Friday, 22 November 2013

Hip Hip Horray - 91 Today

Good Morning Everyone, 

Today I have for you a birthday card that I have created for my Husbands Gran, she has just gone 91 years young.. wow.. Still in her own home, still as sane as me or you.. and doing amazingly well. 

I decided to do something a bit different for me, for starters I used the colours Blue and Green together, and secondly I have not used a stamp or digi stamp... This is so unusual for me, as every time I need a card, I just grab my boxes of stamps.. not this time tho. 

I loved making this card and my poor circut machine did not know what had hit it.. 

I started of with a a5 card blank in hammered white from the paper mill direct - I love their card.

I cut a matt slightly smaller then the base of the card and used an olive green ink pad and edged the card to create the green - I didn't have any olive coloured card and this worked perfectly for me and with it being on the hammered card gave a lovely texture to the inking.

Next I printed out a blue backing paper from the paper mania capsule collection. I love this CD and go to it all the time for backing papers and generally I always find something I can use. 

I then took two pieces of white card and used a heart border punch down the edge of the card and attached this to the blue backing paper.

Using my spellbinder dies, I cut out two ovals, one that fits in the middle of the other, I mounted the middle one of some foam so it gives a slightly raised look to it. 

Now onto my cricut machine. I cut out my little bird house from my Create a Critter cartridge. 

I cut out all my leaves and my flowers from my Martha Stewart All Seasons cartridge, the leaves were cut  in various sizes from 1 1/2 inches down to 1/2 inch I cut them all in half and layered them where needed and once I was happy just glued them down so they didn't move. My flowers were 1 1/2 inch and then 1 inch (If I remember correctly) I cut all my shapes out in white and used the same ink to ink the leaves and the bird house.

I stamped my sentiment "Bunches of Love" in the same olive green stamp and cut the sentiment out using a spellbinders die.

To finish the card of I used 7 clear gems and one blue gem.

The challenges that I am entering this into are 

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes - 28/11
Aud Sentiments - #94 Any Sentiment  6/12
7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes - 4/12
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes - Birthday Twist 27/11

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs

12 comments: said...

Wow Kelly 91 years young. Love your card the colour combo is fantastic. Love Alison xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card gorgeous papers. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Irene said...

Hi Kelly, what a lovely card, the colours and dies that you used are great.

Irene XXXX

Lori said...

Wonderful card! Wow...91 years old...awesome :) Thank you so much for entering it in our Anything Goes challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

Tamie said...

Incredible creation! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to Gran! Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to Gran. Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Gwyneth said...

Really gorgeous card. I love blue and green together and your layering and building up of this card is fantastic.

Kelly Neis said...

Very Beautiful! Love the flowers around the birdhouse.
Thank you for joining us at Hugs Kelly

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at


KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and beautiful card Kelly.

gr karin

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - 91 - that is wonderful! This is truly special and beautiful my friend! Hugz!