and ANOTHER first birthday card...

Saturday 1 September 2012

Another little one turns one this week (this has got to end soon surely!) and I have used the gorgeous sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week to make it:

I used a very cute Robyn stamp by Ladybug Crafts Ink and paper-pieced the balloons. The papers are by My Mind's Eye.
I wrote the number 1 on the cake myself as there wasn't any room left on the card for it!

This week's Sketch Saturday Challenge is sponsored by the Ribbon Girl and there is a prize up for grabs so make sure you pop on over and join in!

I'm going to enter this card in quite a few challenges...

Stempelsonnen Challenge which is 'Children'
Cute Card Thursday - stitching (on my ribbon)
Inspired By challenge - photo inspiration ( a great photo of brightly coloured pencils, I've taken the colours as inspiration and the pennants from the triangle shapes)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge which is 'Sparkle and Shine' (three gems in the top right corner)
Scrapalicious USA which is Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion which is a Child's Birthday
Ladybug Crafts Ink which is Paper Piecing (I've paper pieced Robyn's balloons)
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - paper piecing (my ribbon is more than 6months old)
Use it Tuesday - use that ribbon (I've had that ribbon for almost 3 years, it's too special to use!)

Wow, that's a lot of challenges! Hope you like my card and thanks so much for looking!


  1. Eine süße Karte. Gefällt mir.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  2. Eine supersüße Karte!

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  3. This is so cute Niki, love the sweet image and gorgeous papers.

    Donna x

  4. The paper with banners makes a perfect background for this sweet birthday themed card! Love how you've paper pieced the balloons. This is so cute and colorful!

  5. such a sweet card... the colours are so great.. i love that paper, too! ;-) Alex H.

  6. this card! Super cute image and gorgeous papers!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

  7. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at the stempelsonnenchallnge.
    Hugs stine

  8. Such a cute image - really sweet card - hope the recipient has/had a lovely birthday.

  9. What a lovely card Nikki,thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  10. Very joyful card, love the papers you used. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  11. Oooh love the bright colours and the paper pieced balloons are fab! x

  12. Cute card! Great use of the banner paper. Those can be so hard to use. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at Celebrate The Occasion!

    CTO DT

  13. 2 cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  14. Oh my goodness!! Cuteness overload!!! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  15. So bright and cheery, Niki! Love the paper pieced balloons. Hugs, Lesley

  16. Great take on the sketch!
    Cute image and love your paper choices :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  17. This is just fabulicious the cheery pp and the sketch. The paper pieced balloons are perfect for our challenge at LCI this fortnight. Thanks for joining in the fun. xx

  18. Love this card Niki! So bright and fun and I love the paper pieced balloons!! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at LCI this week, good luck! Pami x

  19. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Diane xx

  20. I'm glad you got to finally use up your ribbon on such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  21. Sweet! Thanks for taking part in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

  22. Awww...this is one of my favourite images and you have coloured her in beautifully. The colours are gorgeous and great take on the sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.
    Diane xx