Friday 26 August 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, my darling!


Today is my littlest girl's 4th birthday. I have been thinking about this card for weeks. My little girl is VERY particular, and I've been trying to figure out how to interpret her requests for her card so that she loves the outcome.  Yesterday she added to the list of requests that she wanted a cake on her card and that she wanted to "see it from the bottom". With that unreasonable and impossible request in my mind, I decided to just go ahead and make a card with cupcakes, LOL!

The colour scheme today I have taken from The Play Date Cafe Challenge #96:
Isn't this colour scheme so pretty?

I don't have that pale mint colour, so I had to dig deep into my card stash to find something similar; and because I had to dip into my stash for much of this card, I am entering it into the Just Add Ink Challenge #82 this week, which calls on us to "use something from our stash"! I had to dig so deep that I can't even remember what the coral patterned paper is - maybe from SU Raspberry Tart?

The card I made has four cupcakes for the fourth birthday.  I used SU Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla, and Sage Shadow. I used the Build a Cupcake punch and the Create a Cupcake stamp set. The other patterned paper is Pebbles Happy Go Lucky Carefree.

The photo is terrible. It was taken very early this morning, and we have a very, very dull day outside. Even sitting right beside the window, there was barely any light.

The good news is that my little girl loves her cupcake card, even though it uses green and she doesn't like green because "green isn't in a real rainbow", LOL.  I think the card passed muster because the big sister gave the little sister a rainbow skirt as a present, and she was distracted by how BEAUTIFUL her new skirt was.

What do you think?



Cassandra said...

Sounds like you have your very own challenge maker!! Happy Birthday to DD2 and good luck with the party this weekend. I bet she loves her card, you have done a wonderful job.

Happy baking!

Sian Ridley said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! She sounds like a girl after my own heart! :) I think you've made a beautiful card and when the novelty of the rainbow skirt wears off then she'll really appreciate her card too :)

I hope you all have a wonderful day :)

Sara Mac said...

This is an adorable card! Great layout too. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Lisa Elton said...

What a sweet card, the cupcakes are darling!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Michelle and thanks for playing along with us this week at JAI

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I love the colours. Perfect for a little girl. Chantell