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Wednesday 14 August 2013

A Special Birthday

In case you're wondering where I've been the last few days, it was (my daughter) Marie-Clair's birthday on Sunday and she came up from London with her boyfriend  Stephen to spend a few days with us, so I had no time to blog other than a quick visit or 2 and certainly no cards were made.  
We spent a wonderful few days, yesterday we went to Harewood house because they have a penguin enclosure there and she has loved penguins ever since she was a small child (she wanted to go in and swim with them at London Zoo when she was 2 lol). The weather was wonderful and I have the say the house and gardens were very pretty. 

The penguins have been at Harewood for 24 years this August, and since that's how old Marie-Clair was on her birthday we thought that was quite cool.
Anyhoo, as you know from previous posts, I made her a birthday card but couldn't post it before as she keeps an eye on my blog lol.  But Marie-Clair loved the card and now that she's seen it and taken it home with her I have the chance to share it with you here.

The papers are Maja, Crea Diem, this is my absolute fav collection at the mo, sooo pretty, though there is a little piece of Maja Spring Basics on the inside too.  I really love the pink with the grey.

The image is by Krista Smith, it's a Saturated Canary Digi, Nevaeh.  I think this must be my favourite image by her, it's very beautiful, but then I love them all.
She's coloured in Copics:
Hair E50, 51, 53, 25
Dress,tights and shoes: R81, 83, 85, W1, 2, 3, 5, 7

I added a little Glamour Dust to her petticoat for sparkle.

I decorated the inside of the card to match the front.  All papers have been distressed with a Tim Holtz tool, stitched and the edges inked with Black Soot DI.  I inked the edges of the die cuts too.

Lots of layers to this card, the Dies used are from La La Land Crafts for the doily and lace edges and the tabs, the oval is a Spellbinders nestie and the butterflies are from Memory Box. The heart tag that slips in behind the image is a Doo Hicky one from Magnolia. The lacy die cuts all had a light brushing of white acrylic and the top layer had a swathe of frantage in Aged Rose.  All the flowers were from WOC or the Ribbon Girl, they've been liberally daubed with white acrylic paint as has the metal butterfly on the inside of the card.

 The tag was stamped with a butterfly stamp and I used a couple of small butterfly stamps the edge the oval, I can't remember who they're from, I've had them a long while. The pink pearl trim and the twine is from The Ribbon Girl again and the charm is one I picked up randomly on my travels. The pearls were once again coloured with my Copics to match the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Occasion-ally
Cute Card Thursday - Die-ing to Punch
Copic Marker Euope - #20 Favourite Colours
Bunnyzoe Crafts - Bingo (Diecuts, Sparkle, Stitching)
Crafty Sentiments - Dies & Punches
7 Kids College Fund - #80 Anything Goes with a touch of Vintage

I now have the next 4 days to myself before I go back to work, so lots of time to craft :) xx


  1. Oh wow Linda this is amazing and just as beautiful as your daughter. Great picture and glad you had a wonderful time

  2. Beautiful colors! I love the die cuts or doilies that you used, especially the touch of embossing enamel on it. Really awesome card! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

  3. Wow such a stunning card! I bet your daughter loved it!! It looks like she had a great birthday!

    Gina x

  4. Gorgeous card and I bet she loved it! I love the design and colors you chose. You really have a great attention to detail on here. Fabulous.
    Hugs Kelly

  5. Wow beautiful card!! Love your coloring and awesome designing! "Thanks for participating in the challenge! Good luck

  6. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, and yes she loved the card and it was great to spend some time with her and by some miracle we had decent weather lol :) xx

  7. WOW! Stunning card love the pink and grey and your colouring is awesome, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  8. Wow, stunning card.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  9. Totally gorgeous! Love the image and your coloring! Your design and details are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W

  10. Oh wow, she's gorgeous! Beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at
    Hugs, Christine

  11. Thank you to all my new visitors for taking the time to leave me kind comments, I can't tellyou how much I appreciate each and every one :) xx

  12. Wow the colouring of her hair is really pretty.


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Linda xx