Sunday 30 September 2018

Happy Birthday Busy September

September is a busy month for birthdays and ends with the twins celebrating theirs on the 28th. Today I am sharing Aarons' card and a card I was inspired to make after seeing Michelle's card for the Muse Card Challenge...

I loved her card the minute I saw it, the stark black and white with a splash of red, the flowers just in the corner, stamped sentiment and the addition of pattern paper at the bottom.

Of course I had to go through all my floral stamps and narrowed it down to 3 sets and ended up making three cards. Two I did in the same style, the third with more colour (that one will be saved for another day.) So I will need to do two posts so I can enter both in the Muse Card Challenge.

As soon as you look at this you can see where I got the inspiration from. This beautiful delicate floral image is one of a set of oriental stamps from Penny Black and obviously hasn't been used enough.
Just check out how wonderful this flower looks.

Minimal colour reds and greys and love how it looked finished. Hard to show the depth as its a small bloom but I actually used 4 reds in each large bloom. 

I was going to add a striped paper but felt this paper from an oriental paper pack was better suited. Finished it off with the 'Happy birthday' sentiment from an old but much loved set from Annabelle's Stamps. Don't think you can get it anymore but I love the two fonts and use it often. Sometimes wonder why I bought all the other sets.

The funny part about this card is that I coloured it yesterday, finished it this morning before leaving to visit with mum and dad for the week. I was trying to load the photos to my computer and the last hour and a half then rang John in a flap, the computer wouldn't acknowledge my camera and the challenge was going to close any time Im so confused I thought today was Monday for me and of course its not, its only Sunday.

John sorted my problem over the phone (good man) I got the photos up and edited and now Im waffling on cause I have another day before the challenge closes.

This is Aarons' Birthday card. I coloured this same image a while ago and decided to do the same colours again. It was a free class download from Amy at Vanilla Arts and I just love how it turned out.

Check out those brilliant candles, they really look as though they are alight. Just love her style of teaching and wish I could spend more time watching and learning from her.

I die cut the panel with wonky stitches die added to the dark blue card base with a layer of black fun foam behind to lift the panel a bit. Then added the die cut 'Happy Birthday'.
Aaron always appreciates my cards but I must admit I felt like adding with the birthday wishes a note about the time this took and to really look at it son, its like a piece of art......


Happy Birthday red flowers

Happy birthday red flowers card

Happy Birthday red flowers card

Going without the topping for this card
Happy birthday cupcake

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Happy birthday Cupcake


Viv said...

Stunning cards Aileen - love the PB flower stamp... why haven't I seen that before???? x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your red flowers are awesome! So vivid. Your coloring of the candles are amazing too. I'm thinking you have coloring DOWN! Also, thanks for joining in at STB...

Basslady said...

a gorgeous selection of cards!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Ardyth said...

But, but, but, it's still SUNDAY here! LOL! Look at you, getting your Muse card done so early in such a busy week! I'm so glad - I hope more people will get the chance to see it in the gallery because it's absolutely gorgeous. Love the classic feel of the florals. Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Quillish said...

This is gorgeous, so delicate and pretty Aileen!

maria f. said...

Both lovely but I'm in awe of your coloring on that ready-to-go-up-in-flames cupcake!

Michelle W said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Aileen and I especially love your take on my card! The strip of oriental paper fits in well with those flowers!

Carole Campanile said...

Your water coloring is amazing. Your take on the Muse challenge is great. I like the black with the gold on the trim piece. I didn't think to use a different pattern. The cupcake is gorgeous.


Cat Craig said...

That red is such a lovely take on this weeks Muse.

Lindsey said...

Two beautiful birthday cards! Such a pretty take on the Muse inspiration. The colouring on your cupcake card is outstanding! Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

Kim Heggins said...

two simply wonderful your gorgeous flowers!

Patti said...

Two incredible cards!! Your coloring is impeccable!!

Bobby said...

Your Muse card is lovely, Aileen, and I do like your choice of paper at the bottom. Very elegant. The candled cupcake is truly a work of art and I hope Aaron appreciated it. I'd take it back and frame it. ;)

Diane said...

Both cards are totally beautiful, your coloring is amazing wow! thank you for joining our Alphabet nature challenge!
Diane AC DT {Nellies Nest}

Ruth said...

Your cards are fabulous and I always have a good laugh over your technical difficulties. I'd have given up me, but hurrah for hubby! I adore the rich reds of your flower card, but the cupcake is just perfect! The candles are brilliant and your colouring really brings it to life. xx

Peanut said...

What a lovely birthday card, Aileen! And you're right - the candles do look alight. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Shylaashree said...

stunning Aileen. Such a wonderful colouring and you have created a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@ATSM

Bo┼╝enA said...

Congratulations, Aileen. You won the title of winner in Addicted to Stamp and this is really the most beautiful challenge card. It's also the most beautiful birthday card with a cookie :-) I love it.