Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Card for MFP #37

This beautiful card is for MFP Speedy TV - 
(Use Flowers and Birds - is the twist)

I just love the soft pastel colors on this card
the beautiful designer paper from

Here is the sketch:

And my usual photo "recipe card":

This card is a perfect example of exactly how layouts don't always go right and you have to go to plan "B"

 Anyone notice that I taped the "image" upside down...... LOL
Guess I should have coffee BEFORE I start working on cards at 5:30 in the morning!

 This is the embossed background I ended up using (right over the top of the first one).

 This was the first try and the first layer - just didn't work right.

 And once everything got turned around and right side up - it is a very nice card.

It's your turn now - head on over to 
MFP - Speedy TV for the Sketch With A Twist Challenge
 for your chance to win
 The Amish County Mini
stamp set

Challenges I'm entering with this card are:

The Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastel #9
Bunny Zoes - Girly
Craftin Desert Diva's  - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Old, Borrowed, New or Blue
House of Gillis - Anything Goes Pastel 50
Make It Monday - Anything Goes 131
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes #5
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop- Birthday - March #20
Victorine  Originals - Anything Goes # 54


  1. Super cute card. I love those pastel colors. Sketch challenges are always fun. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


  2. Beautiful card! Thank you for linking up to Tara's first Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Diva's.

    New follower. Would love to have you visit/follow me :).


  3. yee gads, 5:30am? I'd be taping things all wrong at that tie in the morning!! lol I love the pretty colors and the embossing is sublime! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Playtime Anything Goes challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  4. Very pretty card and a great save by you. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. The soft pastel colours look so pretty on your card Trudy.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

    I have a celebration with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you have time to create something to join in, you can check it out here

  6. Fabulous card and colors. I saw this on MIM. Faye

  7. very pretty card,love the colours. Sharing the love from MIM. Sarah xx

  8. what a beautiful card, the soft blue background is perfect. The embossing is so pretty so.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.
    Claire x
    (DT member)