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

Carol x


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

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

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

  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.

  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

  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!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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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Carol x


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