Andy has been home since the 27th July - so we have had a fabulous week. He has been painting fences and cleaning out the garage, whilst I and the girls went to the US for some much needed retail therapy at the start of the week. Then we have had the remainder of the week as a family, catching up and generally spending time together. He goes back on Monday.
Today is the start of another challenge at Polka Doodles and this weeks challenge is Birthday Girl.
Nikky was kind enough to send me a couple of CD's that I haven't had the pleasure of using before. They are Candy Doodles and Sugar Birdies. They are both such fabulous CD compilations, I didn't know where to start. I ended up chosing an image off Candie Doodles and the papers are from the Sugar Birdies.
And look - it's not just a rectangle or a square, I made a side easel card! I so enjoyed making this card, I haven't done anything "different" for cards, in absolutely ages.
Here is a close up of the image, which has been coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers. I also blended in some clouds and grass at the bottom, something else I haven't done in a long time :-) I think the reason I haven't done that in so long, is I am always afraid of ruining the picture.
I used the following Spectrum Noir markers.
Hair - CT4, GB1, TN1
Skin - TN2, FS2
Dress - BP2, PP4
Flowers - GB2, GB3
Grass - CT2, CT1
Bird - TN3, GB1
I inked all the edges of all the layers, also I added some tiny gems to the four corners of the image, the four corners of the sentiment panel and the i of the sentiment stamp. The sentiment is from the Fairy Flutterfly Gracie stamp set.
Isn't she adorable. These CD's are fabulous, you just have to go take a look. So many digi stamps, embellishments, papers, toppers, sentiments - you name it, they have it!
Don't forget, when you enter in the challenge and to be eligible for prizes at Polka Doodles, that you can only combine you entry with 9 other challenges, so 10 in total including Polka Doodles. So come on, time to get crafting.
This card is being entered in the following challenges.
Craftin Desert Divas - Craft it Up and Link it Up Linky Party - Birthday (closes 4 Aug)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (closes 3 Aug)
Eureka Stamps - Challenge #50: Anything Goes (closes 4 Aug)
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes (closes 6 Aug)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 7 Aug)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Show us those colouring skills (closes 14 Aug)
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #280: Anything Goes (closes 7 Aug)
Five Simple Things - Inspire me Friday's #114: Anything Goes (closes 8 Aug)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #18: Anything Goes (closes 8 Aug)
Thanks for stopping by today.