Friday, 30 May 2014

'Happy Birthday'

Good evening blogging friends!......a card at last! Thank you for all your kind comments on my helicopter feels like I dream't it now.

OK on with the card...... this has taken me all week on and of...more off than on probably, but I started well and then it just didn't please me when I tried to finish it off. It sat on my desk and I kept going back to it and trying different things, and going back to it.....and so...sound familiar to anyone?

Here is the end result.....

and slightly to the side to see the depth

This is for my mum who is to be 94 in a weeks time.......she so loves watching the birds on the feeder so I thought this was quite suited to her.
It is an 8" x 8" (sorry old school) card and I covered it in a sheet of Craftwork Cards 'Cottage Garden' paper pad, then with another sheet the same I cut out all the four corners of flowers off and mounted them up and the same with bird house. I added a little bird cut from the botanical pad....also Craftwork Cards. Plenty of glamour dust was added for sparkle.
The white flowers (glittered of course) and Happy Birthday are both Memory Box dies and a daisy punch and left over card from the Happy birthday die made the flower..... and the final touch ...the bow.

I hope she likes it...she doesn't view my blog so I can keep it a ssshhh don't tell her :)

I am quite pleased with it, I am my own worst critic and I somehow could not find a way to put MUM on the front of the card so that it looked right so I shall be sure to tell her how special she is inside!

Right that's it...hope the sun shines tomorrow, I am well fed up with the wet and cold. What does your weekend have in store for you?  Me?...I am off across the M62 to see you there if you too are going.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing with me and a special thank you to all those people that leave me such lovely comments and as a result keep me is so much appreciated.
Take care my friends and enjoy your weekend.
Carole xx


  1. Your Mum is going to love this beautiful card. Love all the raised elements and perfect as she loves watching the birds. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. This is just fabulous such a pretty card your Mum will love receiving this . Hope you enjoy the Bolton show and spend lots of money Not doing much myself as got workman here this morning then shopping and sorting out some holiday clothes as going away next weekend to Cyprus for 10 days love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  3. Wow Carole! This is STUNNING & BEAUTIFUL! Your Mom will absolutely LOVE this! Very elegant and lots of intricacies! She'll be turning 94 years young?! Wowwwww! Way to go!!! :)

    Big Hugs,

  4. This is gorgeous, I absolutely love the colour! Those floral corners are so beautiful and I love the way you've layered them. Beautiful die-cuts too!

  5. Hiya Carole! So lovely to catch you on Saturday and even more lovely to see another one of your creations, it's gorgeous! Please don't stop making and showcasing them on your blog, I love seeing your cards. I did manage to look at your son's wedding card and was absolutely blown away - it is stunning. I got interrupted by the boys and didn't leave a comment but it is amazing. I briefly saw the cake too - wow! I will scroll back again (took a while!) soon and find the invitations.
    Your mum will love this card!
    Emma xxx

  6. This is so gorgeous Carole, love the colours you have chosen, the whole card looks so elegant... stunning!! Just right for a lovely 94 year old lady:).. Happy Belated Birthday wishes to your Mum xxx
    Marjorie xx