My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Happy Birthday, Chickie!

Hello, sweet friends!
Today I'm sharing a card for a friend.
So happy to use this darling Bugaboo image won in a challenge recently:
Bugaboo's Chickzbirthday image

Isn't she so cute? I added a little extra confetti around the sentiment and image.

Colored with Copic Markers and "distressed" with sparkly Starfire glitter.
I used this sketch by Cheerful Sketches Challenge
(Isn't that a great name for a Challenge Blog?)

Products Used:

  • Scrapy Land Sue Wilson Pierced Rectangles
  • Scrapy Land Spellbinders Diamondessence Circles, Fantastic Flourish One (cut up - from my virgin stash)
  • Copic Markers
  • Bugaboo's Chickzbirthday image (from my virgin stash LOL)
  • Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge (from my virgin stash)
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle Starfire Ultrafine Glitter
  • Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon, SU designer paper, SU aqua paper, white

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Cheerful Sketches Challenge (Jan 1) Use Sketch Shown Above 2/28
  2. Catch The Bug Challenges (Jan 2) Anything Goes! 1/8
  3. Craft Your Passion Challenges #293 Anything Goes! 1/11
  4. Our Crafty Corner #5 Anything Goes 1/31
  5. Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenges #82 Anything Goes 1/17
  6. Dragonfly Journeys #38 Birthday Time! 1/11
  7. Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #169 Anything Goes 1/10
  8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #25 Anything Goes 1/16
  9. Quirky Crafts Challenges #1 Let's Celebrate! 1/28
  10. Crafting from the Heart #93 Anything Goes 1/10
  11. Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge (Jan.) Use Something New (new digi image, new Flourish die cut, new MS Lace Trim Deep Edge punch). 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamping Hugs,


Sharon said...

This is such an adorable image Donna and beautifully coloured. I am sure your friend will treasure it. Love the dies and the rich colour of the paper.
Happy New Year to you.
I hope that 2016 brings you much happiness.
Hugs Sharon. x

Alexandra MacVean said...

Really cute, Donna. I love the yellow stripes. It really makes the darling card pop! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this cute card Donna,I like the image the colours and those swirls Happy New Year
Kevin xx

Linda said...

This is such a lovely card, Donna, I really like it! :)

pam said...

Gorgeous card for your friends birthday Donna, beautiful colouring on this fabulous image, love the die cuts and layout.
Hugs Pam x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Just adorable. Yes - such a cute image and your added sparkle is terrific!

Jean Bullock said...

Love the color scheme you used for this darling card. Very cool how you tucked the panel into the die cut flourishes. The sparkle on the balloon is the perfect finishing touch. The inside is is finished perfectly. Well done!

SD pooja said...

How cute ! the glittery balloons add fun to the card !

everything with said...

Stunning card so cute and so cheerful xx love the colours x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Sue said...

Hi Donna, What a lovely card. I like the glitter balloons. Sue

NanaConnie said...

DEonna, I love, love, LOVE this car! Great take on that sketch and wonderful sparkle. While I'm here, let me put on my DT hat -- Thanks so much for playing along at Quirky Crafts this month. Good luck in the draw and come play again. Hugs.
NanaConnie DT

Becky said...

How cute is this? I love the image and your coloring is exquisite. :-)

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is super cute and a beautiful card Donna
Gr Karin

Leslie Miller said...

So darn cute! I love Bugaboo images, and I love those swirly die cuts. Oh, and the yellow and sparkle. I guess I just love everything about this and your friend will, too! Happy day, Donna!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute / pretty and also full of fun. In fact it fits every category.

sarascloset said...

AH-Door-ABLE!!!! I don't often use cute stamps in my work, but this has got to be the most fun stamp I've seen since Tim's birds! thank you for leaving your comment on my blog. I was really laughing, because I didn't design my card to fit a business sized card, but rather the envelope, AND I wanted it to be long so I could add all those things on it! I kind of do things bass-ackward! But you really made my day! HUgs!

Brenda said...

I can't believe I haven't posted anything in about a year on my own blog :( Glad to see that you're still creating such beautiful cards. This one just brought a smile to my face immediately. Stinkin' cute image and love what you did with it ....
Hugs Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Donna congrats on winning the great image beautiful dies and love the layout and sparkle
carol x

cotnob said...

A super card Donna, such a fun image - the sparkly balloons look fabulous.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful card Donna! Such a sweet image and I love all those fabulous dies. The inside is gorgeous as well.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

coldwaters2 said...

What an adorable, fab, fun card Donna I love that image he looks as if he is having so much fun, the colours and card design are superb
lorraine x

Kaija said...

Super Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good Luck and Welcome again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

Pia S said...

Donna, this is really beautiful with the extra confetti, beautiful sparkle and die cuts, a lovely colorful card! Glad you shared it over at Catch the Bug too, good luck!

Sue said...

What a cute image, and you have colored and sparkled it up really beautifully. Birds are in lately, must get with it. Fun card, know your friend will like it.


Bianca van Tilburg. said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Hugs, Bianca Dt-member.

Creaine said...

very nice and a lovely stamp you used!! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches. Good luck!
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

KarinsArtScrap said...

Donna and

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and colour scheme.

Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Good luck

Tracey DTxx

Jeannie said...

Hi Donna! My goodness where do I start? The image is a cute as can be and your coloring is perfect. The side pieces you used really set it all off, and of course I adore all of the sparkle too! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Donna this is one of the cutest cards I have ever seen. Love the image and your coloring is fantastic. The die cut at the corners is perfect to set of that great image. Keep up the good work friend.
Thank you so much for joining us this month at Ching-Chou Kuik digital Stamp challenge.
Linda DT

Helen said...

A great cheerful card - love the colours.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Helen x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Donna! This is so cute! Love the fun image and and the beautiful way you've used the die cuts. The inside is beautiful too! I like this colour combo a lot! You have an awesome die collection!


Bernadet said...

Fantastic card.
Love your colorchoice and the digi.
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun B-day image- which you have colored beautifully! You do such a beautiful job with your Dps and layouts- Love the added shimmer as well.

Aurelia Aurora said...

Awesome card.. Love the cute image, colour combo and dies use.. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #25.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw *wink* :D


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Donna, what a pretty and fun Bugaboo card you have made. It fits the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month well of “Use something new”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

Monica said...

So funny and cute. Lovely colouring too.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, Donna, I never got the e-mail to inform me of this post!!!!! I find that it often happens these days that I don't get the e-mail to inform me of posts of blogs that I visit!!!! I love to comment on all posts of all my friends, but every now and again I come across posts I haven't been informed about!!! So if I don't comment on a post from you in future, you will know that I didn't get the e-mail to tell me about the post!!!
This is such a cute card, Donna!!! I love that sweet little guy with his lovely shiny balloons!!! The yellow and blue with the little bits of purple are so beautiful!!!! And the inside is beautiful, too!!!! Love it, my friend!!!

Margreet said...

Love your card with the great coloring of that super cute your addies too, Donna!
Thank you for using our sketch at Cheerful Sketches!
xxx Margreet