Monday, 4 February 2013

Happy Birthday To Me!


I have a birthday coming up on the 10th and for some reason I have birthday cake on my mind. I created this card and the hint of birthday cake was present again in the card. Every time I look at it, it reminds me of those store bought cakes, you know the chocolate ones with the blue writing spelling out Happy Birthday with fancy curly q letters. LOL. Anyway I'm proud of this card and how it turned out so I am entering it in the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge and the Totally Gorjuss Challenge. Here's the card and I hope you enjoy it because I guess you can say that I made my own birthday card this year. In case you're wondering, I'll be 52. Yes, yes I know that I don't look a day under 75....enough with the old lady jokes because I get enough of those from my kids. As always, I welcome your comments! I can only get better if you let me know what's right and what's wrong. Here are the links in case you would like to join in the challenges as well. Wild Orchid Crafts, Totally Gorjuss

Materials Used: Brown Patterned Cardstock: Stash Blue Patterned Cardstock: Stash Brown Cardstock: Recollections Spellbinders Nestabilities Lg Fleur de lis rectangle S4-317 Vintage Seam Binding Paradise Aqua SB-00022 Wild Orchid Crafts Vintage crochet beige trim: Stash Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink Circle shaped buckle Silver BB-00003 White Tulip inked with Vintage Sepia PM-00078 Wild Orchid Crafts Recollections Faux Pearls coloured with Copic Marker FBG2

29 comments:

Meredith said...

Cupcakes may be in order real soon! I completely get the 'birthday cake' look and i LOVE it-the gorgeous color combination of that blue with the milk-chocolate brown looks beautiful and so sumptuous. I can't see anything wrong with it; it has so much dimension and depth. Goodluck with the contests!
Happy birthday to you <3

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

I love love love the colors, the bling... the everything!
Oh My!! this card is stunning Marianne!!!

Wishing you a wonderfully Happy Birthday dear friend!

Love and Hugs!!!! Karen

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Great colors

Ina said...

What an absolutely stunning and beautiful card M and such gorgeous colours. Just love it.
PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Oz.

Gail Watson said...

I love the colours, it DOES look like a fancy chocolate cake. I wouldn't change anything

MaryH said...

Wonderful color combo, and it does indeed make me think "cake". Love how you used the S/B die on this one, and your ribbons & lace are perfect (a challenge area for me!). Happy early Birthday, and 52 is young, girl! You're in your prime...so enjoy every day of it. You've reached the phase wherein it is time for YOU to do as YOU choose to do. Celebrate it. Hugs

Shari M said...

really like this one Marianne.

Ellapu said...

Beautiful work... now following you x

Kat W said...

Happy birthday and what a gorgeous card. The brown and blue look stunning together and I love all your embellishments :-)
Thanks for joining us at TG this week.
Kat x

Edie said...

Gorgeous card Marianne! One of my favorite color combos. The structure of your card and the design elements are perfect.

Paula Williams said...

Absolutely lovely Marianne and a true winner I believe. Happy Birthday.

Darlene Lyons said...

Lovely card! Your right it does remind me of a decorative cake! (with no calories! lol) You certainly have a gift when it comes to your embellishments, they are gorgeous! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments! I look forward to following yours!

Pumpy said...

Beautiful card, hope you win and have a very Happy Birthday, and get lots of cake. xx

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Wow, what an amazing card! Thanks for following me via Outlawz, so glad you did now I get to look at all your gorgeous creations! :D

Stampin Mindy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Your card is stunning. Gorgeous colors.
Thanks for joining us at Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hugs, Mindy

Rosie Guiher said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you may it be one of the best.Your card is just beautiful. Love those colors together. Thank you for becoming a follower. I am now following you too! Love the top of your blog.

Cheri said...

This is stunning, Mariann! I love the colors and the sweet details here.

Cheri said...

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Roxann said...

Wow, Marianne, what a gorgeous card! Love that color combo. Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for visiting my blog and I am following you right back!
hugz,
Roxann

Shari said...

Gorgeous card with so many lovely details!!! Thank you for becoming my newest follower, and I have now joined your group of followers. Have a happy, happy day today on your 52 birthday!!!!!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors. Thanks for coming to visit my blog and becoming a Follower. I've become your newest Follower too.

Sandy Smith said...

Marianne Happy Birthday!
Your birthday card is stunning!
I love the colour combo and your right I can see birthday cake and I love it!
Hope that you are enjoying Family Day!
Take care
Sandy

Cely said...

i marianne! thanks for visiting my blog! you're so sweet! i'm a new follower of yours. your blog, projects, and photos are gorgeous!!! do you belong to any design teams? if not, i have the perfect one for you! email me at cely_rohr at hotmail dot com if you're interested!

Rosy Newlun said...

I just think this is incredible. I love the color combination, the bling, the bow is spectacular and the sponging on the flowers is awesome. Good show! And welcome to my blog and I've joined yours, too! Aloha <3

Carol said...

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Chrisboldo said...

Hi
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Chris B. xxxx

S`andra V. said...

Gorgeous all the way. Such depth and beauty in this card. Also, thanks for dropping by my blog and the kind comments. Love to get crafty comments, don't we all...LOL! Anyway, I was going to stop by on your Birthday and time got away with me (had my two year old Grandson--and we had a major play day--needless to say, I was worn out.) I am here now and want to say...Happy Happy Birthday and hope your new birth year journey is fabulous and is filled with lots of love & joy. Thanks for the inspiration.
Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~~Sandra V.
http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Happy Birthday!!! :) Stunning card, and I love those colors together.

xo
Judy

Renee Castellon said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. Love the colors. Looking forward to seeing more of your crafty designs.