February 23, 2014

Winter Birthday




Morning everyone,  Here's my take on Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 249, sponsored by Doodle Pantry.  The challenge photo inspired me to make a birthday card for my great nephew who will turn a year old on March 1.  I combined two Doodle Pantry sets,  A Tweet Hello and Winter Birthday, to create my birdie cupcake.  The sentiment is from another DP set, Birdie Birthday Color Plus.  After  paper piecing the cupcake's liner and candle, I added lots of glitter to the icing, colored the flame with Copics, and sponged around the flame with Daffodil Delight ink to create the glow.  I also got to play with some new dies from Taylored Expressions.  Nothing like some new toys to get your mojo working!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Cards Galore Encore Challenge #2 -- Add a gem, glitter, Candy or any bling you fancy (I used lots of glitter.)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge -- Anything goes with patterned paper
Card Makin' Mamas (CMM81) -- Stack it Up - 3 or more layers
Crafty Hands 8th Challenge -- Heat or Dry Embossing (dotted background layer is dry embossed)
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #182 -- Things with Wings
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #204 -- Spots or Stripes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT022214 -- Anything goes with a twist - use 3 of something (I used 3 birds.)
A Gem of a Challenge #113 -- Spots and Stripes
Digi Galore Challenge -  Things with Wings

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week, and wishing a very Happy Birthday to little Miles!

28 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness. Such cuteness. What a clever take on the photo. Love the papers, paper piecing, and design of your darling card.

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  2. Now this is one adorable card Pat!! Love all your paper piecing and sweet little birdies. Absolutely wonderful.

    Linda

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  3. Awwww I love that cute image. gorgeous papers and a fabulous design finished off with the beautiful bow.
    Whilst I am here - thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge
    Sue xx

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  4. OH my, your card is spot on to the picture! What a joyous card and happy birthday to the wee one!

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  5. Hi Pat! This card is just as cute as can be Hun! I love the bright & happy colors as well as that FAB bow on top...very nice touch! Awesome work my friend & TFS!!!

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  6. I love what you've done with this cupcake image. The paper piecing, the glow of the light, those cute little birdies - all such great details. Nice decorative paper bow too! Thanks for entering your card in our "triple play" challenge over at Twisted Thursday and good luck in the draw!

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  7. Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  8. I just love your striped and spotty card! thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges hugs Judith x

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  9. Loving your card design, the paper pieced cupcake. The little birds are so adorable the way you colored them make them pop. Thanks for sharing your incredible design with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Things with Wings Challenge.

    Tamie DT

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  10. Wonderful glitter on your cupcake, it makes it look even yummier. Awesome, layout, colors and image too. Thank-you for joining us at the CardsGaloreEncore Add a Gem, or glitter, or Candi or any Bling you fancy Challenge

    Tamie DT

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  11. Eeeeeekkkkkkkkk! I love, love, love what you have done with these images! Those birdies on the cupcake are brilliant and that bow is perfection the way it is positioned! wow! The striped paper peeking through is gorgeous. Love everything about this Pat!!!!

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  12. What a beautiful card!! I love the colors and the polka dots are perfect. Not to mention those adorable little birds!

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  13. I find it hard to call this one winter. It looks so springy with the bright blue and the gorgeous flower. Perfect for the inspiration. Love it!

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  14. This is just adorable. I love the paper and those cute little chicks.

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  15. Love the vivid blue colour and the bright background paper. Beautiful card Pat!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  16. What a darling card, Pat. Love the sparkle and the fun paper pieced liner. So cute!

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  17. This is precious, Pat! I love these sweet birds nesting on your cupcake and that die cut frame is awesome over your striped paper! Sensational card!

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  18. What a cute cupcake with the little chicks on it! a sweet inspired card Pat!

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  19. Oh my goodness how cute is this?! Love all the sparkly goodness on the frosting, and the birds look so adorable! What a cute card and a real keepsake for his first birthday.

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  20. Jolie carte !
    Merci pour ta participation au fab'n'funky challenge
    Bises

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  21. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely yummy card - hope to see you again soon. x

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  22. I know I commented on this over at Outlawz but am finally getting by here to leave a comment, too. I adore the way you did the birds on the cupcake and your paper piecing is marvelous, Pat! I adore polka dots and they are just perfect on this card. :-D

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  23. What an adorable card! Love it! I just joined The Outlawz and clicked onto your blog in the Outlawz Follow Me Forum and, as they suggested, I thought I'd drop in and say hello!

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  24. Gorgeous card, love the bright colours, your bow and those cute little birds! Thanks for joining us this fortnight for our Stack It Up Challenge at Card Makin' Mamas. Hope you can join us for our new challenge on Friday, good luck! Susan xx

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  25. I am in live with your cupcake and that wonderful bow with the flower!! The whole card is just so darn cute and pretty at the same time!! Those birds are winners!

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