Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday City Crafter Challenge Blog!

     Happy Birthday CCCB!  You all know that I'm a huge fan of City Crafter Challenge Blog and they are celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary!  Whooppee!  I've actually won a couple of their challenges and collected several Spotlight Awards there so I've obviously enjoyed playing their challenges.  On top of that though, the fearless leader, Kirsty, and her fabulous DT girls--Linda, Ros, and Cheryl--have been absolutely wonderful encouragers.  If you've never played there, I encourage you to try it out. :-)
     For the anniversary challenge we were supposed to case a beautiful birthday card by Sylvia Nelson.  I've used several elements from her card--the flowers, colors, emvossing, and pearls.  Had a little trouble trying to get the colors to show true again but this is what I came up with.


Papers:  American Crafts, Bazzill, Anna Griffin, Copic Exress-it Blending card, Georgia Pacific
Stamp:  Meljen's Designs "Birthday Cupcake"
Copics:  R20, R21, R22, YG93, G85, Y17, Y21
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), EK Success Retro Flower punches, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch and scallopped edge punch, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  The Paper Studio and Jolee's pearls, Offray ribbon, Inkadinakado Blending Chalks, Diamond and Yellow Stickles, Peeled paint Distress ink, Glossy Accents, Tulip Puffy paint, beads from my stash


  1. You did a fab job on your birthday card Tracy! Love that little cupcake and your red flowers on the side look smashing!! Hugs, Ira

  2. Wow!! What a super cake!! your card is amazing .. so beautiful ... thank you so very much for coming to our 'party' at CCCB ... we really appreciate it ...

  3. Thanks Tracy, so good to have you here celebrating with us this week, yes, we love you and your work here at CCCB, so glad you can play along!
    Love this birthday card you made based on Sylvia's, brilliantly done with some elements of hers and yet a Tracy's style edition, so cool to see a cased card done so well, thanks for sharing this beauty with us at CCCB, and thanks for your kind words for us!

  4. This is one cheerful card, Tracy!! So very sweet!!

  5. Beautiful card! Love the frosting!

  6. Another fun and happy card that is beautifully put together! Those encouragers are important in our lives, aren't they my friend? ;o)

  7. Everything about your card is amazing.. That cup cake looks so yummy.. I am so glad that you are celebrating with us over at CCCB!

    Hugs, Linda

  8. Wow, what a beautiful birthday wish. It is so good to have you back playing in all the challenges again - and congrats on your big huge win over at Card Patterns !!!
    No, I am not Tinkerbell, I am "Scully" this week. He said yesterday "I am holding Captain Hook's hand, not his hook !" when we were walking in a parking lot...

  9. Gorgeous card! love the cupcake!

  10. Beautiful card. I love the circles as the focal point

  11. Adorable! I just love that cupcake!

  12. PErfect celebration card. The frosting looks delicious!


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