Birthday Bow

Hi there!  What does a card maker do when an extra special person has a birthday?? Makes an extra special card, of course!! My good friend Nicola celebrated a big birthday yesterday, so I figured it was the best time to finally make a bow card, that we’ve both been admiring for some time now.  The number of pieces in the pattern was quite intimidating, but I dove in, and it wasn’t that bad, once you started putting things together.  Nic’s favorite color is purple, and she loves dragons, so I used a few coordinating patterns from a pad, and found this beautiful image, Amethyst Dragon by Molly Harrison.  It was a real challenge coloring the image with my Copic and SN markers, as it had to be printed SO tiny, to be incorporated with the card design…got ‘er done, with a lot of breath holding, and a few breaks due to shaky hands, lol.  I found one of the hardest things to do with this card was to embellish (rather, find the embellishments my mind thought up) it.  I used black feathers, my ONE black rose, and some little flowers that I colored to match the image.  I then added some beaded silver sprigs and some punched leaves.  I was really surprised at how well this card stood when finished.  Sandra, from Sandra’s Scrapshop (store closed temporarily), certainly designed it perfectly!!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday – Week 42 ATG

Lemon Shortbread – #52 ATG

Creative Moments – #129 ATG/Purple Paradise

Polkadoodles Challenge – Week 42 ATG

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #262 Color Challenge – Purple and Black

Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – #183 Shaped Card

Happiness Is….

I’m on a bit of a roll here…getting things done and blogged (Housework does NOT count when your on vacation!!!).  This little sweetie is from Molly Harrison.  After coloring the image up with my SN markers, I went about adding a ton of bubbles for the background.  Love the effect, but about half way though, I was wishing I’d taken it a bit easier when I’d started, lol.  I thought this image was perfect for a wine bottle tag.  I kept the design fairly simple, with some bling and a perfect little sentiment.  It’s nice to have a few of these on hand for last minute gifts 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday Challenge – #103 Fairytale/Fantasy

Tuesday Throwdown – #361 Fantasy

The Paper Shelter -#310 Make it Digital

A Snowflake’s Promise – #44 ATG

Crafting With an Attitude – #31 ATG