Friday, 29 April 2016

For my 2 lovely daughters

My eldest, Emma, celebrated her 26th birthday on St George's Day, and my middle child, Laura, will be 25 on May Day.
These are the cards that I made for them both.

Starting with Emma's...

Emma loves Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'.
I CASE'd this design. I recently found a photo of a party table decoration on pinterest, and thought how lovely the design would look on a card. The pinterest post links to a seller on Etsy, if you want to see the original work.
Back to my card, everything is paper pieced, then backed with foam before adhering to the front of the card base, which has a piece of glossy white cardstock, inked with 2 distress inks (mowed lawn & peacock feathers) finally, I added 'bubbles' by pressing the lid of a pen top into white ink.
Daughter was stamped using a set by Clearly Besotted Stamps.

I'd like to enter this card at Cute Card Thursday - no patterned papers


I embossed some lines and lightly inked them to resemble a stave. Then used Dienamics 'Musical Notes' dies for the 'music'. I added further die-cutting with the Sister word die by Clearly Besotted Stamps, and stamped using the 'Text Me' set, also by CBS.

I'd like to enter this card at Seize The Birthday - anything goes

And here are Laura's...

I started by paper piercing the backing paper around the edges, then dragged a white gel pen through those holes for some faux stitching. The paper is from a pad by StudioLight called Pretty in pink. I bought it from here.
The image is 'Cindy' by Wee Stamps (in rubber from Whimsy Stamps), coloured with promarkers.
Cindy is cut out using a Spellbinders 'Elegant Ovals' die, and then adorned with a daugther greeting (another CBS set), punched leaves (ash leaf, woodware), and flowers from the 'Lattice' die set by Paper Smooches. I finished the card by adding some tiny pearls.

I'd like to enter this card at Crafty Catz - fairies


The image is Baseball Boots by Just Inklined, and is coloured with promarkers.
I teamed this up with a different sheet of paper from that same pad.
Dies used are alphabet by Tattered Lace, and a cArt-Us border die (fountain). I finished the card with some flat-back pink crystals.

I'd like to enter this card at Simon Says Stamp (weds) - anything goes

Thanks for looking, have a fab weekend! xx


  1. Happy Birthday to both of your daughters Jo! I love all of those cards, just fabulous!
    Many thanks for joining us this week at Cute Card Thursday!

  2. 'Happy Birthday Wishes' to both of your daughter's Jo! All of these cards are fantastic and each one so different! The mermaid card is so clever - what a fab idea! I really like how to have done the shading behind the baseball boot - I'm going to give that a go! Have a great weekend Jo X

  3. lovely card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at Crafty catz X CAROL

  4. Great cards. Love them. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  5. Great selection of cards! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)