Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bday card for the Monkey and Challenges!

Hello Everyone thanks for coming by.  This is a birthday card for my daughter Sarah a.k.a. (The Monkey). She is a sophomore in college and after 12 years of catholic school, came home with a pair of wings tat-ewed on her shoulder blades.  One on each side, up to this point in her life she didn't even have her ears pierced! When the weather turned warm she had forgotten I didn't know about it, came home from work wearing a tank top and low and behold, I gasped and thought WTF! (Please do not be offended, I say with a 90 % certainty that if your 20 year old daughter came home with wings tat-ewed on her back you would also say WTF, there is no other phrase that works). I prayed it was wasn't.  *sigh* so this image is for her. This is one of Kenny K's images Devilish Donna I love this image!

I made my own glimmer mist and sprayed it on the flowers, I am happy with how it turned out, the flowers were white before I sprayed them.  The flower centers are buttons.  The dew drops on top of the buttons I colored as well with glimmer mist (note to self and my tip for Tip Top Tuesday, the shimmery stuff (pearl ex) rubs off of plastic, color stays, no more pearl ex on dew drops) The dew drops were clear from Michael's. 

I know this is long...stay with me.  So I have seen all these fancy bling flourishes and I have a ton of rhinestones (another sad story) so I thought "Hey, I can make one of those out of my rhinestones." So I bought a stencil by Pebbles, it says it's for chalk..heh.  So I placed it on the card, strategically placed dots of glue and wa-la.  Well it is my first attempt, don't turn on me lol.  I need smaller rhinestones I suppose and I need to not bunch them up but I have not given up. This is one picture of a plastic container of rhinestones, I have THREE

I hope I get better with practice because I have a LOT of rhinestones to use LOL.  If you have stayed with me this long thanks and I have entered my card in the following challenges:
  1. Kenny K's Challenge-Anything Goes
  2. Secret Crafter-Anything that flies
  3. Tip Top Tuesday-Anything Goes
  4. Fairy Knoll Friday-Anything Goes
  5. Alphabet Challenge-A for Angels and Fairies
  6. The TownScrapper -Some Buttons
  7. Southern Girls-Glitter it Up
  8. Simon Says-Punches
  9. Paper Pretties-Square Card
  10. Paper Players-Anything Goes
  11. Gingerloft-Buttons
  12. Cowgirls Sunday-Bling it on
  13. Creative Inspirations-Glitter, Glamour, Girlie
  14. Wee Memories-Anything Goes
  15. Papertake Weekly-Sparkly and Bright
  16. Craft Your Passion-Add Glitter and Sparkles
  17. 4 Crafty Chicks-Die cuts and punches
  18. A Spoon Full of Sugar-Die cuts and punches
  19. Creative Card Crew-Punches and Die Cuts
  20. Inktegrity-Anything Goes
Whew! Thanks for letting me ramble and thanks for staying with me! A special thank you to all those talented and generous crafters who provide us with challenges to inspire us! Thanks for looking!


  1. i wanted a tattoo (a small one) when i was 16. my mom said "over my dead body" she passed away in 1975 and 8 yrs ago (at age 54) i got my 1st tattoo!!!! got my 2d one 2 yrs later. i'm sure she's rolling over in her grave! and i'll bet daughter's tat is gorgeous!

    love the card and so glad you shared it with us at glitterbabe's challenge!

    hugs :)

  2. Fabulous card, great colour work on your image too.
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Good luck
    Anne x

  3. Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  4. Those children do love to shock us don't they. :) Great card and great idea with the rhinestones. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  5. Wonderful card Debra, the image looks fab and I love your handmade shiny flowers and gem flourish. I think the flourish is fantastic and I wouldn't have know it wasn't bought if you hadn't said.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

  6. gorgeous card Debra :-) I am sure your daughter will love this :-)
    I am not a lover of tatoos I must admit ,, but they are so popular at the moment .. most of my nieces and nephews have them, i just hope Amy doesn't come home with one ,, my reaction would be exactly the same as yours ,,, but there's not much you can do about it eh !! ,,, :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Fabulous entry

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  8. Love your card. I came home from a conference and found that my daughter, then 20 also, got a tatoo. I flipped. Luckily it was a rub off one!! Cute story. At least they are in a spot that can be covered for job interviews!!Did she tell you that she has an angel watching over her at all times:) Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl Sunday Challenges.

  9. Just love the bright colours and your gem flourish.Thanks for joining us at CSSC and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

  10. What a wonderful card for your daughter. I am sure she will love it. I love the multi colored rhinestones and thanks for the tip for laying them out. Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

  11. Gorgeous card Debra, well done & thankyou for joining us at Southern Girls



  12. Beautiful card, love those flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll this week, hope to see you again soon
    Claire xx

  13. OOps and for joining us at CSSC too! Good luck Claire xx

  14. Brilliant card thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge x

  15. I love this card Kenny's stamps are lovely, loved the story my daughter has done all of those & more so I know WTF word. The Glimmer mist is a lovely colour & sheen (how did you make it?)love the swirl too, Great job. Janet

  16. What a lovely Birthday card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

  17. Your card is beautiful. Love how you did those rhinestones!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge,

  18. Great card hun, and I love the story. Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this time and hope to see you again.

  19. Lovely creation. :) Thank you for joining us at TTT at



  20. Wonderful Card!

    Alphabet Challenge

  21. OMG Debra, that is so funny! My girls go to Catholic school too (I better start praying now for no tatooos) LOL!

    What a sweet image this is. She is lovely and so beautifully colored! Wonderful work!!!!

    ps. Thanks for entering my blog candy draw! hugs, Angela

  22. What a gorgeous card! I'm impressed that you made your own glimmer mist!

  23. Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week.. Hugs, Linda

  24. fabulous image love the colours used and just perfect for our challenge at SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  25. WOW!!! Such a great card,I live in dread of my Art Student 18 year old coming home with a Tatoo,she's been talking about one for ages,Thanks for joining us at Southern girls with your glittery entry,Have a great week,Julie.x

  26. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle`s Shop Best!!

  27. Very cool card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations for our girly challenge!

  28. Oh I just love how you colored her! I don't have any Kenny K images but I have fallen in love with them! Your card just rocks and I would say the same thing if my daughter came home with that too! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring card with us at 4 Crafty did an amazing job on the challenge!

  29. Fun and funky! Love her boots and her attitude ;) Great card!!

  30. I have 2 girls away at Uni. one is 21, one is 20 - and I would definitely say WTF too !!! :-)
    Fabulous image - coloured beautifully - and you did a great job with the gems. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  31. So so cute! I love this card :) Kenny K's are to die for! :) Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks :)

    Lori - 4 Crafty Chicks DT

  32. Love the story:) Great card thanks for playing at Gingerloft

  33. Fab card. I love your flourish, looks good to me.

  34. Hey thanks for playing with us this week, nice card!

    Leanne DT - 4 Crafty Chicks

  35. Beautiful card!!! love the colros you chose :-)
    Thank you for playing with us at Glitterbabe´s Challenge, hugs!

  36. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knolls this week

  37. Oh honey, I would have definitely been sayin' WTF! Wow! I love your card! It is super cute and I think you did a fabulous job with the bling flourish! Give yourself some props!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SSDS this week! We hope to see you again next week!
    Scrappy Love,

  38. Your daughter will love the card...! (cute story about her).. The card is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge!!

  39. Great card! I love the rhinestones and buttons.
    Sorry about Mr. Linky that was my fault. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

  40. I think I would have reacted likewise!
    Great card.
    Thanks for sharing your super creation with the Creative Card Crew this time!

  41. What a fabulous card, the colouring looks amazing. Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge.
    Hugs Shelley xx
    P.S There is some candy here if you want to enter ;-)

  42. Great card! I love all the colours! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  43. Lovely card !

    Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

    I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

    All the best to you, Jóna

  44. Wozers this is such an awesome freakin' card!! I just love KK images but won't buy any yet. I know what happens when I start on something. hee hee GORGEOUS!

  45. This is so cool!! You did a fab job on this and so many challenges.
    Thanks for all your sweet comments!!

  46. Wow! Angel wings...I have never seen anyone with this on their big are they? Maybe you could blog a photo of them! I love your card and I think your glitter gem swirl looks awesome!
    Alicia xx

  47. Wonderful card thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week.Hope to see you again on sunday.Good luck
    hugs judex

  48. Super COOL card! Love that image... and the great colors... the embellishments are perfect. :o)


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