Friday, 13 January 2012

Card Crafter's Circle/Challenge #5-HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hi, and welcome!

What a beautiful day we've had here, in England....cold and frosty, with long periods of bright sunshine.....luvvverly!
I've been looking at next week's forecast for Manhattan, and there's a  good chance of S.N.O.W. on several days while we're there......yaaaaaay!
The lovely Doreen ( doreensdream.blogspot.com ) commented last night that I had kept quiet about visiting New York.............have I?
I thought I'd been shouting it from the rooftops....haaaa!
In case you missed it, this is my birthday treat for reaching the grand old age of 35..........errr.........41..........oh flippin' 'eck........60 then!  I'm sure I missed my fifties....where did they go, then?

This will be my third trip to the Big Apple.....my first was with my little sister, Roseanne, 6 years ago.....we had an absolute ball.....although she wouldn't go up the Empire State, or the Statue of Liberty, or The Rock.......don't know why she bothered going somewhere where everything is a million miles up in the sky!!!

My second trip was 4 years ago....went with Joanne and Gillian (daughters #1 & 2) to celebrate the end of my cancer treatment.  At least I made it up the Empire State....what an experience!

Both girls are coming on this next trip, and we are all sooooo excited!!!!
Leigh-Anne (daughter #3) was invited both times, but was pregnant the first time and didn't want to risk anything, and this time she and her husband are saving like mad for their first family trip abroad, this summer, with their four children.....and she's still breastfeeding Millie, so our trip to NY was a no-no for her.
She's expecting lots of gifts, though....haaaa!

Well, it's Friday, so that means another wonderful challenge at 
and this week we want to see your creations featuring 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY

We have an awesome sponsor this week.........ta-daaaaa.......
http://shop.meljensdesigns.com/

Our random winner will get a fabby prize of 4 black/white digis of  their choice.......and there is a  lot  of  choice!

Here's my creation using the very cute
Birthday Cup Mouse


Thought I'd have a play with a circle card, just for a change..........
The sweet little image is coloured up with my trusty Promarkers and cut with a Nestie......
I also cut a circle of green tissue paper, which I then cut into fringes....popped a doily on top (which was coloured with a pink Promarker), and then did a little sprinkling of glitter.......
Spotty ribbon, sparkly flourish, and a little candi finished it off!

Have to apologise for the one and only photo......Blogger is refusing to let me upload any more piccies....I don't think he likes this creation, much.....haaaa!

Okay, so now it's your turn.....pop over to Card Crafter's Circle and take a look at what the other DT members have created....lots of great inspiration, honestly.........and get makin' and linkin'......

Hugs,
Anne-Marie x
Challenges:
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/ Birthdays

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/birthday-wishes.html Birthday Wishes





17 comments:

  1. I just love your colouring on this one! The layers and brads are fantastic! Have an amazing Birthday! and enjoy your trip to New York! Send me a postcard!

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  2. Such a darling little card. You've made that little rodent fun, fun, fun -- speaking of which -- sure wish I could run up to NY next week and give you a big old hug (that the way we southerners do it -- bit odd for you reserved Brits -- grin). Looking forward to hearing about your birthday trip -- and it is only your 39th, right??

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  3. Well I don't know how I missed that!!!You are certainly shouting now, oooh and I am still so jealous.I had my 60th 2 years ago so you need to respect your elders.

    Your card is fabulous. xxx

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  4. Hi Anne-Marie,

    Adorable card. Original shape. Nice mouse. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz on our 3rd birthday this week.

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  5. Aw what a cute mouse! I love the shapes in your card. Have a fantastic trip to New York - and happy birthday for the day itself!

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  6. Such a cute card! You sure you don't want to head a little further west of Manhattan....like, say, Idaho? We've got Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon.....me!!! Enjoy your trip, it sounds like it will be super fun!

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  7. Such a cute card!!!! Love that image!!
    Enjoy your trip to NY!! I live upstate. ;)

    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  8. I like cute mice, but not the real thing!! A lovely image and I like your layers of tissue paper, doily and nestie. A fun card.
    Wow, great to have your daughter's along on your fab trip. Hope you all have a wonderful and safe time.
    Sandy

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  9. oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Winter Wonderland with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
    Hugs Kate xx

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  10. Lovely card, loving the cute mice! Jo xxxx

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  11. Gorgeous card, with so many beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

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  12. Love this little cute image! Gorgeous card. Fun to have you with us at charisma cardz this week. Join us again soon.
    Hugs Christel

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  13. I love that Meljen's image! Thanks for joining us at Charisma for our birthday challenge this week.

    Lisa x

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  14. Lucky You visiting the Big Apple again Anne-Marie - I am sooo jealous. It is definitely on my list of places to visit in (th not too distant) future.
    Your card is just perfect for birthdays, so bright & cheery :)
    Have a great week!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  15. Hi, Anne-Marie!! I've missed you so! I've been hibernating from the blogging world for a few months now while I concentrated on building my website. Haven't done much blogging except post a few digis over at Paper Dreams of Mine..

    So Big Apple eh? Lucky you!! That's one of my dream vacation places! I hope you have a great time there, AM.. :)

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  16. Oh and a happy, happy birthday!!! :)

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  17. Fabulous card I love the image and colours. Thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at Charisma.
    xx Vee

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