Monday 23 May 2011

Whoopsi Daisy 'Happy Birthday' challenge

Morning crafters! & were onto Monday again, which means another Whoopsi Daisy challenge. Now the more I use these beautiful images the more I all in love with them, if you haven't allready seen what they've got - your missing out I can tell you! Head over to theWhoopsi Daisy store & check them out, at less than £2.00 for 4 images the value speaks for itself, but at the moment its also buy one get one free, so thats a staggering 8 images for under £2.00. Most rubber stamps of this quality you'd pay around £8.00 for just one & although I have to say I do much prefer rubber stamps, you CAN achieve the same results when you're working with a good quality dgi like these. There's endless images to choose from of beautiful ballerinas, fabulous fairies, gorgeous girls, amzaing angels & some bonnie boys too. Well thats enough of the describing, my English was never that great! haha.

Also don't forget to go to the Whoopsi Daisy challenge blog to see the rest of the DT work - as always theres some real stunners & perfect inspiration if your thinking of getting some WD images, or for entering the challenge for which you can use any image, but why not give some Daisy one s a try? - I'm sure you'll be hooked like me!....Now enough rambling! onto my card, which I'm extreemly pleased with. I may even go so far as to say it's my favourite?! I've used sheet 215 (scroll down to see sketch used)...

1 more quick thing I appologise for the bad image quality. My memory card broke the other day & as I have an 8mp camera, without a memory card it litterally only stores 1 or 2 images before the memorys full, soooo just figured out how to change the quality to normal from fine & how to use less mega pixels - so I can now get about 10 on at a time. But unfortunately, that means crappy images till its sorted...SORRY!!!!


Now how stunning is that image? & I think she looks so pretty with these lilacy pink & teal colours. This paper pad is just to die for. It is Annalea by Prima & I'd strongly reccoment it to anyone, again I may even go as far as to say its my absolute fave! Imade has been coloured with Copics, had a bit of a disaster when I dropped a dark green brand new Copic on my beautifully just finished image that I was really pleased with (without the lid on!) leaving 2 whopping green marks on the lovely pink skirt & another on her right elbow. So have gone a bit mad with the white highlighter to try & cover it - which I actually think its done the job...Can you spot it?!! - little tip for you there I stumbled across by accident! 


Skin - E00, E11
Cheeks - R20, R22
Hair - E00, E43, E47
Dress, shoes & flower in hair- V000, V01, R81
Dress trim - RV000, RV13, RV23
Wishing Well - BG000, BG10, B02, BG15
Inside of Well - as for 'Wishing Well' & W01, W05
Wooden sides - R00, R20, R37
Metal W01, W05
Handle - R00, R20, R27


...Large flower from Wild Orchid crafts, roses & pins will be available from my ebay store later this week.
I've added a butterfly on a chain & We are Memroey Keepers pewter findings. Lace by Prima. I've highlighted different areas & the image itself with 'Sweet Pea' flower soft...


...Grungeboard hinge has been cut in half, (this is the bottom bit), I've painted with white acrylic, inked the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink & distressed with a craft knife, lastly I finished with HOTP pewter brads. Little raffle style ticket has been cut from the Prima pad & mini-alphas are Cosmo Cricket...


Ok so one last look, but first just want to mention the sketch I've used, which is by one of my very favourite craters Chelsea-Lee from Crafting Likes Pieces. If you don't allready know of her - you really MUST go & check out her site she is breathtakingly talented & visiting her site just blows me away every time I go there. She also has a monthly challenge blog CLP challenge & her sketches not only look like a beautuful finished piece of art on their own, but have great workable layouts that have been creatively and cleverly designed & are the only sketches I can guarantee to be bang on every time & don't need to be re-worked in any way. A LOT of educated thought goes into each one & they really are the best sketches I've ever seen, I'm sure they'll inspire you too....soooooo heres this months...

...Told you they were beautiful! & as you can see below I've followed it exactly (although that may not be totally clear as some of the designs hidden under the flowers! ha) Also notice all the edges have been inked & distressed & the main square has been matted on to kraft card-stock...


I'd like to enter into the following competitions:

Crafting Lifes Pieces - Sketch (above)
Crafty Sentiments - Childrens cards
CCEE Stampers - April showers May brings flowers
Crop Stop - Happy Birthday
Delicious Doodles - Let the sun shine
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Water water
Sweet Stampin - In the garden
One Stop Crafts - Fairytales
Crafty Emmas Store - Embellish it
A Gem of a Challenge - Aqua, lemon, pink
Dream Valley - Dig out the old to use with the new (old tim holz grungeboard bracket, new papers & stamp)
Pixie Cottage - Here comes the sun
Pollycraft - Embellishment bingo (top row across - lace, charm, pearl pins)
Kaboodle Doodle - Distress
Scrap it with a Song - 'Little bitty town'
Paper Playtime - & a charm
Stamps R Us - Going digi
House of Gilli - Flowers


  1. Just gorgeous, Deb. I adore the rainbow of colours you've used- very fairy tale like and, of course, all the usual detail you put in is amazing!! x

  2. Wow Deb this is awesome! Adorable image, gorgeous papers and colours. Have a great week. Hugs Lynne xx

  3. There is not one part that's not stunning and I cannot believe my eyes every time I see a card made by you!

    Love, Irene

  4. beautiful image and coloring deb, your card is fabulous.
    your flowers are great too.

    greetings karin

  5. Love this card for the Whoopsi Challenge, the details with the flowers and pins are lovely. No, you would never guess there were once green bits on her dress ;-) Love the fact you used flowersoft, it gives lovely texture to the wishing well... Great tip for the sketch site too Deb, I shall have to have a look! Hugs, Teresa x

  6. Hello Deb! Thank you for taking the time to help me with blog hop info! I really appreciated that, you explained it really well :) Still not sure how to make the letters extra large but if I google it, there is bound to be a vid on it's all part of the learning process. You have done it brilliantly, hard to imagine you are also new at this...I would never have guessed :)As always Deb your cards are amazing and I love this one too and the image is really sweet, they are like the Elizabeth Bell or Sarah Kaye. The detail is fantastic. Have agreat week hun! Hugs Annie xXx

  7. hi deb! oooh! this is so beautiful, as always. i just love everything about it, as always,lol.

  8. Gosh what a lot going on in your lovely card, thank you for joining in at sweet Stampin this week. debbiexx

  9. wow...what a pretty the colour combo. Thanks for joining us ar Dream Valley this week.


  10. WOW beautifull, thanks playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

  11. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

  12. Such a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

  13. Such a sweet card thanks for sharing at a gem of a challenge hugs rebekah xx

  14. Gorgeous card, so pretty, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  15. Your card is gorgeous hun. I love this image she is so cute. I keep looking at all the lovely details that you added to this fabulous creation. Thank you for playing along with us for this months sketch challenge at CLP.
    Hugs Bonnie
    CLP Designer

  16. So so cute! What an image. Thank you for playing along with The Pixie Cottage.

  17. Wonderful creation Deb.... I just love your colours, and all the Little Bitty embellishments! Thanks for singing along with us at Scrap It With A Song!

  18. Gorgeous!! Love the colors and details!
    Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

  19. Hi dear!
    beautiful card, rich of lovely details!! great color combo!
    thanks for sahring it at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  20. That's a very beautiful card!! Love the colors and the paper :)

  21. Great take on the colour combo lovely creation thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a chall.

    smiles Christine x

  22. What a delicious card! There is just so much to see. Love the addition of the flowersoft. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

  23. What a gorgeous card, love the colour combo and all the flowers. Thanks for joining in with this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

  24. Oh Deb, no wonder your blog is so successful if all you creations are this delish!! It's utterly fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  25. Beautiful card; cheerful and fun! Thanks so much for joining us for the House of Gilli challenge. :)

  26. How gorgeous! I love all the flowers and the colors are beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

  27. Hi Deb

    Wow what a truely amazing card soooo much gorgeous detail a true work of art. Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

    Off to have a nosey around the rest of your blog!

    Take care


  28. That is really Amazing! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! thanks for playing along with us at the RRR blog!

  29. Oh my! There is just so much to look at on this card! Incredible work getting everything to match in perfectly.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage challenge.
    Sharon xx

  30. OMGosh Deborah! I loooove your card! I can't stop looking at it, there's so many details in it!! Thank you SO much for entering the CLP May challenge!

    Lots of love,
    Randi WS

  31. Wow, it's such a beautiful card! So many lovely details! Great how you saved the image, removing that green colou - good job, all the way! Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at the CLP challenge blog! Great tae on the sketch! :D

    Hugs, Hege


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