Sunday, 22 May 2016

AAA Cards - Game #65 - 2nd Birthday Bloghop



At last it's here - the AAA Cards 2nd birthday and humungous celebration party! So many ways to win prizes it's just amazing.

Look at all these incredible sponsors who so generously donated our birthday party treats: 


AAA Cards was my first ever DT gig and I've been part of this fabulous challenge right from the very start, so it's my 2nd celebration too. Here's my birthday celebration card:


I chose some bright colours and a Digi Stamp Boutique image for my card. I coloured the image then die the stitched circle and placed it back into its aperture and added a die cut number. The greeting is also a die cut which I curved round the bottom of the inlaid circle.


I'm thinking I'll store this card away until my little grandson has his 2nd birthday in December.

Supplies:
Stamps: Digi Stamp Boutique, Birthday Nell
Dies: Lawn Fawn, large stitched circle stackables, happy birthday border, Louie's 123s
Pens: Promarkers, poppy, tulip yellow, leaf green, cool grey1; Sakura gelly pen, white    

Would you like to know how to win the fabulous prizes on offer? Check out this out then:

  

Here's my question: I love balloons on cards as they remind me of fun and laughter. What is your favourite thing to put on cards and why?  
Just leave your answer in my comments and I'll choose my favourite to win a £10.00 gift certificate from Digi Stamp Boutique.

And as you're going to want to visit all the other DT blogs to find their questions and treasure hunt words, here's the blog hop order:

So much going on! I'll leave you to soak it all up and get busy entering our multiple ways to win. 
Good luck!

Thanks for your visit today.  And keep crafting!

post signature

61 comments:

  1. Awww what a sweet card for a 2 year old!
    My favourite thing to put on a card is gemstones :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your card is adorable. Lately I love adding wink of Stella and sequins to my cards. The added sparkle just makes me happy looking at it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG I love that elephant - I have it too so I may have to CASE this card! My favourite thing to add to my cards is Wink of Stella as well!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a fantastic post Jane and a perfect kiddies birthday card. Full of fun and colour. So my go to thing for cards is flowers - just can't help myself. I prefer colouring flowers to anything else and I send lots of female cards so they work for loads of occasions. x

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a fantastic post Jane and a perfect kiddies birthday card. Full of fun and colour. So my go to thing for cards is flowers - just can't help myself. I prefer colouring flowers to anything else and I send lots of female cards so they work for loads of occasions. x

    ReplyDelete
  6. cute elephant, I do love elephants almost as much as cats ;-) happy birthday

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i love to put sequins or enamle dots on my cards to finish them, but as images I love cats and or other animals ;-)

      Delete
  7. What a cute card and a great idea to use the sentiment that way! I'll remember that. I love to use my acrylic skins on my cards as its a way to blend my painting and card making passion!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such a sweet card Jane, its really adorable!
    I like balloons and presents as it means you're celebrating that persons existence. There's no better way to do that but with celebratory balloons and you HAVE to have presents!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, so sweet, Jane! Perfect card for your grandson. Butterflies! Butterflies, especially rainbow/ombre butterflies on my cards. Totally a favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love this sweet card Jane. The dig image is adorable and you've colored it beautifully. I love the curved placement of the sentiment. I don't seem to have a go to image for my cards, but I love to add a little sparkle to my designs with Wink Of Stella, Spika Glitter Pens, Stickles or Perfect Pearls.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such an adorable birthday card! I just love that elephant! My favourite thing to use on a card is Wink of Stella among other things of course! xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great how the sentiment follows the circle! Looks so special. And a so sweet elephant!
    My favorite thing to put on cards is ink... a stamped image or used to color....

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love flowers and butterflies for my cards.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh this is such a bright and cheerful card! Perfect for a 2nd birthday! As for my favorite thing to put on a card, I think it would be sequins. They add a bit of sparkle and dazzle which brightens any card.

    ReplyDelete
  15. My favorite thing to put on cards are hearts. They show my love for everyone I send a card to. Thanks for the opportunity to win and the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Awww! this is so cute! I just love that you bent your sentiment to a half cirle!! Sweet idea.

    I also really love balloons on cards but I think my favorite image on cards are flowers. There are so many variations you can use and colored or not colored they make me happy! : )

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    Patti

    ReplyDelete
  17. Delightful card! Love that sweet elephant and the festive balloons!
    Hmmm... two things come to mind that I use very often on my cards! Cats and flowers! I love to use cats because I am Mom to a Siamese cat named Coco that we rescued from Animal Save. She has completely taken over our house and our hearts! And flowers because there are so many occasions that they work for. All seasons have lovely flowers so they work for just about any occasion, from Christmas poinsettias to fall mums!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great idea to save the card for your grandson. I have a 2 year old grandson too and his card for his second birthday was a tree with a swing and a little firetruck down in the grass. My favorite image on cards tends to change from time to time but right now I am "into" elephants. I have an Avery Elle stamp and die that I love!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very sweet card Jane. I love to stamp balloons, banners and confetti on my birthday cards.

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is so cute! Love the little elephant!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love your sweet elephant bday card! My fav thing to put on cards is Wink of Stella!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very adorable card. I love to put flowers on to my project either the images or as an embellishment.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love the curved sentiment. I like using colour in my cards.

    ReplyDelete
  24. So cuteee!Love the baby elephant!My favorite element would be a birthday cake and gifts as no party would be complete without it!They add up to the full feel of it!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very cute card!! Yeah Jane, it is balloons for me too! ;)
    Suchi xx

    ReplyDelete
  26. So, so adorable! Love putting sequins on my card - just enough to add a little sparkle.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your card is SO cute Jane, I do love ellies, but as to your question... I find that I am always putting butterflies on my cards...they seem to symbolise all things new and fresh!
    Happy 2nd Birthday AAA
    Chrissie xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. Such a cute card. I love to put flowers on my cards - whether it's stamped images or embellishments - I think they make any card look sensational:)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love flowers on birthday cards!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Happy Birthday to all of you at AAA Cards! Love this great card and your use of die cuts. I like to add a bit of sparkle to my cards with Wink of Stella or Stardust pen.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Awsome. Cute little elphant. My aunt would love these (She's nuts about them).
    I think your little grandson will love this cutie, I think your daughter too!
    My favorite things I like to use on cards, glitterglue, sequince, pearls ribbon and a lots of more cute things, now I'm in with sequince and glitter...

    ReplyDelete
  32. Lovely card and perfect for your grandson. I love to put flowers on cards. I'm trying to branch out and be more adventurous but flowers are still my favourite.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Cute card!! I love putting all kinds of things on my cards -- flowers, critters, and balloons are among my favorites.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Cute card. Your grandson will love it.
    My favorite thing to put on a birthday card are balloons too. It's so versatile and fun and represents celebrations.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Aww. The card is so cute. Love the elephant. My favourite thing to put on cards are washi tape and coloured yarn. They always bring the whole Card together. :)

    -Aimless Sunny

    ReplyDelete
  36. Fantastic and adorable card. HB to AAA Cards. My favorite thing to add to cards is texture.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love your cute card. Your grandson will love it. Favorite thing to put on my cards a some kind of bow, it can be twine or ribbon or whatever.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Such a sweet card. I had a browse through my cards, but I don't have a distinct favourite image, although I feel drawn to stamps of cute critters, flowers, snowflakes, snowmen and ponsettias. One thing I cannot do without, though, is my clear Wink of Stella.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh my stars! You have some serious cuteness happening here with that darling ellie! Perfect for your little grandson! My favourite thing to put on cards: *Love, c* or if they're going to my niece and nephew, *Love, Aunty c*...Thank you for the smile today!
    ~c

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Forgot to explain why: because my cards are made with love...and sent with love...

      Delete
  40. This is simply gorgeous. Love the colours and cute image and you're grandson is sure to love it too. As for my favourite thing to put on cards, well I think that would be pearls and lots of lovely cheery colours xx

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh, this is so sweet! I love it!
    I like to use a huge variety of things on my cards, I don't really have a favourite, although the amount of dragonfly themed stamps and stash I have suggests that they might well qualify as one
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love your cheerful elephant birthday card! My favorite image to put on a card is a little bird - -almost every card I create has one, maybe even on the back. I lost my mom to breast cancer, and in her final days in home hospice care, when she was unable to speak, I would sit with her quietly and we would watch dozens of finches, hummingbirds, and tanagers flock around all the feeders in the yard. It brought her so much peace and serenity. So, adding a little bird to my cards is like sending my mom a little hello, and that makes me smile!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Lovely card! My favourite thing is lace or flowers, as I make a lot of vintage cards

    ReplyDelete
  44. Such a FUN challenge and celebration. Love your cute card. I love to put a bit of 'bling' only cards whether it be glitter or rhinestones. Always need a little sparkle ;) Hugs Bev x

    ReplyDelete
  45. Super cute card, your grandson will love it! I love creating cards with flower stamps, I love to color them in and flowers are just so pretty aren't they! :)

    ReplyDelete
  46. What a darling card for a two year old. Since I made a lot of floral cards I'd have to say flowers are my favorite thing to put on my cards.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Super cute card--love the bright, cheerful look & I'm hoping to get some of those LF border dies soon--great idea to curve it! I'm old fashioned & still love to add pearls to my cards.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Darling card -- I love how you arched the die cut words! I love to use big, bold Birthday sentiments on my card!

    ReplyDelete
  49. What a cute birthday card..happy to join the party at AAA..My favourite things to add on a card are ribbons, I just love ribbons in all styles and when I use them often it is a good excuse to buy some more.hugs Blankina

    ReplyDelete
  50. Such a cute card! My favorite thing is using splatters - it adds some motion and artsyness to any card and can make a so so card look interesting....

    ReplyDelete
  51. Your card is adorable. I like how you did the sentiment. I love using die cut sentiments because it gives it dimension.

    ReplyDelete
  52. What a super sweet card! I like finishing my cards off with sequins. They just add a touch of colorful fun! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Love your colors. And balloons usually my favourite in cards. I just made a card with lots of ballon yesterday. But I am in love with sequins these day. You

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love your cute 2nd bday card Jane
    and the color is so happy and feel party on your card
    sweet bday card your grandson will love it much (I mean the parents who save it :))
    I like to put 1. Embossing paper on my card
    2. making my design paper and put on my card
    3. I like to adhere sentiment on each card
    I am not at Sequin or embellishment type
    also my card is not so bulky
    Jane thanks for the question
    hugs
    Monika

    ReplyDelete
  55. I love your card - so cute, so fun and so happy!! My favorite thing to put on cards is enamel dots!!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Love this cute catd. Thanks for sharing. Love the transprant enamel dots.

    ReplyDelete
  57. So many elements on your card, yet it's still so clean. Love your use of color. My favorite thing to put on cards seems to be word die cuts.

    ReplyDelete
  58. What a sweet card, just love that little elephant!! I love putting die-cuts on or inlaid into my cards. They cut so cleanly and can add such interest to a design.

    ReplyDelete
  59. So cute! I like how you curved the die cut. For me I love to put butterflies! I LOVE making butterfly cards to the point where I think I'm consciously neglecting my other stamp sets. LOL.

    ReplyDelete

I love to read what you have to say, huge thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.