Friday, 31 January 2014

Happy 50th Birthday

Good evening, good evening, good evening. 
Welcome to my blog on a foul night after a pretty foul day, weather wise. January has certainly been wet and very soggy. My heart goes out to all those in coastal and floodplain locations with another weekend of rain and high tides forecast.We need a bit of sunshine even if it is cold and frosty, to lift the spirits.

Today's card is for my daughter's Mother in Law who will reach that milestone of 50 on Valentine's Day. So as Nich is coming over tomorrow I thought I would make a card for Jill so she can take it over.

The inspiration for this card were the challenges at Crafty Little Fairies and Creative Impressions.

The papers are from LOTV's Nit Wits papers cut with a Woodware 1 3/4" square punch then edged in Milled Lavender and mounted on lilac card in a 3 x 3 grid. The little girl is also LOTV - Hello Cupcake, as is the sentiment. The image was coloured with Copics to match the DPs as follows:-
Hat - YR20, 31, Y26
Dress n shoes -V12, 15, 17, BG10, 23, 72
Cupcakes n stand - E51, 27,35,37, C3,C0, R27, 29
Hair - E51, 25,29, 35, 71
Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20

The image was cut using a spellbinders circle die then glued on a lilac lacy circle cut with a die from Joy Crafts -Bille's circle 6002/0289 and mounted on pads.
The 50 was cut using a Tim Holtz alphabet Carnivale die and mounted onto a Spellbinders small lacey circle die cut and layered onto background using pads. The flowers were made from the same DP's from  circles cut into a spirals and then rolled up and glued. A bead finishes each center. Foliage made using a paper punch.

I shall enter this into the following challenges:-
Crafty Little Fairies - Lavender and Lace

Don't forget about the new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz - Horses- Chinese New Year

Well thanks for coming over and especially to anyone of Chinese origin -
Gung hei fat choi. 


  1. Sure she will love it mum. See you tomorrow :)

  2. This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  3. A gorgeous card Julie. A gorgeous image and colour scheme.
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Crafty Little Fairies
    Lorraine x


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