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Monday, 16 January 2012

ABC Challenge H is for ….

…..Happy Birthday

Our challenge to you this time over at ABC is to design a birthday creation. Card, gift tag, invitation, as long as it has a birthday theme we want to see it.

I created this for a member of my team over at Crafty Cardmakers who has just had a birthday, and who is in a swap with me on a craft forum.

H Main

It’s a stepper card and I started off with a sheet of 12x12 bazill basics card and trimmed it down to 14cm wide. I then scored it at 3,6,10,14,19,24, and 27 cms and folded it along those score lines. I cut co-ordinating sheets of card in slightly different shades to decorate the steps and embossed two of them with two different embossing folders. The front I used a Memory Box border die and the back is a Martha Stewart border punch.

H Image

The image is a digi from Sassy Cheryl and I coloured her with my promarkers, flexies and prisma pencils. The flowers are from my stash but I edged them with glitter to give a bit of sparkle. The diecuts are various marianne and doohickey dies and the dragonfly is a porcelain embellishment. It made it through the post in one piece apparently, phew!

H Side

I do hope you will join us over at ABC and check out the other team creations whilst you are there.

We are sponsored by image with a $25 gift certificate for their store.

I am entering this into the following:-

Bugaboo – Turning Two Birthday Challenge

Card Crafters Circle – #5 Happy Birthday

Challenge Up Your Life – #60 Bingo (Right hand vertical, Purple, Diecuts and Sparkle)

Charisma Card Challenges – #1 Happy 3rd Birthday Charisma (Birthdays)

C.R.A.F.T. – #137 Celebrations

Creative Inspirations Paint – Inspired By Birthdays

Marks Finest Papers –#90 Use A Border Punch

One Stitch At A Time – #96 Anything Goes

Pan Pastel UK – #1 Anything Goes

Sugar Creek Hollow – Embossing


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  1. As the recipient of this stunning card, I can only tell you that it looks so much better in real life! Thank you very much, Lin for my perfect birthday card :-)

    Beth. xxx

  2. Cor how fabby is this ... I adore these colours but have trouble when I try to photograph my card when I use them! I can see you don't! Great image, super colouring. Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel Challenge this week .

    Eileen xxx

  3. Gorgeous card, what a cute image she looks like she is dancing through a meadow. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK challenge and good luck
    Claire xx

  4. Good morning Lin, what a super stepper ! ( try saying that fast after a few drinks ) Gorgeous image so bright and pretty lovin all of the purple and the little flower border at the front and the rest of the foliage makes this such a pretty little scene.


  5. hi Lin, your card looks so wonderful, because I can learn a lot ...

  6. Wow! A fabulous card, I love the fold and the colour and those die cuts are beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  7. Great project, gorgeous, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  8. Hey Girl, what a beautiful card you made! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing it and playing along at CRAFT Challenge this week.
    Best wishes and a big hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

  9. This is beautiful Lin, I'm sure it will be treasured. These are my favourite colours and I love all the detail. I've been trying to resist that Memory box die for ages!! Jo x

  10. Wow, gorgeous! Love the fold and the colors are awesome! You can never go wrong with purple! Thank you for celebrating our 2nd Birthday with us by sharing your creation in our “Happy Birthday” challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope you’ll join us in our mini challenges, this week, too! ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps.

  11. Wow amazing LO really love the colour you have used.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  12. This is gorgeous and so fun and cute, love the image and pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck. Hugs Dora xx

  13. What a pretty card Lin, the colours are just gorgeous

  14. Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  15. A really pretty card Lin with lots of detail and beautifully made.
    Thanks for entering the PanPastel UK 'Anything Goes' challenge with this fabulous creation.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xox

  16. This is stunning hun love it all.
    Big Hugs

  17. What a lovely card for Beth Lin, I love the dragonfly glad he made it in one piece.

  18. Great stepper card! Sweet image and pretty details...fab embossing, too! Love that Memory Box die on the front step, ! may feel a shopping trip coming on! LOL! Lisa x

  19. Wow, this card is absolutley stunning! Perfect!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

  20. Fabulous card,such a sweet image and colours. Thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at Charisma.
    xx Vee

  21. Gorgeous card! Love the colour and the fab embossing. That border die is gorgeous :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  22. Great stair step card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  23. Lovely card - I always struggle with stepper cards to get them to look right, so this is useful inspiration!!


  24. Hi Lin,
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Crafter's Circle with a terrific Birthday card. I really love the steped card design and the embossing!! Wonderful colouring in and great extra elements to match and I hope to see you again next week, I really love your detailed work!!!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter's Circle Design Team

  25. Super cute! Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Birthday Challenge!

  26. Can I tell you I just LOVE EVERYTHING about this?? What a lovely card!
    We're so happy you joined us for theCatch The Bug 2nd Birthday" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  27. such a cute pretty card, thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow

  28. What a great ladder card. I love the purples. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  29. What an adorable card. You've used my favourite colour too and I simply love that adorable image which has been coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

  30. beautiful birthday card. love the purples.

    thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you join us next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  31. Gorgeous project!
    Thanks for joining Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
    Good luck, love, Kianel.

  32. Lin, this is soooooooooooo cute. Foldy cards like this scare me, so I always admire them. xx


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