Saturday, 5 March 2016

Muse 155 - Happy Birthday, Kate!


Today is Kate's 13th birthday. ALL she wants for her birthday is a dog.

Yep. Nope. Not happening. (Ironically, we call her Katy-kat!)

So I decided to use Tasha's Muse inspiration and give her 13 dogs instead:



I focused on Tasha's:
-birthday theme
-balloons and masking
-masking technique

I used:
-Mama Elephant Playful Pups
-MFT Birthday Bears (for the balloon and birthday cake)
-*new* (for me) Ellen Hutson Linen Cardstock

Some of these dogs have been coloured to look like the dogs in Kate's life - her aunt's two dogs (Dexter and Dirk), her piano teacher's (Bianca and Finnegan) and our neighbour (Lola).

Later we are taking a bunch of her friends to a trampoline park for the party. All the bouncing will be done before the pizza and cake! lol!




20 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

Ardyth I love your tongue in cheek card for Kate it's so cute Im sure she will love it!it's my Fraser's birthday today too ...he is going to be 23!!!!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Ardyth I love your tongue in cheek card for Kate it's so cute Im sure she will love it!it's my Fraser's birthday today too ...he is going to be 23!!!!x

Eliz Stewart said...

Congratulations on your "new" teenager! Love the photo array! Enjoy...time flies.

natashakara said...

Happy Birthday sweet Kate! Ardyth, I LOVE this card! I think I'm going to have to CASE it for Deens birthday. He is in the same boat as Kate. He desperately wants a dog or a cat but it ain't gonna happen! Well not now anyway. So a card like this is one he will LOVE! I am so impressed with the way you colored the dogs. They all have their own personalities 😜 And did you glossy accent those balloons? They look nice and shiney! 😘

TK said...

Adorable card! I love that Rottie, center-left back! Hope Kate doesn't feel teased by these adorable pups...

Tracey McNeely said...

You are getting triple dips from me today! Happy Birthday Kate I hope you have fun at the trampoline park. Your mom made you a super fun birthday card. Kate you share a birthday with Sam, he is only 11 not even a tween yet! ;)

Maxine D said...

Oh Ardyth this is a wonderful card - probably the busiest I have seen from you, but wonderful nevertheless. I hope Kate appreciates her doggy card.
Blessings
Maxine

Lindsey said...

Sure, rub it in that Kate doesn't get a puppy for her birthday. :D What a fun card! That's a LOT of masking. I hope the masks are reusable! ;)
Happy birthday to Kate!

Lisa said...

This is so stinkin adorable Ardyth!! Happy 13th to Kate!!

Renee M said...

This card is just the best--so cute and creative! I hope y'all had a great birthday celebration. We have been dogless for several months now and our youngest thinks (for whatever reason) that April will be a good time to get a dog. I think we have our hands full with 3 cats, 2 hermit crabs, and a fishy!

Pam A said...

HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY, KATE. Super cute card your mom made for you. Also, darling photo collage through the years. Your party sounds like a very fun time.

Bobby said...

That's a lot of masking and coloring, Ardyth, but so worth it. That card is just darling. Happy Birthday to Kate.

!neke said...

Congrats and what a funny card !!!!!

Anita in France said...

Happy Birthday to Kate for yesterday, Ardyth ... hope she had a fabulous time! Such a fun card ... great masking and colouring ... wondering if all those cute pooches will encourage her to want one just like them!! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Maria A. said...

Oh Ardyth, your little daughter is so beautiful, what a fabulous collection of pictures you shared with us.
I'm so late in wishing her Happy Birthday but, better late than never, right? Welcome to the wonderful world of teenagehood!!!!!
Your card is super fun, incredible masking of all of this cuties.
She got her wish and then some.....13 puppies instead of 1, so clever.
Big hugs for your newly teen girl!!!!!
Maria.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wow ... amazing masking!
Such a precious daughter ... don't they grow up so fast.

ThePurplePlace said...

OMGeeeeeeeeee...this is adorable...love it. And as usual, when I went to vote this morning, this was the first card, I loved -- but I know I can't vote for you...IF I could I would! You're so talented! :)

Deni(se) said...

Utterly adorable! I love thinking about a dog having a birthday party!

Joyce said...

Happy birthday to Kate. 13 is an important milestone. She is now officially a teenager! Your card is wonderful. I love the idea of all those dogs masked and collected. Now, listen carefully....(Kate did not pay me to say this, I swear)...I have been an animal not-liker my entire life, and my girls begged me every day their whole lives for a dog. In a moment of weakness 2 1/2 years ago, I caved. I cannot describe how this dog has changed my life for the better and how much I love my best furry friend. Everyone who has ever known me has to be picked up off the floor from their state of shock. It is true. I wish I had said yes ages before. Just sayin.....

Jen W. said...

Ha ha! Go, Joyce!! :D

That is some serious masking and coloring. I am in awe! I especially love the black and tan dog and the one with the white stripe!

Happy belated birthday to Kate and please tell her she can come and visit Tex anytime. :)