A Cup of Birthday Joy

My girlfriend, Joy, had her birthday (her 'umpteenth 28th' birthday) this weekend so I made her this card to brighten her day! This little cutie is holding a giant cup of hot chocolate, which would totally make Joy's day (mmmm... chocolate). Joy, if you're reading- I hope you had a delightful day and I wish you much chocolate on every day in the coming year that is not delightful in and of itself :)

I started colouring up Alice by Christy Croll (Stamping Bella) at Copic Club the other night (thanks for the tips, Cheri!) and decided to match her up with these fabulous papers by Crate Paper. I seriously can't get enough of the Restoration collection and every time I make a card with them I think it's my new favorite. These papers just make me HAPPY. My fave is the background piece with colourful doilies on it, but I was thrilled when I went to assemble this card and noticed the dot paper too- could it be more perfect with Alice? I think not! You can barely see it, but I stamped a happy birthday definition over the dots for some extra texture. This card is based on the current Friday Sketchers Sketch- love it and will probably use this layout again :) That's all for now- hope this card brings some JOY to your day, too!


shelly said…
oooh what a sweet card! adorable image. love that paper too.
Wow nice card love the image. Take Care
Graphicat said…
Great hair!!! ;) LOL
LOVE her! and love the card! It's gorgeous!
Mrs T. said…
You know Tara I had to go back and look at mine and yes she is holding a honking big cup. I guess you would call that total consentration. Hee Hee
The whole card is gorgeous and I am inspired. Thanks and take care
Eulanda said…
Wow Tara I just love it and I really like how you colored her hair!! Excellent job! Also like the way you colored up the ground. Very cool. I'll have to try that out! Gorgeous papers too!
Rach said…
An adorable card. thank you for playing along with my sketch @ friday sketchers. hugs rachxx
Tanya S said…
Awwe I love her,so glad I have her!LOL.Kudos on the hair...a struggle for me.Great card hun!!!