Tuesday, 8 January 2013

My Favorite Things birthday card

Hello everyone,

I don't know about you but I've been having trouble settling down to make a card since the long break over Christmas and New Year. It seems my mojo took a break and hasn't returned yet. I was so looking forward to having some time to craft but when I sat down to do it, I had no ideas and spent the time tidying up supplies and contemplating reorganising my craft space. Procrastination has always been my friend. I decided that the best way to give myself a push was to try a new challenge so after surfing for a while, I found the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger challenge which had this picture as inspiration.



Yay, some of my favourite colours so I used PTI Hawaiian Shores and fine linen card, and stamped a spring rain gingham strip to mimic the chaise at the end of the bed. I also liked the texture on the white door so I used a stripe impression plate. For the focal point I used a stamp from My Favorite Things Gift Card Greetings that I got for Christmas.


It is hard to see in this picture but I blinged up the centre a little with some glitter



then matted it, added a couple of buttons and a tag, and finished it off with a few trailing stars.

Before I go, I thought I'd share a picture of this year's Christmas cake. I had made the cake and flat iced it when my daughter asked if she could finish the decoration, and she came up with this gorgeous star tree!


I am definitely going to save this idea for Christmas cards next year!

Thanks for stopping by


Hugs
Carol x


11 comments:

  1. Love your card for the Tuesday Trigger, and that cake is fantastic. Your daughter`s star tree was a great idea.

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  2. What a pretty card. I like how you did the glitter. Also, that cake is amazing.

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  3. Gorgeous card - love the colors you worked with & your daughter did an outstanding job on the cake!

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  4. Oh I am feeling a bit of a creative slump too now that the holidays are past. Your card turned out great. And the cake! Wow, you are and your daughter are quite talented.

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  5. Gorgeous card & what an amazing cake! I'm struggling to get back into the craft room after the holidays....blog hopping always helps me with inspiration so that's what I'll be doing this evening :) x

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  6. Well, first, I missed you! Second, you might have misplaced Moe Joe, but you definitely had your cake creativity in high gear, something that I see your daughter shares! That flat frosting is flawless and I love your daughter's (also flawless!) star tree!!

    And, BTW, looks like you're over your slump - your Moxie card is, well, fab!!

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  7. Great card and fantastic cake!

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  8. Your card is beautiful Carol! I love the placement of the stars in the corner and that cute little tag. Your daughter did a wonderful job on decorating the cake, must remember that one myself!

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  9. Great card Carol. Fab cake, that flat icing is amazing.
    Thank you so much for your good wishes regarding my health, it means a lot. Iwish a great 2013 for you and yours too.
    Linbyx

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  10. What a fabulous cake! Your card is a good take on the treasure! I love the tag detail

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  11. Hey Carol! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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Thanks,
Carol x

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