Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Dear Daughter

Thirteen years ago at exactly this precise hour of the day, my daughter came screaming into this world and would delight my life forever.  This is her special birthday card and I'm so happy to share it with all of you today. 
Hilary Alexandra Basel
Hilary has always loved bunnies - actually any animal at all for that matter.  So when I saw this rubber stamp called "Smell the Flowers" by Chrissy Armstrong released at Whimsy Stamps earlier this year it reminded me of my dear daughter and I knew it would be perfect for her.  I first saw this stamp on Whimsey DT's Annika Ryan's blog and her card was my inspiration for this one.

I've colored the image with Copics and added little bits of soft color on top of that with Prismacolor pencils.  The background was watercolored using SU Marina Mist and Avocado stamp pad ink.  And I've used the beautiful papers from Basic Grey's Picadilly and Sweet Threads collections.  Spellbinders Labels #17 dies were used to create the frame around the image and Beaded Circles Nesties for the blue doily diecuts.  The glittered butterfly, flowers and pearl swirls embellish the card and it's finished off with an off-white satin ribbon.

We have a wonderful celebration planned for Hilary - suiting her official entry into her teens. I think she'll adore this card and will know the love that went into creating it for her. Happy Birthday my dear beloved daughter!

I offer this card in the following challenges today:
Whimsey Inspiration Challenge #15 - Flower Power - Flowers and a Sentiment
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #138 - Punch It - Punches and Diecuts
Hooked on Craft Challenges #12 - Something Punched - Punches and Diecuts
Paperminutes Challenge #191 - Children's Birthday
City Crafter Challenge #83 - Four-Legged Friend
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge #180 - Open Challenge
Polka Doodle Challenge #45 - Swirls and Pearls
Pattie's Creations Challenge #33 - Birthday or Thanksgiving
Cuddly Buddly Challenge #20 - Double Trouble - Feature two characters
Basic Grey Challenges #57 - Mix 'n Match - Use multiple BG paper collections
Penny Black Allsorts Challenge - November Monthly - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafting When We Can Challenges #6 - Female Birthday
2 Sister Challenges #65 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Ros said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!! Your card is so very beautiful ... I love the image and all the soft and pretty colours ... beautifully done ... thank you so much for playing along at CCCB ... enjoy your celebrations

Patti P. said...

Happy Birthday Hilary, what a gorgeous card for a gorgeous girl. Hope your celebration is wonderful.

Heidi said...

Happy birthday to your gorgeous daugther!
And your card is so sweet:)
Adorable image and your colouring is fantastic.
Beautiful colours and design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Winnie said...

Adorable card, lovely colors, the image is great, and sending birthdaywishes to your daughter all the way from Norway, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie

Sandi said...

Sharon - beautiful card for you daughter Hilary. Hope she has a wonderful birthday!
Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays OR Thanksgiving' Challenge #33, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet and what a pretty girl you have there, happy birthday!! And thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

steph said...

Beautiful card and young lady. Happy Birthday. Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Steph
DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

jacirascrap said...

Sua filha deve ter amado!! Seu cartão é maravilhoso!!!

Marion said...

Lovely card. Pretty embellishments and great colour combo. Thanks for playing along at CB

Heide said...

Hope Hilary had a wonderful Birthday!
Such a beautiful young lady.
They grow up so fast.

Shirley said...

this is such an adorable card and I expect your daughter loved it.
You have made a beautiful scene and your colour combination is just perfect. Your image colouring is so neat and the gorgeous satin bow finishes it off well.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and more and we hope you will join us next month too.
Good luck in our prize draw.


brenda said...

What a beautiful card Sharon and I just know your daughter is going to adore it. Happy Birthday to her.

Thank you so much for joining in at Penny Black and More this month, good luck with all the prize draws and look forward to seeing you again.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Ellie said...

So beautiful!! I love the colors on this, such a sweet image too! Thank you so much for joining us at penny black and more, hope we see you again soon! And good luck!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours and that beautiful flowers and ribbon! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

Linda R. said...

Your card is breathtaking.. I just love that sweet image.. Happy Birthday to your daughter.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card with so many lovely details, congrats!
Thank you for joining in at Penny Black and More this month, good luck;-))m

Kelly A. Clark said...

Love the details you added at the bottom of the image...they really make the scene authentic. Thanks for fluttering by at Flutter By Wednesday!

Kati said...

What a beautiful card. Hugs

Amanda R said...

This is just beautiful and I hope your daughter had a great birthday! Thanks for playing along with Flutterby Wednesdays this week!

Lana said...

Beautiful card and thank you for joining us at PolkaDoodles x

scrappergrl said...

Aww, this is so sweet!! Thanks for playing along with us at Polka Doodles this week!!

Rica said...

Such a delightful card, tour colours are wonderful and I love the image and sure you daughter will love it and I hope she has had a wonderful, magical birthday.
Thanks so much for joining us at the Basic Grey challenge.
Heather xx

cnelson said...

Both your card and your daughter could not be lovelier! I hope she had a wonderful birthday!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card......such a sweet image great papers and embellishments. Beautifully coloured....Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft...
Mandy x

Sandi said...

Sharon - Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #33 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!