Friday, 24 January 2014

Happy Birthday Aunty Bette!

My Aunty's 80th birthday today! Happy Birthday Aunt Bette! (I've sent a different card) Mum wanted me to make Aunt Bette a card for her to send and here it is! I've used some lovely printed die cuts and paper sets, which came with a craft magazine, this months Cardmaking & PaperCraft  nip over to download their other freebie papers too.(Find them on facebook too) so there wasn't too much to do, just put it all together and of course, think up how too. That took me ages!  
I was right out of large cards, so I ordered some 7x7 blank cards from Joanna Sheen (although 8x8 would have been better!) and they arrived very quickly.
 First covered the card with matt silver, to go with the silver  around the birds and then the pink dotty and  flower border paper and then chose the the birds die-cut as that matched. Before I fixed that to the card with gel glue, I added a little rectangle of pattern parchment, which I also embossed.
Next went on the pink butterfly with the pink sort of fell for my towering pile of 'stuff not put away' and went quite well with the birds and the butterflies already there.
I used a corner die-cut in the same matt silver and added the die-cut flowers; then the gems and then thought the green bit along the bottom, used to separate the die-cuts on the sheet, looked good enough to use as a 'ribbon'
The little 3D butterflies were also freebies from a crafting mag.
I added some scalloped circles and the silver 80 peel-off and then hunted out the silver Happy Birthday peel off.
 Inside I've also used  a die-cut sentiment Birthday Joy from the set and more of the papers as an insert plus typing out my own using the freebie font Abbeyline(which I've linked before) I've also added another tiny 3D butterfly too. That's it I think, thank you for stopping by! Will later be adding this card to some.... 
Crafting for all seasons-For The Girls
Crafty Girls - Anything goes 
Through the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper  
Digi Designs-Spots and Dots  (the paper has dots)
 Just Inspirational Challenges-Anything Goes
My Craft Creations-Anything Goes 
Craft-mojo.-January challenge -All Things New
(the  paper, die-cuts. peel-off numbers, small butterflies, matt silver, and even the blank 7x7 card are new)
Cards galore-Anything Goes
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  1. This is beautiful Lyn, I'm sure Aunty Bett and you Mum loved it. I think I have the same set which I must use before I forget I have it :)

  2. Gorgeous card and image,love your design.
    Sue x

  3. Oh my !! This is just gorgeous and I adore that little beaded butterfly. Aunty Bett will be awe struck I'm sure. Delightful Lyn xxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Your aunt will love this! The image is so pretty. Love the mirror paper and the gorgeous butterfly too!

  5. What beautiful card, Lin! Magnificent colors and design. Your aunt will be delighted. hugs, Helena

  6. this is soo beautiful :o) your aunt will love it xx

  7. Thank you Lyn, card is delightful, Aunt Bette loves it Mum xx

    1. ohoo mum!! Your first commnet ever I think! You could have used your blog name, you have one and you follow this blog!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this card! Your Aunt will be thrilled with it. Love at bird and the papers. Edwina Brown

  9. Gorgeous card, well suited for an 80th birthday. Lovely image and beautiful embellishments. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1 and Good Luck! xx

  10. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Your card has such lovely detailing, love the way you've carried it through to the inside too. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DTThanks for joining the Crafty Girls challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  12. Super Sweet - love the pretty pink palette. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Digi Designs Spots and Dots Challenge!

  13. Very elegant! I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week.

  14. Lovley card, thank you for joining in the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

  15. What a lovely card - such a pretty colour palette.Thanks for joining in the Spots and Dots challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Hope to see you in the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

  16. Such a beautiful Card. Very Elegant.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  17. You have made such a pritty card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. xx Bianca

  18. Hello, Lyn - In case you haven't seen it yet - you won a prize over at Crafty Girls. Congratulations! I love this beautiful card!


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