Thursday, July 26, 2018

Happy Birthday to CFD & a giveaway

Hi all! I am excited to help celebrate the 5th birthday of Challenges for Days which is having a week long birthday bash with giveaways :)


Challenges for Days is a blog that lists all sorts of paper crafting challenges by days and dates. It is run by an amazing group of ladies who volunteer their time to help all of us find the challenges we all love. I have been so lucky to be a part of this group for this past year.

For my card, I started with a top folding A2 white card and stenciled bokeh circles in three different colors. Then I die cut the 'Happy birthday' out of a panel of smoke cardstock as the top panel. Before glueing the top panel on, I stamped the sentiment (it made me laugh) and drew a little martini glass next to it. I adhered the gray panel down and the little negative pieces in the letters. My last touch was adding a few sparkly sequins.

Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Sassy pants birthday greetings
Dies: MFT - Happy Birthday block
Inks: Distress ink - Ripe persimmon, Dried Marigold, Mustard seed;MFT - Extreme black
Stencil: SSS - Bokeh lights
Embellishments: Doodles Paper Playground - Flaming sunset

Now for the giveaways!! I am giving away a prize pack which you can win by commenting on my blog (now through Saturday). 

More prizes are being offered by some of my CFD teamies, past and present, on their individual blogs and we have several prizes if you comment on the Birthday Bash post on the CFD blog too. All of the links to the participants of the bash are located on the CFD post. Hope you get a chance to check them out and enter to win their prizes!

I am also sharing my card in the following challenges:
Inkspirational #165 - Birthday
The Paper Players #402 - Negative space
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes

***update*** Denise Bryant is the random winner for my prize! Congrats!! Check out the CFD page for all the names of the winners ☺

39 comments:

  1. Lovely card, I love the look of bokeh circles.

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  2. The orange circles really pop up against the cardstock.Love the quirky sentiment.

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    1. Thank you, Subhashini! I love the sentiments in that stamp set 😄

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  3. FAbulous! I NEED the die and the sentiment... And your talent! Jo x

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  4. Lovely card and love sentiment.

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  5. forgot to say love the lavender pictures

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  6. Fun card! Love the sentiment and the Happy Birthday die!

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  7. It has been a delight to see how the team has grown since I handed the reins over to Christi a couple of years ago. Getting to know you and the other new to me team members is a real pleasure. Fabulous birthday card here, I like your style slightly quirky appeals to me. x

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    1. Thanks, Zoe! I am so glad you started CFD. It is so much fun to be a part of and I am glad you like 'quirky'. 😊

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  8. Wow! I adore this idea of the letters spelling out the Sentiment with circles on them. It is so creative and different. A winner in my book. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT Member

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  9. Happy Birthday Challenges For Days. I am very grateful to the wonderful ladies who keep these lists going. Fab card Cheryl. Hugz

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  10. So glad to have found Challenges for Days. What a great service to crafters! Thank you for that hard work. It's been fun visiting your blog. I love your birthday card. The new MFT die is so much fun, and I love how you layered it over the sunny circles...a great look!

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  11. Cheryl, Lovely card for the birthday bash! Thanks for participating and helping with organization! Your CFD Teamie - Donna <3

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    1. Thanks, Donna! You did an amazing job organizing this 😄

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  12. Very creative and fun card! The hand drawn tiny martini glass is a lovely detail!

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  13. I already loved the way you'd used negative space but was even more impressed to read that you had created your own DSP on the underneath layer. Beautiful work! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

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  14. Super fun card!! I love this clever blocking design!!

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  15. wow, great technique and such a stunning card.
    Happy Birthday Challenges For Days, you are amazing!
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    hugs xx

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  16. Happy Birthday to Challanges for the days :)

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  17. A fabulous card and thank you too for the chance to win your lovely prize to celebrate CFD 5th birthday.
    Kath x

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  18. I love the design of the card and the sentiment is brilliant! xx

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    1. Thanks, Liz! I love this sentiment too 😊

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  19. Oh! I'm so excited! I just got the HB die and I can't wait to use it now! Love your bubbly background - complements your sentiment perfectly! Thanks for sharing over at The Paper Players this week!

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  20. Superb card and very nice lot.
    I hope to have a chance to win even if I live in France.
    Hugs

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  21. Just stopping by to say thank you for being my CFD "teamie" - happy 5th anniversary

    Kathyk

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  22. Happy to see that I am your winner! I sent my info to the email address on the CFD site. If you need me to send you my info also, just let me know!
    Thanks so much! It was a fun week!

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I love reading all your comments! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.