Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday!! Challenge #44 - Celebrate Me!

Happy Birthday To You!!  Happy Birthday To You!!  Happy Birthday Dear Christy!!!!  Happy Birthday To Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

Yes...thankfully you can only READ my singing...and not actually hear it for I am a TERRIBLE singer!  LOL!  Today is Christy Croll - Owner, Artist and Designer of Tiddly Inks!!  I'm so honored to be here today - virtually - celebrating her birthday with her!! 
Darling Christy - my wish for you is that you have a fabulous year.  To truly enjoy each moment and to live life to it's fullest!!  That is my birthday wish for you!!! 

And ALSO in honor of today - Christy is having a 25% off sale at Tiddly Inks!!  For 24 hours only so hustle your bustle and grab up those gorgeous images!!!

Our challenge today is in honor of our most fabulous lady - Christy's favorite colors are Red, Black and White.  So the team has put forth our most crafty selves to create for Christy today!!

I've used one of Tiddly Ink's newest images :  Happy Q.  She is JUST so cute!!  I printed Happy Q out twice.  I then colored her with my Copics - twice.  I then trimmed out her shirt and skirt and popped them up on my first image in which to create a 3-D effect.   I also printed and used the following background papers:  Made For You and Quote Me.  All stitched on my sewing machine with black thread.   
I then opened up the TI Birdie Banner in MS Word and individually typed each letter for my Happy Birthday message.  I then trimmed it out, colored the ends of the banner red then adhered it to Happy Q's hands. 
I had the red stars all glittery from Christmastime in my stash.  I used it as a a sparkly and fun accent to pull attention to Happy Q and to really make her shine.  As you can see I also added sparkly, red embossing powder to streak her hair.  A bit of red, Grosgrain ribbon formed into a fluffy bow and voila!  
 I of, OF COURSE, had to decorate the interior of the card as well!!  I started with an interior base of grey cardstock.  After adding a bit of color via MS Word, I printed out Tweet Note (retiring soon!!! - go grab it up on sale!!).  I matted it to SU! Real Red cardstock and stitched it with black thread.  I added a chipboard sticker that says BIRTHDAY GIRL glued down with some serious adhesive to make sure that it doesn't pop off on it's way to the birthday girl!! 


8 comments:

Loopylou. said...

wow meredith she looks awesome! i love the banner you added and the red star of bling!! hugs Lou xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Love how you used all of the TI paper (now why didn't I think of that?) as mats for sweet HappyQ. LOVE the glitter and streaks and how you did the birdie banner. Fabulous card, Meredith! xxD

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

How amazing is this??? I loveeeeeee it! All the different images and papers...you totally rock! :)

Tracy Jedi said...

Super cute card! Love that big star and all the papers you used! =D

Sparkly Engineer said...

Wonderfully cute. Red is my Favorite color. The star is fab.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Great card Meredith! I just love that sparkly star!
Marlena:)

mforquer said...

Meredith - your card is amazing! Love the big sparkly star and how cute is the little Tiddly note paper on the inside!!! GORGEOUS!
Hugs,
M

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is soooooo stinkin' cute. I love the black and red and white.... :)