Sunday, 8 April 2012

Celebrate life

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Easter weekend. Over here, most people will be celebrating Easter next week, since the Greek Orthodox Easter is not until next weekend.

For this card I have used a brand new digital image from Paulette's blog at Create with TLC and it seems very appropriate for Easter. I printed it, fussy-cut it and added foam tape so I could use it as a sticker. I paired it up with pink and flowery papers from the Henbury Lane collection by Kaisercraft. I created the Celebrate sentiment in Word, which was inspired by a Hero Arts Happy Birthday stamp that I saw being used on a card in a magazine. I printed the sentiment in dark green on some pale pink Papicolor cardstock and then cut out a circle with my new Lifestyle Crafts (formerly Quickutz) circle die. The borders are simply strips of PP that were cut using my manual paper cutter. To finish the card off, I doodled a white line with a Sakura gel roller.

I think the trick to doodling is to just do it. This was actually the 1st time I doodled on a card and it scared me to bits to do it on the finished creation. I tried a small corner on a piece of left-over PP and then just took a deep breath and did it ... and then sighed with relief LOL.
The layout is based on this Mojo Monday sketch:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch #235
Ooh La La - #102 Vintage
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Use favourite tool (Cuttlebug)
Charisma Cardz - #13 Chipboard/sticker
Sweet Stampin' - Dies and doodles (hope my entry qualifies on the 'stamping' part)
Anything Goes - #64 Anything goes


  1. this is adorable, luv the sentiment...hope you have an awesome day...I fixed your extra link.

    enjoy *~*

  2. A very pretty and original card, Marianne. I love your white doodled border! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  3. Wow...that turned out gorgeously~!
    I love the card.

  4. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  5. Love your doodling! I keep practising but mine still looks like a 5yr old has done it lol!! Pretty card & I think your celebrate circle is fab. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  6. Fabulous card... love your paper choice and layout. Also love how you've done the word 'life' over the other 'celebrate' words... and your doodling is just right!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x

  7. Such a pretty card, love the pink BP, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x

  8. Lovely bright and colourful card. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  9. Hi Marianne, digi stamps are fine at Sweet Stampin and this one is just so pretty!

    Love your doodling - there is no 'wrong' or 'right' you just got to go for it! And yours is the perfect finishing touch.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  10. Beautiful card Marianne, so elegant and pretty :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. What a beautiful card very elegant
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    I do hope we see you again

  12. Great card Marianne, this is so pretty! :)

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  13. Gorgeous Creation! Simply Stunning!! Thank you for joining us atAnything Goes Challenge Blog!

  14. What a amazing card ;o)
    Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Janneke XO