Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inky Lili's Birthday Cake with Candles and flowers lol!

Hi all,

First I would love to welcome my new followers, hopefully I have popped round, commented and followed you, though one or two of you I couldn't find a blog address, so please let me know so I can pay you a visit.

Now time for another Inky Challenge and our gorgeous Inkette Sandie set the challenge this fortnight to use Die Cuts, now for sometime I have wanted to make one of these fancy easel cards lol!  Can't remember where I first seen one (could have been Merry) but, saved this link to a tutorial, check them out , there are many STUNNING creations.

I have used the gorgeous 'Lili's Birthday Cake' image and 'Make a Wish' sentiment available here coloured with Copics, Spica Glitter and added Special Effects and Glimmer Mist.  My icing skills need a little more practice using the pearl pen lol!

Now I wanted to have flowers as this card is for a very special friend, who was our neighbour, when we bought our house together in England (her and DH have been out twice to visit us) she will be 70 in May and does flower demonstrations, those who have followed me for sometime know I struggle with flowers, so I got DH's opinion and he didn't like the flowers, he thought the blue too big and the brown didn't go and I was brave sending to someone who knows what to do with flowers lol!  Now I like them, wanted to add a little more green but the leaves didn't look right, maybe some twirly green bits.  But please tell me what you think, I would love you to be HONEST! 
This is the card laying flat, I have added kindyglitz all around the edges

With the candles in the box

This is the card before I added the flowers and more icing lol!

Now pop over to the Challenge blog and see what gorgeous eye candy the Inspirational Inkettes have for you.


Lets Ink It Up Challenge#11 - Die Cuts/Punches
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 15 - Pink, Blue and Brown
Craft your Days Away Challenge #16 - Mum or a Special lady
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Let's glitter and glitz it
Make It Monday Linky Party - a place over on Michelle's blog to share your creations
ABC Challenge - R is for Roses

Now don't forget Mad for Markers will be at Paperific on 1-3 April - with the full range of Ciao and Sketch markers as well as THE April release of The Greeting Farm stamps including the NEW Creeper kit!

I shall be there (Fri & Sat), along with Sammi, her DH, we sure would love you to pop by and say hi!

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. Wow Annette I haven't seen a card like this before! How fantastic is it with the cake and candles.....LOVE it! I love all that Pink and I have to say that I like the flowers, so sorry Edward your out voted....hehe!

  2. Awesome Annette!! Love this and the papers so cute!

  3. Beautiful card - love that design. I love it both ways lol
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight

  4. much work have yoou put into this piece? It is stunning. So dimensional and the blue you have used with the pink is fab! Thank you for playing along with us at Lets Ink It Up. Suzanne B

  5. What a sweet card Annette!! I just love your easel design with the cake. Gorgeous my friend!

  6. Woww this is really gorgeous Annette! Looks so sweet! Must have been a lot of work!
    Hugs Kristel

  7. Wow ! What a fabulous card ! The detail and the design is just wonderful ! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge. Sue C x

  8. Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining our to ‘die for’ challenge at LIIU ;)

  9. This is stunning and so creative! Wow!! Amazing!

  10. What a beautiful project! Love your work! I am following you now.
    Hugs, Wini

  11. Hi Annette

    Wow .. .. what a fantastic make. This must have taken a lifetime to put together as there looks to be so much work in it.

    Beautiful papers and image too!!!

    Thank you for the anniversary wishes.

    Love Jules xx

  12. Oh my goodness girl!! This card is just AMAZING! I totally love what you've done and thanks for the tutorial!! I've really got to check that out and try it!! :) BTW: I totally LOVE Your new blog look!! That banner is totally awesome!! I hope you've been having a wonderful week sweetie and thanks for your sweetness!! BIG HUGS

  13. I love this card. I've seen a couple of them and they must take forever. I'll have to give it a try. I like it both ways, but I say if your friend likes flowers, then flowers it is.

  14. Fabulous card - such great detail.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time & good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. Wow Annette, what a special card! It must have taken ages but well worth it! Love the flowers too. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  16. This is just fantastic. It is just gorgeous. Loved everything about this card. Thanks for sharing. Very inspiring.


  17. Oh my word this is totally adorable. So much work and effort - love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at LIIU this time. Good luck.
    Dawn xx

  18. This is adorable! I love the colors and all the details.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge.
    Hugs, Rleen

  19. Hi Annette! Wow, what a wonderful card. It is truly amazing and I love the flowers. I especially want to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Hugs!

  20. Wow, Annette, this is amazing!!

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

    I think it looks better with the flowers IMO.

    Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  21. omigosh, I cannot believe the level of work in this! Love it!

  22. Wowee Annette! What a fantastic project! This is just wonderful! I love the colors, design you name I love it!!! Over the top Girlfriend!
    Big Hugs!

  23. You have created a beautiful card here Annette. So love the colours and I like it with the flowers..I think they look great.

  24. Annette WOW thsi is GREAT I LOVE this design, you really outdid yourself girl, look at that PRECIOUS cake!!! Amazing deets sweetie!! Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!

  25. Wow such a unique birthday card. That cake and candle with it's own box is just too clever !

  26. OH MY GOSH! your card is spectacular! I have never seen a card like this before.

  27. What a gorgeous card Annette! Wow! Just love everything you've done with this card! Fabulous idea! hugs, Angela


Thank you for leaving a message, it is very much appreciated and certainly brings a smile to my face, happy crafting, take care, Annette X:)