Monday, January 3, 2011

New and Improved

New and improved, that's what the new year should bring.  I wish you all a new and improved life.  But the real reason I chose that title was because Jen Del Muro has made some changes to her "A Sketch for You to Try" challenge.   Rather than end the challenge she's decided to go with a monthly post.  There are other changes as well and if you're interested you can read about them here.
This card was made using her January sketch.  This month her sponsor is the Cat's Pajamas so I'm thrilled for an excuse to pull out this "Forget About the Cake" bunny.  Actually I used two stamp sets for this card,  if you look closely you'll see that the "Happy Birthday" sentiment is stamped over and over and over on the cross element - look under the ribbon.  Another detail you may not notice is the swirls I drew in the icing of the cake.  I used a gelly roll pen, it doesn't show so well in the photo but in real life it's a nice touch.  There's also stickles on the candles, bunny's nose and in between the cake layers. 
To keep my New Year's resolution I finished off the inside of the card.  

Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "Forget About the Cake" bunny; the Cat's Pajamas "Birthday Bunny" sentiment
ink - outside bunny stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, inside bunny and sentiment stamped with Close to My Heart Ocean
paper - the Paper Co violet cs for base, icing, and mats; Stampin' Up Old Olive cs for mat; DCWV cs for turquoise mat; polka dot dp from American Crafts;   flowery cs Piggy Tales Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs; striped dp is unmarked
miscellaneous - MFT ribbon; charm;  the Cat's Pajamas Divine Twine; stickles; Recollections mini brads; the Cat's Pajamas Icing Cut Up and Button Cut Up; copics; stickles; floss; felt

Here's the challenges:
Jen Del Muro's A Sketch for You To Try - sketch
Kaboodle Doodle #48 - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter #115 - Buttons and bows
Simon Says - Time to Party Celebrate


  1. What a fun image! Really like your card! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week and really hope to see you back for next week's challenge. Jill

  2. Such a cute card - love the inside too! The colors are great!!!

  3. Fabulous card, love the cute image and wonderful details.

    So glad you joined us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  4. What a fun color combo! Super cute image too! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

  5. Such a fun card - love that image and all the purples. It just makes you smile.

  6. Fun card, Chris! Love the colorful papers and the sweet image! Fabulous job with the SFYTT, too!

  7. Super adorable card! Love the wonderful color combo and the adorable image! Great job! :D



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