Girly Birthday card

I played around for a couple of days with this card. My mojo was at a bit of a low but in the end it came together. I was twiddling with the ribbon when I had an idea to leave it curly and add it to my card. It's a little bit different but does not show up as well in this picture as it does in the flesh, as to speak.  I have had this Lilly of the Valley image for some months now and decided I needed to make an effort and use it. It is so cute and I added some glitter to the cake to gift it a lift. Once again it does not show well here but does sparkles like crazy. The Pink card was a bit overpowering so I managed to tone it down by using small ammounts. I do love pricking the edges of my cards to make faux stitching. I found a fine Pink liner  pen almost the same colour as my card to finished off the stitched edge.
I have entered this card into the challenges listed below. favourite colour combo


iRene-M said...

Oh, this is so sweet.
I love your colours and pretty embellishments and beautifully coloured image.
Thank you for sharing this with us for Crafty Ann's 'Happy Birthday' challenge

Michelle said...

Hi Shirley

Oh it lovit it, gorgeous card! The twirled ribbon looks fantastic.

The faux stitching looks so real.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous

Julie M said...

Such a pretty card, Shirley - love the floral papers and of course that cute image.

Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

WeirdCat said...

Great card, so pretty and lovely image,thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week,
Ruth x

Lisa Jane said...

what a sweet card - love the colours and that fab butterfly
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G and MAWTT
Lisa x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

What a lovely card I love what you've done with the ribbon all twirly wirly - and how you've managed to match the faux stitching colour to the pink matts - must have taken ages to get it all "just perfect" (ha ha).

See you later



Kitty said...

Gorgeous, love what you have done with the ribbon!

Thanks for joining us at CMM and hope to see you again for the next challenge.

Kitty xx

Mervi said...

Hi Shirley, this is so
sweet and lovely,
warm hugs;-))m

Dawn said...

Great card! I love your image, your layout & the colours you've used!
Thank you for playing at My Grafico where it's anything goes every month!
Good Luck
Dawn xx


This is such a pretty card Shirley - love your curly ribbon and the cute little birthday girl. Beautiful colouring and embellishments too. A perfect card for our challenge this week at MAWTT - thank you for joining us. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sheri said...

Very pretty! Love that butterfly and I think the color is JUST RIGHT! Thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy ;-)

Cheryl said...

this is one,gorgeous card love the image and beautiful colors, bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xx

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet card - Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Suzi said...

This is adorable, looks like your Mojo is back. Love that lotv image and your card layout. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week
Suzi x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Shirley. Love it all. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I couldn't send you a card as I didn't have your address. Enjoy your day.


Eskimo Frosting said...

I love this lilly image. Your colour choice suites if purfectly. Very pretty.

I saw your card on Make it Monday.


Riet said...

So beautiful card Shirley,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Your card is fabulous and so is your blog design. Thank you for joining us at Diva's by Design. Good luck and see you again next time!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

GREAT details in this one and that image is amazingly darling!!! Love it!!!!


Peggysuez said...

I can tell there is sparkle there and such a cute image! You had fun with it, that much is clear. Thanks for playing along with Divas' first challenge!

Wendy said...

Love the image one of my fav thank you for joining us at OSCC with this great card

Lollydolly DT

Ann Whitfield said...

I love this Shirley and the colours are fabulous. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Tammy L said...

wow! a gorgeous card. Your colors on this are fantastic and just really make this card pop. Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at the Crazy Challenge this week.

lesleyworth said...

adorable card! love the ribbon treatment! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Love crafts forever said...

Adorable!!!! Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

HandmadebyTLC said...

gotta love blogger! I know I've mentioned this once before but this is really well done, and I just love your blog page too. Thanks for joining us at diva's by Design. Good luck!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday ........


louise said...

Beautiful card and love that butterfly.
Louise xx

Michelle said...

Hello Auntie Shirley
Hope you are keeping well??
I have been admiring your card very pretty I just love ribbon on cards I don't feel they are complete without some .
Love your stitching you must have the patience if a saint it's sewing machine for me :-) x

Nadine said...


wow, wonderful.
I love it.

Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs nadine

Trish Hughes said...

such a cute card, and love that stamp!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO!!!

Jules said...

A beautiful card Shirley. I love your colour combo and all those gorgeous embellishments.

Great faux stitching and your butterfly is stunning!!!

I hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Lynne said...

This is gorgeous, love the twisted ribbon detail. Lynne x

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