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!! 


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!

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!

Jenn Borjeson said...

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