Monday, April 12, 2021

Rosy Tea Party Birthday

 Hello, Monday. Are you back again? {heehee} Hope everyone is well and safe and ready to start another week. We made progress on our paperwork over the weekend. In the USA, we get an extra month this year to file our income taxes (and those of us in the states that got hit by that Feb. winter storm get until July). So I am trying to start to get our papers found and categorized. Every year it gets harder for me. I now just marvel at the thought that I actually did tax returns for 30 years!!! LOL Once I left it, I was gone and if I had any sense I'd have someone else do ours.

A niece's birthday's coming up so today I'm sharing the card I made her. It's truly a digital hybrid card, as I used images, sentiment and paper from Imagine That DigiStamps kit Rosy Tea Party
And I used paper from Pebbles Birthday Wishes pad:
I also hand stamped the inside sentiments in a frame.

I used SplitCoastStampers sketch SC338, as is, except that I did embellish around the circle element to frame it and I added ribbon. I actually made an A2 size card this time. After usually making 6x6 and A7 cards, the A2 seems tiny but it's good to mix it up at times.

I started out with SU for my card base and the Pebbles designer paper. I soon had a polka dot theme going on. In PSE, I opened a file and the ITDS digi set, choosing some dotted paper and then resizing the white-outlined tea cup mouse and digitally layering it onto the paper. I also layered on the sentiment from the set. I resized and duplicated the flowers and then printed everything. 

I used my trusty Coluzzle circle cutting tool and cut the paper/mouse out, fussy cut the roses, added the ribbon I found in my stash and then my printed elements. I popped the roses up on thin dimensionals. Only then did I notice that the tea cup has polka dots and little pink roses. Ha - gotta love good digi kits, coordinated even when you don't know it! 

The inside of the card is where I've hand-stamped. I picked out a polka dot paper scrap from my stash and stamped a Fiskars frame, then Papertrey Ink and Clear Dollar Stamps sentiments. I fussy cut out and layered onto Pebbles mats.

On the back, more of the Pebbles card with every little scrap I had left of my digitally printed ITDS paper from the front. I realized I could make a frame with the scraps and on a scrap of white I added a hand-stamped EKSuccess siggie I then circle-punched.

One last view. I am very much hoping for sunshine at least some of the week. We're supposed to get rain a few days and the humidity can be annoying. The worst rain day in the forecast at 70% chance is Wednesday and that is Honey's birthday, boo! Hoping you have sunshine wherever you are! XOX

2.   ITDS April Digi-of-the-Month Progressive Challenge -- I'm using elements from the Rosy Tea Party set which qualifies for the challenge.  
4.   Through the Purple Haze #179: AG + Opt. Ribbon/Lace -- #1/3 Option played - ribbon
6.   Rabisco Scribbles Challenge #5 April 2021: AG/AG -- #1/5 I've used polka dot ribbon
8.   MAWTT #129: Animals/Birds -- #1/3 Mouse  
11. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 5th-18th April: Borders and/or Bright Colors -- #2/5 Bright Colors and I bordered the half-circle with roses
12. CD Sunday Plus #58: AG --  #1/3  I've used ITDS's Rosy Tea Party digital images, elements and paper.
14. Penny's Paper Crafty #493: AAG with Paper --  #2/3 Paper used is shown in above post (ITDS and Pebbles)
16. Scrapping 4 Fun #189: AG -- #2/3   


Pamela said...

I like your matching dotty papers!
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Rain said...

Oh your little mouse card is ADORABLE!!!!! :)) Taxes...yeesh. Ours are due April 30th and I actually file them....ready for this? APRIL 30TH every year lol...

Kris said...

Ha, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Aimslee❣🥰 such a bright and pretty card, inside and out! Thank you so much for playing at ITD's Digi of the Month challenge!

Sueb said...

What a fabulous card. I would like to thank you for sharing your card crafting skills with us at the ATG challenge for Through the Craft Room Door.
I look forward to seeing many more of your challenges.
With kind regards
Sue TTCRD team

Seafield Jo said...

A beautiful card inside and out. She'll love it I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us.

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Linda Mc Enery said...

It's hard enough keeping important papers in order all year long. To also do your tax return yourself is just too much! You're paid your dues! It's time to let someone else do the work!
Your card is so sweet! Adorable image and a wonderful sketch design. I love the little roses you've bordered with. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

Linda Kunsman said...

That is one perfectly fun and delightful birthday card!! Love the colors and all the details!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is just so beautiful. Love it. Nice work here.

Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic

Design Challenge
we really appreciate you joining in.



Leslie said...

Super cute! Loving all the polkadots!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

The little mouse in the cup is so adorable and with the papers, makes it even more special, I suspect one little girl is going to be over the moon with this wonderful card. Good luck with your tax returns. We've had a little rain, but dark clouds today. Going to be worse tomorrow? AH! well, I always say, that's what keeps our valley's green in Wales. hahaha
Faith x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the cute umage and pretty papers and little roses.Happy birthday to your HUbby and hope you didn't get the rain-good luck with your tax returns and thank you for your visit
Carol x

Karen Dunbrook said...

adorable...the polka dots add such fun
xx Karen

Carol said...

Your niece is going to love this. What an explosion of colour and papers.
Thank you for joining us.
Carol xx
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Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, I like your colouring and beautiful image
Thank you for joining us
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Let's Art Journal said...

Oh my, what an adorable card! I love the rose tea party design with that cute mouse in the teacup - perfect 😁. I hope you're having a lovely week, Happy Thursday! Hugs, Jo x

Billie A said...

Sweet birthday card and cute image. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

Manal Habib said...

Such a cute card.
Thanks for your entry at scrapping4funchallenges.
Manal DT.

Claudia Martins said...

Loved it your card such a sweet image you have used. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Rabisco Challenge. Hugs Claudia DT/Coordinator. <3

Jocelyn said...

This is lovely. I like the colours you have chosen and the way you have decorated the inside and the back of the card too. Thank you for sharing your lovely design with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Monica C. said...

Love this cute image and how you have laid it on the card with the background paper and the roses around the circle. Great mix of digital and real papers.
Hugs Monica

crafty said...

Lovely cute design. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments challenge.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with Moving Along with the Times; it fits perfectly with our ‘Animals’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! PROGRESSIVE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Lugkasteel Scrapbooking à la Hettie Krüger said...

Such a cute card. Great use of ribbon. Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

Helen said...

Really cute - such a bright and cheerful design.

Thanks for joining us at Imagine That Digistamp.

Helen x