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Saturday, April 4, 2015

You Can't Skip Them

Skipping your birthday is like pulling a rabbit out of a hat--so you might as well celebrate, like I'm doing, with a celebration that includes blog candy, prizes and games. But first, today's card.
I created this 6x6 birthday card for a very good friend to cheer her up today. Her name is Mel and although I've never met her in person, I consider her one of my besties. I used some background paper from the Dollhouse for the first time, and it definitely won't be the last. It's from the Marta Vaneck's Cabinet of Curiosities collection called Scene papers 02.
This darkly delicious paper deserves a darkly devious image, so I turned to Ike's Art for this digi image called Magician's Hat. Don't you love how those gloved hands just float in the air?
After typing in my sentiment, I printed my photo-shopped scene and popped it onto several layers of Prima patterned paper. I distressed and sanded the edges of my white core cardstock, then added the flowers and pearl flourishes.
I always have such fun going to Ike's Art and making up a wish list of images I need, I mean, want, to play with. For today's prize, leave a comment telling me which one is at the top of your wish list!!
And for those who are just joining the fun, go back to the first post and be sure to comment as asked for freebies and your chance in the prize draw!!
Now this is the way to CELEBRATE!!
Challenges I m entering:
Crafty Calendar challenges - Add a Sentiment
Inkspirational - Neon Colors (pink, orange & purple)
ABC Challenges - G is for Go Digital (background paper & image)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes #1
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice - In Bloom
Our Creative Corner - Color Your World (Spring brings crocuses and snowbells)
Sister Act challenges - 100th challenge Anything Goes
Create and Inspire challenges - Anything Goes Dark

The winner of today's prize, chosen by, is  #3 - Susan S!!

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Susan, send me your email and you will receive the Ike's Art image you commented as  being at the top of your wish list!! Congrats!!
Crafters, while there were more than 7 comments, there were only 7 who answered today's question. Of them, Susan S was #3.
Keep checking the other posts all the way up to April 15 for more chances to win.


ike said...

Ooooo !!! Now that is really cool :-D Fabulous how you made that and the flowers are gorgeous :-D Thank you for using and enjoying my images :-)

IKE xx

ike said...

Oh yes... and only 1 more needed to reach 100 Followers !! WooHoo :-D :-D xx

Linda W. said...

Those scene papers are very cool Pat! My goodness I cannot tell how you did such beautiful shading! Rock on girlfriend!!! Oh btw, someday I'm going to work with that colored Geranium pot.......someday!

Dotty Jo x said...

Great card, Pat! Thanks for linking-up with us at Naughty Or Nice this month, Jo x


Love how you made the Magician's Hat digital image into a Birthday card.
I especially like the Easter Bunny Basket from IKE's Art.
Virginia Montagna

Susan Slomski said...

I love your card! The paper is fantastic. I especially like New Baby from IKE's Art. (I think it is so different.)

Kathy said...

I first found Ike when she was doing the travel images. Today, though, I think my favorite is Smashing Idea. I can see a number of uses for it on both cards and especially scrapbook pages. I love your magician card, especially the way you made it appear three dimensional!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Add A Sentiment" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

Nannieflash said...

Wow a clever card design, love the strong colour choice. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful card. Loving the depth of the scene. One of my favourite images from Ike is HOT SANTA!__digi-horror--adult/productsstackergalleryv21=20
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Bridget said...

A very cute and truthful card!! I love all of the embellishments you added. It really adds to your creation.

Thanks so much for playing along at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting,

Lindsey said...

What a great birthday card! Love the design, and definitely the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

Edwina said...

Wow1 Your card looks 3D. Great effect you made. I would love Ike's Fall Cat image. I absolutely love her animals. Edwina Brown

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Very cool combination of digital and handmade. Practice makes perfect my friend.

Oh man, how on earth am I supposed to narrow down and just have one of Ike's images on the top of my wish-list. Seriously? I have several of her images including my absolute favourite, Spring Fairy but from the images that I don't have, I'd have to say Mermaid 3 would be at the top of my list. Such a gorgeous image.


Marina said...

Fabulous 3d effect and love the novelty of this.
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Joann6274 said...

Such a cute card! I love all the layers~ Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Laurie Moore said...

Thank you for reminding us not to skip our Birthdays because they are important. Beautiful card. Thank you for entering it in our challenge at Our Creative Corner. Happy Spring! xxx Laurie

Eileen Dobson said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Simply Papercraft.

Shari Trumbull said...

FAB Birthday Card for your friend, Pat! Completely got me sucked right into the scene! Very fun and I hope it cheered up your friend :) It certainly gave me a smile, especially with the sprinkling of flowers :) Thanks so much for coming over for our Color Your World challenge at Our Creative Corner!! XOXO-Shari

Shauna said...

What a fun project! You created a great scene. Your use of the bright colors is fantastic and I like the extra pearl embellishment. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Julie Gleeson said...

A beautiful Card! Love your image and design! Thanks so much for sharing at ABC! Hugs Julie DT xox

Merlina Hadi said...

Fantastic birthday card..
Thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft, and good luck.


LChippy76 said...

B E A U T I F U L Card!!!
THANKS for Sharing!!!!