card Thursday first started we were a group of friends who wanted somewhere to share our cute cards - and I'm happy to say we still are just that! So this week it just has to be a birthday theme, and Caz is offering an extra prize if you include a number 3 on your creation. We are being sponsored by Simon Says this week, stop by the CCT blog to find out all about it and to see the DTs fabulous birthday cards.

My card isn't exactly a birthday card .. .. but at the last minute it was all I had finished on my desk to share with you today. I've printed out this cute little chap from Sylvia's Wee Stamps collection over at Cuddly Buddly - and I've more new Wee creations in the pipe line to share over the coming days. I've coloured him in with my Copic pens and took inspiration for the shadow background from my friend Claudia's blog - I've been fortunate to know Claudia for more than 3 years and have always admired her colouring skills. My background papers are digi designs by Cuddly Buddly and I've added a strip of white paper punched with a Martha Stewart edger then added a length of gross grain ribbon around. I've combined two little text stamps to create the message, stamped with Orchid Brilliance Pearlescent ink, and I've inked the edges of the papers with Aspen Mist Versamagic chalk ink. The embellishments are created with Marianne die cut flowers, Martha Stewart punched leaves edged with Aspen Mist and Nellie Snellen punch and emboss butterflies from pearl paper. And the white pearls are made with my Waco pearl pen.

Copic colours:
E000, 00, 21, 02
E30, 31, 34, 35
E40, 41, 43
B91, 93, BG 91, 93, G20, 21
R81, 83, 85
C1, 3, 5

A couple other challenges I can enter with my card today are, Incy Wincy Designs for pastel colours and The ABC Challenge with P for pearls.


  1. oh annie ~ what an adorable card ~ such a sweet image and love the flowers!!
    vanessa xx

  2. This is beautiful.. i love that cute little image and the soft colours
    Lisa ;)
    ps you could enter our spring colours challenge at ladybug crafts ink this week

  3. Wow!! Annie, this is so so adorable!! LOVE your stunning coloring here and those butterflies look amazing!! TFS! HUGS

  4. Aaawww this is sooo adorable! Love the sweet image, gorgeous soft colours and love the sweet butterflies too :)

  5. Beautiful card Annie, such an adorable image, beautifully coloured, love the delicate pastel shades and embellishments too! hugs Debx

  6. Stunning card Annie as usual, all your cards scream 'quality' they are so finished off and perfect they stand out from others!
    Laurie x

  7. Lovely soft colours again & I do like how you've used that MS punch to make the border for the ribbon. The butterflies are just stunning - so pretyy. Take care.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Annie this is adorable,
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  9. Adorable cute card Annie.


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