Celebration Cards

This month see's my lovely friends son turn 18.  Now this young man needed to be prompted significantly to pick a colour theme for his cake and balloons, so I dont think he is going to pay much attention to his card.  That said I thought I would try a new technique - Rolled paper candles.  I think this is something I will do again.  So easy and in my opinion effective.

My second card is using a Tiddly Image and following their colour inspiration challenge.
I had already made this background when I was lacking inspiration at a recent camp, its stencilled distress over canvas card stock.  I am trying to develop a nice relationship with my cutters to cut words... slowly I'm liking the results.  I have lots of word dies but they are so fine and often I want a sentiment that's a nice size but not quite so petite.  I cut this sentiment twice, layered it up and then clear embossed it to make it pop on the card a little more.
The tiddly challenge can be found at
I am going to play in the following challenges for this cards
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  1. I absolutely love both of these cards
    Good luck with the challenges.

  2. Your cards are both cute, but the one rule of the Waltzingmouse Fanatics challenge is that you have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps or Dies and therefore your projects are not eligible to join our challenge. Sorry.

    1. Hi, sorry I didn't see that rule when posting, I deleted the link. Apologies again.

  3. Great Tiddly Inks card--you used the colors perfectly!

  4. This is just lovely! I especially like how you did the background. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

  5. hi Penny! lovely card, fabulous design....I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday StampTember Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  6. Love the dimension happening here, and wonderful colouring. Thanks so much for joining us for the Poppy colour challenge at Tiddly Inks :)

  7. Beautiful! I love her hair!!!! Thanks for playing along! xoxo DT Member Nancy

  8. So beautiful! I love your colours and design! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks and good luck! Delphine xx

  9. So pretty with the lovely hair color and the wavy paper behind along with the embellishments to match! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Tiddly Inks, best of luck to you :)

  10. Wow! Both cards are fantastic! I just love the Tiddly Inks card with the green hair and that gorgeous background! Thanks so much for joining us in the Tiddly Inks Pop of Color Challenge!


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