Tuesday 3 January 2017

Celebrate 2017 & Happy Birthday

Two cards today, one to celebrate the New Year and one for
a birthday.

Stamped this Stamping Bella image and coloured with copics in purple and yellow. Love this colour combo. Added a bit of Wink of Stella to the glass of bubbly and the bottle but you cant see it here.

One thing with these stamps and that is they are so easy to colour and
always look so elegant, love these girls.

I finished her off with a strip of silver glitter washi on the side and a silver glitter die cut
'celebrate' and sliver glitter peel offs for the '2017'.
Ohh and remembered to add my watermark...... this time

This next card I had actually coloured the panel during Kathy's
30 Day Colour Challenge and then couldn't decide what to do with it.
I have seen a few panels using the same flower from the Altenew set
and didnt want to just copy someone else so it has sat then I saw a challenge
I thought it would be perfect for.

 I have coloured the flowers
with copics and stamped first in pale pink Distress Ink to give
the no line look. Finished the petals off with the white gel pen.

So the areas around the flowers didnt look too empty I added
these beautiful pink gems, that are very small and if you click on the
image and enlarge you will see they are smooth and you
can see the reflections of them on the card. These gems are
from Annabelle's a business here in Australia that is no longer 
around and I wish I knew where she sourced these beautiful gems
as they come in the most amazing colours and sizes.

All finished off with a large Paper Smooches diecut. A birthday card
to add to my depleted stores.

Challenges I would like to add these cards to are:

the main change I have made is turning the sketch up the other way so the sentiment
is at the top so hope that is ok. I have not gone with making the flowers lighter
as they dropped but the randomness of the design showing something 
falling, in this instance the flowers. 

Nothing huge but the Celebration card I have used
Peel Off glitter numbers from a packet I bought ohhhh
maybe a year ago and have never used so fresh start. So trying
to use what is in the room.

Happy Birthday Flower Card

Celebrate 2017 Girl  

Celebrate 2017 - silver on card but if not enough please
let me know and I will remove.

Im going with the twist, with the Happy birthday card.
I love colouring with Copics and trying the No line

Happy Birthday Card with No line colouring

Celebrating 2017 - although this is the first time ever I have made a
New Year card I don't think that counts but the numbers on the card
are my first time using 'glitter peel offs' so hope that counts.

Celebrate 2017 Card

Ok thats it for today. Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


brenda said...

Two super cards Aileen, the first is such fun and the floral one so beautifully coloured.

Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges. Package in the post and on it's way to you.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Aileen, your cards are both so beautiful, the colours and images are wonderful
lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

Your first card brought a lovely smile to my face and I can relate too x Your second card is beautifully coloured and is so very pretty x

lostinpaper said...

You had me with the sparkle Aileen!

Jane said...

Brilliant quirky image, love it! The silver elements add a lovely bit of extra pizzazz to your card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Chana Malkah said...

Thanks for submitting your very charming birthday card to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create! We enjoyed seeing your work!
Chana, Owner

*Vicki* said...

Wow! These are both quite amazing creations Aileen! I love the sparkle you've added to your top card and the flowers are so gorgeous on your second one too!! :) Wishing you happiness and creativity in 2017 my friend! HUGS

Viv said...

Two great cards Aileen! x

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh two fab cards Aileen, I especially love your floral one, it's so pretty :)

Kathleen said...

Two beautiful card, love the fun image on the first one and the lovely delicate flowers on your second one. Great sparkly sentiment and date.
Thank you for joining our 'What's New' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, your flowers are stunning!!!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Aileen, both of them are absolutely fabulous! the first one features one of my all time fave images and the flowers on the 2nd are stunning! beautiful colouring, I thought at first that it was a printed panel! GORGEOUS!!

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Happy New Year! 🍾
Lols x x x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Aileen, both this cards are amazing my friend, WOW!! Love your sweet Stamping Bella celebrating girl, perfect addition of the silver on both the sentiment and on the side.
And your Birthday card is gorgeous too, I love that stamp set and the way you stamped and colored this flowers is amazing.
Gorgeous cards.
Big Hugs,

Bobby said...

Your little celebratory girl is darling and beautifully colored, Aileen, but it was the pink Altenew flowers that caught my attention. I have a similar card (although I used other flowers to fill in) sitting on my desk waiting to post for a challenge coming up next week.

I Card Everyone said...

LOve your darling party girl, Aileen! and oh so happy to see this stunner in the CTS gallery!! [p.s. received your card yesterday!! thx SO much!]

maria f. said...

Happy New Year, Aileen! How can you go wrong with purple and yellow and wine? ;) Love the tumbling blooms too, beautifully colored.

BożenA said...

My dear Aileen! These are two amazing cards! The first is a great colorized! She looks like a winner. In the second tab, you showed great artistry as shade flowers. WOW! I am enchanted

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous....just so gorgeous. Love your beautiful cards and amazing coloring!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This girl is awesome - it goes so well with all that glitter! And your second card - jawdroppingly beautiful coloring - swoooooon.............

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch! Your no line coloring is awesome!

Viv said...

Two FAB cards as always Aileen, love that pretty lady and sparkle on the first and the beautiful flowers on the second one too ;) Viv xx

Lorraine A said...

I am back again with another hat on ;-).

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Start Afresh' Challenge
Wishing you a Very Happy New Year
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

one fun card, one pretty and elegant card and both so beautifully coloured! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more! happy new year!

cm said...

Hello, wonderful Aileen! December seemed to pass in a blink and with it, seemingly no opportunity to leave comments! Apologies galore! Hope the thought bubbles of 'oohs and aahs' reached you! Catching up on your New Year creations...and what a fabulous starting point your classy New Year's gal is! Stunning colouring...oh, how I'd love to fit in that dress and be able to wear those stilettos (I'd tip right over if I tried!). Your cascading flowers are gorgeous; again, your colouring is breath-taking! A duo of delights...

TaeEun said...

Wow! fabulous cards, Aileen! I was on CTS blog and saw your card was picked as a favorite there! Congrats! The flowers are so beautifully colored! And your coloring on the Stamping Bella girl is so lovely!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great pair of cards and thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More this month, luv Sam x

Sandy said...

Two fabulous creations....Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Sorry I'm so late commenting but have had family issues. Hope to see you again.
Hugs, Sandy