Thursday, 9 August 2012

The big day is here!!! (in more ways than one...)


Hi Best Blogging Buddies...

Well....  as the title says, the big day is here!!!  Today is the launch day of our fabulous new challenge blog...... IN THE PINK.... for those of you that haven't heard me bellowing about it for the last couple of weeks.......  it's a brand new challenge blog for lovers of pink everywhere!!  But today isn't only that....  it's my birthday!!!  So it's double excitement for me!  I have also to say a big thankyou to those lovely blogging friends who have sent me fabulous cards.... I will put a pic up in my next post..

I decided for my first card to use a Kraftin Kimmie image called Samantha that's been hanging around in my 'to use' box for a little while... in fact for over a year!  I thought she was very apt for the launch..  she's certainly getting ready for her big party!  I vaguely (once upon a time) remember having legs like that... in the hot pants era...  ohhhhhhh what memories of my teens!

Card Recipe:

  • Image: Kraftin Kimmie Samantha - bought from Samuel Taylors at Embsay - in Sale Basket!
  • Pink Gingham - Papermania Capsule collection
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • MFT Die-namics Flower Trio
  • Sentiment - generated on PC then cut at jaunty angles!
  • Pleated Ribbon, bakers twine, glitter and gems - from stash
  • Copics and Promarkers

And for my second card (yes, two cards in one day!)...  I used an LOTV image called Little Dot Birthday Wishes.

She is sooo cute to colour - and I love how these little people actually come to life in front of you when you give them a few colours and a little shading...



Card Recipe:
LOTV Image - Little Dot Birthday Wish
Pink Petticoat DP - Ice Cream Curls
Spellbinders Nestie Labels 18 (with bottom cut off)
Ribbon and glitter from Stash - bow using bowmaker from ebay
Copics and Promarkers

As it's also my lovely OH's day off, I think we're off out somewhere today.... don't know where yet, I'll wait until I'm told!!  I'm like a child on my birthday (well actually most of the time..) - I love being spoiled.... but I won't actually see either of my daughters today (very unusual on my big day), as obviously one is overseas, and the other is still at the Olympics!  Soooooooo  I'll be just a bit sad too....  but no doubt we'll make up for it soon!

Thanks all for looking today, and also for all of you that joined IN THE PINK with the lovely Sylvia and me....  I can't wait to see how it goes!  Let's make it a big one!!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..
Christine x





40 comments:

  1. Hi Christine, happy birthday - gorgeous cards hope you have a fantastic day and get really spoilt
    Going over to your challenge blog now xxx
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  2. Beautiful cards Christine.
    Happy birthday!
    Hugs
    Chris x

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  3. Good Morning Christine, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Have a Great Day.
    Love both your cards, I am fairly new to all this Blogging lark and have never done a Challenge. You never know might just manage to enter, hopeless really on the computer so don`t hold your breath!!!

    Patricia x

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  4. Gorgeous cards Christine !
    Have a very happy birthday love
    Off to get my pink pens out lol
    Love Katy xx

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  5. Big congratulations on the start of your fab challenge and Happy Birthday too.
    Both your cards are gorgeous, I love the images and they are coloured so beautifully.
    I hope you have a great day

    Sue

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  6. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Christine
    Happy Birthday to you

    ahem! that WAS my best singing voice..well my only singing vice..lol hope you have a great day with OH..your girls will make it up to you am sure..love your sweet PINK creations..hope you got mine in the post..I posted it Mon.

    best wishes for your blog chall..am sure it will be very popular..

    luv n hugs tother Christine xxxx

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  7. Congratulations on the launch of In the Pink and Happy Birthday! I've already linked my entry up.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  8. Congratulations on the launch of In the Pink and Happy Birthday! I've already linked my entry up.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  9. Firstly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have a fabulous time! (Can you email me your address please!)

    Secondly, lots of luck with the new challenge. I am off to enter now! Your cards are just fully of pinkiliciousness!!!

    Pami x

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  10. I love the first one Christine cos she is sassy and cool! And your second one is super sweet!

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  11. Happy birthday Christine hope you have a wonderful day .
    Love your gorgeous cards and congratulations on your new challenge blog .
    Hugs Emma xx

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  12. Happy Birthday Christine beautiful cards Hugs Ginny ♥

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  13. Yay!! Happy birthday!! I am loving that sexy KK stamp!! I haven't seen her before, I really need to buy some of those stamps!! Great job with both pink cards, they are adorable!

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  14. Oh Happy Birthday, Christine! Your cards are gorgeous, I sure love pink but purple too! Fantastic images on both! BIG hugs Delphine xx

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  15. Wow, this is one wonderful birthday present to yourself and for your friends by opening this new challenge blog. Have a beautiful day out, a glass of wine for me, and a totally fantastic day with your OH. Such adorable cards and blog. Off to design my card. Thanks so much! "Hugs"

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  16. wonderful cards .. and so very You! Hope you have a fabulous day .
    Good luck with the challenge and i hope to find time to join in this week
    Lisa x

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  17. Happpy Biiirrrtthhhdayy Christine, Happy Biiirrtthhday to yoooouuu!!
    Had enough of my singing yet?!

    Seriously though, hope you've had a lovely day and got some great crafty goodies.

    Gorgeous cards and best of luck with the new challenge blog. I would join in, but not sure I'll have the time at the mo. Too busy with childcare!!!

    Laters,
    Sarah

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  18. Aw Happy Birthday Christine, i can`t believe i missed it :(
    I hope you have had a fabulous day and all the best of luck with the new In the Pink challenge, i have it written down in my challenge book ready :D
    Gorgeous cards for it too, i love the images and really stunning designs and colouring :D

    xx coops xx

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  19. Hope you have a great day too!

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  20. Many congratulations on your 1st challenge with plenty more to come! great cards with lots of inspiration your colouring and images are stunning great layout too! xx

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  21. Belated Birthday Wishes !

    gorgeous cards ,lovely cute images ,beautifully coloured x

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  22. Love both your gorgeous cards Christine.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. Ooops my turn to say sorry I am late wishing you a Happy Birthday too !I think we have both been so busy lately lol. Gorgeous cards, loving the new challenge too, I have made several cards just need time to post them now lol :) Viv xx

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  24. Soooooo sorry I'm late in wishing you happy birthday Christine. I hope you had a fab day and love the new challenge. I hope to be getting my pink pens out at the weekend. Hubby's away so I am planning to have myself a little craft-a-thon !!!
    Annette
    xx

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  25. Belated Happy Birthday my lovely blog friend!! Hope you had a wonderful day.

    Two gorgeous girlie cards to start your fabulous new challenge - love them!
    xxxx

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  26. Oh noooo hun, I missed sending you a birthday card, and I'm late wishing you a happy birthday too... I'm rubbish, sorry... even more rubbish in the school hols! Hope you had a fabulous day xx

    Love your gorgeous pink cards, they're both so pretty! Will do my best to make something for your challenge :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  27. Hi Christine ! Gorgeous Pink creations ! I love how the image on your first card is ready to attend the pink party at your new challenge blog :) Beautiful coloring and designs on both. Cheers ! Shirleyx ps.. a little late, but Happy Birthday !

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  28. Hi Christine

    Both cards are just fabulous - good luck with the new blog although I don't think you'll need it as I know it will be successful for you.

    Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

    Have a great week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

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  29. What an absolutely gorgeous card!!! my niece would absolutely adore this :) x

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  30. Both your cards are equally gorgeous and I love your colouring it's amazing the images are so sweet xx
    I hope you had a lovely birthday xx

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  31. Hi sweetie these are both amazing, hugs Pops x x x

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  32. Hi Christine - sent you an email, just thought I would let you know here in case you have not seen it.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  33. Hi Christine, Been missing for a few days so Sadly Missed your Birthdays.
    Congratulations on the new Challenge Venture, And a Special Very belated Birthday to you xx
    Hope you got spoilt and had a lovely day. We had a Blonde & a Brunnette daughter too :) must have been the same Milkman....lol
    Love the cards, Both images are brilliant and colouring is fab xx
    Hugs Mau xx

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  34. Two gorgeous pinkalcious cards!

    Liz x

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  35. oh wow two gorgeous cards!!

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  36. Gorgeous pink cards here Christine.

    BELATED Happy Birthday wishes.

    I've entered a card in your new challenge and wish you lots of luck with it. Already popular!

    xxx

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  37. A belated Happy Birthday Christine,
    sorry to read about your leak above the new kitchen aargh!
    I would love to have eaten one of Claire's cakes...
    Adore your layout and the beautifully coloured Kimmie, I do love those stamps when I see them.
    Wow you are such a fabulous colourer!
    I really love your purple card with the back of the lady; an amazing stamp brought beautifully to life with your fab colouring.
    So glad to see In the Pink being such a success!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gini
    xx

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  38. Gorgeous cards Christine, I love the images, fab layouts and lovin all the pink of course! :D
    Kelly.x

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  39. Hi ...Loving all the pink on your adorable cards. I think you can safely say that the first challenge for "in the pink" has been a big one lol :) x

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