Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday...
happy birthday...
happy birthday to me!!!
Yep! it´s my birthday today, and NOPE I´m not telling how old I´m now!
It´s very easy for me to think of presents for everybody but I had always a hard time to find something for me, so I made myself this envelope where I put some money as a self-gift and I told to myself to spend it without regrets!
This cute image is Ratiny in a cupcake from Softpencil, Elizabeth has such beautiful images at her shop, you should go and see for yourself, they are completely cute! I started by decorating the envelope using some old patterned papers from my stash that I faux stitched around them with fine markers. Took a brown ribbon and I tied it with a bow, a scrap of the same ribbon and a button are the decoration of the closing.
I printed the image twice, I colored one of them with colored pencils, from the other I cut the frosting of the cupcake that I glittered with my new white crystal glitter (I´m loving this stuff!!!) and placed it with foam tape for dimension on the colored one, do you see the frosty effect? it´s so beautiful in real life! I wish I could take better pictures... Here is another angle picture so you can see Ratiny hidding behind
I decorated the cupcake with a flower and a button (from my stash also) and some heart stickers. I placed the image with foam tape on the envelope, hand wrote the sentiment with fine markers and voilá! very easy and finished in no time.

I´m playing with this envelope at the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #9: glitter, sparkle, gems
Aly´s Sunday Challenge #26: recipe (2 design paper + 2 buttons)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #47: glitter
Cupcake Crafts Chalennge #10: pink and brown
One stitch at a time Challenge#32: anything goes... as you like it!
Stamp, Scraps and Doodle: stitching
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #22: let´s see some dimension


cheryl said...

oh hun happy birthday to you happy birthday to you,happy birthday dear Ileana,happy birthday to you hope you have a wonderful day hun and just love what you have created here its just stunning so love the design,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Catherine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ILEANA ! I do hope you will have a fantastic day ! This envelope is so so sweet ! I am sure you will enjoy spending on crafty things ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Saskia said...

Happy Birthday!!

Enjoy your special day!!

Saskia :)

Joanne said...

Your envelope is just amazing! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Stef H said...

OMG! i cannot believe i did NOT know you birthdate! well, you know i wish you nothing but fun, frolic and GLITTER! lots of glitter! happy, happy birthday!

and, of course, your card is GORGEOUS!

hugs :)

Gem said...

a fabulous creation and Happy Birthday! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at OSAAT! Gemma :)

Elizabeth P said...

Happy Birthday and Feliz cumpleaños dear Ileana!!! I wish you spend a great day!
I LOVE your envelope! I love your coloring on the image, the fluffy cupcake, and the combo pink-brown is one of my favourite ones!!! and I love your idea of this gift for yourself!
Many hugs to you!!! :)

Faye said...

Hi Ileana. Happy Birthday! What a totally gorgeous card! I love your take on our pink and brown theme. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Agnieszka M said...

Ileana, Your envelope is stunning and beautiful. I love it!!
Great Job.
Many thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Good Luck.
Hugs from Poland,

Morph Waffle said...

I absolutely love your envelope!

Crafting Queen said...

Just wonderful, love the dimension. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Kristie W. said...

Happy Birthday! Your card is super cute!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday....What a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us this weeks "Anything Goes" challenge at One Stitch At A Time! hugs Jo xxx

Lynne Armstrong said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ILEANA :) Hope you had a lovely day. What a great idea to make yourself a pressie...I don't think we do that often enough! LOVE your cute envelope and the glitter is gorgeous :) Hope the year ahead is wonderful for you.
BIG Hugs xx

H2 :) said...

Happy belated birthday Ileana! Hope you had a wonderful day.

Your Ratiny cupcake envelope is so sweet & the frosting looks good enough to eat - have a wonderful time spoiling yourself with what was inside. That is a brilliant idea!

Big hugs :)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ileana, what a pretty card/envelope. The image and papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Diane Davies said...

Love the card! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. : )