Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Birthday Challenge!

Hi everyone!  Sorry for no post yesterday, but I spent Saturday with my daughters and their husbands and my husband, and on Sunday I was cooking for the week and then we took Riley out to the park for quite a while.  I have to tell you about Riley's outing.  We were out in the woods and she's sniffing all the trees and finding holes in the trees to sniff out.  One tree that had fallen over had rotted out some and she was insisting there was something really interesting in that tree!  Brock pulled one section of the tree away to open it up more and she jumped up in the tree and burrowed all the way in!  I was afraid for a minute that she wouldn't be able to back out, but she did.  Then she found this tree that had a hollowed out place at it's trunk and she was sticking her head in and trying to pull pieces off with her mouth.  She went at this thing for ten or fifteen minutes and then she started kind of yelping - it sounded at first like she was frustrated that she was working all this time and not getting anywhere, but then her yelping turned into more distress and fear.  Brock and I were just about to go see what was up when she pulled out and was fine.  We think her collar had gotten hung on something in there and it scared her for a minute.  That minute of fear wasn't enough to stop her though!  She was right back at it!

Okay, enough about miss Riley and her adventures!  Let's talk cards!  Yesterday was a brand new challenge on the Squigglefly Blog, and Rhonda has come up with one close to my heart.  It's Birthdays!  You can make a card, a tag, a gift box; whatever you want as long as it has to do with birthdays!   You need to see the absolutely fantastic cards the design team has made.  They are really so great!  You need to play along, and Rhonda is even giving a prize as incentive if you play with a Squigglefly image - go check out her blog for the details.

Anyway, here is my birthday card


I used the Happy Birthday Sign Cake image by Gemma Mortlock.   Does this cake not look YUMMY?  I swear I was ready to bake a cake after coloring this.  The sentiment is a stamp that I got from the dollar bin at Michaels.   I added glitter to the candle tops.  The only thing I wasn't happy with was that I chose to color the confetti dots in the background.  I didn't really like how it looked once I had done it.  

Well, I wish you a great day and thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Linda said...

I need to get a birthday card made today. I hope I can get it done.
Yours is so cute. I really lot your coloring.

Shawna said...

Cute card! Love the glittering candles. And thanks for a Riley story!

Tammy said...

Silly, the confetti dots are terrific as is the card! Makes me hungry too. Glad Riley had a good time at the park!

Becky said...

I love it! Love how you did the confetti, and that cake looks mighty delicious. I must be hungry :)

Sharon Jones said...

Whoa, Holly, that cake looks so yummy! The candles just glow amid that confetti! ;D Great job!

Maria Matter said...

adorable Holly!

love hearing about Riley & her adventures!
hugs & blessings

scrappin sista said...

YUMMY!!! cute card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

my first thought would have been CUJO for sure! super fun card. very colorful.

hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh yummy!! Who doesn't love a good chocolate cake for their birthday?!! Love the sparkle on the candles hun!! :)

Beebeebabs said...

Great card and great coloring tfs!

marilynprestonn said...

I should go stop and play tomorrow, I love birthday cards. Never seem to be making enough. Love your beautiful coloring dear Holly. Love to pop over, thanks for stopping too. hugsxo

Linda W. said...

Don't belittle yourself - those confetti dots look great! I did see elsewhere that a lady had used liquid glass on the frosting making it shine. I love your balloons! One can go so many ways with that cake - my imagination is running wild already!

Faith A said...

My size of cake as for the confetti, love it AND the papers you have used a GREAT card

bumblebee creations said...

thanks for joining in our challenge Holly--your card is awesome! I am hungry for cake now!